AmericanMadeJewelry

Sea Glass, Authentic Sandwich Glass Jewelry from Cape Cod

Massachusetts, United States · 383 Sales

AmericanMadeJewelry

Sea Glass, Authentic Sandwich Glass Jewelry from Cape Cod

Massachusetts, United States 383 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Mary

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Announcement   OWN A PIECE OF NATURAL HISTORY FROM CAPE COD! All of my Antique Sandwich Glass was produced right here in the United States of America in the late 1800's. AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SHOP!

Please Enjoy the Unique Qualities of my Rare and Historical Antique Sandwich Glass! Original unearthed, recycled shards of glass dating from 1825-1888 from the original Boston and Sandwich Glass Company grounds in Sandwich, MA, Cape Cod - hence my shop's name of "American Made Jewelry". Please read my Profile for more History of this special glass.

Please visit my other shops on Etsy:
http://www.MaryMarysVintage.Etsy.com
http://www.CapeCodPhoto.Etsy.com

My Shop Reviews:
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♦Free Gift Box and Ribbon Wrapping for all Jewelry items
♦Expedited Shipping is available throughout the year! Just convo me for shipping rates and I will create a new listing for you.

Announcement

OWN A PIECE OF NATURAL HISTORY FROM CAPE COD! All of my Antique Sandwich Glass was produced right here in the United States of America in the late 1800's. AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SHOP!

Please Enjoy the Unique Qualities of my Rare and Historical Antique Sandwich Glass! Original unearthed, recycled shards of glass dating from 1825-1888 from the original Boston and Sandwich Glass Company grounds in Sandwich, MA, Cape Cod - hence my shop's name of "American Made Jewelry". Please read my Profile for more History of this special glass.

Please visit my other shops on Etsy:
http://www.MaryMarysVintage.Etsy.com
http://www.CapeCodPhoto.Etsy.com

My Shop Reviews:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/AmericanMadeJewelry/reviews?ref=shop_info

♦Free Gift Box and Ribbon Wrapping for all Jewelry items
♦Expedited Shipping is available throughout the year! Just convo me for shipping rates and I will create a new listing for you.

Mary

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Mary

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Glass Jewelry Makes a Huge Comeback!

The History of Sandwich Glass

Your piece of Sandwich Glass is over 100 years old!
The original Sandwich Glass factory in Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts was in operation from 1825-1888. There are conflicting stories about this famed company, but my story came from residents of Sandwich, MA whose families worked at the factory. Legend has it from those who were residents of Sandwich in the early 1900's, that the original formula for the glass was destroyed along with the building. This original, authentic and high quality glass formula has never been successfully reproduced. By adding metallic oxides to their formula, the vibrant, jewel like colors of Sandwich Glass came alive. The ruby color glass required gold which they imported from Italy, and much of the sand was from Virginia, USA. The Company imported materials for their glass from other areas as well. Because much of this information is unknown and unavailable today, the original Sandwich Glass was never accurately reproduced. After fire destroyed the building,there remained left behind, and buried under the ground, thousands of broken pieces which were discards from many color and product experiments from the 500 or so employees and craftsmen that worked at this glass factory. These fragments were dug up through the years. Some of the fragments are naturally smoothed from natural influences, but most is tumbled and drilled by me. I believe I am one of the very few who may still have a great deal of this glass in this form. My Mother- in -law grew up across the street from the original factory and was one of those who dug up much of the glass. I was fortunate enough to be given all this glass which is slowly disappearing. Reproduction Sandwich Glass is being produced, but it cannot compare to the quality of antique, original recipe Sandwich Glass. Enjoy your piece of Original, Antique Sandwich Glass!

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Design and Create. That is what I do. That is what drives me.

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Last updated on August 3, 2016
Welcome to American Made Jewelry! My vast experience as a business owner means top notch Customer Service! I have a total of 30 years as an entrepreneur - as a Storefront Shop Owner for 12 years selling Vintage Clothing, Textiles, Hats, Accessories and Jewelry, and currently AmericanMadeJewelry.com Web Shop and Owner of three Etsy Shops!. I hope you will enjoy your visit to AmericanMadeJewelry.etsy.com. Please feel free to ask me questions or just drop me a line via email or convo.
Your business is appreciated,
Mary Penza
Shop Owner, Designer

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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All payments must be made directly through Etsy OR Paypal.
Shipping
I try to keep my shipping costs as low as possible and get your package to you safely and on time. If you need expedited shipping, please convo me and I will make a new listing for you. Any Questions??? Please convo/email me anytime! Thank you for visiting my shop!
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind every item I sell....At American Made Jewelry, Customer Satisfaction is a Priority. If you are not completely satisfied, please return your item within 3 days of receipt for a full refund excluding shipping charges.
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Every package is insured for the cost of the item.