Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships

Stephen Kitras' vibrant, handmade, recycled glass globes celebrate your bonds with family and friends.
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Stephen Kitras

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Stephen Kitras

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Mothers, Sisters, Family, Friends

Celebrate those dearest to you with these elegant 100% recycled glass globes, handmade in Canada by Stephen Kitras and featuring an interior glass trunk that branches out to support vibrant splashes of color. Each globe is made from shards of glass used for car, home, and office windows. The shards are melted down in a furnace before being blown into beautiful works of art that have come to symbolize family, friendship, and the bonds that bring you together.

Tree of Family: Like the roots of a tree, family gives us the support and love to keep growing no matter how far we branch out as individuals.

Tree of Friendship: Like leaves on a tree, our life is brightened by friends who help define us as the individuals we are. The Tree of Friendship reminds us to cherish each of our friends, the old and the new, as each one adds a unique leaf to our tree of life.

Tree of Sisters: Whether she's your sibling or your closest friend, she nurtures you, supports you, laughs, and grows with you.

Tree of Motherhood: A celebration of mothers and the important role they play supporting us through the journey of life.

Tree of Fatherhood: A celebration of fathers and the important role they play guiding us through the journey of life.

Tree of Brothers: Whether he's your sibling or your wingman, he supports you, laughs, and grows with you.

Sold individually. Not intended as a tree ornament.

Use your own sturdy wire, fishing wire, or ribbon to hang the globe from the display stand or elsewhere.

We visited Stephen Kitras's glassblowing studio in Fergus, Ontario, and made a glass globe of our very own. Visit our blog for the inside scoop.

Sold individually.

CA

Made in Canada

Stephen Kitras

created by

Stephen Kitras

location

Canada

“Why glass? Compared to other media I've worked in, such as iron and ceramic, glass is immediate and responds right away to any design decisions that I make.”

The mantra "when surrounded by beauty, the spirit is uplifted" embodies the mission of Kitras Art Glass. Stephen Kitras began work as a glassblower in 1988, and in 1994 he formed Kitras Art Glass with his wife and partner Elke. By 2001 the company had expanded to over 40 employees and a new facility was built to accommodate the increased production demands.

Sadly, 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 Stephen's goal is to design and produce beautiful and affordable glass art objects to enhance the lives of others.

We visited Stephen Kitras's glassblowing studio in Fergus, Ontario, and made a glass globe of our very own. Visit our blog for the inside scoop.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
6" dia.
Ingredients
Notes
Not intended for use as a holiday tree ornament.
Indoor and outdoor safe due to sealed glass.
The included wire is not a permanent way to hang the globes.
Use your own sturdy fishing wire or ribbon to hang.
Secure knots tightly, and consider doubling knots before hanging.
Item ID
17884

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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4.8

(based on 668 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (557)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (584)
  • Unique (475)
  • Festive (175)
  • Durable (108)
  • Classic style (41)

Cons

  • Delicate (24)
  • Difficult to set up (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (350)
  • Decoration (117)
  • Gift (110)
  • Christmas (83)
  • Gifts (44)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (464), Budget shopper (107), High-end shopper (43), Quality oriented (19), Budget oriented (3)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (8), Family young kids (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (475), No (31)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (58)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing!

I have purchased three of these to give as gifts. One as a wedding gift, one as a 'thank you for being there for me' gift, and one for a gift for...Read complete review

I have purchased three of these to give as gifts. One as a wedding gift, one as a 'thank you for being there for me' gift, and one for a gift for our midwife, who has delivered all 6 of our babies. Each recipient has been in awe, and absolutely loved the globe. One of the recipients' husband stated that he'd like to collect them all. Great idea! I wouldn't probably take it bowling, but I wouldn't probably go bowling anyway. These are just breathtaking, and such a wonderful, relatively inexpensive way to show appreciation and love.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tree Globes

When I ordered the product I didn't see a stand to purchase. Maybe I missed it. I looked everywhere and it is much to heavy to hang on an ordinary ornament stand. I...Read complete review

When I ordered the product I didn't see a stand to purchase. Maybe I missed it. I looked everywhere and it is much to heavy to hang on an ordinary ornament stand. I ended up findig a small stand it could sit on. I think it is beautiful and a beautiful "family" message but it was much larger than I had thought. My mother in law liked it - or seemed to anyway.

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4.0

I have bought multiples of these

By 

from Hiawatha, KS

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comes with a 'story'
  • Recycled
  • Unique

Cons

  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • Bedroom
  • Gifts
  • Large Rooms
  • Small Rooms

Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

I have bought a few of these glass balls as gifts. One at Christmas got a big wow. We will see how the mother's day one's go. A unique item, but pretty costly.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Cool glass bube

By 

from Santorini, Greece

About Me Budget Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Large Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

    BLOWS MY MIND

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    A Remembrance for A Special Friend

    By 

    from Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

      I gave this gift as an expression of my sympathy - something permanent unlike flowers.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Perfect Gift

      By 

      from Illinois

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Handcrafted

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

          Hangs in front of a sunny window to showcase the details in the glass

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          I have one so had to share w/ close sis in law Sister one

          By 

          from Bethesda, md

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clean

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Large Rooms

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

          I adore these; I have 5 of them. They make me so happy and positive and help me and others smile.
          Yours are more attractive and interesting with the cool blends of color inside. It is great that you recycle
          Them. Your unique sayings inside are more special and the "Sisters" one really moved my sweet grieving
          Sister in law who suddenly lost her husband, my close big brother, Greg. Thank you So much . Please keep them coming.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Beautiful gift, larger than expected

          By 

          from Tracy, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Clean
          • Environmentally Friendly
          • Eye Candy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere In The Home
            • Office Display
            • Outside
            • With A Substantial Stand/Holder

            Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

            Purchased the "Family" version. Well made with nice weight. Lovely to look at, colors are clean and vibrant. Recommend using a good stand with a heavy base or hook with a deep loop for security with 1/2" to 3/4" ribbon. Would be great either indoors or out. Place slightly above eye level from intended viewing location(s) to better see the tree inside. If using outdoors, suggest placing in an area protected from breezes and use a good flexible galvanized steel wire (with or without ribbon).

            Despite reading the description, the 6" diameter globe still surprised me with its overall size. Definitely NOT a tree ornament, with glass ball is about the size of a pee-wee (size 1) soccer ball; not as large as a garden gazing ball, but similar enough to visualize the overall impact.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Friendship ball

            By 

            from NYC

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

              Happy with choice!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              So lovely!

              By 

              from Salem

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                I love the uniqueness of each ornament!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Gift!

                By 

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Gifts
                  • Large Rooms
                  • Outside
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                  I love these & will be buying more in the future.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful

                  By 

                  from Brentwood, CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts
                    • Large Rooms
                    • Small Rooms

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                    Beautiful design and color. I bought the "mother" one for my mom as a Christmas gift and she loved it!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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