Chivas bottle engraved
Ann and her husband Tony were retiring and their friends wanted to give them a little something extra special at their Retirement Party. Robin came up with a fantastic poem and the group asked me to etch it in a bottle of Chivas Scotch. I took the front label off and reversed the etch so the text popped forward and the flow of the scotch shimmered through the letters. A great gift that's personalized with your own words.
Etched still water birthday bottle
A wine or liquor bottle doesn't have to be the only kind of engraved gift. Here, Lenore brought me a bottle of Pellegrino Water for her brother. The green glass was a great color to etch on. I added a little silver paint to contrast the green.
Matt loved it.
Engraved Wedding Vase
Phil wanted to surprise his fiancee with something special. He came to me asking for some suggestions. He writes his soon to be wife, poems and wanted to incorporate that into the etching. After a few ideas, I suggested etching one of his poems on this cylindrical vase, filling it with water and a floating candle and using it during his wedding ceremony for their unity candle. He loved the idea. I always welcome new projects. You may not see something on my website you are looking for but it doesn't mean we can't work together to come up with something personal and meaningful.
Sandblasted Champagne Bottle
For this engraved Veuve Clicquot wedding champagne bottle, I placed the names within the silhouette of the couple. By using this reverse etching technique, it allows the names to pop forward the deeper I engrave the couple. Running your fingers over it, you can actually feel the raised effect. It also gives a nice contrast to the rest of the text.
Annie Buthorn has a BFA in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She traveled to Santa Fe, NM and was taught by the very best in the glass etching business, Ruth Dobbins of Professional Glass Consultants. In 2010 she opened Crystal Swan Etchings, taking pride in etching all different kinds of glass mediums.