An introduction to studio safety and basic techniques specific to torchworked borosilicate glass. Aka. Lampworking. Hands-on practice time will get you comfortable working with glass and open your eyes to its creative potentials!
Create your very own borosilicate glass project* valued at approximately $50. This session provides the option of learning to create ornaments, pendants, or barware swizzle sets.
Each private session is $95.00. Materials are included with your paid lesson fee. (Please note there is a 3% fee for card use)
OG – Glass Cigarette Holders by Lotte’ since 2011! Happy 10 year anniversary “FINGER SAVERS“!
I have always found a way to think of quirky little terms for my items. Little Lotte’ lingo if you will. Rewind to 2011, Austin, Texas y’all! My friends and I were sitting around utilizing these little creations when I said I needed something catchy; something faster and more exciting than just “glass cigarette holders”. They were a brand new design based on some clay & stone style holders that I had noticed at the local smoke shop. My glass versions had been born and they just needed a name, FINGER SAVERS!! That’s it! ….and that is EXACTLY what they do! It was perfect.
Little did I know, at the time, I was not the only person seeking this style of glass cigarette holder. I had been rolling my own tobacco to save cash and I was so sick of the yellowish-brown, smelly, and even sometimes sticky feeling skin and nails on my smoking fingers! I was a street vendor at the time and it was embarrassing to work face to face with customers. As a glass artist, how could I and have this problem? I have always been a pretty creative problem solver and I just knew I could come up with a simple design that would be beautiful, versatile, and functional. I did not know that they would quickly become a Happy Hollow Glass fan favorite! ***Most popular seller since 2015*** Thank you all Happy Glass Fans for your ongoing local support. UPDATE:: 2021 – Make sure you look for my shop name HappyHollowHello when ordering. I’ve recently found my titles being used -word for word- stolen by multiple shops with few sales, that are shipping from China. Don’t let the title thieves fool you. I coined the term “FINGER SAVERS” over 10 years ago, designed them, and have been making them by hand, one by one on a daily basis ever since! Originally created in Spicewood, Texas. Crafted and exclusively sold in person by me. Little Lotte’ – Happy Hollow Glass. I currently ship from Minnesota state! 🙂
NEW SLEEK Design you’ve all been waiting for! 5 NEW colors added for 2021!
Finger savers help eliminate the stinky, yellowed fingertips from hand-rolled tobacco.
They can be used with or without a filtered paper, hand-rolled cigs, pre-made rolling tubes, and also work great for pre-made cone filter papers.
Also available in LARGE 16mm cigar size at the following link to my shop: COMING SOON (message me for custom orders for 16mm sleek design) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NEW – CHOOSE from Classic 2″, 3″ or 5″ 12mm – outer diameter – approx 8-9mm ID (inner diameter, hole size) Easy to clean Heavy walled borosilicate glass Properly kiln annealed for maximum strength Tapered to fit various sizes Modern glass with 1920s, Vintage inspiration
Select from transparent lavender, cobalt blue (dark), transparent pink, golden amber brown, transparent green, clear, black, or aqua. NEW in 2021: Mint green, Yellow, Purple (opaque), Charcoal Gray, and Sky blue Not Shown: Imperial green (opaque, slightly darker than mint green shown)
NEW in 2021: Mint green, Yellow, Purple (opaque), Charcoal Gray, and Sky blue Not Shown: Imperial green (opaque, slightly darker than mint green shown)
Artisan crafted glass – All pieces are consistently made by the same artist – slight variations will naturally occur with all handcrafted work.
MADE TO ORDER – Photos are samples – Allow additional time for processing and expect subtle variations. Shipping time is set for made to order listings and shows 1-2 weeks, HOWEVER, MOST orders will ship within 5-7 business days with the exception of peak holiday seasons.