chelkay

Fused Glass Gifts and Decor

Danville, Pennsylvania · 1017 Sales

chelkay

Fused Glass Gifts and Decor

Danville, Pennsylvania 1017 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(352)

Announcement   here you will find beautiful Fused Glass tea bag holders, spoon rests, sushi sets, soap dishes, ring holders, sun catchers, ornaments, Crosses, and other home decor accents. I enjoy creating from afar for you!

My pieces are earthy, environmentally inspired, handcrafted creations from a small town in north central Pennsylvania near the foothills of the Endless mountains. I am inspired by the environment from mountain meadows to ocean beaches and combining natural elements into a majority of my glass pieces is my passion.

I have been fusing glass since 2006. Before that I worked with stained glass, painting, sculpture, and print making. I am thankful to the Lord and my husband for their love and support.

I also take the time to help create custom and personalized items just for you and your home. Convo me to learn more.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017

here you will find beautiful Fused Glass tea bag holders, spoon rests, sushi sets, soap dishes, ring holders, sun catchers, ornaments, Crosses, and other home decor accents. I enjoy creating from afar for you!

My pieces are earthy, environmentally inspired, handcrafted creations from a small town in north central Pennsylvania near the foothills of the Endless mountains. I am inspired by the environment from mountain meadows to ocean beaches and combining natural elements into a majority of my glass pieces is my passion.

I have been fusing glass since 2006. Before that I worked with stained glass, painting, sculpture, and print making. I am thankful to the Lord and my husband for their love and support.

I also take the time to help create custom and personalized items just for you and your home. Convo me to learn more.

Michele Zelonis

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Michele Zelonis

Acadia Mix - Tea Bag Holder
Acadia Mix - Tea Bag Holder
$7.00
Tea Bag Rest - Party Favors
Tea Bag Rest - Party Favors
$7.00
Tea Bag Rest - Party Favors
Tea Bag Rest - Party Favors
$7.00
Fern Art - Home Decor
Fern Art - Home Decor
$10.00
Milky Way - Small Dish
Milky Way - Small Dish
$9.00
Woodland Decor - Fern Dish
Woodland Decor - Fern Dish
$10.00
Sushi Set
Sushi Set
$29.50
Sushi Set - Fused Glass Sushi Plates
Sushi Set - Fused Glass Sushi Plates
$29.00
Decorative Cross - Glass Cross
Decorative Cross - Glass Cross
$8.00
Christmas Ornament
Christmas Ornament
$5.00
Christmas Tree Ornament
Christmas Tree Ornament
$6.00
Ornaments - Snowman Ornament - Christmas
Ornaments - Snowman Ornament - Christmas
$5.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(352)
Jilie Suzanne Addis

Jilie Suzanne Addis on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I am in love with the beauty and love you have put into each Cross. The touch of red in each Cross is Exquisite! I am in Awww of your talent and creativity. Thanks again for all you do! God Bless, Jilie

mico003

mico003 on Jun 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful cross. Great communication with seller. Shipped quickly. Packaged very well.

queenieteta

queenieteta on Jun 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I had this gorgeous cross made special for a friend to hang on a wall in her boat and she was blown away! I will try to post a picture once she gets it hung. For a specialty order, making sure it would be securely attached, wouldn't break easily, it could not have been more perfect. I most definitely recommend Chelkay, she went above and beyond and has some serious God-given talent. You will not be disappointed!

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Updates

10 Mosaic Crosses ready to ship to a valued customer! Holdin the bottom cross in the air to show what it would look like in a window!

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Thanks to custom requests from a valued customer I am now offering different color choices of my fused glass mosaic cross. May God be Praised!

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The start of a special order. Upon request I took my small dish 'milky way' design and will be enlarging it into a 3" x 5" curved dish. Many of my colors and designs can be adjusted or placed on other glass items just for you too!

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Milky Way - Small Dish
Milky Way - Small Dish
$9.00
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About

Home Decor Gift Ideas

Watch the video above as I make a fused glass mosaic glass cross and it will give you an idea of the time and care I take to design, cut, place, and fuse each glass piece in my shop.

Ever since I took my first stained glass course at a local university I was impassioned with designing and creating art glass. Then I saw a colorful Fused Glass Art piece that was shaped like a bowl and I learned all I could to make such items while taking multiple classes in glass fusing. Since then I have made many creations and my style has developed. A big inspiration occurred when my friend was getting married. She liked ferns and I wanted to give her a wedding present using ferns with a personal touch for her home decor. I made her a sushi set with an impression of a real fern on each plate. The following is how I created that piece:

[[Each fused glass piece is created by first selecting the ferns or plants. The plant is coated with fine powdered glass and placed at the bottom of selected layers of glass. Every piece typically consists of two layers of glass. The plant burns away during the kiln firing leaving the "fossil" behind on the fused glass. The fused glass piece is then shaped into bowls, plates or candle holders during a slumping process.]]

Using handcrafted items is expected to continue for years as an interior design trend. Floral designs are also still popular. The Pantone color of the year for 2017 is called 'Greenery'! This green found in the color of leaves is very exciting to many of my natural environment inspirations. I am inspired by these colors in nature often! Some of my pieces combine these colors such as the fern glass pieces.

Here is my blog article about the color of the year for 2017!
http://chelkay.blogspot.com/2017/02/greenery-is-color-of-year.html

Below is an article for the Pantone color of the year.
http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017

I believe Art should be used. Most of my pieces are safe to use with food and can be used to decorate your home. People, myself included, often give my creations as gifts. I receive so much enjoyment from creating and seeing people appreciate the usefulness of my art. People I make my fused glass items for enjoy giving them as housewarming gifts, hostess gifts, and displaying them in their homes and offices while using them at parties while entertaining to serve food.

Go to these articles from my blog on some ways to entertain with my glass.
http://chelkay.blogspot.com/2014/09/entertain-with-wine-and-cheese-in-fall.html
http://chelkay.blogspot.com/2014/05/wine-barbecue-and-glass.html
http://chelkay.blogspot.com/2014/04/entertain-with-wine-and-cheese-in-spring.html

Blues such as Cobalt Blue will also continue to be a popular color! . See this article for home decor ideas http://www.2014interior.com/decoration-trends/cobalt-color-in-the-interior

Finally, I keep my prices at one low rate for labor. This is close to wholesale prices for most of my items! The cost of the glass is a large part of the price. But rest assured the glass is of the highest quality. Some Fused Glass Artists use only one layer of glass, I want you to know I use two layers of glass in most of my pieces to maintain a high durable quality.

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    Creating fused glass items and combining natural elements into a majority of my glass pieces is my passion. I have been fusing glass since 2006. Before that I worked with stained glass, painting, sculpture, and print making.

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Last updated on Feb 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Communication and Shipping

I rarely if ever miss an estimated shipping date. I will let you know when a product ships and follow up to assure shipping was successful.

Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to create custom and personalized orders for you. My customers are happy with the level of customer service and quality of the products I create just for them. Please convo me with any ideas you may have.

A customer wrote, "Michele does beautiful custom work just show her your colors and she works hard to make it match your decor!". "I asked her to make some custom colored pieces for me and they came out absolutely perfect!".

Highest Quality

Most of my items are made with double-thick glass. This increases the durability and strength of the items. Some other fused glass artists use a single layer of glass.

Gift wrapping and packaging.

I take great care in packaging each and every item for safe shipping! Many times I will also include a gift message free of charge when you include it in your note upon ordering.

Care Instructions

Fused Glass is like any glass or ceramic or other similar item you place in a dishwasher. Although many people place all of these in dishwashers without any problem, there is a chance that the harshness of a mechanical dishwasher may create a milky and/or etched appearance in the glass. Do not place in the microwave.