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2630 Randolph St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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Sparkling River creates art glass beads and other glass items, one at a time, using centuries old lampworking techniques, a torch and soft (COE 104) glass. Textiles include crochet and macramé items, some incorporating glass beads. Thank you so much for taking a look around and for your support of local unique artists.

Fall Open Studios

Fall Open Studios information

Sparkling River is open for Fall Open Studios on Saturday & Sunday.

Sparkling River will have all our glass products (and more) set up on the front porch outdoor studio at 2630 Randolph Street NE. We’re located across the street from the Mississippi River between 26th and 27th Avenues Northeast, just upstream about a block from Betty Danger’s ferris wheel!

We’re super excited to open our studio this year during Fall Open Studios:

Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm

We’re off the 11 MTC bus route and street parking is available on both Randolph and Marshall Street NE. Guests may access our home front porch studio from Marshall Street NE, just go past the garage around to the front of our home.

We appreciate all visitors wearing a mask and please:

  • enter our porch in small groups
  • use the hand sanitizing station before touching any items

*We’re so sorry we are not handicap accessible (steps), although we appreciate your online support and are happy to curbside deliver anything*

Online Sales

Sparkling River takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website.

Pickup Hours

By appointment only. Please indicate desired pickup times when you check out.

Online Store

*NEW* link to this group

Find Sparkling River’s newest creations right here! These new art glass earrings, bracelets, and wall hangings were designed, melted and made this summer. These one of a kind and original designs are sure to please!

Glass - Bracelets link to this group

Torch-melted, gravity formed one at a time lampwork art glass beads are strung on a variety of hemp cords, silver chain, and rubber.

Glass - Bracelet helpers link to this group

Torch melted, gravity formed glass beads are perched on a stainless steel bracelet helper which is also known as a roach clip.

Glass - Candle holders link to this group

Torch melted, gravity formed lampwork glass beads are beautifully displayed in a stainless silver taper candle holder.

Glass - DIY make your own necklaces link to this group

Eight handmade, one at a time, kiln fired glass beads with two rubber choker necklaces and a silver accent bead included in each kit.

Glass - Earrings (dangle drop) link to this group

Handmade, torch melted art glass beads are featured in each pair of earrings.

**Some of these pierced style earrings can be converted to clip-on earrings. If interested, please include a clip-ons request in comment/notes when ordering**

Find that special glass jewelry item on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, handmade art glass. Each made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Glass - Earrings (post/stud) link to this group

Handmade, one at a time, torch melted glass in a pair of post/stud earrings.

*Note: slight variations might occur because all glass items are made one at time.

Find that special glass jewelry item on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, handmade art glass. Each made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Glass - Fairy flower vases link to this group

Torch melted, gravity formed glass create each fairy flower vase. Perfect for small flower arrangements to create a bright spot on the windowsill. About an inch or so tall, these tiny vases pack a punch of color!

Glass - For the home bar link to this group

Great hand melted, one at a time, art glass beads on a the handles of cocktail bar items, including all glass swirly swizzle sticks! Find a perfect host/hostess gift here at wonderful prices

Glass - Key to My Heart collection link to this group

Torch melted, gravity formed glass is wrapped around a century old skeleton and kiln fired for strength and durability. Handmade, one at a time to create unique pendant which is suspended from a soft leather cord.

The skeleton keys were discovered in our family home, built in 1923. The hand layered swirly multi color sparkling glass beads to create very special one of a kind necklaces and keychains. Using centuries old lampwork techniques, a torch and gravity, these old keys are cleaned and then lovingly transformed, one at time into wearable works of art and kiln fired for strength and durability.

Glass - Letter openers link to this group

Torch-melted, gravity-formed Italian soft glass beads sit atop each other on the handle of a stainless-steel silver letter opener. An elegant gift.

Glass - Necklaces link to this group

Every necklace features handmade, one at time, art glass beads set in unique ways. Great gifts!

Glass - Push pins link to this group

Handmade, one at a time, torch melted glass on each of the 6 push pins. And, at clearance prices!

Find that special glass or jewelry item on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, handmade art glass made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Glass - Serving utensils link to this group

Handmade, one at a time, art glass beads adorn silver bead-able serving utensils. Absolutely lovely, perfect for entertaining, a great gift for a host/hostess

Glass - Silver trays link to this group

Step up your charcuterie game with this one of a kind 5×5” stainless steel silver with handmade lampwork glass beads handles. Each glass bead is created with a torch, one at a time, and kiln fired for durability and strength.

Glass - Suncatcher wall hangings link to this group

Special, one of a kind and very unique. Each suncatcher features my handmade art glass beads suspended with silver from a River Birch tree branch.

Glass - Trinket boxes link to this group

Handmade torch created gravity formed lampwork glass beads adorn a lovely stainless-steel trinket box lid for those very special somethings.

Glass and Textiles - Bookmarks link to this group

Handmade, one at a time, art glass beads adorn a satiny ribbon creating a beautiful bookmark.

Glass and Textiles - Macramé bracelets link to this group

Handmade, one at time, torch melted art glass beads are featured in each hemp macrame bracelet.

Find that special glass or jewelry item on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, handmade art glass made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Glass and Textiles - Keychains link to this group

Handmade, one at time, torch melted glass beads are featured in each key chain, purse clip, or zipper pull.

Find that special glass or jewelry item on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, handmade art glass made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Glass and Textiles - Plant Hangers link to this group

Created with hand crafted one at time, torch made art glass beads, natural cotton cord and a hand formed silver hook to hang your precious things and plants. Looks great in hanging in a window.

Find that special glass item on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, handmade art glass made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Textiles - Winter Hats link to this group

Toasty warm washable wool and/or acrylic hand-crocheted winter hats with ear flaps and removeable pompoms. Hats are mostly adult medium size, unless a different size is noted in the description.

*Pompom’s should be removed prior to machine wash. Air dry is best, although if you’d like a little snugger fit, pop into the dryer.

Find that special hand-crocheted item on sale, at their lowest prices. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Textiles - Dishcloths (multicolor/varigated) link to this group

Set of 3 handmade, crocheted dishcloths. Each washable and reusable dishcloth measures approximately 4 1/2″ x 6″.

Machine wash and dry *avoid fabric softener to maintain dishcloth scrub-ability*.

Scours pots and pans, and is gentle enough to use on fine china!

Crocheted by hand using 100% polyester Red Heart Scrubby and Scrubby Sparkle yarns.

Find that unique hand crocheted items on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, handmade dishcloths made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Textiles - Dishcloths (solid colors) link to this group

Set of 3 handmade, crocheted dishcloths. Each washable and reusable dishcloth measures approximately 4 1/2″ x 6″.

Machine wash and dry *avoid fabric softener to maintain dishcloth scrub-ability*.

Scours pots and pans, and is gentle enough to use on fine china!

Crocheted by hand using 100% polyester Red Heart Scrubby and Scrubby Sparkle yarns.

Find that special hand-crocheted on sale, at their lowest prices. High quality, crotched scrubby dishcloths made with love by Sparkling River. Please take a look around. Thanks so much for your support!

Product Information link to this group

Sparkling River’s glass and textile/fiber items are quite simple to maintain. For the most durability and safest handling tips, please see these individual product information cards.

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