The Blackbeard Paperweight
All of our glass is handmade using traditional techniques, no moulds or machines are used at any point during the process. As a result of this there will always be very slight variations from piece to piece, but that makes every piece completely individual.
The image showing this product is a photo of a piece that has been made before and is an accurate reflection of the finished item that you will receive. Please do bear in mind that colours can sometimes vary ever so slightly when looking at the image on different screens, for example on a PC, tablet or mobile, which can all have marginally-different screen calibrations. As a result we cannot guarantee that the colour will 100% match the colour you see on the screen, but we CAN 100% guarantee that you will love this product.
Why Bristol Blue Glass?
Well, here are some very good reasons...
No moulds. No mass production. No short-cuts. No rivals.
Expertly-made products, with love, care and attention.
Every product is made entirely by hand.
You place your order and it's made just for you. Then it's shipped to your door.
Every piece is as unique as you.
The products are made by highly-skilled glassmakers, creating the finest glassworks using basic hand tools and traditional techniques to shape and craft each item. As a result, every item is unique and one of a kind.
No moulds are used to create any of our glassworks.
Every glassware product you see on this website is sculpted by hand. The same traditional techniques are used as they have been for hundreds of years.
Glass products of the highest quality.
It's time for you to fall in love with Bristol blue glass and coloured glassware.
Bring luxury to your space
Make a space in your home for some exquisite glass.
On this website you can buy some very desirable glass jewellery too. Blue glass jewellery and coloured glass jewellery will make wonderful additions to your collection.
If you are located in or around the Bristol area you can pick up your order free of charge by selecting the "Pick up" option at checkout. Once your order is ready we will have it waiting for you here to collect at our Bristol HQ and will contact you to arrange pick up.
Please wait until we give you a call or email to let you know when the order is ready as there is a 1-2 week turnaround time for every order (with the exception of ruby red glass orders which have an entirely different method of manufacture, in which case please allow 6 weeks).
We aim to complete all orders within 7-14 working days (although often it can be sooner) but please note the exception to this is for orders comprising and ruby red glass items which have a different method of manufacture and in which case please allow 6 weeks.
Rest assured if your order is likely to take any longer - for whatever reason - we will contact you and let you know. For overseas orders, please allow at least 28 days. We send all of our products via courier (this does not include jewellery, unless specified) so all deliveries will need a signature upon arrival. if you require a specific delivery date for an order then please don't hesitate to call us on 0117 972 0818.
Due to high delivery costs of our works of art we do not offer a Saturday delivery service as standard. However, we can provide this service at a cost if required. Please email or call to speak to us.
Please remember, we are a small company and all of our items are unique and individually handmade. This means our products are given a very high level of personal care and attention until the job is right. Sometimes this takes longer than churning out mass produced, soul-less items, but the wait is always worth it - we guarantee it!
The cost of shipping is calculated according to the total order weight and the destination.
We endeavour to ship as cost effectively as possible. For larger international orders, we will seek the most competitive current quote and will refund any excess shipping charges.
Since Brexit package destination' Tax authorities are unpredictable as to whether or not they will charge incoming customs fees. We take every measure our end to ensure that gifts will arrive without customs charges. We are unable, however, to dictate the customs procedures of other countries. This is a warning that despite our best efforts, the recipient may be subject to pay the customs charges of their location.
We ship to the UK and overseas as follows:
Total Order Weight (kg)
Cost / £
|Jewellery (all items)||4.50|
|Up to 0.69||7.25|
|0.70 - 1.19||9.20|
|1.20 - 4.99||15.00|
|Up to 0.24||13.50|
|0.25 - 0.49||15.00|
|0.50 - 0.74||16.50|
|0.75 - 0.99||18.00|
|1.00 - 1.24||19.50|
|1.25 - 1.49||21.00|
|1.50 - 1.74||22.50|
|1.75 - 1.99||24.00|
|2.00 - 2.49||50.00|
|2.50 - 2.99||52.00|
|3.00 - 3.49||54.00|
|3.50 - 4.00||56.00|
|0.00 - 0.24||15.00|
|0.25 - 0.49||18.00|
|0.50 - 0.74||21.00|
|0.75 - 0.99||24.00|
|1.00 - 1.24||26.00|
|1.25 - 1.49||29.00|
|1.50 - 1.74||32.00|
|1.75 - 1.99||35.00|
|2.00 - 2.49||79.00|
|2.50 - 2.99||83.00|
|3.00 - 3.49||88.00|
|3.50 - 3.99||93.00|
|These international prices are guides and occasionally orders can cost considerably more for us to ship overseas. If this is the case, we will contact you with a shipping quote before proceeding with your order.|
Our products have been shipped to customers for over 30 years with very few breakages. If you are worried about fragile items in transit to your door then don't be!
Once production of the order has been completed your item(s) will be expertly packed and handled by our dedicated staff. It will be wrapped very carefully in order to make sure it arrives at your door in the same perfect condition as it leaves the factory floor.
Also, we are proud to announce that we use exclusively-recycled and recyclable boxes and packaging. This includes our bubble wrap which is biodegradable.
You can choose for your order to be placed in a special gift box for a small additional charge, so be sure to select this option on the product page if you would like this. If you are buying a gift for someone then we would recommend the gift-wrapped option.
Ordering is quick and easy at our website.
The products are handmade to order and we strive to make you very happy with your purchase.
We accept the following methods of payment:
- American Express
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
- Shopify Pay
This is a secure website and you will notice a small padlock icon on the left hand side of the browser address bar at the top of this page. This signifies the website uses the SSL protocol (a data transfer security standard that is used to encrypt data and authenticate the server and the integrity of the message).
As soon as you place your order with us you will receive a confirmation by email with details of the product(s) ordered, the amount paid and your Bristol Blue Glass order reference number.
Work then gets underway on making the product(s) you have ordered. Every product is made by hand from scratch. It will very closely match the image shown on the relevant product page but please bear in mind that because no moulds are used in manufacture there is no mass-production and no short-cuts are taken. Your product will be one of a kind and unique. Molten glass is moulded and shaped by hand using basic tools so very slight deviations may be apparent, although we guarantee you a perfect and beautiful glass product!
Within approximately 7-14 days your order will be ready to ship. If you have selected the "Gift-Wrap" option then it will be beautifully gift-wrapped for you. Either way, the item is packaged very securely and sent on its way to you by courier. We know these are fragile products and rest assured they will be packed very well. The last thing we want is for you to receive damaged goods! We will advise you of the courier tracking number at the time of dispatch so that you can follow the parcel's progress to your door.
We want you to be completely satisfied with your order and we will do everything we can to achieve this. We pride ourselves on the beautiful, artisan products that we sell and we back this up with an excellent customer service.
However, we realise that not every customer will want to keep their purchase, for whatever reason, and if you change your mind then your are entitled to return your order to us for a full refund
If there are ever any problems we will do our utmost to put them right for you. However, if you receive your order and it is not what you expected or that it just doesn't suit the space you had intended to put it in, then all you need to do is let us know that you wish to return it by sending an email or calling us within 14 days of receipt. Assuming the item returned to us arrives in an undamaged state and in the same perfect condition as it was sent to you originally then we will duly refund your original payment.
If you receive a product from us that is faulty, damaged, or otherwise defective in some way (instances such as this are very rare and are out of our control but the occasional problem can sometimes occur) then please get in touch with us as soon as you can (and no later that within 3 days of receipt of the item). Depending on where you live and if it is a large item we will arrange for a courier to collect it from you, otherwise we will reimburse you the postage cost once you send it back to us.
Please note for hygiene reasons all earring products are non-refundable. Further, all custom-made and bespoke items (e.g. memorial glass) are also non-refundable.
As soon as we receive the returned item we will either send you a replacement or provide you with a full refund, whichever is preferred. In any event, we will address any problems as soon as we possibly can. You can read our full Terms and Conditions here.