Pod of Whales Spotted Off LBI!

Humpback whales are being spotted in the water off the coast of LBI, NJ! We at SwellColors Glass Studio are feeling very inspired. Here, you can watch the production of one of our favorite fused glass ornaments: Wally the Whale.

Handmade Fused Glass Ornaments!

Long Beach Island is seeing a wonderful boost in whale sightings just in time for the holiday season! Many humpback whale spottings have been reported over the course of the last month, all along the course of LBI's nineteen miles of beaches. A local lady came in to visit us recently, and mentioned to us the story of seeing her first whale sighting off LBI- the final item on her bucket list! She was so excited to commemorate the experience, that she ordered a custom ornament with the date of her whale sighting etched into the design. We at SwellColors get so much inspiration from the local landscapes and wildlife, so to express our excitement, we have started making new ornaments this season: Wally the Whale.

In the video, you are getting the chance to see our artisan, Julia, in the process of building a handmade fused ornament from the design template to placement in our large onsite kiln. Each ornament is unique because every single piece is cut by hand using special glass cutting tools, including an oil cutter and a ring saw for the cute little tails.

After the ornaments get fired, they all are drilled by hand, wire wrapped, decorated with an organza ribbon bow, and set out for sale as part of the SwellColors Winter Crew! Come check it out in our Surf City location, or order your very own Wally the Whale online today!