Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments from the Glass Eye Studio

by Digby_Adams

Made in America glass Christmas ornaments that you'll be proud to display on your tree or with your other decorations.

The Glass Eye Studio is located in Seattle, Washington one of the premier glass blowing meccas in the world. Numerous world-class glassblowers call this city home. That's probably because of the legendary Plichuck Glass School which has produced many of these artisans. It's unfortunate that most of the Christmas ornaments we buy at the local mall or big box retailers come from China. You can choose to support American business and the Seattle economy by purchasing the beautiful hand-blown glass ornaments from the Glass Eye Studio.

The Glass Eye Studio has learned how to create beautiful and consistent glass art and employ artisans in an ethical manner. Their employees are all paid a living wage and have an extensive benefits package including health insurance. Many of their employees have been there over 20 years. In fact when they reach that employment milestone, the company gives them a free trip to Hawaii. While it's fantastic that Glass Eye Studio has these policies, it is sad that that's considered worth noting it today's world. Blowing glass is certainly an art, but visit their workplace and you'll see that it certainly feels like a manufacturing plant. Six huge gas furnaces are the central feature to their workroom.

Consistency and execution are the keys to the success of Glass Eye Studio. Each piece is unique because of the glass blowing process. However they are all made to exacting standards. That's made it easy for retailers across the world to sell and then reorder pieces. Christmas or Holiday ornaments, as the Glass Eye Studio calls, them make up one-third of their business.

Round friendship ornaments are my favorite Glass Eye Studio Christmas ornament. They are all round and there are dozens of different designs to choose from. The swirls of color and pattern are truly mesmerizing. I love to give these as housewarming gifts and Holiday host gifts. Partly because of their name and partly because they are truly unique Christmas ornaments. Everyone thinks of Venice when it comes to glassblowing, many of our friends are shocked to find out about American glass blowing in Seattle.

I love the fact that I can buy American, support local artisans and such an ethical company. It's truly a sustainable gift giving opportunity.

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Handblown Round Glass Eye Ornaments - Friendship Style

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If you're a heart collector then you just have to have one of these exquisite hand-blown heart ornaments. If you aren't but know someone who's always dolled up in heart jewelry, you have to give her one. I love the gentle swirls and abstract patterns of color that the glassblowers infuse in these hearts.You could choose a red heart ornament for a passionate sweltering love affair. A cool blue glass heart ornament would compliment nautical decor or a love of the sea perfectly. A green heart ornament is perfect for a greenie environmental friend.  Or you can do what I love to do, buy them all for yourself! 

These are very sophisticated ornaments that will make a very stylish Xmas tree. But I would certainly include them on my fireplace mantle decorations as well as my front door Christmas wreath. In fact the Glass Eye Studio makes beautiful vases as well. So perhaps you'd buy a few and fill them with Christmas floral arrangements. Everything would be beautifully coordinated.

You'll find all of these Glass Eye Studio ornaments for sale on ebay. Click Here to see all the Glass Eye Heart ornaments for sale on ebay.

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Glass Eye Studio Heart Ornament
Glass Eye Studio Heart Ornament

Heart Ornaments from Glass Eye Studios

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More Christmas Decor and Ornaments to Adore!

You're favorite fisherman will love a Santa Fishing ornament to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Fans of nautical decor will love adding this to their Holiday decorations.
The kids' Christmas table will look great this year with a Santa vinyl tablecloth. Lots to choose from on ebay at low and discount prices.
Let a Santa tree topper complete your Christmas tree decorations. Here's a great selection of colorful Santa tree toppers, white and gold Santa toppers, and even vintage.
Unique Santa pillows for your Christmas decor. Includes needlepoint Santa pillows, primitive folk art Santa pillows, and vintage Santa pillows. You'll love the low prices too!
Updated: 09/22/2012, Digby_Adams
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katiem2 on 09/23/2012

I love hand blown glass ornaments. So very beautiful. thanks for sharing. :)K

sheilamarie on 09/22/2012

These are beautiful, Digby! Thanks for introducing us to these Made in America glass ornaments. It's always good to buy local and support local artisans.

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