I have not seen anything like you make anywhere. And your Universe pendants are too cool. I have given your web site address to a friend of mine, and plan to purchase another in the near future for my wife. You do great work. Consider me a FAN.
A.J. Monsour – Iola, Kansas
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One night while playing around on my computer I discovered a world of glass jewelry & artists I never knew existed. I looked at website after website until I clicked on Solstice Glass & then I was in heaven. I had never seen anything like this before. I placed an order for the butterfly & universe pendants. When they arrived, I was in possession of the universe pendant for about 5 minutes before my 11 yr. old confiscated it. The butterfly pendant was absolutely incredible & the first time I wore it I had complete strangers stopping me to find out where I had gotten it. I have placed 2 more orders since.
As for Mark, I can’t say enough. Not only is he an extremely talented artist but he is also a wonderful person. I have decided to try my hand at lampworking & his help & encouragement have been invaluable to me. He confirmed my belief that artists are the most amazing & special people you will ever meet because with all of the ugliness in the world they are the ones responsible for creating & inspiring all of the beauty. Thank you so much for everything & hopefully sometime in the near future I’ll be sending you a picture of something beautiful I’ve able to create.
Hi Mark. I want to thank you for making such beautiful artwork. I stumbled on your website by accident, but I’m so glad I did. My husband and I have been doing folk art for years and we love to look at other artists work-no matter what kind of art they do. I have recently been interested in lampwork and have been all over the web looking. When I happened upon your website, I was blown away by the detail and orginality of your work. I collect turtles, so when I saw your turtle pendants, I had to have the amber/purple one. When I ran across your butterfly/universe pendant, it struck a special chord in my heart. A loved one of mine, that has since passed on, loved butterflies. He collected butterflies and it reminded me of him, so of course, I had to have that one. And I went on to order the blue mushroom pentant because we love the shape of mushrooms.
When they arrived, I was so impressed by everything. From the pendants themselves to the way that they were so carefully packaged. We will be back for more! You are a great artist and your talent speaks for itself!
Mark, I want to thank you for the wonderful glass bead you crafted (Universe). It was a Christmas present for a very good friend. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find original glass work; a lot of the beads for sale at shops are typical and not unique or original. My friend loves the bead and is currently working on a hemp design that will properly display the bead.
I thank you for being a true artist and creative spirit. And you now have a loyal fan and repeat customer. And free advertising wherever I can spread the word.
Dear Mark, I wanted to write you after Christmas. I was so pleased with my order. To think that you made each one by hand after I ordered it, and had it on time for Christmas was simply perfect! You are an artist with such amazing talent. I am in awe of your work and gifting in this most unusual art form. I gave wearable glass art to all my staff in my office.
I travel all over the world with my work dealing with orphaned children, and can find many beautiful things to purchase for unusual gifts, however, this year, my gifts were made in the USA, by your hands. I wish you could have seen everyone’s face when they saw their pendants. I have given your website out to numerous people! Thank you for one of the most enjoyable gift giving seasons I’ve ever had. You are truly a blessed artist extraordinaire!
These pieces are absolutely stunning. I ordered the greenish butterfly hemp choker for myself, the red butterfly hemp chocker for my best friend, and the universe butterfly pendent for my grandma. I have given out this site to many admirers already, and just started wearing my choker a few weeks ago. Don’t hesitate to purchase your own. The craftsmanship is that of a true artisan. I can only bear to take my choker off while jogging or showering. After all, they do match everything.
I can’t wait to order another. Thank you!
Mark, I received my bead and it is BEAUTIFUL. You are truly a gifted artist! I have only been able to show it to one friend and she has already placed an order with you. She is very active in the local bead guild so I am sure she will be generating much business for you. I am planning a lariat to display my bead and should probably have it completed within the next week. I can’t wait to finish it so I can display the bead. When I do, I am sure I will receive many compliments and inquiries. Needless to say, many orders for you from Michigan. Thanks again.
I LOVE it!
I wear it all the time, and have gotten many many compliments on it. I have given out your website to lots of people as well, just had to share with them. You do beautiful work, and have inspired me to at least kick around the idea of learning to do lampworking myself
It seems like something I would love to do. You’ll probably be hearing from me again sometime soon, I think I’ll have to have one of your flower pendants as well.
Hi Mark, I have two of your pendants. One is a blue vortex and the other one is a flower. I love them and there is not one time that I put them on and didn’t receive the best of compliments. People don’t believe that the pendant is handmade – they think is a product of a machine or such. Don’t worry, I set them straight right away and even give them the name of the artist. You are very talented. I have to tell you a secret. Because of you, I started taking lampwork classes. I took two classes and I am thinking about getting the entire set up here at home. Keep up the great, awesome work!
Oh my!!! I just came home from work and the three pendants I ordered from you had arrived. They were so meticulously packaged – no chance of breakage. But seeing the actual pendants was a wonderful surprise. They are even more awesome than they look on screen – you just don’t know until you see them in person. The sunset over the ocean pendant is so beautiful and kind of mysterious, enchanting – don’t have the right words. The solar system (I think that’s the name) is just amazing – I can’t wait to give it to my 17 year old niece! I ordered one for my sister for part of her Christmas and when I saw them I called her right up and told her she had to come and see her Christmas present because I couldn’t wait until Christmas (two more days). I’m sure we’ll be “stopping traffic” when we wear them to work. Thank you for your talent and hard work!!!!
A note to let you know that my copper universe pendant arrived today and it is beautiful. Thank you so much. I will certainly let my friends know about your web site and about the beautiful things you make and about your reliability. It has been a pleasure to do business with you.
Hi Mark, I received my pendants yesterday and they are stunning. The butterfly pendant will be such an unusual gift for my daughter and I know she will treasure it. Your art gives the person wearing your pendants the chance to share a bit of their soul, just as you have in creating such beauty.
Hi Mark. I did receive my order with the two pendants. I had ordered the butterfly pendant and the universe pendant. I have to tell you… I still can’t decide which one I like more. They are both so unique.. both so beautiful. Thank you so very much for taking the time to create these incredible little treasures. I have already had many people asking me where I got them… so I’m sure you will have many more orders coming your way. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled over your site. It’s not only your wonderful talent that stands out, it’s also your genuine warmth. It is a pleasure doing business with you and I’m sure you will be receiving more orders from me in the near future. Once again, thank you so very much.
Hey Mark…I just got the pendant yesterday! I love it. It’s gorgeous. I was looking through a star magazine today while waiting in the doctor’s office and found a picture from the Hubble telescope of different galaxies. My pendant looks exactly like it Everyone that has seen it absolutely think it’s beautiful! Thank you so much. I plan on getting my mom and sister a pendant. My mom doesn’t usually wear stuff like this, but she said that this one is just so beautiful that she’s going to have to get one. I plan on ordering soon. Thank you again. I’m so impressed.
I wanted to let you know my pendants arrived safely. It must of taken you longer to package them up than to make them.
I just love the way the order came together too. Your pendants are simply marvelous…You just amaze me with your art!! How do you get that butterfly in there with such detail?? Is the butterfly made with glass too? Just totally awesome!! It’s going to be so hard to turn loose of any of them… but I know when i do i can hardly wait to see the reaction there is going to be. You are so talented…wow…such a gift you have!! It’s been a wonderful experience and I truly appreciate the opportunity you have given me to puchase your masterpieces!! Thank You So Much.
Good Evening Mark, The pendant has arrived safely. I picked it up this morning from my box, on the way to work. It’s a good thing you package so carefully, as it was crammed into my box with a ton of junk mail & another package of beads. I opened it as soon as I got into work & it’s STUNNING! I put it on its cord & wore it right then. Everyone oooohed & ahhed over it all day. Thank you so very much, it’s gorgeous & I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of it
Good Afternoon: I happened upon your site while searching for the perfect gift for my sweetheart, who is a huge fan of anything pertaining to butterflies. After days of searching only to come up with items that just wouldn’t suffice, I changed my search wording and ended up on a link that brought me to your site.
Immediately I clicked on your site, & was amazed and excited. Never in a million years did I expect to behold such an awesomely crafted piece of art…Still I was unsure if what I saw would be what I would get..I took a chance. I ordered the amber butterfly pendant. The online ordering was very user friendly. I figured okay, now I wait. To my surprise I received a humble response thanking me for my order. To good to be true, so I thought. Until I got the email stating my pendant was done and on it’s way within 3-4 days.
I walked to my mailbox on the 4th day and there it was. I was almost afraid to open it. However when I did, I was absolutely speachless. Inside of this meticulously neat and obviously careful packaging, was the most fabulous pendant I’ve ever seen. I was so elated. It’s not just beautiful, it is phenomenal. Such wonderful detailed color, shape, & presentation. I’m amazed at how real the little butterfly looks…
Thank You for a gift I know will be cherished for a lifetime. I look forward to my next order as the holidays are fast approaching. As much as I’d love to keep the secret of your work to myself, I cannot. It is something I must share… Peace, Blessings & Prosperity to you Mark.
I received your lovely flower pendant about two weeks ago. You do such beautiful, unusual work! I have received many compliments and told the inquirers about your website. Your pendant has another feature too: it offers a mini vacation! I find that if I need a break, I just stop and stare into the mysterious, beautiful world inside the glass and end up feeling as though I have taken a journey through a science fictional Eden somewhere! Thank you so much! I wish you a lovely holiday and much inspiration, joy, and prosperity in your life and work throughout the new year ahead!
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. My order was beautiful and met every expectation. I have already displayed your pieces at a show and they are readily admired by all. My biggest problem was deciding which to keep and wear myself ! Each piece is a treasure. In addition, you filled the order quickly and wrapped each item so meticulously, I felt as though I was opening a treasure chest with each. Once again, thank-you for sharing your treasures!!
Just wanted to let you know that I received the pendant…I just cannot get over how literally BREATHTAKINGLY beautiful it is in person! What a wonderous work of art. Every person who has seen it has had the same reaction to it: wide eyes, a sharp intake of the breath (and holding it for several seconds), and some kind of awed exclamation! I can’t thank you enough for your generosity.
This pendant is amazing! I can stare into it for ages! You are a wonderful artist, you have really captured the cosmos in a little pendant! I always loved to go to the planetarium as a child, and missed it. Now I have my own star gallery around my neck! In 3D!!!! Thank you!! I am definitely getting more ~ including a marble!! I can’t wait to see what you do next. Wow!
Hi Mark, I want to thank you for the beautiful turtle pendant I ordered for my daughter. When it arrived, I opened the package and was thrilled! I could not have been more pleased!! When I gave it to my daughter, she thought it was absolutly fantastic!!! It took me 6 months to save to get this pendant for her, and I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was that she just loved it! It was larger than I thought it would be, and very impressive! Thank you so much for making such a beautiful pendant for me, it is truly a work of art!!! I plan to save for one of your butterfly pendants for myself.
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