Kokomo Glass Shop

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Kokomo, Indiana is home of Kokomo Opalescent Glass. Since opening it’s doors in 1888, this company has become renowned for making it’s own art glass, stained glass pieces, and all sorts of glass accessories. Having sold 7 pieces of stained glass this week, I finally decided to visit their shop and stock up on some more glass. David, one of there awesome employees, showed me around and brought be to the cheaper glass first (hey – I’m economical).

I decided to pick up a few panels of teal blue to make this abstract stained glass piece again:

8x8" Square Abstract Stained Glass

After selecting a few neat panels of textured glass, I decided to rummage through the scrap glass bins. At 75 cents per lb, I loaded up on a ton of yellows, reds, and pinks. But I’m always a sucker for purple and blue-tinted glass, so I grabbed some of those as well. You can’t beat 20 lbs of glass for $15!

I was finally checking out when I saw a neat finished piece in their storefront. It consisted of a large single piece of thick glass tile with a zebra’s portrait on it created entirely with solder. Curious as to how it was made, I asked about it and David showed me a few more pieces like it. So I decided to try out this technique myself and purchased what I needed: 1 large glass tile, a sheet of black backed copper foil and some paste flux. Check back for a future blog with details and photos of this new endeavor!

Just a quick reminder that students receive 10% off purchases and everyone will receive a hefty 25% off this April 25-30, 2011!!! So go stock up on glass and accessories!

Handmade Stained Glass Butterfly ($16)

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I hand-crafted this butterfly using a combination of semi-opaque and translucent glass, so that it stands out both at night and in a sunlit window. I gave it some cute accents using hand-curled wire. Patina is a bright silver color.

Click on the photo to visit my Etsy glass shop and buy this little guy!

This butterfly’s wingspan is about 4” wide.

This piece is carefully packaged and shipped with a suction cup. I also accept custom orders, so if you would prefer a different color or size, please send me a message for a quote.

Shipping Costs: United States – $4.00 / Canada – $10.00

It’s available for purchase through my store on Etsy.com. It’s secure and easy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71895646/handmade-stained-glass-butterfly

Restored Stained Glass Dove ($25)

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I found this cute dove at an antique shop the other day. It was partially broken, and I couldn’t bare to let it continue sitting there on a dusty shelf so I brought it home and soldered on a new loop for hanging, touched up some work, and attached a little droplet of solder for an eye. Now it’s all fixed and ready to go to a good home!

Click on the photo to visit my Etsy glass shop and buy this little guy!

This piece is made with white opaque iridescent glass and lots of nice wire work. It has a wingspan of 6 inches.

Shipping Costs:

United States – $4.00 / Canada – $10.00

It’s available for purchase through my store on Etsy.com. It’s secure and easy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71866999/stained-glass-dove

Handmade Stained Glass Sunset ($70)

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Just finished this piece yesterday and it’s ready for a good home!!

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This large handmade piece captures the beauty of a sunset over rolling hills. It combines colorful translucent and opaque glass to create a bold stained glass panel that stands out in dim light and glows brilliantly in sunlight. The custom frame and patina are a rich copper.

This 12″ x 6″ panel comes with a sturdy copper chain for hanging.

I also accepts custom orders, so if you need an accompanying piece or would prefer a variation in color or size, please send me a message for a quote.

Shipping Costs:

United States – $10.00 / Canada – $20.00

Stained Glass Sunset

Purchases can be made through my store on Etsy.com. It’s secure and easy!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71832593/handmade-stained-glass-sunset

Vintage Iris Stained Glass Panel ($100) – SOLD!!

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This vintage piece is one of a kind! So swoop it up before it’s too late!

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This large vintage stained glass piece showcases a medley of lovely pink and blue iris flowers. It’s sure to add warmth to your home with the beautiful combination of translucent and opaque glass colors. Bold and colorful, these flowers glow brilliantly in sunlight.

Dimensions: 11.5×11.5″

Due to its large size, please make sure to measure your window before purchase. This piece is ready to hang with a sturdy metal chain.

Shipping Costs:

United States – $10.00 / Canada – $20.00

Close up view

Vintage Iris Stained Glass Panel

Purchases can be made through my store on Etsy.com. It’s secure and easy!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/70831322/vintage-iris-stained-glass-panel

Handmade Stained Glass Geometric Heart ($14)

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This geometric heart was hand-crafted using red and pink-tinted translucent and opaque glass, so that it stands out both at night and in a sunlit window. It is 3.5″ tall and patina is a bold silver color and topped off with a cute ribbon for hanging!

Each purchase is carefully packaged and shipped with a suction cup. Combined shipping is available with purchase of additional items.

Shipping Costs:

United States – $4.00 / Canada – $10.00

Stained Glass Heart

Stained Glass Geometric Heart

Purchases can be made through my store on Etsy.com. It’s secure and easy!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67096319/stained-glass-geometric-heart

Handmade Koi Fish Stained Glass ($75)

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This custom piece features the beautiful ornamental Japanese koi fish. Each koi was created with opaque-colored glass, ensuring it will look beautiful in dim light. The rippling water surrounding the fish is made up of baroque glass, which gives it the water a natural swirling appearance. It is finished of with a rich mixture of copper and charcoal patina.

This 8″ x 9.25″ stained glass piece comes with a sturdy chain for hanging.

I also accept custom orders, so if you need an accompanying piece or would prefer a variation in color or size, please send me a message for a quote.

Shipping Costs:

United States – $10.00 / Canada – $20.00

Custom-designed Koi Fish Stained Glass

Purchases can be made through my store on Etsy.com. It’s secure and easy!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61791078/koi-fish-stained-glass