Because you can't drink out of your shoe.

Charleston, South Carolina · 4236 Sales


Because you can't drink out of your shoe.

Charleston, South Carolina 4236 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Upcoming Cons:

Dec 8-9 / Jekyll Island Comic Con / JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
Feb 23-24 / Captain's Comic Expo / CHARLESTON, SC


Last updated on Sep 8, 2018

Upcoming Cons:

Dec 8-9 / Jekyll Island Comic Con / JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
Feb 23-24 / Captain's Comic Expo / CHARLESTON, SC

Mrs. Matthews

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Geek Girl Meets Glassware

We are Glass Cannons, as seen on Offbeat Bride, Huffpost, Buzzfeed, & Country Living!

2 years ago, before Glass Cannons was invading kitchens and dining rooms, they were moving from state to state as a different name. Hoggles Housewares was the rough draft to what you see now. It was the brain child of a military wife moving from base to base striving to support her family. After unyielding determination and full throttled support from her family, Hoggles Housewares was rebranded into the premier glass etching company you see before you.

Glass Cannons now runs at full speed thanks to the stewardship of the Matthews family. You will find Afton’s infectious personality at Comic Cons and Craft Fairs, while Ben and the little explore the shows.

Priding themselves in bringing geek to glass, your passion is their passion. At Glass Cannons you will find quotes, people, places and things, ranging all of geek culture, permanently etched on any type of glass. Wine glasses, shot glasses, mugs, and bottles, if it’s glass, it can have a permanent Glass Cannons etch on it. Make sure to let your imagination run wild as you look through their items, Glass Cannons also takes commissions!

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Find GlassCannons at the following upcoming market!

  • Jekyll Island Comic Con
    Jekyll Island Convention Center & Visitor Center
    1 N Beachview Dr

    Dec 8–9

    So, come join us for our five-year anniversary as we continue to build Jekyll Comic Con/Hyde Horror Alley into the premiere Pop Culture event of Southeast Georgia!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We happily accept custom and personalized orders! Please send a message for details, but we can work on custom graphics, custom fonts, different glassware, and simple additions to the current items.

To use a custom graphic, we charge $3. To add a name or a date we charge $2.50 per name/date per glass.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We now offer gift wrapping during your checkout process. It is $5/order and reflects our branding with a white box, blue ribbon, and Glass Cannons to/from sticker.

Just marking an item as a gift without purchasing giftwrap will not mean it is gift wrapped; just that prices are omitted in packaging.

Neither option will prevent customs fees for eligible international orders.

Care instructions

All items sold in our shop are permanently etched; the etching will never rub, scrape, or fade off. All our drinking glasses are top-rack dishwasher safe.

We recommend hand-washing our glass coasters simply to protect the rubber pads on the back. The etching itself is dishwasher safe, however.

What if my item breaks in transit?

We package every order carefully, according to what we have found works best during shipping over 5,000 glasses through multiple sales channels. However, very occasionally things happen. We will happily replace anything damaged in transit at no cost to you, with the exception of items in our Sale section. All we require is a picture of the damage and that you politely contact us within 48 hours of the item arriving.

Our items rarely break in transit; we have less than a 1% breakage rate and every item is labeled with a fragile sticker on the packaging.

Do you offer combined shipping?

Yes! We use etsy's calculated shipping to offer combined shipping on every order. Though etsy will show you how much it costs to ship that single item on the item page, you will see your total combined shipping cost for your zip code when you click on your shopping cart in the upper right hand corner of your screen.

When will I get my order?

We make every order by hand, and often remake a glass from your order if we're not satisfied with it the first time. As such, creation time is listed as 3-5 business days. Shipping time will depend on the shipping option chosen at checkout.

USPS suggests (but does not guarantee):
First Class: 2-5 business days
Priority: 1-3 business days
We are not accountable for delays on the part of USPS.

USPS guarantees 1-2 business days for Priority EXPRESS, except during the week before Christmas.

If you need your order very quickly, we do offer a Rush Order option for $7.50 that can be found on the front page of the store. This does not expedite shipping times, just creation times.

Are your items hand-made?

Yes! I hand-etch every item I send out. I'm not using a laser engraver that sometimes leaves sharp surfaces, I really am putting time and love into every glass. As such, we ask that you understand there may be small variations between glasses. Though we do our very best to keep these to a minimum, it's part of why we consider Glass Cannons a work of love instead of profit and we hope you can appreciate the uniqueness of having something totally bespoke.