About Us

Please contact me for further information, or for international sales.

Email: sam@fused-glass.co

Postal Address:

Sam Belsham,
9 Maesteg,
Gwynfryn,
Minera,
Wrexham,
United Kingdom.
LL11 5YU

Telephone: 07775829666

I studied art at “Berkshire College of Art and Design” and Middlesex University, London. I have just completed a Btec Level 2 short course in 3D design (jewellery) and am presently studying for my Level 3.

I didn’t experiment with glass to any degree at Art College focussing more on fine art and fashion. Glass fusing has been an advancement from traditional stained and leaded glass work which I do also and has been largely self taught through trial and error.

Previously my work was for sale on-line at www.dragondichroics.com.  I have been selling my glassware on-line, through shops, privately and at craft fairs and markets for the past three years.

The majority of dichroic glass used in my jewellery is from Sandberg (CBS) which is a dichroic coating on bullseye glass and is of consistent high quality. Certain acid etched pieces are made using glass imported from the U.S as this requires a smoother surface for which supply is limited in the UK. This is Spectrum 96 glass and again of consistent high quality. Properly cared for, the glass cabochons will last indefinitely and the dichroic coating once fired will not chip or fade. Fittings may be replaced if they become bent, tarnished or snapped off due to being dropped or wrenched using a drop of epoxy resin. I can supply these along with alternative chains, findings made from different materials etc depending on availability.

If you’d like a custom piece made, please contact me with your requirements and I’ll advise you if it’s possible and the time needed for completion. Usually a minimum of two weeks will be needed due to ordering materials and construction.

Bottle clocks can be made using your own “special” bottle if you forward it to me although it is not possible to remove about 25% of labels due to the paper/glue used and I will not know this until I try. Some labels may be custom ordered. i.e. I have made a Jack Daniels bottle clock with a personalised label similar to the original with “Di’s Bar” on it. This is dependant on what I can source at the time but do let me know if there’s anything you’d like.

Terms and Conditions of Business

Prices:
All prices are in GBP. The postal rates available at checkout are for the UK only; please contact me by email for all sales outside the UK and I will reserve your item(s) and invoice you directly. Postage within the EU will be £3 for the first item and 75p for each additional item. Shipping to the rest of the world will be charged at £4 for the first item and £1 for each additional item with the exception of bulk orders for bottle clocks which will be charged according to their combined weight.

Payment Terms:
Payment to be made at time of checkout if paying by PayPal from the UK. UK buyers may also pay by cheque or postal order by first emailing me with details of what you wish to buy. I shall then reserve the items for you awaiting payment and post out on clearing of cheque.
Overseas buyers; payment by PayPal only. Please first email me with details of what you wish to purchase and I’ll send you a PayPal request for payment to include overseas postal rates.

Delivery:
Goods in stock will usually be posted out within 3 working days. UK orders for jewellery will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class recorded/signed for delivery. Bottle clocks and other large items will be sent via standard delivery or parcel post. Next day delivery can be arranged at extra cost.
Overseas items will be sent via airmail small packets. They will be sent as “Goods” for customs purposes and it is the responsibility of the purchaser to pay any customs/import duty required in their home country. A refund will not be made in respect of items returned to myself due to unpaid duty or not having been collected from non UK destinations.

Returns:
I trust that your purchases will be delivered safely to you and that you’re pleased with them. If any item is damaged in transit, please return to me within 7 days for a replacement, refund or repair. If any item develops a fault within 28 days, please return to me for a replacement, refund or repair. If for any other reason you’re not happy with your purchase, I will refund the purchase price minus postage if posted back to me within 7 days.

Privacy:
No personal details relating to purchases made on this site will be passed on by me to any other party.