USA Presents. . .
The Celebration Continues!
West Virginia became the 35th state
USA on June 20, 1863, and we
continue our celebration of 150 years of statehood!
Fenton Art Glass has a long and rich history in the
State. Groundbreaking for
the Fenton factory took place in Williamstown, West Virginia
in the early fall of 1906, and our first glass was made here
on January 2, 1907. Though traditional glassmaking ceased in 2011, today beautiful
handcrafted glass jewelry is created in the same building.
here for information on special events commemorating West
Virginia's 150th Statehood Anniversary!
Celebrate the Artistry of West Virginia
Art Glass . . .
As we continue to wind down
factory inventory, we are pleased to offer limited quantity selections
which represent the finest of Fenton Art Glass.
Don't miss your opportunity to add these
magnificent representations of glass craftsmanship to your
This beautiful 10'' Vase was included in the
2009 Connoisseur Collection. . .
simply the best of the
best! Each piece comes with a printed certificate.
Lady Elegance is the perfect name for this vase. The
vivid iridescence of our Favrene glass is beautifully
complemented by an elegant handpainted lush floral design by
Stacy Williams. When first introduced, the Lady
Elegance Vase was limited to 750 pieces. We have located a few
remaining vases (fewer than a dozen) in a storage area at the
The spirit of innovation applied to age-old glassmaking
techniques is what makes Favrene a real rarity today. As with
many handmade glasses, Fenton's Favrene
isn't a recent
invention. It is Fenton's unique version of two earlier
glasses ― Tiffany's
Favrile and Steuben's Blue Aurene. Enticed by
the silvery blue color
found in these
Frank M. Fenton worked to develop a similar
A special reheating process was necessary to create the
silvery layer on the outside of each piece. Favrene was
introduced in the Fenton line in the 1991 Connoisseur
Collection and continues to be a collector favorite.
08559T7 10'' Lady Elegance Favrene
The Horizons Collection
marked a new direction for Fenton Art Glass. A letter from
company president George Fenton was included in the 2007
catalog. In it, he states, ''...As always, each article of
Fenton glass bespeaks our pride in the craftsmanship of the
designers and the skilled artisans who make these products
possible. Our Horizons and Studio collections for 2007 mark
new directions for us, as we seek to adapt and change in
keeping with emerging trends in a highly-competitive
Included in the 2007 Horizons
collection, this elegant 11-3/4'' Aubergine Satin Vase
features a Stacy Williams design called "Asian Art on
yet elegant. . . the graceful art of the Orient effortlessly
spans centuries and is perfectly expressed with matte gold
patina on sanded glass. Each vase is signed by Stacy and by
George Fenton. We have fewer than a dozen remaining in stock.
11-3/4'' Asian Art on Augberine Satin Vase
George Fenton signature, $175.00,
C43853H 7-1/4'' Sea Green
Satin Grape Vase
$119.50, Now $89.00
This 7-1/4'' Grape Vase is handcrafted in Sea
Green glass with a satin finish. The mould originated at
Imperial Glass, but Fenton purchased it from Indiana Glass.
Award-winning Fenton designer Robin Spindler created the
''brushed look'' effect on the pattern of grapes in bas
relief. The vases has shades of purple, pink, green, and gold
for a realistic look.
Originally $58.50, Now $46.75
3'' Mom's A Treasure Burmese Purse Treasure Box
You're a Treasure is handpainted ''inside'' the
The signatures of Shelley Fenton, Nancy Fenton, Lynn Fenton,
and the artist who completed each piece on the bottom.
This lovely Purse Treasure Box,
handcrafted in our classic Burmese glass, is extra special!
This is a perfect gift to let someone know they are special to
Originally produced as a Mother's Day item, our Purse Treasure
Box mould was designed by Suzi Whitaker. Suzi worked closely
with our decorating designers to develop this two-part purse
that is fun, functional and a bit funky!
Each Treasure Box features a handpainted floral motif designed
by Stacy Williams and a special message inside: You're a
Treasure. Each Treasure Box also includes a gem accent on
the clasp and the signatures of Shelley Fenton, Nancy Fenton,
and Lynn Fenton, as well as the signature of the artist who
completed each piece.
Fenton Jewelry's Art Glass Beads. . .
Fenton jewelry designers
Jena Lane Blair and Truda ''TJ'' Mendenhall have combined
their talents to create lovely three-dimensional works of
art glass jewelry. With truly unique designs, each bead
has a sterling Silver core (approx. 3/16" dia.) embossed
with Fenton USA and features the initials of the artist.
Creating a three-dimensional bead is like ''painting with
molten glass'' according to Jena.
Shown below: Cherry Delights-"Cherry
cobbler, cherry pie, cherry ice cream...yum!" Panda
Panda cubs frolic in the bamboo." Butterfly
Sweathearts-"Soft delicate wings flutter in a
Three views are shown of our handcrafted Beach
Buddies glass bead. The design was inspired by
treasured memories of a day at the shore... and you'll
love the delightfully whimsical sea life depicted on this
Beach Buddies Bead
Three sides shown above
in USA. . .
Initialed by the artist. . .
Sterling Silver Core. . .
Click here to view the current Fenton Jewelry Collection,
including our handcrafted glass Teardrop earrings. Don't forget about our Frequent Buyer
Program. . . Buy 10 beads from one Fenton dealer or via the
Fenton website and you earn a FREE limited edition
Click here for details the Frequent Buyer Program.
Find a Fenton Dealer. . . Though we continue to wind down the factory inventory, many
authorized Fenton dealers around the country still have a nice
selection of Fenton Art Glass!
here to find a dealer near
Fenton Jewelry retailers in West
Virginia have ''custom designed'' beads available.
Adams Hallmark, with six store locations, has exclusive
beads in the Blue and Gold colors. The Bronze Look,
with stores in Princeton and Bluefield, WV, has a ''Black Bear
150th WV'' handpainted bead. Watch this newsletter for a
link to our "custom designs" page.
Fenton eBay Auctions. . . Here's your
opportunity to own a unique Fenton creation,
including rare, one-of-a-kinds, through our weekly ebay Auctions!
Items featured this week...
Artist Events Featuring Fenton Jewelry Designers
Jena Blair and Truda Mendenhall
Fenton Jewelry designers Jena Lane Blair and Truda ''TJ'' Mendenhall will
be demonstrating the
art of beadmaking and handpainting Fenton jewelry
July 4-7 Daily at
the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, Ripley, WV.
There will also be two custom design beads available only during
this event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of this festival.Click here for info on
this event and
here for the current schedule.
HOT LINKS. . .
Find beautiful Fenton glass
selections via our website with these categories:
- Handmade in USA
Fenton Beads and Earrings
Frequent Buyer Program for Beads
Fenton Beads - Retired List
While Supplies Last
Fenton Gift Shop Exclusives
Fenton International - Anniversary Glass
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