Click to enlargeWelcome to GlassShell.com

Hand blown glass hermit crab shells are crafted by Robert DuGrenier in his Vermont glass studio. Taking care to pose no harm to the crabs, Robert has imitated the interior shape of each of his hand blown crystal shells, following the spiral formations which accommodate the contours of a hermit crab's body.

The shells come in many sizes. If the size you require is not listed below, for an additional $10 we can make a custom sized shell for you. Shells are measured across the narrow opening. Please write a note in the comments on the order form for the size you require. Email us at info@GlassShell.com



All of our shells are hand made in Vermont.

Choose US Postal Service for the most economical shipping charges.

PLEASE NOTE: the online store does not add on shipping charges for international orders. You can either email us (shell@dugrenier.com) prior to placing your order for an estimate (let us know quantity and sizes) or we can email you with the cost once we've received your order.



"I was not ready to be so pleased with the craftsmanship of your product!"

"I could have sworn there would be a 6 week wait before my order would ship. Thank you so very very much for giving a whole new meaning to a very old hobby. I am a first time hermit owner, and my crababies are very special. Once again thank you for your fast service and beautiful glass work!"



Movie of live crab in glass shell at www.GlassShell.com
Click to enlargeNat Geo Wild "Fish Tank Kings" Segment on Blown Glass Shells
Robert Showing Jose how to make glass shells for hermit crabs

Click to enlargeClear Hand Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shell

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks

CLRGHCS$15.50Approximate_Size_of_Opening: 
Click to enlargeLarge Clear Hand Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shell

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks

HBCLRLR$24.00Approximate_Size_of_Opening: 
Click to enlargeColored Hand Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shell
Let us pick the color for you from our beautiful shells . . .

SINGLE colored shell (blue, green, purple, red or yellow) MIXED colored shell (containing at least two of these colors)


Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks

COLGHCS$24.00Approximate_Size_of_Opening:  Color: 
Click to enlargeLarge Colored Hand Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shell
Let us pick the color for you from our beautiful shells . . .

SINGLE colored shell (blue, green, purple, red or yellow) MIXED colored shell (containing at least two of these colors)


Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks

$32.50Approximate_Size_of_Opening:  Color: 
Click to enlargeCustom ~ Colored Hand Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shell
All of our shells are made in our Vermont Hot Shop. We are able to make custom shells for you. These can either be made of a single color (blue, green, purple, red or yellow.) Or you may order a mixed colored shell in any combination of these colors. Just enter any specifications in the comment box at the bottom of the order form, when placing your order. For shells over 2" please email us for pricing and timing.


Availability: Usually ships in 6-8 weeks

CUSGHCS$40.00Approximate_Size_of_Opening:  Color: 
Gold or Platinum Hand Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shell

Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 weeks

GPGHCS$60.00Approximate_Size_of_Opening:  Color: 
Click to enlargeLarge Gold or Platinum Glass Hermit Crab Shell

Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 weeks

LGGPGHCS$120.00Approximate_Size_of_Opening:  Color: 

Please note that prices and availability of items listed are subject to change.

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