Aubrey on Oct 21, 20215 out of 5 stars
Shipped quickly as a gift and the recipient loved it! :)
Kimberly on Oct 19, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful piece, would definitely order again!!
Norma on Oct 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
Loved the teal color. Using on bathroom window. Just the right size.
Norma on Oct 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
Just what I expected. Good color and quality. Substantial size.
Lucille J on Oct 17, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful! I want one for our tree now.
Daniel on Oct 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
Better than expected
Lynda on Oct 15, 20215 out of 5 stars
I ordered some of these sun catchers earlier this year & loved them. Since they were “summery”, I chose to order this style to display thru the fall/winter. I ordered 2 amber, 2 green & they’re perfect!
Peggy on Oct 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful. I bougt it for someone who loves sunflowers. This is well made ad just as described.
Janet on Oct 5, 20215 out of 5 stars
The blue of this item is even more stunning than in the picture. I was going to give this as a gift but I'm tempted to keep it. Maybe I'll just by another? :-)
Patricia on Oct 4, 20215 out of 5 stars
This recycled glass turtle is extremely nice. Very well made. I love it!
Sparkling suncatchers made from 100% recycled bottles at our community recycling plant
In 1996, Dan Wickerham, Director of Adams Brown Recycling (a non-profit community recycling facility), was inspired to do something about the poor markets for green-bottle glass. Dan began searching for a way to address this issue and to create local jobs at the same time. After being told by those in the glass industry that machine-made bottles could only be remade into more machined-made bottles, he teamed up with Warren Trefz, his good friend and Glass instructor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, to provide consulting and expertise. A research and development grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was secured and the exploration of creating a new product from 100% recycled bottles began.
A small melting furnace and related equipment was designed and constructed, and a glass-worker position was created. Glass tiles for kitchen and bath surfaces were the first product to be explored. At that time, however, no industrial standards or codes for recycled glass tiles had been developed. The research and testing required to establish those codes were cost-prohibitive for ABR, so Dan had to rethink his approach. Because bottle glass is specifically formulated to cool rapidly from its molten state, it lends itself to the pressing process. So Dan contacted Warren again, this time to conduct a workshop to train staff and a group of local artists to carve press molds and gather molten glass. Some great suncatcher designs came out of this workshop and on Earth Day in 1998 the Glass reFactory was born.
The Glass reFactory continues as a non-profit program within Adams Brown Recycling, which is one of many programs operated by the Adams Brown Community Action Program (ABCAP). ABCAP is a 501(c)(3) social service agency that provides services to low-income residents in Adams and Brown Counties in southern Appalachian Ohio. Some of those services include Meals-on-Wheels, Head Start, health clinics, housing, senior services, and more. ABR gives back to the local community by providing a variety of services: buy-back of non-ferrous metals (aluminum cans, copper, brass, etc.), free curbside, free community drop-off sites and school recycling, free educational programs, and commercial recycling. And more than 20 individuals are employed in the combined recycling plant and Glass reFactory. Revenue from sales of The Glass reFactory’s suncatchers goes back in to ABR to help support its services. And revenue from ABR goes to support ABCAP programs.
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and exchanges accepted within 7 days of receipt of order. The customer is responsible for all shipping related to an exchange or refund, unless there was an error on our part.
Please note that you will not receive the exact suncatcher shown. Every suncatcher has slightly different rim sizes, bubbles, slightly different coloration, etc.