GlassOrchids

Glass Orchids - Kiln fired glass jewelry & more

Frankfort, Maine · 53 Sales

GlassOrchids

Glass Orchids - Kiln fired glass jewelry & more

Frankfort, Maine 53 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   I've been creating dichroic glass jewelry for over 20 years now. As a Maine artist I sell mostly through artisan cooperatives and at a limited number of shows and retail shops.

Thank you for visiting me here on Etsy!
~Nan

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Last updated on Mar 28, 2017

I've been creating dichroic glass jewelry for over 20 years now. As a Maine artist I sell mostly through artisan cooperatives and at a limited number of shows and retail shops.

Thank you for visiting me here on Etsy!
~Nan

Nancy Tang

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Nancy Tang

Sea Green Dangle Earrings with titanium hooks.
$25.00
Ocean Tear
$65.00
Frozen Spring
$65.00
Journey - In my Altered Time(tm) Series.
$72.00
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Updates

The view from my office this morning..... First snow!
Show season apocalypse in the studio!! I swear the table was clean only a few weeks ago!
My kiln full and ready to fire. Full of art pieces which I'll have on Etsy soon.

About

Kiln firing since 1995 - Etsying NOW

My Bio as it is....

For my 13th birthday I asked for an oil painting set and was lucky enough to receive it; unlike the drum set requested a few years later. Art instead of music; that was probably a kind twist of fate because now I create objects of beauty instead of who knows what horrors of sound that might have been inflicted on others.

Time and chance are funny things. I received that oil painting set on my birthday which was celebrated in Maine during the family vacation. Now, more years later than I’m going to divulge, I am an adult creating art objects in Maine.

I am the first one in my family to obtain a 4 year college degree. I was pre-med, then changed to fine arts, then had to get a job and eventually wound up as a computer programmer until finally landing back here in the arts. I went from Wall Street to Rural Route and have never been happier. I do not regret a thing.

Everything I experienced and learned helps me today. The little girl who would not look you in the eye has become a woman who can teach a class and work a trade show.

What drives my creativity? Why do I do what I do? Where did I study and what awards have I won? These are the things I’m supposed to tell you in a bio but I probably won’t. Creativity is innate in each of us; sometimes it finds an outlet in cooking, building, singing or in fishing. For me it is in creating with color and light. I began as a painter working in oils. Along the way while working on Wall Street I discovered fused glass and bought myself a little kit to play with. Being type ‘A’ (and yes I’ve been tested), has brought me where I am today… a barn full of equipment and glass.

Warm glass is an amazing medium to work with; the technology is growing and what was once unobtainable financially is now as easy to get as a toaster. New techniques are unfolding all the time and ancient techniques can be revisited. Glass is an ancient magical material with endless possibilities and dichroic glass is a newish material impossible without 20th century technology.

Nature offers boundless inspiration in form and color. She stills the mind and soothes the soul and if you are lucky will whisper in your ear and play the muse. If red and purple can be beautiful in a flower then they can work in jewelry and that is my yardstick. I look to my garden, the fields and forests for inspiration. The combination of ancient techniques, modern technology and the artistry of nature is where my passion blooms.

I am honored and humbled that so many find my creations pleasing enough to spend their hard earned money to take them home. Without you those creations would not exist.

~Love and Light, Nancy

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  • Nancy Tang

    Owner, Creator

    I've been working with warm glass for about 20 years. I design and create everything in my shop in my Maine based studio.

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Last updated on December 9, 2015
Welcome to the Etsy home of Glass Orchids and thank you for visiting me here. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work with glass on a full time basis. I am grateful to all of my customers for allowing me to continue to pursue my dream. I am continually amazed, touched and humbled that I am able to bring some small amount of joy into your lives through my works. I hope that I continue to do so..............

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Payment
I accept Paypal, Checks, MO's as well as direct Credit Card payments with Visa, MC, Amex and Discover. If you live in Maine you'll have to pay Maine Sales Tax, sorry about that.
Shipping
I ship using USPS Priority Mail for your safety. All packages are insured and include a tracking number. I only ship to addresses within the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico at this time. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

I try to ship the day after your order is received but the timing may change if I happen to be away at a show when your order arrives. I will message you ASAP to let you know when I ship and I will send you a tracking number.

If the actual cost of shipping is $1 or more lower than what you were charged I will issue a refund on the overage; this includes overages caused by combined shipping. However, if the calculated shipping charges $1 or more less than the actual cost then I will contact you to correct this.

~Nan
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind my work 100% and you may return an item for any reason withing 30 days of purchase. It is my goal to make you happy, I would not want you to keep something that doesn't bring joy into your life. Items must be received by me in the same condition I shipped them to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I offer my work here as retail but I also accept wholesale orders.