Alaskan Made Fused Glass for You and Your Home

Wrangell, Alaska On Etsy since 2014


Alaskan Made Fused Glass for You and Your Home

Wrangell, Alaska | 303 Sales


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    Kris Reed

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    About MagpieAndSquid

    Sales 303
    On Etsy since 2014

    Creating functional and artglass in Alaska's Rainforest

    We are a mother/daughter team whose desire is to create items of classic beauty and grace - something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie; however what regularly comes out of our shop is whimsically fun and a riot of color and texture – something Cyndi Lauper (or Lady Gaga for the younger crowd) would feel right at home with. Our creative process is equally loud – fueled by coffee and an eclectic mix of 80’s classic pop and whatever’s hot today.

    We are fortunate to live and work surrounded by the natural beauty of Southeast Alaska. Being a temperate rainforest, the palette here trends toward grays and muted blue-greens except on those incredible days when the sun breaks through and the world explodes into crisp, brilliant color. The same effervescence and joyful overabundance makes its way into our work. Some might say we’re overcompensating; we like to think of it as adding a little bling and playfulness to a (sometimes) somber world.

    Being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects means our collection of beads, fabrics, and (of course) glass is constantly growing. Finding ways to use these treasures has, most recently, resulted in a fusion of stained and fused glass, scrapbooking and beading techniques which become decorations for frames or collage-like wall hangings. Our art is ever young and ever changing as we move from one ‘favorite’ technique to the next. However, through it all, our love for and appreciation of the beauty in which we live inspires our choice of materials and, in many cases, is included, in one form or another, in our creations.

    We hope you enjoy wandering through our collection and, even more importantly, hope you find something that makes you smile!

    In the meantime we’re off to create – excuse me while I turn up the music.

    Kris (the Magpie at heart)
    and Sydney (who will forever be our Squid)

    Shop members

    • Kris Reed


      A fan of anything sparkly I am the Magpie of the team. Drawn to glass, but frustrated with the technical aspects of stained glass, warm glass is the perfect fusion of inspiration & perspiration, without the stringent detail of stained glass work.

    • Sydney Bauer


      Hello! I'm Squid, the daughter of the team. First introduced to stained glass as a child in my grandpa's glass studio, I seriously pursued the talent in high school. I've spent time at university & abroad, but have always come back to stained glass.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on July 26, 2014
    Welcome to Magpie & Squid!
    We are a mother-daughter team who love to play with glass and are thrilled to be able to share our passion for glass - in its many forms - with you. We are lucky enough to live and work in Southeast Alaska in the middle of the Tongass National Forest.

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    Refunds and Exchanges
    We want you to be happy with your purchase. We have a no questions and no worries return policy, within 7 days of delivery. Please contact me using the "Contact Shop Owner" button above to authorize a return of merchandise in ORIGINAL condition within 7 days of delivery:

    - If you have just changed your mind and the goods are not faulty we will issue a full refund minus the postage costs.
    - If the goods are faulty we will refund postage and also cover return postage.
    - If the goods are not faulty but are showing signs of use or wear we will deduct a percentage of the refund as appropriate.
    - The returns policy does not apply to any custom made orders unless faulty.
    - Gift items are refundable to the original purchaser only. Gifts may be returned for exchange only.
    - All refunds are issued through PayPal.
    We are happy to accept Direct Checkout or Paypal. We also accept Etsy Gift Cards.

    Payment is due at time of placing your order.

    Please let us know by convo or e-mail if you are experiencing any difficulty in making payment.

    If you are a new buyer, please see for a detailed walkthrough for buying on Etsy.

    Goods will be mailed after we have received notification from Paypal that your payment has been received.

    Custom orders require a deposit of 50% of the total order. Custom orders are nonrefundable.
    All items are shipped USPS and will be shipped at exact cost plus insurance. If you prefer to ship via a different carrier please notify us at the time of sale. Upgraded shipping costs will be added to your item cost.

    Multiple items will be shipped together whenever possible to save you on shipping costs.

    We will ship internationally but you will need to contact us prior to purchase for exact shipping charges.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Additional Policies and FAQs
    All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That's the beauty of our products. It is inherent in glass to have imperfections, color irregularities, and bubbles which give it its unique and beautiful quality.

    Descriptions etc, are as accurate as possible. All sizes are listed as approximate but in reality are measured.

    All photographs are as accurate as possible as are colors. Please allow for differences in colors on individual monitors.

    Should you not be happy on receipt of an item you can return that item - please see the returns information above.

    If you are purchasing a gift that you would like delivered directly to the recipient, we are happy to ship directly as well as include a card with your gift message. Please specify in the notes to seller section of your order.
    Our studio is 100% smoke-free.