Hand painted wine bottles, Mason jars, glass blocks

Minocqua, Wisconsin · 418 Sales


Hand painted wine bottles, Mason jars, glass blocks

Minocqua, Wisconsin 418 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
Vicki Vaughn

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Vicki Vaughn

Wine bottle light, hand painted, yellow lemons
Lighted wine bottle with hand painted red grapes
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5 out of 5 stars

quarles97 on May 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty when lit up! I really loved how fast the item was shipped to me!

Judy LeMone

Judy LeMone on May 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this for myself and I love it. It's beautiful!

Linda Wackenstedt

Linda Wackenstedt on Apr 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely the best purchase and awesome service, very nice to deal with.. hope to make more purchase's ...

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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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