Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to make a piece?
The short answer is it vairies from piece to piece.
Why is it "3" ND Glass?
The 3 is supposed to resemble a backward E. When I engrave my logo onto some pieces I use the back of the E as the start of the N, so it flows nicely. It's supposed to be ƎND Glass but 3ND Glass is a lot easier to write, and sounds better than "Backwards E,ND Glass."
What is dichroic Glass?
Dichroic Glass is specialty glass that shimmers and reflects the surrounding color(s) in a piece. It is rather expensive with the scrap costing 60 dollars and the premium sheets costing upwards of 150. Cllick here for some pictures of pieces with dichroic.
What is a "Gather"?
Who is behind 3ND Glass and how did this company begin?
Can I buy pieces in person, or do I need to order online?
I go to a couple of Youth Business shows at the Young Americans Bank in Denver 2 or 3 times a year. You can try and catch me there, but otherwise, yes, you have to order online.
When can I expect my order?
I process orders once a week. Depending on how much stock I have, and what you ordered, your order will be shipped between 1 and 3 weeks after it has been processed. Custom orders and commissions naturally take longer as I need to make them specially and won’t already have them in stock.
How long do custom orders take?
Depending on how complicated your custom order is and my backlog, it will likely be shipped 3-4 weeks after your order is processed and after the design is finalized. I typically work in the studio 2 days a week. If you have a deadline make sure to include it on your order form, and I will get back to you.
How will my order be shipped?
Orders will be shipped via USPS. At the moment I only ship to the US. Plans to go international are coming soon.
Can I customize pieces?
Yes, you can. If you would like a color of a piece that isn't available in the gallery, and/or you would like to change another small detail like engraving, you can custom order a piece. If you would like a completely original piece you can commission a piece.
Can you work with a customer to make something not seen on your site?
Yes, I can! Go to the commission page and fill out the form. After the form is processed, we can clarify the details of the design, and if it is possible for me to meet your criteria.
How can I get into glass blowing?
I am not in the business of teaching glass blowing, however, if you would like to learn, look on the internet and find a studio near you. Then see if they will give lessons/experiences. I go to Flux Studio in Denver, and they do provide lessons/experiences in glass blowing. CLICK HERE FOR THEIR WEBSITE
What is glass made of?
Clear glass is made of a mixture of sand (silicon dioxide), limestone (calcium carbonate), and sodium carbonate. Colored glass can contain additives to change the color.
What is a Memory Piece?
A memory piece is a simple piece that contains a small amount of cremains. They are distinguishable from other pieces because the cremains add a slightly smokey color and some bubbles.
How do you make bubbles?
There are 3 main ways of making bubbles with each having their own look, advantages, and disadvantages.
How are custom orders, memory pieces, and commissions priced?
Custom Orders cost the amount of the item in the store + $5 + shipping.