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October 12, 2018

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Fenton Art Glass Handcrafted Necklace & Pendant Special. . .

We continue our Fenton Art Glass Jewelry Specials with special discounts on our remaining inventory of pendants and necklaces. These items may well be Going, Going, GONE! Choose from the selections shown below or click here to view handcrafted jewelry selections or click here for While Supplies Last beads. See ordering instructions below.


Pendant Necklaces
shown above, left to right:

11552 Evangeline Pendant Necklace
Originally $75, Now $45.00
The Evangeline Pendant is made of reactive glass frit with colors ranging from green, turquoise, creamy yellow, and purple. The Chocolate glass drop completes the look on this antique brass (approx. 36") necklace. No two are alike!

 

11577 Broadway Pendant Necklace
Originally $69.50, Now $42.00
This antique pewter finish necklace is adorned with the Broadway pendant. A velvety black canvas is covered with pure silver threads and encased in clear glass. This pendant necklace
(approx. 19") is perfect for opening night!

 

11590 Suffragette 29" Pendant Necklace
Originally $79.50, Now $47.00
The 1-1/4" pendant features deep violet transparent glass accented with glass bits in deep purple, green and white. These colors are then swirled to form a beautiful one-of-a-kind pattern. The symbols and colors used in this necklace were also used in Suffragette jewelry of the late 19th and early 20th century.

The glass part of these pendants measures approximately 3/4'' and the overall size is about 1-1/2'' tall.

11629 To Teach Pendant (silver fittings)
Inspired by teachers "touching lives" which is on the back of this pendant. Originally $75.00, Now $30.00


11322 Cavern's Edge Pendant (gold fittings)

This Pendant features soft swirling shades of our popular colors. Originally $59.50, Now $23.80

 HOW TO PLACE YOUR FENTON JEWELRY ORDER
ORDERS ARE NO LONGER PROCESSED ONLINE.

Please specify the  name and item# and email your order to chill@fentonartglass.com

You'll receive a confirmation email. Please include your name and address, daytime phone number, price, and the quantity you wish to order, though in many cases just one may be available (first come, first served). Orders above $50 receive free shipping via USPS. A $3.50 shipping charge is added to all orders $50 and under. Orders are no longer processed online and must be submitted via an email as detailed here.


NEW Limited Editions from Fenton Gift Shop. . .

We are pleased to offer these new Limited Edition selections for pre-orders. Each piece features a hand painted design and will be signed, numbered and dated 2018 by one of our talented designers. The Iceberg Paperweight was made by Mosser Glass. The other Limited Edition pieces were handcrafted by Mosser, using the Fenton moulds, exclusively for the Fenton Gift Shop.

Yes, it's coming. . . and we offer a delightful way to welcome the approaching Winter season! This Iceberg Paperweight features a whimsical "Welcome Winter!" design by Kim Barley! This 5" tall crystal iceberg paperweight was made by Mosser Glass. Kim's fun winter motif includes a black cat observing a snowman that is adorned in a striped cap with a matching scarf. The snowman has star accents and a heart-shaped ornament hanging from one of its stick "arms". Kim added pine cones and trees as well as delicate snowflakes to complete her design. Note the hand lettered "Welcome Winter!" message. Each Welcome Winter Iceberg Paperweight is $95.

"Wow!" was the general consensus when Michelle Kibbe showed us her latest design and we think you'll agree. Michelle finished this 11" Opal Satin Vase with a full moon against a night sky background. Lush green pine trees and pine cones frame the scene.

A watchful Great Horned Owl is perched on a branch in the foreground. . . those large gold and black eyes do not appear to miss the slightest movement in the night. Additional views of this vase are shown below. Note the true-to-life depiction of the owl. . . those eyes! The hand painted details are meticulously executed and a tribute to Michelle's talent as an artist. Each Great Horned Owl Vase is $190.

 

Did you know. . . The Great Horned Owl, one of the most common owls in North America, is found in forests, swamps, deserts, tundra edges, tropical rain forests, cities, suburbs, and parks. There’s a good chance you’ve heard the soft, stuttering hoots of this owl: hoo-h’HOO-hoo-hoo, which it uses to advertise its territory.

 

Also shown at right is Michelle's companion piece for the vase, a 5" Opal Satin Great Horned Owl figurine. As with the vase, the hand painted details are meticulous and true-to-life, especially those eyes! Michelle added pine cones and tree branches on the base. See the close-up images below. Each Great Horned Owl Figurine is $95.

 

Did you know. . . Great Horned Owls have big eyes with wide pupils that allow them to easily spot their prey. Unlike human eyes, the owl's eyes don’t move in their sockets, but owls can swivel their heads to look in any direction.

Pre-orders for the Welcome Winter Iceberg Paperweight, Great Horned Owl Vase and Figurine will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, October 15, 2018.

 

To pre-order these Limited Editions, please contact Fenton Gift Shop at 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or send an email: purchasing@fentongiftshop.com and include the names of the items you want to purchase in the subject line. Include your full name and daytime phone number so we may follow-up on your request. You may also request that we add your to our newsletter email list for future limited edition offering news.

You may recall past winters of making the perfect snowman when you display our latest shape, the Snowman Fairy Light! Introduced as part of the "Frosty Friends" collection in 2002, this 7.25" two-piece Fairy Light was designed by sculptor Jon Saffell. This version is Opal glass made by Mosser with a satin finish.

Kim Barley hand painted a "Winter Wishes" motif, with a birch tree and cardinal design on the base, along with the hand lettered "Winter Wishes" message. This smiling snowman is adorned in a festive green jacket with red scarf and mittens. Note the tiny polka-dotted heart design on the pocket. Kim added a colorful band around the top hat and a golden star accent. The second photo at left shows this Fairy Light with a battery-operated tea light (included). This happy snowman will cast a warm glow in your home on the coldest winter night. Each Winter Wishes Snowman Fairy Light is $125.

Below: Our impressive 11.5" Opal Satin Vase requires an equally impressive design and Robin Spindler provides it with her "First Snow" hand painted scene. Her wonderful winter landscape encircles the glass canvas. At the forefront is a large deer ─ could it be a 10 point buck? The buck deer appears to be standing guard above the fawn. Another deer can be seen in the forest background. Each First Snow Vase is $230.

Since their debut in the year 2000, the Fenton snow people figurines have delighted collectors and continued to add holiday cheer to many, many homes. Our 4.25" Snowman and 4" Snowlady figurines were designed by Fenton sculptor Jon Saffell. They’ve been in a grouping called "Frosty Friends" for several years.

 

Michelle Kibbe's hand painted "Mr. and Mrs. Brown" design on these Opal Satin figurines is sure to please! Each figurine is decked out in winter garments and ready for a holiday shopping excursion!

 

Mr. Brown has a colorful maroon scarf with white dotted swiss style accents. Note the warm mittens and ear muffs! Michelle added an interesting "pine branch" design on the shirt. Mrs. Brown is oh so stylish as well in a matching maroon jacket with coordinating cape. Both have wonderful smiles and carrot noses! The Mr. and Mrs. Brown Snowman and Snowlady Figurine Set is $140.

Pre-orders for the Winter Wishes Snowman Fairy Light, First Snow Vase, and Mr. and Mrs. Brown Snowman and Snowlady Figurines will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Please contact Fenton Gift Shop at 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or email: purchasing@fentongiftshop.com and include the names of the items you want to purchase in the subject line as well as your full name and daytime phone number so we may follow-up on your request.


Keepsake Gifts
from Fenton Gift Shop. . .

Visit Fenton Gift Shop for a variety of unique gifts for all occasions. Choose from earrings, figurines, jewelry, vases, fairy lights, candy boxes, candle holders, NEW Limited Editions as well as vintage Fenton Art Glass.

 

Fenton Gift Shop is located in a small strip mall at 2242 Williams Highway, Suite 108, Williamstown, WV 26187

 

Phone: 800-319-7793, ext. 342 or
304-375-7772

 

Fenton Gift Shop is located five minutes from the original Fenton factory site on State Route 14 in Boaz. Take Exit 185 from I-77 to Williamstown.

Fenton Gift Shop Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET)


Glass Identification Requests. . .

We no longer have staff to research inquiries about glass: value, history, identification, etc. Reference books on Fenton Art Glass do not include current price guides. We suggest you contact your local antiques dealer, the local library, or one of the collector clubs: http://www.fentonartglass.com/collectors. The Williamstown Antique Mall (local) may also provide assistance: 304-375-6315 or email: antiquemall@suddenlinkmail.com. A piece like yours may be listed on eBay, which can provide current pricing information. Otherwise, please send email inquiries about glass "production" to: askfenton@fentonartglass.com


Fenton Art Glass eBay Auctions. . .

Here's your opportunity to own a "one-of-a-kind" art glass creation or an item from Fenton's 112+ year history through our weekly eBay auctions. These Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions will end at 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, October 17. Items featured this week. . .

Created in 2011 at Glass Axis Studio in Columbus, Ohio by internationally-recognized glass artist, Doug Frates, this
impressive art piece was one of several commissioned by Tom Fenton for his Artful Remembrance project. This vase is
11” tall with an 8” dia. opening and weighs an impressive 5.5 lbs. Doug Frates calls this style of coloring "Sedona," and it is one of the silvered finishes for which he has become famous. Doug Frates is a United States Marine who served in Iraq in 2003. This piece also has a black ring around the top and is signed by Doug Frates (see close-up photo). His signature is large, but it blends in, so you need to look closely near the bottom of the piece. The finished bottom of the vase reveals the characteristic pontil mark typical of offhand glass artistry. The bottom surface also displays an inscribed alphanumeric Artful Remembrance identification code.

 

The 11" tall Alley Cat is one of the best known collectibles associated with Fenton Art Glass. This example in satin-finished opaque "Jadeite" green (made by our friends at Mosser Glass using the Fenton mould) has become a wonderful one-of-a-kind Alley Cat thanks to the hand painting talents and skills of Fenton artist Michelle Kibbe. The vibrant yellow/black colors of the Goldfinch contrast beautifully with the glass. Every hand painted feather is meticulously done, and all the other details are just perfect! The delicate floral motif in purple hues and the sprays of white flowers make this Alley Cat a real "must have!"


Here's a bit of Fenton Art Glass history. Made from original negatives in the Fenton Archives, these two 8x10 photos
date from 1907-1908. When the Fenton Art Glass factory began operations in those years, a spur or siding from the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ran between the main factory building and an adjacent building. These photos were taken from different directions on the railroad siding. Note the planks laid between the two buildings so that empty barrels could be rolled from the cooper shop across to factory. The other 8x10 photo was taken with the camera pointed north, and the tall stack of the Fenton Art Glass Company’s multi-pot furnace is visible in the right center of the background. In this photo, the shipping department (note the roof overhang) is on the right, and the cooper shop is on the left. These photos provide an interesting insight into the methods used to ship glassware during those first years of Fenton’s operations. These 8x10 photos are high-quality black-and-white prints on a special metallic paper to heighten contrast. The “words” across the photos are not on the originals that will be sent.
These Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions will end at 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.


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