npglassworks

NP Glass Works

Illinois, United States · 1291 Sales

npglassworks

NP Glass Works

Illinois, United States 1291 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(456)

Announcement   We create hand blown glassware from discarded beer, soda and liquor bottles. The process uses 100% of the bottle to create a unique one of a kind hand blown cup. Our glassware is dishwasher safe and works great frosted in the freezer. Each vessel holds as much or more than the original shape held. All of our products are recycled from discarded materials and we use all natural gas in the shaping process. This type of glass art offers bottling companies and breweries the opportunity to have an aftermarket product that is desirable to hip eco-consciousness consumers.

We start off by taking empty bottles and rinsing them out with water. Bottles with paper or plastic labels are cleaned further. Each bottle is placed into a kiln and heated to over a thousand degrees. A rod is then dipped into a pot of crushed recycled glass and a pad is formed on the end. The pad and rod are then touched to the bottom of the bottle and transferred to a working furnace. The top half of the bottle is heated until the glass begins to move. Using traditional glass blowing techniques the artist opens the narrow bottleneck into a cylinder. Once in it’s final shape the bottle is placed back into an annealing oven to cool slowly.

Announcement

We create hand blown glassware from discarded beer, soda and liquor bottles. The process uses 100% of the bottle to create a unique one of a kind hand blown cup. Our glassware is dishwasher safe and works great frosted in the freezer. Each vessel holds as much or more than the original shape held. All of our products are recycled from discarded materials and we use all natural gas in the shaping process. This type of glass art offers bottling companies and breweries the opportunity to have an aftermarket product that is desirable to hip eco-consciousness consumers.

We start off by taking empty bottles and rinsing them out with water. Bottles with paper or plastic labels are cleaned further. Each bottle is placed into a kiln and heated to over a thousand degrees. A rod is then dipped into a pot of crushed recycled glass and a pad is formed on the end. The pad and rod are then touched to the bottom of the bottle and transferred to a working furnace. The top half of the bottle is heated until the glass begins to move. Using traditional glass blowing techniques the artist opens the narrow bottleneck into a cylinder. Once in it’s final shape the bottle is placed back into an annealing oven to cool slowly.

Nicholas Paul

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Nicholas Paul

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(456)
Stephanie bailey

Stephanie bailey on Apr 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love theses glasses! I ordered a set and then I broke both of them at the same time (they were on a towel drying and I accidentally pulled on the towel)!! I was sooooo sad. Well contacted seller and told him my story and he replaced them for just the shipping cost. Got my new ones and they look great. Thank you so much.

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great product, super professionally made and well done, you couldn't even tell that it was once a bottle, they looked like they had always been a uniform width throughout. Nick was super awesome about keeping in touch with me throughout the entire process and even though we had a slight bump in the road when Rolling Rock decided to change the look of their bottles, but it was quickly and easily solved and I was provided a variety of solutions to choose from which was awesome. I purchased the glasses as a birthday gift for a friend (and I was only six months late!) and he absolutely loved them! I will definitely do business with this company in the future!! Thank you!!

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Hand blown recycled glassware made from discard glass bottles

What I do?
I create hand blown glassware from discarded beer, soda and liquor bottles. The process uses 100% of the bottle to create a unique one of a kind hand blown cup. My glassware is dishwasher safe and works great frosted in the freezer. Each vessel holds as much or more than the original shape held. All of my products are recycled from discarded materials and I use all natural gas in the shaping process.

How I do it.
I start off by taking empty bottles and rinsing them out with water. Bottles with paper or plastic labels are cleaned further. Each bottle is placed into a kiln and heated to over a thousand degrees. A rod is then dipped into a pot of crushed recycled glass and a pad is formed on the end. The pad and rod are then touched to the bottom of the bottle and transferred to a working furnace. The top half of the bottle is heated until the glass begins to move. Using traditional glass blowing techniques the artist opens the narrow bottleneck into a cylinder. Once in it’s final shape the bottle is placed back into an annealing oven to cool slowly.

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    I create hand blown glassware from discarded beer, soda and liquor bottles. The process uses 100% of the bottle to create a unique one of a kind hand blown cup. My glassware is dishwasher safe and works great frosted in the freezer.

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Last updated on December 9, 2014
We create hand blown glassware made to order from discarded beer, soda and liquor bottles. The process uses 100% of the bottle to create a unique one of a kind hand blown cup. Our glassware is dishwasher safe and works great frosted in the freezer. Each vessel holds as much or more than the original shape held. All of our products are recycled from discarded materials. All of our items are handmade to order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
All payments are due upon purchase.
Checks must clear before item shipped
Never send cash
Shipping
All items are MADE TO ORDER. All orders will be processed as quickly as possible but due to high demand some orders can take up to 21 days to ship. Please understand that all of our glassware is handmade and requires production time. We try our best to have everything available and on average only take a few days. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We do our best to keep the price as low as possible but let’s be real here we’re shipping glass. With that we have a couple of rules that we ask that you please note.

1. Items will be shipped to the address provided by ETSY and not that of Paypal
2. Buyer is responsible for all shipping fees
3. Seller is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged packages.
4. Seller will not replace lost, stolen or damaged product free of charge
5. All Payment is due in full before item will be shipped
6. By making a purchase you agree to these terms

Domestic Shipping
(Continues forty eight)
Fedex and United States Postal Service
(Alaska and Hawaii)
United States Postal Service ONLY
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
United States Postal Service ONLY

Packaging
All of our boxes are brand new and made with recycled materials. Each glass is wrapped with paper and bubble wrap for cushioning . We use packing peanuts and newspaper to fill the boxes. All packaging is made from recycled materials or is donated reusable.

To my International Customers
I have noticed that on rare occasions packages may be opened and examined by customs authorities. During these examinations, items may be unwrapped, not repackaged correctly, causing possible damage. If this happens, please understand that it has nothing to do with the product or the way it was shipped. Packages are randomly selected to check that the contents match what is on the customs label. Or that's what they told me at the USPS office.
As all packages are insured you will need to file a claim for damaged items with the USPS. I will file a release on my side to help recoup any money lost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Well sometimes it just doesn't work out, or maybe the shipping company kicked your package across the finish line. I totally understand your frustration and apologize. Normally I’m more than happy to work something out however it’s hard to do that over the internet. I ask that you keep these simple rules in mind before making a purchase

1. As all items are MADE TO ORDER, Seller must agree to accept return first.
2. Items will only be refunded upon return.
3. A prorated refund will be given for partial returns or damaged items.
4. Seller is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. - NO EXCEPTIONS -
5. Buyer must file claim with carrier to receive a refund on damaged product. - NO EXCEPTIONS -
6. Please contact me within 24 hours if you need to cancel a transaction.
7. No refunds on shipping fees once items have been shipped. - NO EXCEPTIONS -
8. No refunds on custom orders. - NO EXCEPTIONS -
9. By making a purchase you agree to these terms

If you are seeking a refund from FedEx. Here are some helpful hints to make life easier.

1. Please keep all packaging and items together.
2. Take photos of damaged items.
3. Make a list of all damaged items.
4. Print out copies of your Etsy order as a receipt.
5. Keep tracking number information available.
6. Visit FedEx.com to file a claim
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ:
Q. Do you offer Wholesale pricing?
A. Yes, please contact me for pricing list.

Q. Will you add a birthday card?
A. Yes, if it's a handwritten note then no problem. I’m not Hallmark so please keep it simple.

Q. Do you do custom orders?
A. Yes I do. Send me an email and I’ll reply with a mailing address

Q. If I send you the bottles is it cheaper?
A. Nope, the cost isn't in the bottle itself it's in the process of opening it.

Q. Is there a discount if I buy more?
A. Hit me up, you never know.

Q. Can I pick up locally?
A. Yep, drop me a line and we can make arrangements. If you insist that I bring it to you, then you pay for gas and hassle tax. If you lived in Chicago you know it’s only fair.

Q. Why does shipping cost so much?
A. It’s glass.....really? There is the cost of the box, packing materials, gas, paper, ink etc. etc. etc. One top of that we wrap these glasses really well. You’ve seen the people working at the post office. That’s where the extra money went. Trust me friend I wish I was making a killing off shipping but the truth is it ain't happening.

Q. My charity event is having a fundraiser will you give us free stuff?
A. That so weird I’m having a fundraiser to cover my monthly expenses. If you're a real 501c Non for profit charity then yes.

Q. Do you trade or Barter?
A. Yep...whatcha got?