RDIGlass

Badass Glassware Gifts For Those Who Have Everything

Cedar Falls, Iowa | 1083 Sales

RDIGlass

Badass Glassware Gifts For Those Who Have Everything

Cedar Falls, Iowa 1083 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (185)

Announcement   Professionally Hand Crafted Glasses for the Masses

SMOOTH edges, practical and eco friendly, style redesigned.

We have many more varieties than we can keep up listings for...
If you are looking for one you don't see here in the shop, please ask!
We love custom orders and good challenges.
Thanks for shopping with us!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 12, 2018

Professionally Hand Crafted Glasses for the Masses

SMOOTH edges, practical and eco friendly, style redesigned.

We have many more varieties than we can keep up listings for...
If you are looking for one you don't see here in the shop, please ask!
We love custom orders and good challenges.
Thanks for shopping with us!

mark widmann

Contact shop owner

mark widmann

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Updates

RDI has it's own version of Easter eggs! Bright colors to celebrate with!
100 year old bottles custom cut for one of our guests, don't have old bottles? Check out our other Whiskey Glasses

About

Someone once asked me "do you think these can be made into glasses?" I would never have guessed that it would go this far.

We are a single family owned and ran business in Iowa.
Building a legacy, teaching our children the value of resources, and spreading positive vibes through people karma.
In the recent past we operated a small upscale martini bar. This is where RDI began.....
A group of us were struck by the beauty of the 1.75 liter Grey Goose Vodka Bottle, so we began collecting them. One evening a large quantity of our larger rocks glasses were accidentally broken. With a crowded bar, this left us searching for anything we could serve cocktails in. Later, when things had quieted down, we were enjoying cocktails ourselves, when someone asked what we were collecting the Grey Goose bottles for. Then the inquiry was made: Can a liquor bottle be cut, smoothed, and transformed into a rocks glass?
The idea was born.
It was not just an idea, but a vision. A vision of a new type of glassware whose quality would rival commercial glassware, yet have much more character and be created from discarded materials. One evening several weeks later, unsure of guest acceptance, the bar was served, and the glasses unveiled. First, bewilderment, then began the flood. Nearly every guest asked if the glasses were for sale. It was a topic that brought all our clientelle together as the conversations repeated nightly.
We have yet to find a single person who doesn’t feel a connection to at least one
of our glasses. It is that connection that is the fire that now drives Rdi.

Shop members

  • mark widmann

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Amanda Widmann

    Co-creator/ Acquisitions

  • Brodie Widmann

    Assistant Glassware Technician

  • Grace Widmann

    Master Of Distractions

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All our glassware have been tested using a high temp dish machine. Most varieties hold up as well as store bought glasses. The few exceptions should be gently hand washed to preserve the artwork. In each listing description there is a "dishwasher safe" indicator.

Wholesale availability

I do produce enough glassware for nearly any setting. I stock many more than what i list. If you would like to use them in your bar, restaurant, or purchase them for resale, there are wholesale pricing options. Contact me for details.

How smooth is that lip, anyways?

All glasses are individually inspected. You'll find no burrs, rough edges, jagged spots, or chips. The inspection includes a physical inspection as well as a visual. The glasses you get will be virtually identical to the pictures you see in the listings. See our guarantee below.

Glass dust

All glasses are hand washed before shipping. To be safe, I do insist that you wash them before use, to dispose of any residue that may be left behind.

Quality Upon Delivery Guarantee

***Rdi Glass Quality Upon Delivery Guarantee***You must wash, then inspect each glass for cracks & chips before use. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE OR REPAIR BROKEN ITEMS. If damage occurred during shipping, We will replace them at no cost to you. Here’s how: Upon delivery, TAKE PICTURES of the broken item still in the packaging (showing the breakage), the outside of the package as it arrived, and a picture that shows how much packaging material we used overall. Forward the pics to us immediately through Etsy along with a message from you. AFTER we investigate and respond, dispose of the broken items, and your replacements will be shipped out within a few days. Why all the pictures? They allow us to recover our costs from the shipper.

Can shipping be combined?

Yes! It is not my wish to try to increase my sales figures by charging too much for shipping. But I do like round numbers. Normally I'm within 50 cents on shipping. If you are placing an order, and the shipping seems high, please contact me before you finalize your order. I'll gladly review and make any corrections necessary to give you the best deal on shipping.

Disclaimer:

RDI Upcycled Glass is not endorsed, sponsored, nor affiliated in any way by the manufacturers of the products in their original form.  Our products are all handmade by RDI. The raw materials we use come from collecting used, discarded empty bottles, then transforming and repurposing them into new products.