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Switchables for the Summer Season

Article Published: Jul. 1, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

For the week of Independence Day, ArtWalk is featuring the stained glass work by Switchables.

Handmade from real, high-quality stained glass, each piece is unique and expertly crafted. Switchables concentrates on small-scale stained glass pieces that can be used as covers for nightlights, sun catchers, Christmas ornaments and gardening decorations.

Nightlight fixtures and plant stakes are available with small hooks, allowing one to switch out the small stained glass ornaments to match the seasons, holidays, hobbies and other interests.

ArtWalk also offers beveled stained glass sun catcher frames with space in the center for the ornament to hang, or one can simply use a suction cup and hang it directly in the window
Not only does ArtWalk have a few ornaments for Fourth of July celebrations, including red, white and blue stars and an American flag, most other holidays are also covered, with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Halloween all having at least one representative ornament. Religious celebrations and symbols are also represented with images, including a cross, the Star of David, Noah's Ark and an angel.

The seasons are also covered, with everything from autumn leaves to flip flops, a snow dusted tree and bear to flowers. An ornament for every age and interest can be found, including images for nursery and children's rooms, birthday cakes, golfing, martinis, animals, sailboats, lighthouses, cabins and much more. And if you would rather have a more personalized ornament, Switchables also makes small ornaments as photo frames for buyers to insert their own image.

Switchables also makes miniature versions of their stained glass creations for earrings and pins, devoid of the heavy metals often associated with leaded glass, making them not only safe for wearing but also hypoallergenic.

Switchables ornaments and jewelry are located in ArtWalk's main level. With three and a half floors and more than 300 local, regional and national artists, ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. (across from Mast General Store) Boone, N.C. 28607. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, e-mail ( or visit

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For more information, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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