museglass

Unconventional jewels in glass and metal.

Richmond, Virginia | 9526 Sales

museglass

Unconventional jewels in glass and metal.

Richmond, Virginia 9526 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (2367)

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Note from shop owner Hi there! Muse Glass is temporarily closed while I get caught up on a large backlog of orders. I anticipate reopening around the end of May. Please sign up to be notified when I reopen! All previously placed orders will be made and shipped as scheduled. To view your order details, estimated ship date or tracking info, click "You" and "Purchases and reviews" or, using the Etsy app, use the menu icon to go to "Purchases". Still need to get in touch? Feel free to contact me using museglass [!at] comcast.net.

(To see a huge collection of my work along with some behind the scenes shots, check out Muse Glass on Facebook and Instagram!)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 16, 2019

Hi there! Muse Glass is temporarily closed while I get caught up on a large backlog of orders. I anticipate reopening around the end of May. Please sign up to be notified when I reopen! All previously placed orders will be made and shipped as scheduled. To view your order details, estimated ship date or tracking info, click "You" and "Purchases and reviews" or, using the Etsy app, use the menu icon to go to "Purchases". Still need to get in touch? Feel free to contact me using museglass [!at] comcast.net.

(To see a huge collection of my work along with some behind the scenes shots, check out Muse Glass on Facebook and Instagram!)

Hayley Rupe

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Hayley Rupe

Updates

So excited to have added the first in my new series of hand carved lost wax designs, the Mission Stud ring! Wear em solo or stacked for extra wow! Available in bronze and sterling silver.
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About

Muse Glass

Inspired by organic elements and modern form, I make what I like: easy to wear minimalist pieces, the unexpected pairing of saturated color with rustic copper, eye catching statement/cocktail rings and natural delicacies like my snakeskin, lichen and gold feather series.

I first began working with glass at a local stained glass production studio in 1999. There I learned traditional Tiffany stained glass techniques and eventually became a lighting designer. After leaving the studio and branching off on my own, I studied metalsmithing and began focusing more on jewelry design. In addition to the one of a kind and made to order pieces available in my Etsy shop, I created a collection of stained glass/recycled glass jewelry that has been represented by over 100 shops and galleries across the country including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts here in Richmond.

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Shop members

  • Hayley Rupe

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography

Production partners

  • Frank Billanti Casting

    New York, NY

    Casting of wax carved originals.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
*PLEASE NOTE: Made to order *sized* jewelry (rings/armlets) is custom made *just for you* in your requested size at the time of purchase and is not eligible for return. Resizing, in most cases, is available for a fee (see specific listing for details) plus shipping costs. Cancellation requests for made to order sized/custom jewelry must be made within 24 hours of the order being placed.

In the event that you need to return an eligible item, please contact me within 3 days and, if applicable, a refund or store credit will be issued to you (minus shipping costs) once the item has been received in its original condition.

If you have questions regarding my return policy, please ask prior to purchasing.

Should there be a problem with your order or you have any concerns, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of the item and I'll do my best to resolve it.
Payment
I accept payment via Etsy's Direct Checkout or Paypal as both allow for safe, easy and reliable payments with or without a credit card.
Shipping
U.S. ORDERS:

I ship most items via USPS First Class mail with delivery confirmation. Shipping upgrades are available during checkout.

If you have questions regarding shipping or a specific shipping preference, please let me know at the time of purchase.

I ship all packages to the address submitted with your order on Etsy. Please make sure your shipping address is accurate. I am not responsible for items shipped to the wrong address. Please let me know asap if you need to make any changes to your shipping information. Packages returned to Muse Glass will be reshipped at the buyer's expense.


INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

I'm happy to ship internationally! I charge flat rates for shipping. Please be aware of any additional customs fees/taxes that you may be responsible for depending on your location. Packages that are returned to me as a result of incorrect address, failure to pay customs fees or failure to retrieve are not refundable. I will reship at the buyer's expense.

If you are interested in purchasing any of my pieces that are not currently designated for international shipping, please contact me for shipping costs. I will be glad to update the listing to ship to your location.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs:
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*Please note that I cannot accept returns of made to order jewelry based on incompatibility so choose your metals thoughtfully.

ABOUT BRASS, BRONZE & COPPER:

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc with a bright yellowish tone. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin with a lightly blushed golden tone, similar to 10k or 14k gold. Bronze is a stronger metal than brass and yields more durable pieces. Both brass and bronze are great, less expensive alternatives to gold provided your body chemistry is compatible. Those with more acidic leaning skin types or metal sensitivities may experience skin discoloration or accelerated tarnishing due to the copper content. Skin discoloration, if an issue, can be resolved by applying a layer of clear nail polish to just the part of the jewelry that contacts the skin (i.e. the inside of a ring band). I wear my brass/bronze rings 24/7 while working, showering, sleeping, etc. without issue for the most part. All they've needed is a quick polish from time to time. On occasion I have had some minor discoloration when I've either worn a wide band or overly tight ring (doesn't allow skin to breathe as well) or in humid/moist conditions. Copper is a pure metal, not an alloy, with a warm pinkish tone in its natural state and a deep, rustic reddish tone with heat treatment. Inherently a soft metal, I forge all of my copper jewelry which gives it strength. I also oxidize copper pieces using heat patina which naturally adds a little protection against the skin. I love that raw metals like these can have an heirloom quality lifespan with proper care and always be refreshed with a polishing cloth or allowed to age/oxidize naturally.

ABOUT 10K & 14K GOLD:

While visually so similar that it is hard to tell them apart, 10k and 14k yellow gold have some differences that may make you wish to choose one over the other. 10k gold contains approx. 41% pure gold and 14k gold contains approx. 58% pure gold. Both are alloyed with other metals, primarily silver, some copper and small amounts of other metals. Since pure gold is a very soft metal, the more it is alloyed with other metals the stronger it becomes; therefore, jewelry made from 10k is more durable than 14k. People with metal allergies tend to do better with 14k as it has less added metals and more gold content. Both 10k and 14k hold their shine well and, like most metals, benefit from occasional polishing.

JEWELRY CARE:

Although non-precious metals are most susceptible, almost all metals can be prone to tarnishing without proper care, even gold. Wearing your metal jewelry regularly is one of the best ways to reduce tarnishing. To minimize tarnishing when not in use, store jewelry out of the open air (i.e. in a ziplock bag or other sealed container). Occasional polishing with a jewelry polishing cloth is recommended for all metal jewelry (precious and non-precious). Avoid wearing your jewelry in chlorinated or salt water, both are corrosive to metals. If exposed to either, wash your piece as soon as possible in fresh water, rinse well and dry off.

Silver soldered glass jewelry can be refreshed using a Sunshine polishing cloth (available in my shop). Gunmetal soldered glass jewelry has been sealed with an acrylic coat to preserve the patina and does not need polishing. Glass jewelry with encased elements (i.e. moss, lichen, feathers, etc.) is not waterproof and should not be worn while bathing or swimming. It's a good idea to store glass jewelry separately from other jewelry as it can be easily scratched.

RING RESIZING:

If you don't know your ring size, I strongly recommend being professionally sized at a local jewelry store (it's quick and free and will yield the most accurate results). If needed, resizing for rings is available in most cases for a fee (see specific listings for details) plus shipping costs. Resized rings are typically ready to reship approx. 1 week after I have received the return. *Please contact me via Etsy prior to returning any jewelry for resizing.

CUSTOM ENGRAVING:

I'm sorry, my shop does not offer engraving services at this time. However, many jewelry stores do so that's likely something you could have done locally if interested.
Privacy
PRIVACY POLICY
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional information (for personalization, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for 4 years.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Hayley Rupe, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at museglass [!at] comcast.net.