We are Bryce & Paola Tippner, the husband and wife team behind Perfecto Glass Jewelry. Our mission is to design and create very unique jewelry that blends fashion, art, science and craftsmanship.
I was born and raised in Oregon, and Paola grew up in Bogota, Colombia where we met in 1999. Throughout my time in college, I took up the production of functional glass art to support myself, and after 6 years -and two degrees in science-, I had become a proficient glass artist.
My curiosity for the intricacies of glass, my passion for science, and a fortuitous opportunity, combined with Pao’s love of design, eye for fashion and her background in business management, led us to the creation of the jewelry that lies before you. Together, we founded Perfecto Glass in 2003.
We started selling our jewelry to a few galleries and boutiques around the Pacific Northwest, and along the way we met amazing individuals and organizations who showed us the ways of the handmade industry. Today we can humbly and proudly say that our pieces have been sold in hundreds of galleries, museum stores, and boutiques all around the US, as well as a few others in the UK and Canada.
Our dream was to have Pao quit her “corporate life” so she could join me full-time in growing the business, and have more time to share as a family; and we were able to do so in 2016 when we took a massive leap of faith and moved with our then 8-year-old, and 8-month-old, to Medellin, Colombia… Life is good.
The jewelry is made using one of the strongest and highest quality types of glass: Borosilicate. Each piece is hand-made by me in a stationary torch under the Medellin sun at our home-studio. Then, using a technique that we personally developed, color is applied to each piece in a way that allows light to enter from the front and when movement is applied, the effect known as refraction occurs. It is this amazing dance between light and color, that inspires us (I ❤Science).
I sincerely appreciate your interest and hope you enjoy our creations as much as we did making them for you. With Gratitude, Bryce