Vaseline (Uranium) Glass Candlestick Repair


We repaired this Vaseline Glass candlestick holder after cleaning it up and putting the pieces back together using our UV curing adhesive. Vaseline glass is a type of Uranium glass with a yellow color to it. Uranium was added to glass as a colorant and can give it a yellow to green tint. It even fluoresces bright green under UV light! This piece is from the 1870’s , but it wasn’t until the 1920’s that the name Vaseline Glass gained popularity. It is used for the uranium glass with a yellow tint, but has also been known to be used as a name for any glass with a yellow coloring and not solely based on it containing uranium. These pieces are actually a little radioactive, although it is considered harmless do to it being trace amounts. It would even take a sensitive geiger counter to pick it up!

Vaseline Glass candlestick holder Before

Vaseline Glass candlestick holder Before

Vaseline Glass candlestick holder After (Close up)

Vaseline Glass candlestick holder After (Close up)

Where Joy Hides - A TED Radio Hour

While not about glass, we thought we would share this TED talk about joy.

From NPR:

When we focus so much on achievement and success, it's easy to lose sight of joy. This hour, TED speakers search for joy in unexpected places, and explain why it's crucial to a fulfilling life. Speakers include inventor Simone Giertz, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, journalist David Baron, and musician Meklit Hadero.

We hope this talk inspires you to find joy in places you would not normally look and use these times to enjoy life.

Market Holiday Party / Hand-mindfully, authentic, local gifts for all

Our friends at Evrbottle are hosting a Holiday party and Local shopping event this Saturday! This free event features over 20 local artisans, 6 local food vendors, and entertainment by local musicians! 

2680 State St
Carlsbad, CA 92008

December 8, 2018 3pm to 9pm

Celebrate and and support your local artists and cross off a few items on your holiday shopping list while enjoying the lovely Village of Carlsbad


Small Business Saturday

The Shoppe will be closed Thursday November 22 and Friday November 23 for the holiday. We hope you enjoy the time with your friends and families!

We will have special open hours Saturday November 24 for Small Business Saturday. Come join us 10am to 5pm to shop for locally made gifts, enjoy some light refreshments, and live entertainment from singer Celeste Barbier from 11:30am to 1:30pm!

Open this Saturday October 27th for Halloween in the Village!

The Shoppe will open from 3-6 this Saturday October 27 handing out treats and cold water with some Halloween music to boot! Plus, the first 30 guests will receive a mini pumpkin!!
Come on down to our end of State St and join us in get treats from Glass and Mirror Shoppe, Texture Salon, Market on State, Salty Dog Pet Grooming, and Succulent Cafe!


Oceanside Satellite Office

Coinciding with our new website design, the Shoppe is also introducing our Oceanside satellite office! You can visit the page for it by clicking here. This office is a place where our wonderful clients can meet us for appointments, drop off their glass project, or pick up their completed project. Our satellite office is part of North Coast Auto Glass to further cover your glass needs!

And just like in our Carlsbad showroom, we have the “Ring” doorbell system in Oceanside giving you the opportunity to speak with us or leave a message that way.

Stained Glass Door Fix


This stained glass door in the lead and bevel style took some unfortunate damage. Our team was deployed and we were able to match the glass perfectly, redo the lead, and make the door better than before!

We not only make stained glass, we also repair it and the Shoppe has many years experience in it. Whether it’s a door, window, lamp, and any other piece made in this lovely style, we will work to fix it. Glass can be matched with something similar if the original glass is no longer available. The Shoppe loves the restoration and repair of glass and art and hopes to help as many clients as we can!