Friday, December 28, 2012

Ugly Glass & Company...


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Shopping Hours

Holiday Shopping Hours

From 12-11-12 to 12-27-12

Monday thru Thursday - 10 am to 5 pm
Friday & Saturday - 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday - 1 pm to 3:30 pm

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Tax Free Day

Thursday, December 20
Ugly Glass will be offering a tax free shopping day. 
We pay the sales tax for you!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Meet Our Artist...Nicole Wall of ni-chern designs


By: Nicole Wall

I started making key fobs about 4 years ago. I took a day off from work one    Friday. I really don't remember why, I think I had something going on. I thought that I would go to Super Target, and get a few things. You know, run errands before stores get too busy.
As I walked by the clothing area, I stopped by and looked around, glanced, picked up a few clothes, put it back on the rack, etc... I walked around the     grocery side, cleaning supplies, etc. After I was done looking, shopping, I walked to the registers, and realized... oh no! my key! where is it?! At this time, my key was just on a split ring, I usually put it on my finger... it was gone! I had absolutely NO idea where I put it! I was panicking! I back-tracked where I walked, looked at the clothes that I looked at, went through the grocery area, the cleaning supplies, etc... no where. I was totally freaking out at this point. I'm a bit paranoid too, I was thinking the worst... what if someone took the key and is stealing my car RIGHT NOW!... totally not probable, but you never know!... right? Ha ha!
I went to customer service, the lady said they'll let me know when it shows up. I was still panicking. What was I supposed to do while I wait for the key just to walk up to the counter and say ‘hey, looking for me?’
So, I called my husband, at least I had my phone on me! He came by with a spare key and I drove home... freaking out to myself.  I seriously called that Target like every half an hour! I was sure that they were tired of hearing my voice!
It was about two hours later, I called again, and they said that they found it. It was hooked onto a hanger! One of the employees saw it when she was putting some clothes back on the racks.  The key must have been on my finger, and it slipped onto a hanger. Oh my goodness! Yes, this is my silly story of losing my key at Target and why I started making key fobs.  Look at these keys…. Taunting me.
My company name, Ni-Chern (pronouced: Nee-Churn), is my Chinese name, which means little girl.  All of my items are hand sewn by me. Styles of fabrics in a specific bag style are all limited because they are all one of a kind! I use materials that I know are good quality and/or condition.
My key fobs are great for keys, but they are also great for all those little rewards cards you get at all the big box stores. 
What could you do with your key fob?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Girls Night Out - October 4th

Girls Night Out
October 4, 2012
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Historic Independence Square

The shops on the Independence Square will be staying open late for the ladies to enjoy a private shopping experience on Thursday, October 4th.

Ugly Glass & Company will feature Frannie Franks Coffee Cakes during Girls Night Out.  Everyone who makes a purchase during Girls Night Out will be entered to win a gift basket full of Ugly Glass merchandise, generously donated by our artists.  Also 10% off all Jewelry!!!!

Read more at:

You can purchase Girls Night Out Shopping Bags prior to the event at:

Friday, August 24, 2012

SantaCaliGon Festival

Ugly Glass & Company will be open during SantaCaliGon!  We have had our artists bring in new and unique items just for the event!

Labor Day Weekend
August 31st thru September 3rd
We will open at 10am daily and close when we get too tire to stay open!

Come on out to the Historic Independence Square and enjoy free concerts, over 500 craft & food vendors, historic site tours, wagon rides, and visit all the local shops.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meet Our Artist - Stone Creek Turnings

Meet Our Artists is a monthly feature of the artists you will find at Ugly Glass & Company...


Stone Creek Turnings is a small shop based out of Blue Springs Missouri.  The majority of bowls that we produced are made from wood salvaged from the forest behind our home.  My entire family loves getting into the action when it comes to  finding fallen trees and cutting them into           manageable pieces. 

I have been turning wood for about 5 years and it has turned from a fun hobby into a fun business.  I make bowls, vases, candle holders, boxes, chess pieces and anything else that people can think up.  For the past year and a half I have been selling my work on Etsy and it has been a great experience. 

Ugly Glass & Company is the first opportunity for people to see and touch my work.  If you have any additional questions or want to request a custom order please let me know.

Visit Stone Creek Turnings Online:

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Trunk Show Opportunities

Ugly Glass & Company has a couple of trunk show opportunities throughout the year.  Trunk shows give artists the opportunity to sell at a store front without incurring allot of costs.  Ugly Glass & Company will handle all sales for the artist for a percentage of sales.  The artist is welcome to work their table at the trunk show and tell customers about their work or provide promotional materials at their table.

The artist will be provided one 4 foot table.  Artists provides and sets up the display and the product.  The trunk show will be for two days, occasionally 3, and will coincide with other events happening in our area.  Artists agree to help promote the trunk show before and during the trunk show.  A detailed inventory sheet must be provided to Ugly Glass & Co.

Artists are carefully chosen and Ugly Glass reserves the right to reject any pieces it so wishes.

2012 Trunk Show Dates:
August 24 & 25 - Camaro Fest on the Square - August 25th.
October 4, 5, & 6 - Girls Night Out - October 4th.
Ocotber 26 & 27 - Haloween Parade - October 27th.
November 16 & 17 - Holiday Tree Lighting & Holiday Open House - November 17th.

If you are interested in applying, please submit the following information to
  • Name:
  • E-mail Address:
  • Description of your art:
  • Photos or links to your artwork online:
  • Where else do you sell your work:
  • What means do you plan to use to promote your trunk show?
  • What dates are you interested in for a trunk show?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

July 27, 2012

10 am to 8 pm

Ugly Glass & Co.
109 E. Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050

Enter to win a gift basket with your $10 purchase!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Items Arriving

We have new items arriving daily, including cards, stationary, magnets and unique pinbacks.

Stop by and check them out.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


109 East Lexington Ave
Independence, MO 64050

Tuesday thru Saturday

10 am to 5 pm

We have unique handmade gifts...
Re-useable Sandwich Bags
Key Fobs
Oragami Flower Balls
Stone Coasters
Glass Pendants
Circuit Board Jewelry
Tea Wallets

Friday, June 29, 2012

Soft Opening

We will be opening our doors to the public on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Stop by and see our new place and our new handmade products.

109 East Lexington Avenue
Independence, MO 64050

Friday, June 22, 2012


We are now getting mail at our new location.  Our business license and retail sales license have been changed to the new location and name!  Everything is coming together very nicely. 
The building does need more TLC than we had thought, amazing what you can see when there is no furniture hiding it.  That sets us back on our opening a few days, but will get it done asap! 

We have items arriving from as far away as Connecticut!  It is going to be alot of work, but well worth it in my opinion!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Artists Wanted!!!

Have you been creating something unique?
How many times have you heard your family and friends say, “you should sell those”?
Have you considered selling your product but just haven’t figured out how to get started?.

Ugly Glass & Company was designed to help artists sell their works to the public.  We have created a beautiful backdrop for your works of art.  Let us help you!

Weather you are a newbie or have been around the block a few times, we would love to have you.

Contact Jenny for a consignment contract with all the information you could ever want...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ugly Glass & Company Opening Soon!

Ugly Glass & Company will be located at 109 East Lexington on the Historic Independence, Missouri Square.  We will offer gifts handmade in the USA, some will even be made right there in the store!

Alot of work needs to be done to the space first, so check back for an update on our opening.