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.
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.
**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.