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Written by Ed Sunday, 10 November 2019 00:59

Announcing the 2019 Angel




Some good news and some not some not so good news…

First the good news:  There will indeed be another new angel, and I think it is a very good one. Of course, I am slightly prejudiced.  This angel brings back a traditional Christmas theme – sprigs of holly branches and red berries. You have no idea how hard it was to find holly leaves small enough for my angels.

The bad news is that at the end of September, I experienced two heart attacks – this sort of thing happens, especially to over-active elderly men. It is an extremely difficult concept for me to acknowledge and understand that I am now indeed an elderly man. For most of my adult life, I had been viewed as “much younger” than my age. Now, no one ever tells me that. Anyhow, I realize that it is a distinct privilege to be 78, as there are so many things that I am still actively able to do, and that I have had the additional time to contemplate my life and the meaning of life, in general. My father passed away at age 39 and my stepfather at age 58. Well, enough rambling from an old guy. 

The reason I am relating all of this to you is that the fact is that I am now not able to work and glassblow as much as I have in the past, even in the past year. I used to be able to make up to fifteen angels a day, but now I have not been able to average three a day. Thus, I will try to honor as many orders as I physically can do before Christmas, but many may have to wait until early next year. I will provide a “certificate” of some sort that the recipient will indeed receive a Carberry angel, but it will be a little bit late. I hope that you will be able to understand. 

I do want you to know how much I enjoy making these angels. It is really a work of love, so I will create as many as I can. Right now, I have orders for over 30 angels, and right now (November 12th) I have about ten made! Thus, I have a lot of work to do.

I do not have all pages on my web site set up yet. Thus for now, to order angels call at 507-532-3553 or my cell phone at 218-760-2552. I will do the best that I can.

The price this year will be the same as last year, a total of $34 each. Breakdown of the cost is: angel $31.02; state tax ($2.67); county and city sales taxes ($0.31).

Thank you for your continued interest in my angels!


Quite surprisingly, I came upon a box that I had forgotten about, and it contained a number of last years angel.

So, I still happen to have a limited number of these two variations of the beautiful 2018 Opal Angels. Opals can be “rough gems” or “polished gems”. The polished ones are usually used in jewelry.  Both display "play of color", which is defined as an optical effect resulting in flashes of brilliant colored light as the specimen is rotated in normal light.

I have seven of the variation holding a “rough opal” (cost $34.00), and three of the variation holding both a rough opal and and a polished 0.28 ct opal (cost $38.00. Let me know if you would be intested in any of these angels. As with this years angel, please phone in (507-532-3553) or email me ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) your order.  All angels made in years before 2018 will need to be made by special order.


Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2019 03:52