yivanova90 on Nov 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship and presentation in a wooden box full of beautiful dried grasses from Ukraine - a bit of home. A treasure. Слава Україні!
Julie on Dec 10, 20225 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful bird bottle stopper arrived just in time as a host gift for my neighbors holiday party. (They run an environmental institute and just came back from bird watching in Madagascar). It has substantial weight. Love supporting Ukrainian artisans. Simple, elegant kraft paper wrapping, natural grass and tasteful wooden box packaging! LOVELY!
ardassler on Nov 10, 20225 out of 5 stars
Thoughtful packaging makes these gift-ready, and the craftsmanship is high quality. A lovely product.
Melissa on Sep 23, 20225 out of 5 stars
Thank you, for the very special surprise gift which my daughter and I will wear and cherish. Slava Ukraini!! May your family be safe and peace come to YOUR country very soon 🌻
Meagan on Aug 19, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is my third purchase from Masterskaya1717, and I am so impressed with the quality of their work. Packaged beautifully, amazing customer service, and the bottle stoppers are stunning. Gorgeous artistry!
German on Jul 22, 20225 out of 5 stars
High quality, special and romantic box. Perfect, thank you!
There are two of us, Anna and Max. Our family turned into a family of three when the clock was showing 17:17. Doctor said that was an auspicious time. Since then we use these numbers to sign our creative projects.
Our daytime jobs revolve around sculpture, design, illustration and more. Here in our family studio we bring our ideas to life.
Bottles that our friends present for holidays now serve as plinths to showcase our tiny sculptures.
Actually we almost never drink alcohol. But we like to keep a few drinks left from parties and also to have something to treat our guests with. But rather than just closing our bottles, we prefer to turn our bottles into plinths for the little sculptures.
- How do we manufacture our products?
At first we use play dough to create a model (let's take a fox as an example). Then we make a model of rubber and pour in the wax. Then we create a gypsum form, evaporate the wax out and pour in the brass heated up to 970 °C (1778 °F).
After the gypsum form is broken, the fox comes to life. Quite a few processing stages are still on the way, though! We give cork the cone shape and put all the elements together into the bottle stopper! Please watch the video process - https://vimeo.com/162449046
Every product has its unique texture, because each time we make a new mold.
You can be sure that brass animals will live more than one life. They will preserve smell of many beverages and who knows - maybe your great-grandsons will use it to close a bottle of wine opened to celebrate their new dwelling!
Stoppers are little sculptures, they are cool, hard, heavy. As time goes by, the brass naturally gets darker if the stoppers are out of use. But if you occasionally hold the stoppers in your hands or perform some easy manipulations the stoppers will keep their shine and its bright, golden color.
Brass is an alive material that is changing all the time. Humidity, temperature and light can all have an impact on the product's color. In order to keep the stopper shining it is enough to use special liquids for the metal products. Or you can also use sal ammoniac or lemon juice and soft fabric to polish. Take away the cork stopper and separately clean the brass elements of the stopper, then put all the elements back together again. That's it! :)
Владелец, Создатель, Дизайнер
Creator, artist, designer, sculptor http://annademchenko.com
Owner, Curator, Creator
Creator, artist, sculptor http://maxdemchenko.com/