westernartglass

Original Stained Glass & Reclaimed Bottle Glass Designs

Minnesota, United States · 1150 Sales

westernartglass

Original Stained Glass & Reclaimed Bottle Glass Designs

Minnesota, United States 1150 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Just in case you were wondering, don't forget...almost everyone enjoys a surprise package in the mail after the so called Holidays....off set everydayness® - Celebrate every day!! And every day? is one day closer to: It's almost Christmas! Or, avoid last minute hastle™...buy now for next Christmas! what? that's right...NOW!

Thoughts, concepts, childhood memories and/or dream sequences people want realized in stained glass, result in a stimulating and often other-worldly process that bring mysterious and satisfying results.

I enjoy a natural patina as metals begin to oxidize in the scheme of things...silver solder lines and copper rods for leaf stems develop a lovely patina over time. In light, the pieces will present a dark solder line (I don't apply acid to the metals unless requested...an additional $25 will be required for that process) and copper stems will appear dark with natural light. At night, the ambient light from indoors will give a different view, reflecting off the various metals.

About shipping...jewelry and select item listings include USPS First Class, and everything else ships USPS Priority. 2013 ushered in the hugest increases in USPS First Class International and Priority International. If you don't mind the longer shipping time with First Class International (and sometimes there's no difference), I can make a listing for you with specific shipping for your destination. Give me a holler, and I'll make it happen.

If you're wondering what it's all about (or want to know how to make Yorkshire pudding), drop me a line to begin a so-called writty dialogue for your own unique idea forming in your head...

All contributed content © Western Art Glass--Brian Western

Announcement

Last updated on 22 Dec, 2017

Just in case you were wondering, don't forget...almost everyone enjoys a surprise package in the mail after the so called Holidays....off set everydayness® - Celebrate every day!! And every day? is one day closer to: It's almost Christmas! Or, avoid last minute hastle™...buy now for next Christmas! what? that's right...NOW!

Thoughts, concepts, childhood memories and/or dream sequences people want realized in stained glass, result in a stimulating and often other-worldly process that bring mysterious and satisfying results.

I enjoy a natural patina as metals begin to oxidize in the scheme of things...silver solder lines and copper rods for leaf stems develop a lovely patina over time. In light, the pieces will present a dark solder line (I don't apply acid to the metals unless requested...an additional $25 will be required for that process) and copper stems will appear dark with natural light. At night, the ambient light from indoors will give a different view, reflecting off the various metals.

About shipping...jewelry and select item listings include USPS First Class, and everything else ships USPS Priority. 2013 ushered in the hugest increases in USPS First Class International and Priority International. If you don't mind the longer shipping time with First Class International (and sometimes there's no difference), I can make a listing for you with specific shipping for your destination. Give me a holler, and I'll make it happen.

If you're wondering what it's all about (or want to know how to make Yorkshire pudding), drop me a line to begin a so-called writty dialogue for your own unique idea forming in your head...

All contributed content © Western Art Glass--Brian Western

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Transforming discarded glass bottles and scrounged pieces of stained glass into memories, dreams and floating clouds...

So many little stories...daughters remembering their fathers taking them fishing and selecting fish from my stained glass stringer...a son who recently selected an elm leaf mobile for his parents, as an ode to an elm tree that had to be removed from their backyard...the nurse who caught an enormous catfish, only to lose the snapshot after the catfish was released, asking to immortalize this moment in art glass...a prose poet/wood worker/bookkeeper remembers an encounter with a diminutive owl, and collaborates with little sketches and natural history snippets to realize that memory by modifying one of my existing designs...the entomologist who requested an anatomically correct female deer tick...and on and on.

I asked my wife to write some things about my art… “Brian Western of Western Art Glass began designing stained glass pieces for friends and family 33 years ago. Accepted at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, a family tragedy forced a more practical path and he spent 32 years as a warehouseman of fine paper and raising 3 children, one with autism, with his wife of 36 years. Retired now at last, Brian’s art juices are flowing again, and his customers have been raving about Western Art Glass.

Originally from Canada, Brian’s brother taught him the nuts and bolts of stained glass art. But Brian’s designs are uniquely his, reflecting nature’s beauty through reclaimed amber beer bottles made into honeycomb jewelry, or dancing-leaf mobiles. Brian’s specialty is custom-made designs made to order, for anyone from brides to entomologists (his beautiful birds, bees, bugs, and insects are accurately depicted). This is JEWELRY for the home and, as Brian would say, 'For your earlobes and clavicle.'”

Shop members

  • Brian Western aka Pugsley

    Owner

    Pondering the swish of a Thresher shark's tail...the cloud formations in my neighborhood, like spooned porridge...floating leaves, scattered...the end of Ecclesiastes...why am I here? working out my own salvation...Look out!

Shop policies

Last updated on 20 March, 2016
Hey all...and then George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps,' begins its sad serenade...

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Your satisfaction is my top priority. If you want to return or exchange an item, I will accept it back within the first 7 days of receipt. The item must return in a new and unused condition, in its original packaging.

Please contact me about returning in advance.

Custom Orders are not refundable. I try and provide as much information about the process--including progress reports with photographs--which require approval before each stage is embarked upon.

Refunds will be issued through PayPal or Direct Checkout, less the shipping costs.
Payment
Don't forget that PayPal doesn't require you to have a PayPal account--PayPal will walk you through, using your credit card--always be wary of feral mushrooms in onion sauce...especially when you are exhausted. And of course, Direct Checkout is another option!
Shipping
USPS Priority and Priority International--sure it's more expensive, but your stuff isn't rattling around with seventy pound dumb-bell sets and concrete slabs!

Korrvu packaging cartons are uncannily cool--your glass piece is actually suspended between film in the center of the carton! For smaller sun catchers, I may use foam wrap, inside a bubble wrap mailer, inside a corrugated carton.

First Class Mail International and Parcel Post is another option if you're not in a hurry and trust the Korrvu packaging carton (they're pretty indestructible)--in most cases, shipping costs would drop dramatically from Priority and Priority International. Send me a convo with what you're looking at, and I can figure out the USPS cost before you buy.

Odds n Ends regarding International Orders...

If you desire insurance, please indicate in "Message to Seller" upon purchase and continue payment. You will receive an invoice with the remaining balance.

Additionally...

I do not refund for packages lost/unclaimed/undeliverable.
I am not responsible for taxes and duties that may incur. All international orders are marked "Merchandise" and will not be marked as "Gift" as this is illegal for my business.

Please check your customs policies to ensure safe delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
I especially enjoy wranglin' a raw concept from yer lumpy, side-stepped into my slightly...fer something totally different. Did someone say esoteric?

More information

Last updated on 16 May, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I enjoy working with buyers to customize or personalize art pieces in my shop

Seller details
Brian Western
3956 23rd Ave S
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55407
United States