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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Esty Blenko


Blog Friends:
I’ve just packaged the second order of fifteen cards (three red, two each orange, green, turquoise, blue, purple and brown – you’re going to LOVE the brown!) to send to Blenko tomorrow. I’m hoping Blenko will have them for the WV anniversary on the 19th. They will be $15.00 each in the Visitors Center. I will also be selling them in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/therenaissancewoman You have to sign up for Etsy to buy things, but it’s all free. I have three water
bottle cards listed right now, plus a couple of other non-Blenko cards, and will be making more soon. Thanks for everyone’s interest!

Diane (The Renaissance Woman)

7 comments:

Hillary J Homburg said...

Diane,
Your cards are framed and hanging near a shelf of Blenko.
HJH

buckndi said...

Just an FYI, I got USPS confirmation that the package of cards was delivered to Blenko. Also, I had a die-cutter made that will allow me to cut out the bottle shape much more easily. It took me one whole day to cut out the fifteen by hand, so if I can cut fifteen in a few seconds, it will be a big plus. When I get more in the Etsy store, I will let Hillary know. Again, thanks to the blog friends for their interest!

Diane

Anonymous said...

Am I the only person to think the stopper was made in a weird way
there is no top it will collect dust, was this design or a technical error?
Gina

Phani said...

Hillary,

You should have a total of 5 emails from me regarding the BD glass at Blenko and the Osburn. Take a look and post them when you get a chance.

B,

I obtained #12 for us, same as last yr. It was a great experience going back there. Also, The Osburn's glass is incredible also. I bought couple of pieces and reserved #3 BD piece for you in-case you want to make that call.

Phani said...

Diane,

I am not sure if I mentioned, that I got the card sometime before. They are beautiful and needless to say, B and I will use these for very special occassions.

ironcheftvdinner said...

Gina,

I can't speak for Arlon Bayliss, but I think that the design is exaclty the way he meant for it to be.

Yes, it will collect dust, just as many other glass designs collect dust. The stopper is similar to Wayne Husted's 6027 "shot glass decanter" and his 5937 "sipper decanter." Both have the open funnel type design and are very popular among collectors.

Anonymous said...

I saw no cards.
Paul J.