Your online shop for custom made stained glass and high quality coffee beans, tea leaves, salts and rubs.
Welcome to the Glass Bonsai E-Commerce store
Hello my name is Steve Zielinski and I am the owner of the Glass Bonsai. My passion of cutting stained glass started in 1979. I started in the Tiffany method, cutting and copper foiling the pieces before soldering them. As time passed and my skills improved, I ventured into the old method of leading. Although interesting in the fact it was the original method, my heart fell to the copper foiling. Being able to design more detail into a project excited me greatly. The business focuses on that method, however, I still do the leading when orders come for restoration work.
Having a studio in my basement for many years, I never had a standalone stained glass studio with a retail outlet until years later. The Glass Bonsai opened July 7, 2004 in Portland, Indiana. I have two passions in this life. That of raising bonsai trees and cutting glass gave forth to the naming of the Glass Bonsai.
Upon the opening of the Glass Bonsai, my wife and I decided that we wanted a shop that had unique items for our customers to purchase. We extended to local artist to bring their items into the store for displaying and selling. As the store filled up we had some shelves that we couldn’t fill. It was then that my wife suggested adding flavored coffee beans to the inventory. We both like coffee and my wife had a strong desire for the flavored type. We found a great roaster and the product was brought in and the store was full and ready to open.
Since then we have expanded our items to include salt rocks, and beautiful hand blown witch balls. We added loose leaf teas to our inventory and have just recently brought in natural rubs and salts for the cooks who don’t like all the additives in their product.
The Glass Bonsai has over 25 years of experience in cutting glass. We have the ability of designing panels or taking your ideas and making them into your artistic expression. You can choose from over 900 different colors and textures of glass, making it easy in designing the stained glass piece of your dreams. Buy Now
Our coffee beans are roasted fresh using the air roasting method instead of the conventional drum method. The air roasting is like an air pop corn popper.This method gives a more even roast eliminating the bitter aftertaste experienced with most coffee. The air roasting gives a smooth fresh tasting flavor. The oils used in the flavoring are a finer flavor due to not being contaminated when the beans are put in the conventional tumble to be roasted. The Swiss Water Process is utilized in the making of our decaffeinated varieties, which excludes the use of chemical solvents you will find in other coffees. Our beans are stored in air tight containers until they are sold which keeps in the freshness. We carry over 30 flavored and non-flavored beans in stock and have access to over 100 different flavoring of beans. Buy Now
We carry in stock over 20 different flavors of tea leaves. Green teas, black teas, red teas, white teas, and herbal teas are among the types we keep in stock. Looking for a certain flavor? Let us know, our supplier is one of the largest in the United States. Enjoy fresh tea and reap the benefits associated with the natural makeup of the tea leaves. Buy Now
Natural salts and rubs are the up and coming thing for the cooks in your family. Add flavor and spices to your meats, poultry and fish with our all natural sea salt rubs and salt mixtures. The packets come in a variety of sizes. Buy Now