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As a 4-year Leukemia survivor, Stacey Mertes is heavily involved in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association. Her 7-year-old son, Logan, is a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic, but keeps Stacey on her toes with his own active fundraising endeavors such as the Columbia Tower climb (for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society), WaMu stair climb (for Cystic Fibrosis), and several triathlons and other stair climbs around the city. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Stacey has lived in many of the local neighborhoods (including spending 11 years next to the Pike Place Market), since graduating from the University of Washington. She finally settled down in the most diverse zip code in the country, Columbia City, where she enjoys walks to the many restaurants, farmers market, and art events nearby. Her favorite hobby of late is finding the most fun “free” things to do around Seattle with her son. She loves movies, plays, visiting the Pacific Science Center and other museums, and finding those geocaching adventures.

Glassybaby Seconds Sale In Seattle

glassybaby votives (Photo Credit: glassybaby)

glassybaby votives (Photo Credit: glassybaby)

A perfectly formed, sensually-colored piece of hand-blown glass votive, tea light flickering in it,  provides a feeling of tranquility and peacefulness and is the perfect way to calm the mind and fuel the soul. That’s exactly what glassybaby votives and glasses had done for Lee Rhodes, glassybaby’s creator and founder. She used her husband’s hand-blown votives he created for her to feel calm while she was fighting a 7-year battle with a rare form of lung cancer. She found great hope and healing in their color, light and love. Rhodes wanted to share that light and help the many patients she met in chemotherapy waiting rooms who could not afford basic costs like groceries and bus fare.  Thus, the  famous and much sought-after glassybaby votives and drinking glasses was formed with the goal to raise money for charity with each purchase. Glassybaby succeeds by donating a portion of each glassybaby vessel purchase price to different charities, including Camp Korey, Seattle Cancer Care Aliance, Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Sailor’s for the Sea, Stand Up to Cancer, Obliteride, and so many more.

Locally made in Seattle, it takes four artists and three layers of glass to create each unique glassybaby. With over 70 artists, they still have a hard time keeping up with orders. There are over 400 colors to choose from and so far glassybaby has raised over $1.4 million from sales donated to over 100 charities helping people heal.

And now, glassybaby seconds sale is back and coming soon, January 25, 2014, at the glassybaby Madrona studio and hot shop.  This is a hot sale that lines people up the night before to be first to get discounted prices on glassybaby and drinkers. This sale will donate 10% of all sales to Camp Korey.

glassybaby vessels have three layers of glass (Photo Credit: glassybaby)

glassybaby vessels have three layers of glass (Photo Credit: glassybaby)

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2014 starting at 8 am (line forms as early as the evening before so come early)

For those that cannot make it to the sale, go to their Facebook page for more details regarding a special offer on the day of the sale.

Madrona studio and hot shop
3406 East Union Street
Seattle, WA 98122

**glassybaby seconds are available at the Madrona Studio and hot shop only. They are not available online or through a phone order.

TICKETS: Free to enter the shop.  $28 for glassybaby and $35 for drinker glass.


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