glasspondstudio

Fused Dichroic Glass by Glasspondstudio

Álamos, Mexico | 180 Sales

glasspondstudio

Fused Dichroic Glass by Glasspondstudio

Álamos, Mexico 180 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars (64)

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Note from shop owner Hola!
Mil gracias y Que le vaya bien! Besos y abrazos!!!! I have gone fishing! will return July 3!
Linda Lou

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 14, 2019

Hola!
Mil gracias y Que le vaya bien! Besos y abrazos!!!! I have gone fishing! will return July 3!
Linda Lou

linda lou

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About

Creating Glass in Mexico

Hola!

We left the Pacific Northwest in 2008, to fulfill a dream of living in Mexico. We live in an old, old town up in the mountains in the state of Sonora. It is a beautiful town, buildings and homes are of colonial architecture and are sparkling white in the sun, against a deep blue sky and brilliant green mountains. Alamos is a World Heritage Site and a Pueblo Magico, and is a well loved town by both its Mexican residents and its small expat community. We enjoy the tranquility of living up in the mountains, but we are also only an hour away from the beach. You can't beat that!

When we moved here, Senor (which is what I call my husband) brought all of his tools with him because he is re constructing and remodeling our 100 year old ranch house. I also brought all of my tools: kilns, grinders, polishers, a bunch of saws and an assortment of files, cutters, oxygen and propane regulators, hoses, 20 boxes of other odd pieces of glass working equipment I could not live without and hundreds of pounds of glass.

Mexico is filled with talented glass workers who work with a type of glass that is easily accessible in the country. My glass is a different story. I work with dichroic glass, a glass coated with metal properties created by NASA for the space program. The properties, when heated to around 1600 degrees in the kiln, adhere permanently to the glass and then polish to a bright sheen. Dichroic glass transmits color and reflects it, having the ability to change colors in different lighting situations. It also allows light to pass through it, creating even more color possibilities. Because it is hard to buy in Mexico, when we visit the states we always cross back through the border with our car loaded with dichroic glass instead of peanut butter, clothes and other assorted goodies.

Our casa is under constant construction. Senor is pretty talented at this reconstruction stuff and stays very busy. I would say the only thing he can't do is remember to close our gate. When this happens the next thing I know we are both out trying to chase either burros, bulls or horses out of the yard. Sometimes he will ask for my help and I might paint a viga, or move some wood, but usually I am left to work in my shop, wherever it may be at the time, creating what I think are beautiful masterpieces out of glass.

Life is good here. Que le vaya bien. Linda Lou

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  • Linda Lou

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Senor and I live in Mexico. I spend my days cutting, grinding, firing, and polishing dichroic glass. Sometimes I have to stop long enough to chase bulls out of the yard, or paint a viga for Senor or pet the cat. Life is good.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2019
Welcome to Glass Pond Studio's Etsy shop!

Everything I make is treated with a lot of tender loving care! I make things that are colorful and exciting and unusual! I never make the same thing twice. I don't duplicate, but jewelry may sometimes appear similar, but I promise it is never the same. You'll have something very special because you saw it here and it caught your eye and you knew it was just for you.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I gladly accept returns and exchanges, but I would like you to contact me first. You will pay the shipping and confirmation (and any necessary custom taxes out of your country, if there should be any) costs to return any item. If you are making an exchange, you will then pay the shipping costs again (back to you). Items to be returned or exchanged must be mailed within one week. When I accept a return it will be minus the fees I have incurred with the initial Etsy sell. Items must be in their original condition. You only need to contact me so we can work out arrangements.
Payment
I live in Mexico and I have spent a great deal of time trying to decide what shipping and payment methods will be best for my customers.
I accept Paypal and all major credit cards.
Items will be shipped once payment has been received. Please review my shipping policy.
Shipping
Again, I have researched my best shipping options to guarantee that you receive your merchandise.

*******************I ship by registered mail from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. I have 100% success in shipping from Mexico. Jewelry items are shipped in pretty ribbon wrapped gift boxes that are carefully enclosed in a bubble wrapped envelope.
Wind chimes and sun catcher glass pieces are individually wrapped.

Total shipping from Mexico to a USA destination will take a minimum of 4 weeks. I do my best to get your package to you as soon as possible from Mexico. Often I am able to send packages north, by bus or car, to be shipped more quickly. I will always post on my opening shop announcement when this service is available. Other world destinations often take less time.

Please note: There are no custom fees involved in shipping from Mexico to the USA. I have yet to experience any fees to other countries around the world, but should I encounter any, I would not be responsible for them. I have shipped to Russia, Indonesia, Japan, Canada and France, among many other countries, and have never encountered additional fees.
If the item does not reach you, the loss is mine, it is not yours and we will discuss what to do next. Of course, you would receive a full refund if that is what you would like. I have been sending and receiving packages worldwide without any problems, so I do not expect anything to get lost.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders. If you have something you would like made, we will work together on a design, colors and substances. Again, I don't make the same thing twice, but I am willing to alter a design you see, enough so that it becomes unique in its own, just for you. Please contact me if you are interested in a custom design.