GlimpseGlass

Stained Glass Terrariums and Home Decor

Calgary, Canada · 536 Sales

GlimpseGlass

Stained Glass Terrariums and Home Decor

Calgary, Canada 536 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(134)

Shop owner

Kara

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Kara

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Kara

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5 out of 5 stars
(134)
Karen and Emily Christensen
5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for my daughter as a Christmas gift, it was a hit! Beautifully made.

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Updates

Making a little cactus for our latest listing in the shop.
Only making a limited run of these, so don't delay!
Working on a fresh batch of feathers to fill current and future orders. heartkissing_smiling_eyes
Soldering more feathers for Etsy and upcoming shows!

About

Across the Rockies - A family story

In 2013, with a passion for the creative and a business-oriented mind (who knew those could happen together?), I've set out to create unique pieces of stained glass. Glass and creative pursuits are truly my passion and I covet every moment I'm able to spend in my studio.

Over the past four years, the business has grown and expanded to become a family affair! In 2015, I went on maternity leave and my mother and step-dad joined in on the fun, helping to create pieces for sale on Etsy, to our stockists and locally on Vancouver Island and in Calgary.

I now have a one year old daughter and am excited to "get back to business." Because my parents are located on Vancouver Island, while I'm in Calgary, our orders will ship from both places - from one side of the Rocky Mountains or the other!

Nothing makes us happier than creating something to bring a smile to a face.

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Shop members

  • Kara

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Kara has been creating stained glass for more than 15 years. With her babies Skye and Capri, two cats, a husband and a passion for travel as inspiration, Kara crafts all items for Glimpse Glass with a smile in mind from her home in Calgary, Alberta.

  • Astrid

    Creator, Assistant, Designer

    Astrid has been working with stained glass for about 8 years. She currently resides on Vancouver Island with her husband John. With a unique perspective, Astrid loves variety in her projects from stained glass, to carving and paper crafts.

  • John

    Creator

    John's welding skills and knack for perfection have proved extremely useful in cutting & soldering glass. He currently works from his Vancouver Island home studio. He spends every (other) moment with his 2 large (and very fluffy) dogs, Sadie & Koda.

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Last updated on Aug 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

To help you care for your stained glass terrarium container, we include a care instruction sheet with each order. It's great for gifts, as it also says a bit about us and how we make the containers.
To give a little love to your stained glass items, wipe with a damp, soapy cloth (don't submerge). Buff clean with paper towel or an old rag. Add furniture polish like Pledge to bring a shine back to those patina lines as required.
As the items are made with breakable glass and the solder lines contain lead, we don't recommend giving them to children, sleeping with or eating out of them.

Wholesale availability

So you want to have us in your shop? We are happy to offer wholesale! Please contact us for our linesheet or login to Etsy Wholesale to see our availability. Want something else? Message us for custom wholesale requests!

Custom and personalised orders

We love working on custom pieces and bringing your vision to life! Just shoot us a message and we can chat.

HOW IT WORKS: We charge an initial design fee, and if you go ahead with the design, we will take payment in full before the work begins.

TIMELINE: Custom orders typically take one week for design and about three weeks to produce before shipping (depending on the item).

Looking forward to working with you!

Bulk orders (weddings, employee appreciation or event gifts)

We like big orders and we cannot lie! ... but we do need some time to complete them. Please consider a timeline of about three weeks for all orders with more than 10 items. Busy times (like Christmas) of the year could affect these timelines.

BUT DO YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT? Yes! We'd love to offer you a discount for a large purchase. Message us with your ideas and quantity required and we'll let you know what we can do for you.

Product safety

It's true. Our products contain breakable glass and lead, as is the case with traditional stained glass. ... BUT since you are not licking or cuddling our products, this is shouldn't be an issue. We recommend you use them for their intended purpose - decoration.
Lead is mostly absorbed by consuming it (through the mouth) and neither you, nor I plan on doing that, right!?

Shipping

We ship everything via Canada Post unless otherwise requested. Flat objects are shipped by lettermail or light packet to save you monies (and sometimes it's even faster!).

PACKAGING: We use recycled or reused items to ship our products, saving the environment and your pocketbook. We make sure it looks all professional for you, though.

Returns/Shipping Damage

If you receive our product and it's broken, please let us know RIGHT AWAY and send a picture. Eventhough we take special care in packaging your items, the postoffice doesn't always take the same care in transporting them. We are happy to replace or refund your damaged order - we may just request you send back the damaged product on our dime.

If you're unhappy, we want to make it right! ... BUT if you've had the product in your pretty hands for more than seven days, we consider it final sale.