Announcement Reclaimed empty wine bottles repurposed into wine bottle lamps, vases, olive oil dispensers. Hand painted Mason jar lights and candle holders. Hand painted lighted glass blocks.
Reclaimed empty wine bottles repurposed into wine bottle lamps, vases, olive oil dispensers. Hand painted Mason jar lights and candle holders. Hand painted lighted glass blocks.
phammernik on Jun 21, 2016
Too beautiful to keep packed away till the 4th of July holiday. ??
Elena Hough on May 26, 2016
Beautifully made, with an artistic pop of style and suttle lighting. I plane to buy more of these lights soon. Happy!
Welcome to VauVicStudio.
My wine bottle lights are created in my home studio on a beautiful beach in Hawaii where I am an artisan by day and mixologist at night at the fun barefoot bar down on the beach. Okay, that is only in my dreams. In reality, I live in far northern Wisconsin where it is currently 17 degrees below 0 Fahrenheit and the view of the snowy woods outside my workroom is breathtakingly beautiful.
I have always loved the color, shape and feel of wine bottles and it never felt right to just callously discard them, so I decided to repurpose them into wine bottle luminaries. I wanted the bottle lamps to be interesting to look at even when the lights were not turned on so I either paint a design on each bottle or etch them using a sandblaster. Although I use glass paint, the paintings on the bottles are generally not transparent as I love the look of textured paintings and therefore use multiple layers of paint to achieve a subtle texture.
To create the wine bottle lamps, each bottle is thoroughly cleaned and the labels removed, and then a hole is drilled in the lower back side of the bottle. The bottle is then designed and painted or sand etched and a strand of lights is inserted into the lamp through the hole in the back of the bottle.
I like the finished look the wine bottle seal gives the bottle and many people ask how I get the wine out of the bottle without actually opening the bottle, but I like a little mystery and so that part is my little secret. I assure you no wine was ever wasted in the process and was safely and happily consumed before any work was begun on the bottle.
I have recently added hand painted olive oil dispensers and vases, all repurposed from empty rescued wine bottles, as well as hand painted Mason jar candle holders and vases.
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