Many years ago I was looking for a unique anniversary gift for my wife, but couldn't find anything that was personal enough.  I happened to run across the work of another glass etcher and decided to begin learning the craft myself.  3 months of trial and error later (especially error), I created a vase commemorating our wedding date.  From that point I was hooked, and soon friends and family were making requests.  Across the last 7 years, I have continued to refine my design work and processes to create etched glass work that I am more than proud of.  I began Cronus Customs to start sharing my work with the world and expand out of my local network of friends and family.   Today, I continue to refine my craft and relish the opportunities that my customers provide when requesting custom designs, pushing my skills and ability forward. 

Derek Swager

Artisan Owner