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11/18/2014

Heads up to the core AKM collectors. Profound Glass and AKM teamed up to offer sterling silver, hand signed and numbered AKM pins with your choice of 5 different colored opal eyes. Each opal eye color is limited to 50 pieces. We think they look great and you will be very happy to have one when they are all sold out. Thanks for stopping by!
11/4/2014

We just added Mini Pink Tumbled Opals to the site. Great color and a great finish on these. Thanks for stopping by! Nate
11/2/2014

Just a quick heads up to say that our black 4mm squares and black 5mm squares are simply stunning right now. Thanks for stopping by! Nate
10/31/2014

Wishing everyone a safe and fun Halloween! Nate
10/13/2014

Quick FYI: Today is Columbus Day, a national holiday therefore, the USPS won't be picking up packages until tomorrow. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Nate
9/18/2014

Today is the day for the BigZ webinar. Crushed opal tech will be discussed in depth during the show. Here is a link to the BigZ trailer on YouTube if your curious. The webinar is happening TODAY at 5pm and its going to be a great show. Here is a link to Glasscraft's sign up page. Don't miss this opportunity! Nate
8/30/2014

Wishing everyone a relaxing Labor Day weekend. Just an FYI - Orders placed over the weekend will be shipping on Tuesday as USPS & FedEX are closed on Monday for the holiday. Thanks for stopping by - Nate
8/22/2014

We are really excited to announce our new AAA tumbled opal series. Its available in 6 colors as well as an assorted batch containing all the colors. These tumbled stones are cut from our AAA rough opal and are, in our opinion, an excellent value. Each piece polished to a perfect mirror finish and ready for use in your work. Thanks for stopping by - Nate
8/21/2014

Just got word that BigZ will be doing a crushed opal oil rig webinar for GlassCraft on Sept 18th. For all of you interested in this application I suggest you take a look  - its only $75! More info on our "Upcoming Classes" page. Nate
8/7/2014

Stumbled onto this article from 2013 covering the glass scene in RVA. Def worth a read! Nate
7/25/2014

Just a quick note to say that we are back from our summer holiday (see below for more info) and everything is back to normal here at Profound. I also wanted to say thanks to everyone we saw along the way - good times. Thanks for stopping by! Nate
7/12/2014

Profound Glass will be taking its Annual Summer Holiday from today through Thursday July 24th. During this time orders can still be placed through our website, BUT orders placed while we are on Holiday will be shipped on Friday July 25th. Someone will be checking emails from time to time so if you need to get a hold of us please email us here . Give us a day or so to respond.

So why do we shut the shop for a week and a half? Well, we started the tradition 8 years ago and found that its a meaningful time for everyone here at Profound Glass to get away from the shop, relax, recharge and spend some AAA quality time with the people that are most important to them. Thanks for your understanding and I personally hope that our little hiatus isn't too much of an inconvenience. See ya, Nate
7/8/2014

Just a quick heads up - If you have been thinking of restocking your opal stash within the next couple weeks please do so before noon on Friday July, 11th so we will have time to get your order shipped before we split for our Annual Summer Holiday.

Thanks for stopping by! Nate
7/4/2014

Happy July fourth everyone! As you might have guessed both USPS and FedEx are not picking up today due to the holiday therefore no orders will be shipped today. We are back to business as normal tomorrow. Have a great holiday folks! Ariel
6/24/2014

Just a heads up that we have added AAA tumbled white opal and AAA tumbled orange opal to our site today. These are larger pieces of tumbled opal made from our top quality rough and polished to a perfect mirror finish.

Also, while it is still a few weeks off, The Profound Glass crew will be taking a holiday (in Colorado!) at the end of July. We are really excited to beat the heat and catch up on some family time. More info as our dates firm up.
5/23/2014

We wanted to wish everyone a safe and memorable long weekend and just in case you were wondering; Yes will will be shipping orders tomorrow (Saturday) but will be closed on Monday for Memorial day. Thanks for stopping by! Nate
5/20/2014

Added black 13 point bolts today. Both 12mm and 16mm. They are really impressive! Thanks for stopping by! Nate
5/17/2014

Added a few Natey pieces today. They are pretty sweet! Nate
5/14/2014

Just a quite note to say thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the GlassRoots show. It was great to chat and catch up. Until next time y'all! Nate
5/12/2014

We will be at the GlassRoots show in Austin for the next two days (May 13th and 14th). Therefore orders placed during that time will ship on Thursday the 15th. If you are planning on coming by the show we are in booth #613 and will have lots of great stuff to check out as well as a crushed opal nail polish station! See ya there and have a great day, Nate
4/28/2014

We have posted a handful of Natey infinity pendants. A few more will be trickling out throughout week. Thanks for stopping by! Ariel
4/25/2014

We have added green 8mm spheres and rainbow 8mm spheres. They are really sweet. Hope everyone is loving the springtime weather! Thanks for stopping by. Nate
4/21/2014

Added some green and pink tumbled opals this morning. Both look great. Have a great week y'all. Nate
4/14/2014

Just added 29 new Ethiopian opals here. They are all less than $25 too. Thanks for stopping by! Ariel
4/9/2014

A handful of new opals have been added to the site over the couple weeks or so. Here is a comprehensive:

Thanks for stopping by! Nate

4/3/2014

SO happy to finally get in a few Vitamin O stickers. They are available here. The first run of stickers was a little screwed up according to the printer so she has given us a large handful (of the nice ones) for free while she reprints them. That means our Vitamin O stickers will be included with orders until we run out of this "whoops" batch. Have a great day - Ariel
3/27/2014

Just posted a great batch of crystal tumbled opals. Thanks for stopping by. Ariel
3/26/2014

Just a heads up on our assorted mini tumbled opals. They are a really good mix of colors right now. They are perfect for smaller pieces and accents.... Have a great day! Nate
3/24/2014

Just added 16 new milli canes. Enjoy! Nate
3/21/2014

You have to check out our new "Vitamin O" t-shirts. Designed by Adam Smith at Scouts Honor and printed by Kong here in Austin. You gotta get up, get out and get one! Thanks for stopping by! Nate
3/20/2014

We have updated the 2nds section with some 8mm and 10mm coins. They are pretty nice for 2nds and are perfect aside from having "not ideal" fire in them. Thanks for stopping by! Nate
3/14/2014

As you may know SXSW is in town (we are located in Austin, TX) and tomorrow (Saturday) is the one day not to miss. So everyone here at Profound will be getting out of the shop for the day and going downtown to join in the festivities. Therefore, we won't be shipping on Saturday and emails/calls received on Saturday will be replied to on Monday. Have a great weekend! Nate
3/10/2014

Fyi - Tomorrow is the last day of our t-shirt sale. We will be dropping our new Adam Smith design later this week. Have a great Monday. Ariel
3/9/2014

Added a number of AKIO skull pendants earlier today. As of this moment there are 2 of each size left. This is the first time AKIO has offered a mini size so if you have been hunting for a smaller skull piece take a look. Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by - Nate
2/28/2014

Our Crushed Opal Nail Polish is back in stock and will ship Monday morning. Have a great weekend!
Nate
2/22/2014

We made some crushed opal nail polish! Fun stuff y'all!

**update 2/26/2014** Our first batch of polish is all gone BUT we will have more in stock this Friday. Also if you have picture of your opal-ized nails that you want to share send them to us at ariel@profoundglass.com

Thanks for stopping by, Ariel
2/20/2014

Just a heads up on a little T-shirt sale. Only $10 + free shipping. We need to make room for a new Adam Smith shirt design dropping next week. The only catch is we will choose the color based on what sizes you choose (Don't worry, they all look good). Grab a shirt and have a great Thursday! Nate
2/17/2014

Happy President's Day! Today is a banking and USPS holiday so orders being shipped by USPS will be shipped by us today but will be processed by the USPS tomorrow due to the Holiday. FedEx doesn't take the holiday off, so orders shipped with FedEx will go out today with normal delivery times.

Also, did you know we now have Linework Milli Coins and Cane! Lots of unique designs and color cobos available for your consideration. Thanks for visiting and have a great day! Nate
2/14/2014

We have added a new coin shape called "Diamonds". Currently available in 10x6 and 6x4. These are perfect for those geo disc flips. Thanks for visiting! Ariel
2/11/2014

Looks like the checkout speed is back to normal. Remember, if the website ever gives you trouble just drop us a line. We can take your credit card or paypal order over the phone - 877.844.5573. Thanks for stopping by! Ariel
2/10/2014

We have been informed that the shipping step during checkout is taking longer then normal to load. You may have to wait an addition 20 seconds or so during the shipping step, but it will eventually load up. Everything should be back to normal speeds soon.... Thanks for stopping by! Ariel
2/7/2014

If you ordered from us over the holiday season chances are you received some yummy chocolates in your package. We have received a few emails asking for a link to the chocolatier responsible for the tasty nuggets. Here is a link to Cocoa Puro. Tell them Profound Glass sent ya! Thanks for stopping by - Nate
2/5/2014

Thanks for visiting!
We have a handful of new items to tell everyone about. We have started offering a new, smaller size of chards - Mircro chards. The micro chards look really nice in a bunch of different applications; from tubing to nail polish! We also started offering mini tumbled opals in white and black for those of you that prefer the little pieces. The mini tumbled opals are between 1mm and 3mm but still have great fire. Lastly, a new shape was introduced this morning called "Bullets". They are really nice and are 100% polished to avoid bubbles.
Again, thanks for dropping by! Ariel
12/5/2013

The holidays are upon us and I'd like to highlight a couple things.

We have a bunch of awesome new opals to check out; Skulls, Cylinders, Coins, Saturns to name a few. We also updated, and will continue to update, our second quality section. These opals are not perfect but they aren't that bad either so it may be worth a look depending on what your project is.

We have added a bunch of great boro items to our glass pendant section. Recently added are peices from Freeek, Bishop, Natey. Check them out if your looking for one of a kind gift ideas.

Lastly, we are recomending you choose FedEx shipping during the holiday season if you want to be exactly sure when you order will be delivered to you. The USPS delivery times can be much longer then normal during the holidays and it can be very frustrating to have a delivery not arrive when expected. But don't worry, we will continue to offer free USPSshipping on orders over $25 (USA only) and think its still a great deal even during the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by! Ariel

1/2/2013

Can you guess which opal can be encased? Take a second to look closely.


Give up? Click the picture and find out.

Its hard to tell the opals apart just by looking at them even when they are side by side. Folks always ask us how to tell the difference. The answer is its hard, really hard. They look pretty much the same, they weigh about the same and are often called the same thing. But there are a few things to watch out for. First, if its super cheap it probably won't work with glass. Second, if it feels a little like plastic or pvc it probably won't work with glass. Third, if the opal looks like a sandwich from the side then its either a doublet or triplet and it certainly won't work with glass.

Well thats it for today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year! Ariel
1/1/1900

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