Announcement Welcome to Dreams In The Sand Glass Art! Thanks for stopping by! Look forward to many new and fun designs coming up in this new year 2017!
Welcome to Dreams In The Sand Glass Art! Thanks for stopping by! Look forward to many new and fun designs coming up in this new year 2017!
catlover100 on Mar 15, 2017
Absolutely adorable mouse and cheese bead. Excellent seller!! Thank you
catlover100 on Mar 15, 2017
I love my dragon bead and excellent seller!! Goes above and beyond!! Thank you
Paul Doucet on Feb 27, 2017
Wonderful glass figurines. I am so happy with my custom order. This seller is excellent and really tries hard to do great work, a joy to do business with. I would definitly recommend this seller and her excellent pieces! A+++++++++++++++
Paul Doucet on Feb 3, 2017
What an excellent likeness of this Christmas classic character. The expression is wonderful and the craftsmanship is excellent. Outstanding customer service. Very recommended! A+++++++++++++++
What began as a passionate art form has become a wonderful way to share, sell, meet new friends, customers, and amazing artists along the way.
My whole life I've been interested in a wide variety of arts and was especially fascinated with glass artwork as a child as I would watch glass blowers work their magic never even considering it was a feasible art I could actually pursue one day. As the years went by I dabbled in many art forms that included drawing, pottery, painting, candle making, and a hodgepodge of other arts and crafts. And for a number of years in my 20s and into my 30s I seemed to get more caught up in working, paying bills, and other demands of life not making much time for creativity. Finally in early 2001 I was at a point where I really NEEDED to fill a void or find some sort of an outlet to pour my soul into. Amazing the timing, I was introduced to a form of glass art called Lampwork! It involved using a torch to hand melt raw glass (usually in rod or sheet form) and shaping them into beads or sculptures while the glass was molten. What a wonderful hands on art form and I got to play with fire too! I immediately gravitated towards shaping beads and sculptures into whimsical animals and silly beings. Through practice and experimentation I found I was able to combine my fascination of creative arts and glass with my deep love of animals.
When I first began this journey, I just enjoyed the experience and passion of working the hot glass and losing myself in another world in my garage. I began making things and taking them to work to share as gifts with co-workers or send them to friends or family members. Requests began to escalate and finally one day a coworker threw some money at me for making a silly happy "doodlebug" for her daughter. Wow, somebody wanted to actually PAY for something I had made!!! From that point on the "Zoo Crew" from that happy remote imaginary (and sometimes not so imaginary) Island of Dreams In The Sand began to get adopted all around the world. Over the years, I have sold in a number of venues and now I am excited to set up "shop" here in Etsy and continue the quest of having my little glass dudes spread the smiles. :)
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist & Crafter
I have been hand sculpturing glass animal beads and sculptures since 2001 using a torch to melt glass rods and/or sheets along with various hand-held tools to shape and sculpt while it is in a molten state. I am often told that the pictures do not do justice to how these little animals look up close and personal. You have to see these adorable miniature sculptures up close to truly appreciate, honest! The colors may vary due to the camera, lighting, and/or your monitor's settings. Many ideas for designs are initiated through media, stories, suggestions, pictures, nature, experiences in everyday life, and even yes, "dreams" in the Dreams In The Sand Lampwork studio. Unless otherwise specified, all my lampwork beads are handcrafted out of compatible varieties of COE 104 soda-lime glass (Effetre (Moretti), Vetrofond, Lauscha, CIM (Messy), Double Helix, TAG, and whatever else I can get my hot little hands on!). Each unique one-of-a-kind focal animal bead has been artist signed by me with my logo/signature mark. All beads are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for highest quality durability so you can enjoy them for many years. But remember, they are glass and can break if handled carelessly. ;)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
I do my best to ship within one business day of sale and sometimes if sale is made early enough in the day, it will be on it's way to your doorstep the same day of your purchase.