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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.

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Sparkling River is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

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 Art-a-Whirl:

Friday, 5pm to 7pm

Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Sunday, 12 noon to 4pm

We’re on 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 arrivals link to this group

New glassy goodness! Many more torch melted, gravity formed glass items will be available in person during Art-A-Whirl 2022, May 19th – 21, 2022. The glass studio (and more) will be outside!

Keep an eye on this spot to see the newest glass items from Sparkling River and as always, thank you so much for looking around!

Glass - Bracelets link to this group

Torch-melted, gravity formed one at a time lampwork glass beads are strung on a rubber stretchy colorful bracelet.

Glass - Bracelet helpers (commonly also known as roach clips) 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 - Dangly earrings link to this group

Torch-melted, gravity formed Italian soft glass bead earrings.

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 - 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 - 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

Torch-melted, gravity formed handmade lampwork glass bead necklaces. Every one is unique and an original design.

Glass - Serving spoons (large) link to this group

Torch-melted, gravity-formed glass beads sit atop each other on the handle of a large stainless steel serving spoon

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 - 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 bright ribbon to create a beautiful bookmark.

Glass and Textiles - Necklaces link to this group

Torch-melted, gravity formed Italian soft glass beads are used to create one of a kind  necklaces

Glass Clearance - Bottle openers link to this group

Handmade art glass beads adorn stainless steel silver bottle openers. Makes a great gift!

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 Clearance - Bottle stoppers link to this group

Art glass beads adorn the silver rubberized bottle stoppers for your wine and other bottles. These make a great gift, especially paired with a bottle of wine!

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 Clearance - Cocktail strainers link to this group

Beautiful handmade art glass bead handles are on cocktail strainers, a must for any well appointed home bar enthusiast. A great gift!

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 Clearance - 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 Clearance - 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 Clearance - Letter openers link to this group

Stunning letter opener featuring handmade, gravity formed glass beads on the handles of these delicate and useful household tools.

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 Clearance - Necklaces link to this group

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

Glass Clearance - 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 Clearance - Serving utensils link to this group

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

Glass Clearance - Swizzle sticks link to this group

Handmade, one by one, torch melted soft glass drink and cocktail stir sticks with colored glass ends. Some have a paddle end. Get yours before these are gone, popular gift for a host, great to have on hand.

Glass and Textiles Clearance - Bookmarks link to this group

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

Glass and Textiles Clearance - Bracelets link to this group

Handmade, one at time, torch melted art glass beads are featured in each unique silver, macrame or knotted 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 Clearance - 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 Clearance - 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 Clearance - 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 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!

Textiles Clearance - 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 Clearance - 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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