SeaAirArts

Sea Air Arts - Adornments for a Beautiful Life!

Imlay City, Michigan On Etsy since 2009

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SeaAirArts

Sea Air Arts - Adornments for a Beautiful Life!

Imlay City, Michigan | 116 Sales

Announcement    Sea Air Arts on Etsy: fused glass buttons, Lampworked Jewelry, Handwoven Scarves - all with a Modern Bohemian flare!
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Last updated on Apr 15, 2020

Sea Air Arts on Etsy: fused glass buttons, Lampworked Jewelry, Handwoven Scarves - all with a Modern Bohemian flare!
Art-Scale your wearables or style. Use the category links at left for easy shopping.

New to Etsy? This will help! http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

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Deborah Pym Harowitz

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Deborah Pym Harowitz

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About SeaAirArts

Sales 116
On Etsy since 2009

From Need Comes Solutions

My first love is wearables, both clothing and jewelry. My ability to find great buttons for my artsy clothing was a serious issue for me. In my quest to that end - DH, who plays with glass and fire, was my go-to guy for fused glass buttons. He eventually convinced me that I could learn to make them myself (no doubt, in self-defense). He patiently taught me the finer points of COE, ramping schedules, and bubble soaks. He even bought me my first programmable kiln for Christmas that year. I dipped in my toe and became hopelessly hooked. Pulling glass from a kiln is as much of an adventure as pulling yarn from a dye pot. Awesome!

Then I learned to lampwork. This is true alchemy, my friends! And, I get to play with a torch and fire. You can't get better than that.

I am a maker through and through. I dabble in a variety of mediums but I have narrowed my offering down to the things that I love most; melting glass (with a kiln or a torch), banging on metal (jewelry making) and weaving (my form of meditation) - but one country house can only hold so much - hence Etsy.

Mostly, I'm just mad about making. I firmly believe that if someone creates unique wearables, it deserves unique art buttons. A suit for the boardroom needs a touch of subtly Bohemian jewelry. A night at a gallery opening requires a special handwoven scarf.
Most of my designs are limited editions or one-of-a-kind but, I do have some series. Since I use artisan glass that is hand made in the US, it's availability can be a bit in flux.

I try to use local materials made in the United States as much as possible. A native of Seattle, I have lived in several states (from Alaska to Virginia, currently in Michigan) so, local to me is the whole country! I use glass made in Oregon (Bullseye and Uroboros), West Virginia (Wissmach), Virginia (Double Helix), and Michigan (Royal). I use professional kilns with programmable firing modules to control the fusing and annealing process. Beads and glass items made in the torch are also annealed properly in these same kilns. The vital step of annealing ensures that even though these items are made of glass, they are reasonably durable and should last for years of use. That said, they are glass. A sudden shock or striking them sharply on a hard surface in just the right place will probably result in a break. Since I cannot duplicate most of my designs, treat them with care and respect as a replacement is often challenging. I happily guarantee against backs falling off buttons, chain links breaking, and anything arriving damaged. Just let me know if you have a problem with anything and I will get it taken care of.

Each button, even those that are repeatable (to some degree) or made in sets, are individually hand made. Without molds or big machines (aside from my trusty band saw and grinder), so there will be differences in shape, size, or even color (glass has dye lots - who knew?!). I work to keep sets as consistent as possible but hand made is what it is! No button goes out that I would not use myself, I care about quality in what I use and what I make. I want my buttons and their owners to be happy! :-) Every item is guaranteed.

Most of my jewelry is made of Sterling Silver, Pure Silver, or Copper (recycled when I can get it). It almost always contains lampworked beads - made by me. If I couldn't resist using a bead by another glass artist I will state so in the item description.

My handwoven scarves are truly a work of joy. From the designing, warping, threading, weaving, hemstitching, fringing... to the finishing. My looms are my babies and my solace. Each item I weave is an act of love.

http://www.SeaAirArts.com/events.html for news of local (to SE Michigan) shows that I can be found at (well, not now (pandemic), but hopefully again. Someday).

And because I just can't help myself, I occasionally publish a knitting pattern. You can find those at my other shop https://www.etsy.com/aScatteredCreative.

Revel in Color!
Deb H

Shop members

  • Deborah P Harowitz

    Owner, Designer

    I am Deborah Pym Harowitz and I play with fire. Also, glass, yarn, fabric, beads, metal... You get the idea. I can be found in any of my 3 home studios or at; http://www.seaairarts.com/bio.html

  • Jack Harowitz

    Assistant

    My wonderful hubby who serves as slave labor; cutting glass, gluing backs, fixing equipment, & building workbenches. My "Jack of all skills" who also makes lampworked beads and silver jewelry in his rare spare time. (Graphic - http://bit.ly/1oYIqr7)

  • Ashland Pym

    Assistant

    Daughter, Creative Consultant, and VA. When she's not writing novels she's helping oversee the shop and the website. For more about Dr. Pym go to https://www.pymspen.com

Shop policies

Last updated on June 18, 2020
Welcome to my "Shop Policies".
Please read the entire section through carefully before placing your order. Adherence to the posted policies will help keep the costs of items down.

Thanks!
Deb H

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Returns are Cheerfully allowed for
- a defect in workmanship
- if we ship the wrong item
- if you feel an item is not as it was represented to be in our Etsy Shop
- or if you just truly hate it.
We will work with you to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

Please make sure your color choices are what you want and the item is truly to your liking before ordering. Shipping is only refundable if there is an item defect, shipping of the wrong item, or misrepresentation of item.

Every effort will be made to pack items carefully. Should an item be damaged in shipping contact me immediately, we will work together with the Post Office for resolution. If the order is insured, this will be easier and I will help all I can from my end. Upon resolution, I will replace it with a similar item in type and cost. Be aware that many of my hand made items are "one of a kind" and cannot be duplicated. On the upside; in all the fifteen years I have had online businesses (A Scattered Creative, Scarlet Zebra Fiber Art Supplies), I've only once had a package damaged or lost in the mail. Knock on wood. :o)
Payment
All payments go through Etsy Direct Checkout.

It is exceedingly easy and secure and built into the Etsy platform. It will allow you to use your credit card, PayPal or ApplePay.

The benefit of this system is that Etsy has been around for years and is very reliable and secure. Also, I (or any other merchant who uses them) will never have access to your credit card information or number, keeping you even safer.

Etsy Checkout is free to the buyer, any fees charged for transactions are paid by the seller (except if paying in a non-USA currency, there is a small conversion fee paid by the buyer).
Non-USA buyers are responsible for all Customs & Duty Fees.
Shipping
All items listed in my shop are made and ready to ship. Shipping and order processing takes 1 to 3 days, depending on my day-job schedule, or if it falls on a weekend. Orders received Friday, Saturday or Sunday (before 5 pm) will usually ship on Tuesday AM (on my way to work).
For special orders/requests please contact me via Etsy Convo or send an e-mail to admin.e [!at] seaairarts.com

Shipping costs on my listings are an educated guess. Orders of multiple items will be combined for shipping when possible and charged accordingly, this usually works out cheaper for the buyer and I like to keep both our costs as low as possible. Since you have already paid for your order, you will be refunded any shipping charges that exceed $1.50 over actual shipping costs.
Shipping is US Priority Mail. It allows me to track the package and the delivery times are reliably quick (especially in the case of international orders). Packages also have a much better chance of actually arriving at their destination. All orders that total over $50.00 (US) before adding tax or shipping will be insured for both of our protection. International shipping is calculated at a guess, you can message/e-mail me for a more precise quote. Nothing will be shipped until all payments are received.

Some small, inexpensive items will be shipped by first class mail and you should see those prices reflected in the shipping cost for those items. Please let me know in the notes section of the checkout page if you prefer Priority or Express Mail instead.

I will ship to all US holdings as well as Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Other locations will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm not disciplined enough to do commissions as a rule. However, if you like a certain button but need more of them, or want it in another color - lets talk!

I have recently done some buttons to match handwoven fabric for local artists - they have turned out well and I'm willing to try. Let me know if you are interested in having a go!

Wholesale inquiries for fused glass buttons are welcome.