mairidesign

Glass Jewellery & Home Decor, Stained Glass & Sea Glass

Prague, Czechia | 152 Sales

mairidesign

Glass Jewellery & Home Decor, Stained Glass & Sea Glass

Prague, Czechia 152 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (46)
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Announcement    Stained Glass Home Decor & Jewellery by mairidesign
⭐ Custom requests welcome ⭐️ Gift wrapping available ⭐️ Send directly to your loved ones ⭐️ Free Shipping on eligible sales ⭐️ International shipping ⭐️ Find me on social media #mairidesign

Wedding, anniversary and engagement gifts; home decor, houseware, suncatchers and window decor; stained glass, fused glass, sea glass and upcycled jewellery; custom and bespoke designs.

Quality craftsmanship from a qualified designer with over thirty years' experience.

I'm a stained glass and jewellery designer who loves working with colourful glass to create items for the home and body, making artwork that the light loves to play with. That moment, when the sun's rays project a little dance of colour through a finished design, is truly magical.

I'm happy to discuss customised and bespoke designs, so if you have your own ideas or would like me to make something in a different size, just send me a message.

All of my work is made with the utmost care and attention and, with more than 30 years' experience, you can be sure of quality workmanship.

Read more in my Etsy shop's 'About' page: http://etsy.me/1LKjByu

Whenever you search for my work or share your purchases on social media, use these tags #mairidesign #mairidesign1 - thank you :)

Enhance the sunlight, shining on you today, through the beauty of glass.

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Last updated on May 19, 2019

Stained Glass Home Decor & Jewellery by mairidesign
⭐ Custom requests welcome ⭐️ Gift wrapping available ⭐️ Send directly to your loved ones ⭐️ Free Shipping on eligible sales ⭐️ International shipping ⭐️ Find me on social media #mairidesign

Wedding, anniversary and engagement gifts; home decor, houseware, suncatchers and window decor; stained glass, fused glass, sea glass and upcycled jewellery; custom and bespoke designs.

Quality craftsmanship from a qualified designer with over thirty years' experience.

I'm a stained glass and jewellery designer who loves working with colourful glass to create items for the home and body, making artwork that the light loves to play with. That moment, when the sun's rays project a little dance of colour through a finished design, is truly magical.

I'm happy to discuss customised and bespoke designs, so if you have your own ideas or would like me to make something in a different size, just send me a message.

All of my work is made with the utmost care and attention and, with more than 30 years' experience, you can be sure of quality workmanship.

Read more in my Etsy shop's 'About' page: http://etsy.me/1LKjByu

Whenever you search for my work or share your purchases on social media, use these tags #mairidesign #mairidesign1 - thank you :)

Enhance the sunlight, shining on you today, through the beauty of glass.

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To kiss your love under a cherry blossom, on the 1st of May, is a Czech custom, Svatek zamilovanych, and those in Prague visit Macha's sculpture to spend a romantic moment together. Cherry blossom jewellery set, by #mairidesign https://etsy.me/2DL5VUl
I love it when customers send me photographs of my creations in their happy new homes. This purple hummingbird has found the perfect spot to hover in and bring a hit of colour to the greenery.
Colorful plant pot decorations for your home and garden. Do you like flamingoes, cardinals or butterflies? Or, maybe, your favourite animal will appear in my new designs, hitting mairidesign Etsy shop in the new year. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year christmas_tree
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About

STAINED GLASS HOME DECOR & JEWELLERY by mairidesign

Hello, Mairi here, thank you for visiting my Etsy shop and I welcome you to browse through my creations for sale.

I design stained glass home decor, which includes wedding, anniversary and engagement gifts; mirrors, suncatchers, candle holders and other ornamental houseware. I also make jewellery from this gorgeous coloured glass, such as pendants, brooches and rings. Additionally, I use sea glass, glass beads, picture images and glass cabochons to create jewellery.

So, as you can see, glass is the theme for my creativity. I like to create artwork that the sun loves to play with. That moment, when the sun's rays project a little dance of colour through a finished design, is truly magical, or when textured or domed glass warps and enhances what lies beyond, bringing life to the stillness. This is what makes me happy.

I specialise in custom made wedding gifts designed from the couple's wedding invitation. This idea can be used for an anniversary gift or an after-wedding gift as a memory of their special day. After-wedding gifts are great for those who got married away from home and I can use a wedding photograph for the design.

I have been designing and making stained glass since leaving school. That's actually quite a long time, so you can be sure of having a quality piece of glasswork. Over the years, I have also achieved my BA Honours Degree, in Silversmithing & Jewellery Design, from Glasgow School of Art and have worked as a graphic designer and retail manager. I am now living and working in Prague, Czech Republic - home of the beautiful Bohemian glass - and also teach English as a second language.

I was lucky to get a training placement with a Scottish Tiffany style glassworker when I was 16. I learned my craft and went on to work full-time for a leading glazing company, designing and making stained glasswork, using Louis Comfort Tiffany's copper foil and solder technique. After five years, I decided to take a slight change of direction and went to college and art school to achieve my degree in silversmithing and jewellery design. Afterwards, I took up a position helping my friend (whom I met while training and worked with at the glazing company) grow her graphic design and retail business. I learned practical design skills on-the-job and was also able to use my illustration skills in bespoke stationery and we continued to make our stained glass.
My husband and I left Scotland, for Prague, in 2009 and we have never looked back.

TIFFANY TECHNIQUE
I begin by creating the design and finalising a template, which I use to cut the glass pieces. I use pre-coloured sheets of glass and cut shapes with my glass cutter then grind the edges on a water-fed machine, producing something like a jigsaw puzzle. I then wrap the edge of each piece of glass in copper-foil, ready for soldering. This is the Tiffany technique, or the copper foil and solder method, of stained glass construction. When Louis Comfort Tiffany began using the method, over a century ago, workers used scissors to cut thin sheet copper into strips. The strips were spread with molten beeswax on one side to make them sticky and then wrapped around the glass before the wax hardened. Nowadays, we use rolls of copper foil with the adhesive already applied. Tiffany experimented and produced many wonderful types of sheet glass, which made the work come to life, and which is replicated in today's modern artglass.

My Etsy shop by category
Wedding Anniversay Gift: http://etsy.me/1Eka8Ec
Wedding Hair Accessory: http://etsy.me/2qpuvp7
Home Decor Houseware: http://etsy.me/1bmsyOf
Suncatchers Window Decor: http://etsy.me/1EB6feE
Stained Glass Jewellery: http://etsy.me/1IiuVv2.
Sea Glass Jewellery: http://etsy.me/2qsyayo
Fused Glass Jewellery: http://etsy.me/1EGriPI
Glass Cabochon Jewellery: https://etsy.me/2vXUGGv
Glass Bead Keyrings http://etsy.me/2eTLtFw
Christmas All Year: http://etsy.me/2xdrMOC

Please note that my work ships from the Czech Republic (EU) and all customs and tax duties, to non EU countries, are the responsibility of the buyer. Thank you for understanding.
There may not be anything to pay but you can check your country's terms online.
Here is a link to Etsy's information page on Custom Duties and Import VAT https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023

Please read my shipping policies and delivery estimates and understand that, during peak periods or postal disruptions, these estimates may be affected.

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  • Mairi

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I design and make stained glass jewellery and home decor and have been doing so for thirty years. I'm originally from Glasgow, Scotland, but now live in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Last updated on Jan 7, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I specialise in creating wedding gifts based on the couples wedding invitation. Just send me a scanned copy and I'll see what I can do. This was a line that began by a family friend asking for a wedding gift and I'm now her port-of-call whenever she gets an invitation.
Also, if you have your own ideas for a design or would like one of my pieces personalised with wire detail, I'd be happy to discuss it with you: my beer glass is ideal for having a name written in wire over the foam.
Much of my work can be redesigned for a different purpose, for example, I was asked to make bird rings using my bird brooch designs, which turned out beautifully and resulted in a very happy customer. I'd be more than happy to do something similar for you too.

Sizing details

Measurements are given in centimetres (example: 10.5cm) and inches (example: 5+1/2"). Being handmade, sizes are approximate because each piece may vary by a fraction, but are as close to accurate as possible.
Most items in my shop can be redesigned to fit specific size requirements.

Care instructions

Use a dry cloth to dust and polish the glasswork. You can use a damp cloth or soft brush and, if necessary, add a little liquid soap or glass cleaner and rinse well.
Where there is wirework, clean gently as some parts may bend. Over time, the silvery coating on the wire will rub off and show the copper base metal.
Vases are not watertight and should be used with florist's oasis sponge or dry flowers.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item will be safely packaged with bubble wrap and cardboard or other padding.
For gift giving: for an extra fee, I can gift wrap your purchases in seasonal or neutral paper, tie with ribbon and add a gift tag, with or without your message to the recipient. Jewellery will be put into either organza bags or small gift boxes, wrapped in bubble wrap and sent in bubble envelopes. Flat work, like suncatchers, can be packaged in a gift box and bubble wrapped. Larger items, may not come in a gift box but will be securely packaged.
I reuse boxes and packaging where possible so you may receive your purchase in a printer ink box rather than a posting box.

Wholesale availability

I would be happy to provide stock for local and European outlets. Just send me a message.

Custom Duties and Import VAT

All items from mairidesign ship from the Czech Republic (EU) and all customs and tax duties, to non EU countries, are the responsibility of the buyer. Thank you for understanding.
There may not be anything to pay but you can check your country's terms online. Here is a link to Etsy's information page on Custom Duties and Import VAT https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5023

Customer Reviews

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Customer reviews are helpful for others to trust that they are buying from a reputable trader. As such, I greatly appreciate your feedback and endeavor to provide a quality product and a comfortable shopping experience for everyone.
The review on your purchase from mairdesign should reflect the quality of the product and the service you received. Should there be anything you are unhappy with, please contact me by private message, via an Etsy conversation or by email to mairidesign@yahoo.com, before leaving your review.
Postal service delays are out of my control unfortunately and, if your purchase took longer to arrive that expected, please send me a private message and I will adjust my shipping estimates.

How to review your purchase

Buyers use Etsy’s five-star review system (1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest) to review their purchases.
When a buyer can leave a review is based on the estimated delivery date of the order and expires 100 calendar days from that date (purchase date + processing time + shipping days).
On Etsy.com:
You can leave a review by going to 'You > Purchases and reviews'.
Select the star rating for the item, write your review, and then click 'Post Your Review'.
On the Etsy App for iOS and Android:
On the iOS app, tap 'You > Purchases & Reviews'.
On the Android app, tap 'Purchases'.
Find your order and tap 'Leave Review'.
Select the star rating for the item, write your review, and then tap 'Submit'.
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/102#Q1

International Shipping

Please read my shipping policies for delivery estimates. All items from mairidesign ship from the Czech Republic (EU) and I have based my estimates on previous delivery times to international destinations. Peak periods and postal disruptions will affect these estimates. An express service is available but is expensive, therefore, I recommend placing orders six to eight weeks in advance of the required date.