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Emily on Nov 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
I have purchased a few butterflies previously, they are always in perfect condition, delivered quickly & beautifully packaged with care.
Maureen on Nov 4, 20205 out of 5 stars
This is beautiful!! You are awesome.
Jennifer on Sep 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
Seller was extremely helpful leading up to shipping the item, and item came quickly with international shipping. Great experience!
Donna Marie on May 20, 20205 out of 5 stars
My friends in Florida love their flamingo....I gave it to them as a gift. I may get one for myself!
misscshell24 on Mar 22, 20205 out of 5 stars
Made for a great Mother’s Day gift, my mom loved it. Mairi went above and beyond to ensure it arrived for the day. Thank you 🌷💖
Brenda on Dec 30, 20195 out of 5 stars
I just got my order today and they are beautiful. I put them on my tree and now they are in my window. They are simply fabulous.
Brenda on Dec 30, 20195 out of 5 stars
I finally got my black necklace for Christmas. It was beautiful and I can't wait to wear it. Everything that I received was great.
5 out of 5 stars
I love the brooch. I haven't had a chance to wear it
5 out of 5 stars
Her glass angel looks beautiful on my tree. I just love her work.
5 out of 5 stars
As you can tell I have a big tree and Mairi glass ornament looks fabulous.
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.
Note: There may be disruptions to the postal service due to the lack of international transport capacities.
Thank you for your understanding.
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 - please, visit my SeaGlassPebbles shop www.etsy.com/shop/seaglasspebbles
So, as you can see, glass is the theme for my creativity. When textured or domed glass warps and enhances what lies beyond, bringing life to the stillness, it makes me very 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 a teenager. 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 a few 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 and was also able to use my illustration skills in bespoke stationery and we continued to make our stained glass.
One day, my husband and decided to leave Scotland, for Prague, and we have never looked back.
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: etsy.me/1Eka8Ec
Wedding and Party: etsy.me/2qpuvp7
Home Decor Houseware: etsy.me/1bmsyOf
Suncatchers Window Decor: etsy.me/1EB6feE
Stained Glass Jewellery: etsy.me/1IiuVv2.
Christmas All Year: 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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Due to the current epidemic, there may be disruptions to the postal service. Please, send me a message before ordering as the situation changes daily. Czech Post has suspended shipments to China, Israel, Iran, South Korea, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Cyprus, and Georgia, therefore, I cannot send anything to these countries.
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.