If I had to pick a favorite metal to work with or have in my home, it would be copper — hands down. Copper always feels warm, and it ages so beautifully. So when I saw these beautiful copper terrariums at Caravan Pacific, I ordered one immediately. Shannon at Caravan Pacific told me they were designed by her friend Ashley in Philadelphia, and I immediately looked her up online to see what else she was making. I was blown away by all the beautiful little terrariums, boxes and stained-glass hangings that Ashley designs under the name ABJ Glassworks.
Ashley was born in Pennsylvania, and after living in England and Delaware, she came home last year to set up her own shop. Ashley says she’s absorbed in the process of stained-glass sculpture, and while she often makes drawings ahead of time, she likes to improvise as much as possible in her work. I really love the little colored glass mobiles she makes (those hearts are adorable), but the copper boxes and terrariums are my favorites. I ordered a little jewelry pyramid to display my favorite tiny earrings (and to protect them from Turk’s curious paws), but you can check out and order from her full collection online at Etsy right here and visit Ashley’s main website/blog here. Thanks so much to Shannon for the tip! xo, grace
Oh MAN I hope these lamps go into production. Not available in her shop yet, but I will be the first to buy one when they are. Sooo pretty!
More beautiful glasswork from ABJ Glassworks after the jump . . .
Ashley’s terrariums at Caravan Pacific