csmartglass' Shop Announcement

Here's a coupon for your holiday shopping! Use coupon code: HOLIDAYTEN at checkout for 10% off your order. Welcome to my world of iridescent dichroic glass jewelry: miniature Art to wear. Perfect for gift-giving, beautifully hand crafted, ready to add color to your life!

I create my fused dichroic jewelry pieces individually, carefully choosing and blending colors and layering on gorgeous sparkly dichroic glass. I don't just throw a single pattern of glass in a mold and do one firing, though that does make for cheaper jewelry. Rather, I lay down the colors much as a painter would, using limited palettes and adding contrast. Kiln firing fuses the colors and then it is time to hand shape each piece. This takes time, and sometimes the shapes need adjusting after the second firing, and so I refine them again. I want to make matching earrings with unique shapes, so you truly have one of a kind pieces. Dichroic glass is beautifully iridescent--it looks amazing in natural light. My prices reflect the time, care, and excellent materials that go into each beautiful piece.

My jewelry will arrive in gift packaging. If you are ordering and mailing a gift to someone, please let me know and I will include a message from you.

Dichroic glass, invented as optical glass for space telescopes and the Space Shuttle, has thin layers of metal oxide fused to the surface by a complex and expensive firing process. Most dichroic has two colors--one transmitted & one reflected. I try to capture these colors in my photographs so you can get a feel for the wonderful light play that happens with the glass. However, it looks best in real life, as color on computer screens does vary.

I am happy to be a member of several fine Etsy teams, including the Creative Glass Guild of Etsy & Promoting Creative Friends. Etsy is more than just a marketplace, it a wonderful community of artisans! I am also a member of SRAJD: Self Representing Artist and Jewelry Designer, an international organization for independent jewelry designers.

Thank you all for visiting my shop and for supporting independent artists!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.