cinjohandmade

Handmade Glass Art for your Home and Garden

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I also have a very small vintage shop, selling antique family items. Come visit at https://www.etsy.com/shop/CinjoVintage

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Last updated on Nov 17, 2022

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I also have a very small vintage shop, selling antique family items. Come visit at https://www.etsy.com/shop/CinjoVintage

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About cinjohandmade

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On Etsy since 2011

A Retired Chemical Engineer Finding Her Creativity

Cindy Goetz is the owner of Cinjo Handmade, a micro-business in the Rio Verde Foothills, northeast of Scottsdale, Arizona. Cindy grew up and went to college in the Valley of the Sun, returning in 2012 after a 31-year career as a chemical engineer in Texas and Illinois. Needing to keep busy in retirement, she decided to use her beading skills to make wind chimes paired with stained glass. She learned how to cut, drill and grind stained glass and started the business.

Then, she discovered fused glass and fell in love! Fused glass is less likely to chip or break so it worked much better for the wind chimes. Plus, there are so many design options!

Glass fusing is an art form that involves melting glass in a kiln at temperatures to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond. Fused glass art always starts out flat, in single or multiple layers and is then either slumped, draped, dropped or cast to form various shapes. Along the way, the glass is embellished, painted, combed or otherwise improved. Each piece is often fused in the kiln two or more times, each firing usually taking more than 10 hours, even days. There are many ways to create fused glass; so many techniques, it would take more than a lifetime to learn them all. It’s very fun and you will often hear fused glass artists saying that the highlight of their day is opening that kiln to see the beautiful result.

Cindy has been enjoying this new phase of her life. She can combine her technical and analytical skills from years of operating chemical plants with her new-found and growing creative side. She loves learning and trying new things while keeping her art simple and pleasing. Her current focus is on creating items for the home and garden - wind chimes, suncatchers, dishes, garden and yard art. Thanks for visiting my shop!

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  • Cindy

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    Fused glass artist and beader, making every item by hand, one at a time.

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Last updated on Apr 11, 2021

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

How to Hang Wind Chimes

Hang the chime from a nail or hook in an eave or patio overhang or hang it from a small tree branch. The glass pieces clink together to create a subtle sound while the beads reflect the sunlight.  You want the pieces of glass to be close enough to generate the sound.

Care for Glass Items

Glass items are fragile and can break. Please handle with care. Try to avoid hanging wind chimes very close to stationary objects that could be hit by the glass and cause breakage. A protected area is best. However, fused glass is very strong and can hold up to most situations without breaking or chipping.

My order arrived damaged

Please take photos of the packaging and the item, including any damage. This information can be used to file for insurance with the USPS, if the shipment was insured. Message me immediately via Etsy Messaging about the damaged shipment. Once the item has been shipped back to me, I will exchange your item for a similar item that we agree to. I cannot refund any shipping costs, including shipping costs paid by me to ship orders to you

Environmental Impact

While our first priority is to ensure your order arrives undamaged, we do use recycled boxes and packaging materials whenever possible. If you would prefer we not do this, please let us know via Etsy messaging.