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recycled glass butterflies

by Stephen Kitras
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Garden Art Takes Flight

Bring a touch of magic to your garden with Stephen Kitras' warm and whimsical outdoor sculptures. Designed as artful garden decor, these luminous butterflies enliven greenscapes and add an uplifting touch to budding branches. Hand-blown from 100% recycled glass in Canada. Sold individually.

Glass ring on back for easy hanging. Hanging wire not included.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20353
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
Approx. 4" H x 3.5" W
Notes
Glass ring on back for easy hanging. Hanging wire not included.
  • the maker
Stephen Kitras

Stephen Kitras

Stephen Kitras began work as a glass blower in 1988. He worked alone for five years handling all the production and administrative tasks. He and his wife then shipped the product from their dining room table.

In 1994 Kitras Art Glass was formed with Stephen's wife Elke as a partner in the corporation. In this year the single most important factor in the company's growth was the start of exports to the United States.

By 2001 the company had expanded to over 40 employees and a new facility was built to accomodate the increased production demands. Stephen continues to handle all the new product development and oversees the training of staff.

In 1999 the company suffered the loss of Elke Kitras to Leukemia, but the vision that she and Stephen developed for the company continues to thrive. It is the mission of Kitras Art Glass to design and produce beautiful glass objects for the enjoyment of the general public. It is the company's belief that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty the spirit is uplifted. The company also believes that beautiful objects should be affordable, not only for the elite. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Visible at A distance (7)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back yard (5)
  • Garden (5)
  • Porch (4)
  • Front yard (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8), Budget shopper (6)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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4.0

Very pretty red/purple butterfly

By 

from Springfield, MO

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Interior window

    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

    I'm sure the description was correct for these glass butterflies, but upon receiving one, it was larger and heavier than expected. I was thinking it might be a little more delicate. Packaging was great though, in lots of bubble wrap. While heavier than I thought, there are still pieces that could easily get snapped off.

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    5.0

    She loved it!

    By 

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

        Sent this as a gift to my husband's aunt who collects butterflies. She loved it and thanked us over and over.

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        5.0

        Beautiful

        By 

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Visible At A Distance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

            With some of these glass products, the glass is very thin. For a butterfingers like me, it's a gamble ordering anything nice like this for others as I'm not sure how breakable the item is. I'm happy to say this piece is beautiful and not delicate to the point where if you breathe on it, it breaks. And it's really well-made.

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            4.0

            Very Pretty

            By 

            from Hauppauge, NY

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

                I bought this for my mom. It is very pretty, the only negative thing I can say is there is no way to hang it. It has to be placed on a flat surface or inside something.

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                5.0

                Stunning...simply stunning!

                By 

                from Omaha, NE

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Secure
                • Visible At A Distance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Indoor decor
                  • Inside house
                  • Porch

                  Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

                  I purchased 75 of these butterflies for a corporate event. They were a huge hit--everyone loved them.

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                  5.0

                  Gorgeous

                  By 

                  from Queens,NY

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Visible At A Distance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Garden
                    • Porch

                    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

                    I bought this for my Uncle to use in his garden. Can't wait to give it to him on Christmas!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Fast and reliable!

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                    5.0

                    Perfect gift

                    By 

                    from Mobile, AL

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Visible At A Distance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

                        So pretty.

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                        5.0

                        such a nice gift for friend's birthday

                        By 

                        from Stanford, CA

                        About Me Budget Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

                            our friend was so happy receiving the gift for her birthday! thanks!

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                            5.0

                            Beautiful

                            By 

                            from Virginia Beach, VA

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

                                  Beautiful, purchased as a gift. Recipient extremely happy with product

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                                  3.0

                                  Not as delicate in person

                                  By 

                                  from Southern California

                                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Pretty
                                  • Quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulkier in person
                                  • Colors darker in person

                                  Best Uses

                                  • In Light for best color

                                  Comments about RECYCLED GLASS BUTTERFLIES:

                                  When pictured, this looks like such a delicate beautiful little butterfly, but in person the glass is much bulkier and heavier than imagined. (Not heavy in weight but in bulk and thickness.) The colors on the pink one are darker, but possibly will be better when put in sunlight (only viewed indoors so far). Overall the product looks cheaper in person than it did online because of the glass. I probably would not have bought this if I saw it in person first; not because there is anything wrong with it, but because it just isn't waht I was going for. (It is a gift for my mom's birthday and I wanted something that seems high quality, delicate and beautiful, not like this which seems more industrial.)

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                                  Q and A

                                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                  273votes, 29 comments

                                  Nicole
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Is it 3 for $24 or 1? Also, can you state the dimensions?

                                  ashley

                                  I can't tell how big they are. How do you hang them/display them? $21/each seems expensive. 3 for $21 I would definately be interested!

                                  Heather
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  I haven't seen these EXACT ones elsewhere, but lots of people are jumping on the 'glass butterfly' bandwagon.

                                  Katie
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I can see these in a little girls room or a green house. Whimsical. price is great.

                                  KAREN
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Reasonable price and nice colors.

                                  kathleen
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Beautiful, but how are the attached and how big are they?

                                  Margaret
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I voted thumbs up because they look beautiful but the copy does not tell you anything i.e. dimensions, how they attach outdoors, etc.,is it a set or individually priced

                                  careey
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  using recycled material is a up-sale point!

                                  Bonita
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Pretty but no dimensions mentioned, how to hang them, price for one or all three.

                                  Beth
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I share the questions about the size, the quantity (seems a bit high for one unless it is a good size) and how they can be hung or used -- important with something made of glass.

                                  Ginger
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  What Nicole said.

                                  lyn
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  beautiful make sure to point out made in Canada,

                                  bonnie
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  I don't get it???? are they on a stick? or how do you use them in a garden?? What's the size??

                                  Alicia
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  pretty, but i wish they were a little less expensive

                                  Celeste

                                  The description is too vague - are there three or do you choose a specific color? How big are they?

                                  Carolina
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Is the price for 1 or 3?

                                  savannah
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  really beautiful and elegant, but i would like to know how big they are....

                                  Kathryn
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I gave these a thumbs up because I think they are both beautiful

                                  Heather
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  Pretty, but there is not enough information: What are the dimensions? Do they stand on or hang from anything? Is the price for a set of three or for each one individually?

                                  Carla
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  Beautiful but expensive and what do you do with them?

                                  Julia

                                  Thanks for all the great questions. We just updated the sizes of these beautifully handmade butterflies. Let us know what you think! - Julia, UncommonGoods Community Organizer

                                  Cassie
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  I love butterflies, but not when they get "cartoony." These are just the right mix of realism and fantasy.

                                  Anne
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  They're really pretty but I see these all over the place...especially art fairs.

                                  Delyn
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  My best friend love butterflues but I wouldn't pay $24.00 each so I hope this comes as a set of three.

                                  Eileen
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  UGLY

                                  Jody
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  How do these attach to budding branches? Copy needs to specify (I can tell on the green one but no the blue or pink ones).

                                  Tina
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  Too many of the same medium in your catalog already.

                                  Robin
                                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                                  Not a new idea. Please be more original before you ask for $24 for a small item like this!

                                  Christine
                                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                                  Nice gift for the right person.

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