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Glass decorations inspired by the sea

Stowe, Vermont - December 12, 2011

During the holidays, Christmas tree's twinkle.  But no tree is complete without a little extra sparkle.

For Casey McMains, it's all about the decorations. McMains finds that extra color and whimsy for her decorations with inspirations from under the sea. She makes hand blown glass fish ornaments.  Each creature is unique, with a personality all its own. "These are very rare, undiscovered species from caves in South America," she said.

McMains started blowing glass in college and fell in love with it so much that she switched majors.
"When I gathered a little bit of glass, blew my first bubble, I was like, okay -- true eureka moment -- this is what I need to do," she said.

She makes vases and sculptures, and started creating the little fish three years ago. "I've hung them in trees, put them in windows, put them outside. It's about having fun and having that unexpected little punch," she said.

A passion that's almost a dance -- moving swiftly along as she shapes, blows and sculpts each swimming creature.  

To swim with these fishes it will cost you 40-dollars. "It's a little sculpture anyone can afford," McMains said.

A playful Vermont product that's adding a little sparkle to the holidays. "A lot of smiles, which is what I want -- It's why I do them," she said.

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