BGLASSbcn

Unique modern jewelry handmade of recycled glass

Barcelona, Spain | 391 Sales on Etsy

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(177 reviews including ratings from DaWanda)

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Welcome to B Glass bcn eco friendly art jewelry shop!
I make colorful jewelry of reclaimed window glass which I transform into unique and beautiful wearable pieces of art.

I make artisan, one of a kind, jewelry, eco friendly pendant necklaces, chunky glass rings, colorful earrings, bracelets and brooches. I hope that you find something to cherish and love the same as I do creating everything in this shop.

You can find me on Instagram: @bglassbcn
BGLASSbcn Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bglass.bcn
Also find me on Pinterest: https://es.pinterest.com/bglassbcn/

Also check out my other Etsy shop for rustic eco friendly home decor: www.etsy.com/shop/HESTIAbcn

Thank you for your interest in BGLASSbcn!
Grete

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Last updated on Oct 23, 2018

Get 10% off on orders over $60 by using coupon code BUY60GET10OFF
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Free worldwide shipping with tracking in my whole shop!

Welcome to B Glass bcn eco friendly art jewelry shop!
I make colorful jewelry of reclaimed window glass which I transform into unique and beautiful wearable pieces of art.

I make artisan, one of a kind, jewelry, eco friendly pendant necklaces, chunky glass rings, colorful earrings, bracelets and brooches. I hope that you find something to cherish and love the same as I do creating everything in this shop.

You can find me on Instagram: @bglassbcn
BGLASSbcn Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bglass.bcn
Also find me on Pinterest: https://es.pinterest.com/bglassbcn/

Also check out my other Etsy shop for rustic eco friendly home decor: www.etsy.com/shop/HESTIAbcn

Thank you for your interest in BGLASSbcn!
Grete

Grete

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Unique artisan fused glass jewelry

Hi, and thank you for stopping by my handcrafted jewelry shop! I'm Grete and I'm the founder and the maker of B Glass bcn. I give great importance to the individual artisan object. I believe that what defines an artisanal item is the spiritual presence of the craftsman/woman at the moment of creation of that object. That presence is reflected in the object when we love what we do, those feelings breathe through the finished piece. I also believe that the high quality of handmade objects takes us away from the growing use-and-throw mentality. An object created by an artisan transmits timelessness and durability, they are objects to love, enjoy and keep for a long period of time. Even though technologies and industry are gaining importance in our lives, we should never forget that we can still create beautiful objects with our own hands.

Our hands are not only good for pushing buttons and keys (which is fine too ;-)) but also to create jewelry with a meaning that goes beyond the merely aesthetic. Jewels that respect the environment, since they are made from glass recovered from windows of old buildings that are located in the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona. Mass produced products often have an opaque origin, and often causes damage and suffering in the area where the factories are located as well as when they move these factories to other more profitable places for the benefit of large companies. Under an expensive cost of humando and environmental suffering we obtain very reduced prices that transmit all the negativity of how they are produced, these objects do not give us positive sensations and we do not usually keep them for a long time.

I make jewelry for women who care for the environment and who also like to feel unique searching for accessories to manifest their own uniqueness. I want to bring an original touch to their style that will take them out of the "boring modus" and inspire them to show the world that they are inimitable women. No one else will carry the same jewel that they buy in my store since they are buying a unique piece that will be theirs and only theirs.

Like all of us I was born with a good dose of imagination and creativity and I have been lucky to keep it till my adult age. That might be because I always was carrying with me a sketchbook. As a child the sketchbook would always be on top of my backpack whenever I was going for a travel, it was my priority item.

Later on, all my studies was related to art having, among others, studied at Kir (Art School of Stavanger) and contemporary ceramic at Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

In 1998 I moved to the, oh, so beautiful Barcelona (Spain) where I have lived, and worked my love for art ever since.

From ceramic to glass there is not really a huge step, and I learned a lot participating at a well organized workshop at “Fundació Centre del Vidre” in Barcelona, where they taught us how to create high quality glass art.

As a penniless artist in those days, I couldn't afford any fancy materials to start my own investigations with the glass. I would pick old windows from the street that were left as scrap and used them for my projects.

I realized that what I was doing in fact was recycling, so today even if it would be easier for me to buy the glass, I continue working whith descarded window panes. It gives me a good feeling and satisfaction thinking that my jewelry is sustainable and eco friendly as well as being unique and beautiful.

The glass attracts me for its depth and clearness. It reminds me of ice but needs fire to be shaped. Glass as material has so many facets. It's a very durable material with a high resistance to scratches and impacts compared to many other materials such as resins and plastic, just think of the marbles.

Mass production is not my thing, I love things that are unique the same as we are. I like to buy things that make me feel special and that make me feel...me... which also is a way of expressing creativity.

My intention in every single jewelry piece is to create a genuine and unique piece of art.

I love nature – animals, insects and people as a part of it - and those are my sources of inspiration.

Thank you for giving of your time to read this!

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  • Grete

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I've studied art and ceramic and worked as a ceramist sculptor for several years. I love the glass and its versatility.

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I would love to make something special and unique for you, just contact me with your idea and I will help you reach your dream.

Sizing details

All rings are adjustable size.

Necklaces can be made to your length even if the listing says a certain measure. just convo me about your needed length.

Care instructions

My glass is properly annealed for maximum strength and resistance, however you should avoid dropping the glass to the floor.

To keep your jewelry in the best condition take them off when showering, swimming or sleeping. Strong cleaning and hair products and perfumes can affect the glue and the metals.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I package my jewelry individually in a kraft box with the B Glass logo hand stamped on the lid. The inside holds a black flocked foam pad. This packaging is included in the price and is suitable for gift giving.

Wholesale availability

I accept wholesale orders. Please contact me about your needs.

Do I pay shipping for every item in the same order?

You can buy as many items as you want and will only pay shipping once on the same order. For orders over a certain amount (amount stated under listing titel) orders ship for free.