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hand blown glass bat fan pull

by Skip Horton and Donna Beverly
Handmade
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  • the story

I'm A Big Fan Of This

Make cooling your home fantastically easy with this quirky sleeping bat fan pull. This cute little creature is made of brilliant hand blown glass and will easily attach to any fan pull, making it longer and more accessible. Added bonus: it doubles as a lamp or window treatment pull. A playful and unexpected twist for any home. Handmade in Oregon by Skip Horton and Donna Beverly.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
16470
Made from
glass, chrome-plated brass
Measurements
bat: 3" L, chain: 10.5" L
  • the maker

Skip Horton and Donna Beverly

Skip Horton and Donna Beverly have owned and operated their own glass studio (Gazelle Glass) since 1976. Skip received his BFA and completed two years post-graduate work in ceramics at Cal State University before making wooden toys, wooden musical instruments and diving for abalone. He has been a lampworker since 1976.

Donna has a masters degree in visual arts and taught drawing and painting for eighteen years. She is an accomplished painter and has been a lampworker since 1986.

Gazelle Glass is a small company located in the farmland foothills of Philomath, Oregon. Gazelle moved to Oregon in 1990 after Skip and Donna's home and business burned to the ground in the Santa Barbara city-wide arson fire. They got their cat and the computer backup and said goodbye to California. Moving north, they set up in the three-sided garage of their new Oregon home. Now, fourteen years later, Gazelle is situated on 50 acres of farmland. Oregon protects and values its farmland, so Gazelle shares its space with a flock of sheep.

Their glass pieces are high quality and all handblown. There are no items blown into molds. Gazelle primarily uses borosilicate glass, more commonly known as Pyrex. Colors are added in lines or dots of colored cane, most of which are made in-house. The transparent colors--yellow, bright pink and coral--are made by fuming metals--silver, 24k gold and copper--onto the glass with the torch's heat. The caps are made of chrome-plated brass.

Gazelle Glass now employs five glassblowers that design and produce salt shakers, perfume bottles, ornaments and wall sculptures. Designs range from whimsical to elegant.

Gazelle's goal is to make fine quality art glass available to everyone.

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HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL
 
4.5

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Artistic design (27)
  • Long cord (8)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to clean (5)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Decoration (21)
  • Decorative (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (19), Practical (16), Budget shopper (12), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8), High-end shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (15), No (11)

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4.0

Unexpected and clever

By 

from LaGrange, GA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Nice Quality

Cons

  • A little pricey

Best Uses

    Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

    This is such a cute, unexpected item. My husband has a penchant for bats and is impossible to buy for so I splurged a little on this item.

    It is well made with no detail spared. The chain didn't match up with the size on our ceiling fan so he had to drill the cap to fit, but it was a quick fix.

    I plan on buying one for a friend at a later date.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    2.0

    Adorable fan pull BUT...

    By 

    from Cedar Falls, IA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Difficult to Install

    Best Uses

    • Decorative

    Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

    This fan pull is adorable! It's adds a quirky little touch to the room. One major problem, though; the artist didn't use a standard size chain and coupler. I have bought at least a dozen fan pulls throughout the years and have never had a problem (in 4 different houses). I read other customer comments in the reviews that had the same complaint, so why the issue hasn't been addressed (by either Uncommon Goods or the artist) is beyond me. I cannot hook the coupler onto my existing chain no matter how hard I try, it's too small! Believe me, I want it to go on...it's so cute! Unfortunately, I'm going to have to return it. I suppose I could try and open the coupler up a bit but I'm not going to do that because it shouldn't be necessary. The issue needs to be addressed and fixed. A standard chain and coupler just makes sense.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

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    1.0

    Funny Looking

    By 

    from Dallas, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unattractive

      Best Uses

      • Decorative

      Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

      The photo was really cute and funny. The actual product looks like a glass replica of something I don't want to name. I can't hang this up...had to return it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self

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      4.0

      Cute Little Guy!

      By 

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Very adorable

      Cons

      • Kind of expensive

      Best Uses

      • Great gift for bat lovers

      Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

      I bought this bat for my Dad, as he loves bats! He loved it! I like that this store has items that you cant find anywhere else...
      Super cute and well made! Kind of spendy, but worth it to me to get something unique.

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      5.0

      Our beloved bat

      By 

      from Sanford, FL

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Easy to install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decorative

        Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

        Got it for the girl for Christmas. She absolutely loves it. A must-have for bat lovers.

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        5.0

        Fantastic little fellow

        By 

        from Tennessee

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decorative

            Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

            This little bat is just beautiful!

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            5.0

            Great product, Fantastic customer servic

            By 

            from Bartlett, IL

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Easy to install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decorative
              • Larger Rooms
              • Porch
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

              The bat is adorable and very unique. It is a cool, unexpected twist to a boring pull chain. I was very happy with this bat which a bought as a gift for my hard-to-shop for brother.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I mainly wanted to write this review to reflect on my great experience with your customer service. Unfortunately, the 1st bat arrived broken. My call was answered promptly and the woman a spoke to was very friendly. I was imagining a nightmare of having to brave the holiday lines at the post office to return the broken item and get a replacement but was pleasantly surprised to learn I actually did not even have to send back the broken item. She immediately put in an order for a replacement bat which is on it's way (hopefully in one piece)! I just want to thank Uncommon Goods for an excellent (and rare) customer service experience. This is my first time shopping with you and will definitely return in the future!

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              4.0

              For the Unique Personality...

              By 

              from Chesapeake, VA

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decorative

                Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

                Always looking for the whimsical or quirky and found it! Totally "just for the heck of it", I added 2 in my house - one of mine is a bit chubbier than the catalog photo so I know each one is unique. Sure to elicit comments from guests... Several months later I decided it was the ideal Birthday gift for another "Old Bat" - she couldn't stop laughing.

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                5.0

                Adorable and useful!

                By 

                from New York, NY

                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Easy to install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Decorative

                  Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

                  Adorable fan pull and beautifully designed. Our family is are big bat fans (no pun intended) and we needed to fan pull that we could actually reach--this delightful creature fit the bill!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Very fast delivery, nice gift packaging, perfect condition.

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                  4.0

                  Adorable, exactly as pictured

                  By 

                  from Chandler, AZ

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great quality
                  • Unique
                  • Very cute

                  Cons

                  • Chain isn't standard size

                  Best Uses

                  • Decorative

                  Comments about HAND BLOWN GLASS BAT FAN PULL:

                  This is adorable. I love it. My only (small) complaint is that the chain and coupler it comes with is a bit smaller than all of the chains hanging from my fans, which made it a pain to install. I did get it to work, however, with a lot of elbow grease and some pinched fingers, and it looks fantastic hanging above my bed. It's a bit pricey for a fan pull, but I love it.

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