GlimpseGlass

FOLK stained glass ornaments - inspired by the outdoors

Parksville, Canada
| 2,397 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    HI!! We're a family business crafting stained glass home decor. Glimpse Glass FOLK is made up of Astrid and John, crafting nature-inspired ornaments, decor and wholesale from their home on Vancouver Island. Glimpse Glass Folk spun off of glimpseglass.ca, established in 2013. Kara's wreaths and floral items can now be exclusively found on glimpseglass.ca
Shoot us a message if you have any questions! Thanks for popping in!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 24, 2022

HI!! We're a family business crafting stained glass home decor. Glimpse Glass FOLK is made up of Astrid and John, crafting nature-inspired ornaments, decor and wholesale from their home on Vancouver Island. Glimpse Glass Folk spun off of glimpseglass.ca, established in 2013. Kara's wreaths and floral items can now be exclusively found on glimpseglass.ca
Shoot us a message if you have any questions! Thanks for popping in!

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Kara and Astrid

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About GlimpseGlass

Sales 2,397
On Etsy since 2013

Story of a family store - making people happy with glass

Glimpse Glass was founded in 2013 by Kara - as something to do in her spare time. As Glimpse Glass grew and flourished, Kara's family also started growing, taking her time away from glass more and more. Enter Astrid and John!

Over the past eight years, the business has grown and expanded to become a family affair! Astrid and John create our permanent collection designs for our Etsy customers and also craft exclusively for our wholesale stockists across Canada and the US.

Nothing makes us happier than creating something to bring a smile to a face.
If you have any questions at all - please reach out, we are happy to chat.

Shop members

  • Astrid

    Creator, Maker, Owner

    Astrid has been working with stained glass for about 9 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, Maker

    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. John has many years of experience working on stained glass.

  • Kara

    Customer Service, Designer, Marketer

    You can find Kara's floral creations on glimpseglass.ca! Founder of Glimpse Glass (now two companies - Glimpse Glass FOLK and Glimpse Glass), Kara assists her paren with customer service and marketing for their etsy shop. - It's nice to meet you!

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

To help you care for your stained glass item, 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 our items.
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 or pets, 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 line sheet. Want something else? Message us for custom wholesale requests!

Custom and personalised orders

We are not currently accepting commissions for fully custom orders, but can work with you to adapt our existing designs in new colours or minor tweaks.
Please reach out if you're interested!

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

PLEASE ALLOW 14 BUSINESS DAYS for your order to be delivered before contacting us. Unless you have been sent a tracking number for your parcel, there is no tracking - this applies to most of our smaller or flat items.
We ship everything via Canada Post unless otherwise requested.
Flat objects are shipped by letter mail or light packet to save you monies (and sometimes it's even faster!).

PACKAGING: We try to use recycled or reused items to ship our products, doing our part for the environment and your pocketbook. We make sure it looks all professional for you, though. Every order is wrapped in either brown paper or wrapping paper for extra joy.

Returns/Shipping Damage

If you receive our product and it's broken, please let us know RIGHT AWAY and send a picture. Even though we take special care in packaging your items, the post office 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 a final sale.