Thursday, March 17, 2011

Corked Glass AshTray

Corked Ashtray by Glashtrays on

There are some people who like to tap out their cashed bowl into their ashtray. Tapping it along the side, glass on glass is a sound I don't like to hear. I take really good care of all my glass pieces and tapping them on a glass ashtray is not something I do, for fear of them breaking.
But someone was smart enough to find a solution to the problem. A corked ashtray. Never again will your pipes break from tapping your bowl out. The ashtray features a cork knob in the middle and a cork lining around the rim. Which make it perfect for tapping out bowls without the fear of breaking your glass pipe. Another good thing about this ashtray, is that it doesn't scream "pothead", just "style".

You can get your very own ashtray from Glashtrays on Etsy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Etsy Banning Glass Pipes

No More Beautiful Things Like This
I just found out today that will be banning all glass pipes and other smoking accessories on March 15th. I am outraged. I do not make or sell pipes, however, I do buy them from etsy. I love knowing who made it and where it came from, and knowing it's a one of a kind. The pipes are even labeled for tobacco use only, some do say "or legal medicinal herbs". If you're legal and have a medical condition, what's the problem?

Letter From Etsy To Glass Artists:

This is Sonia from Etsy Support. Thank you for being a member of this community; we admire your business and selling spirit! We are getting in touch to let you know that we are tightening up enforcement of our existing policy, and we need you to remove some of your listings.
Etsy's policies state that some items are inappropriate for Etsy's marketplace, even though they may otherwise meet Etsy's selling criteria. Per the policy, you may not list the following types of items on Etsy: Drugs, drug-like substances, drug paraphernalia. These items are prohibited. You can read more about Prohibited Items here: and all of Etsy's DOs and DON'Ts here:

Please remove the following types of items:

* items with a carburetor
* items with a slide
* all bongs
* all bubblers

This is a site wide effort; you are not being singled-out. We are asking all sellers with these types of items to remove drug paraphernalia by Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
If you respond to this email with the listing numbers of the items you've removed by March 15th, we will issue you a one-time listing fee refund for those items. We cannot offer a refund for prohibited items that are left active after March 15th.
Even if these items are marketed as tobacco only, they will need to be removed. Any sellers with active drug paraphernalia after March 15 risk suspension of shop privileges.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Etsy's Support Team

I'm so upset/mad, I want to close down both of my etsy shops. Seems a little extreme I know. But it makes me feel like I'm not welcome. As a medical marijuana patient, I loved going to etsy to find awesome smoking pieces and 420 goodies. Will etsy get rid of the products made with real hemp leaves? What about mini bong charms? What about hemp jewelry? Will they one day get rid of everything that will offend anyone?

This is art to me..
Seriously, I don't understand how Etsy can do this, when there are vagina's and cocks all over the place?! I do not have a problem with all those vagina sculptures and penis aprons. Even though I would never buy them, and some things freak me out a little bit. I would never complain or ask etsy to get rid of them. I thought etsy was a way of selling your artwork without being criticized or shut out.

I feel like there is nothing I can do. Hence, this post with my feelings. A big part of this blog was designed to promote Etsy Glass Artists. So many people have built there business up, only to be told they can no longer sell there art work. I'm sorry but I believe a beautiful glass pipe is much more interesting that a crocheted cock. Plus, it's useful.

GoodBye Colorful Works Of Art

If there is a protest or anything going on that can change this, please let us know. I love etsy and have been with them for years, but I feel like they just turned there back on me and slammed a door in my face. Once again, the world shows you that if you smoke marijuana, you're not welcome. The PLG Revolution is meant to change these things. =[

-Keefy Buddz

[Former Etsy Glass Artists: Please Post Your New Home/Link Here So We Can Find You!]

UPDATE 3-25-11
There are still a few glass pipes being sold on Etsy, the only catch is they need to be carb-less. =P

Cute Lemur Pipe

Super cute lemur pipe by BrothersWithGlass on etsy!
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