Christmas, Birthdays, Weddings, Mother's Day, Father's Day
Welcome. Thank you for your interest in the
glass and art industry. Throughout this website you will be
able to view samples of hand engraved glass as well learn
about the glass industry in West Virginia and Sandy Conrad's
history of working with glass.
Keep in mind that the glassware seen on this
website may not be available. The designs that Sandy engraves
on the glass can be done on any piece of glass that is thick
enough to withstand the engraving. However, the supply of
some vases and other items you will see may no longer be available.
Sandy has recently experimented with wood
burning. She likes to work with Ash because the bark stays
on the wood better than any other wood she has experimented
with. She chips some of the bark off the wood piece and burns
the design into the smooth area. This give the piece a more
rustic look. She then uses oil based colored pencils on most
of the lamps to add color to the design. All lamps are then
coated with polyurethane to protect it and the base is covered
with felt to protect your serfaces. As with the glass, the
lamps you see on the site may no longer be available, but
could be recreated.
In addition to the wood lamps and glass items,
Sandy also makes novelty items such as the "Hillbilly
Chainsaw" or "West Virginia Chainsaw."
Of course, you can custom order your chainsaw to include a
family name, county, or state. To see a picture click on
Wine Bottle Lamps: Sandy also has begun
making lamps out of wine bottles. These wine bottles are engraved
with a picture or scene and come with a lampshade. To see
a picture click on Gallery-Hand Engraved Glass.
Stone Cut Glass: To see pictures click
on Gallery-Hand Engraved Glass and scroll to the bottom of
the page to see several examples of what stone cut glass looks
like. It has a softer look than the glass that was cut with
the Electer E-max machine (Dremel).
If you have questions about specific pieces
or designs please contact Sandy.
Designs that can be engraved on glass
or burnt on lamps:
leaping deer, standing deer, deer head, standing bear, giraffe,
elephant, wolf, frogs, bass, trout, dolphin, standing horse,
horse rearing, horse head, eagle, turkey, cat (cartoon), butterfly,
hummingbird, elk, buffalo, dragonfly
"When I count my blessings
I count you twice." This is usually put on the items
with a church scene or on items with a flower scene with a
butterfly or hummingbird.
my attitude, call 1-800-get-a-dog" is usually put on
the items with the cartoon cat.