Today's featured shop makes me realize, once again, what an amazing place Etsy is. There is so much variety! As a seller myself, it's fascinating to discover and explore what others create, and Blue Wave Glass is certainly no exception. I personally wouldn't know the first thing about working with stained class, but owner Jennifer (as you'll soon see) is an incredible talent. Her creations are so gorgeous and so intricate; I just love all the color and detail!
|Turquoise Mosaic Trivet Leaf Shape Accent Piece|
CM: Tell us a bit about yourself...
JS: Hi...My name is Jennifer and my Shop is Blue Wave Glass ~ Stained Glass Mosaics. I live in South West Florida with my husband and two daughters. I am inspired always by nature...birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and all kinds of flowers and plants. I want to make items that people will really use and display in there homes and gardens. I call it Functional Art - Flowers Pots, Candle Holders, Picture Frames, Birdhouses and Wall Hangings. I have so many more ideas! I make each item like I was making a gift for my own friend or family. And I have a lot of fun making each and every one.
|Orange Stained Glass Mosaic Picture Frame 10% OFF|
CM: When and how did you start making stained glass mosaics? Did someone teach you?
JS: I have been making mosaic for years now...mostly flower pots for myself, family, and friends. I use Stained Glass because I love the way light refracts and makes it shine, and there are so many colors to choose from..it's never ending.
|SALE 10% OFF Birdhouse Stained Glass Mosaic Purple Flowers|
CM: How long does it take you to make a piece to sell? What's the process like? Your workspace?
JS: Each piece is very different...some take only an hour or two to complete the design. After I hand cut the stained glass, I use an adhesive to place each piece of glass. It then has to cure for at least one day. Then it can be grouted and sealed. My garage is my studio for cutting glass, then I like to be at the kitchen or lanai table so I can enjoy my family while I work.
|Mosaic Candle Holder Blue Square|
CM: What's the best thing about selling on Etsy? The most challenging?
JS: I have always loved handmade items, going to craft and art shows. I just love to see my items being viewed and liked by so many people. It makes you feel really good. The most challenging for sure is trying to compete with so many amazing artists an Etsy!
|Sale 10% OFF Stained Glass Blue and Purple Mosaic Flower Pot|
CM: What's your favorite item from your own shop right now?
JS: I am a bird lover, so right now my favorite item in my shop is this Blue Bird Mosaic Candle Holder. I love the colors and I love that when you are when not using it as a candle holder, you can place it on a little art easel and show it off. It is so pretty when light shines through.
|Blue Bird Mosaic Candle Holder Decorative Display Plate 10% OFF|
CM: Do you have a favorite shop or item on Etsy? If so, which one(s)?
JS: I have so many favorites...it's really hard to pick! This painting is so pretty, I love the colors and it would look great in my house, when I get a chance to re-decorate!
|Mosaic Candle Holder Blue-Green Beach Themed|
A big thank you to Jennifer! Remember, stay tuned for more great Etsy shops!!