Kevin didn't forget anything when he planned the perfect day to ask Maggie to marry him, but after the question would be asked and the day would be over with, he wanted a momentum Maggie could always look back at and remember that special moment (besides the ring of course). He asked me to etch a bottle of Dom Perignon personalized with their information but to look like the original label. Sandblasted into the bottle, the black is raised glass. The etched recessed part was airbrushed gold. (scroll down for more pics)
Congratulations Kevin and Maggie and thank you for making Crystal Swan Etchings part of your special event!
Not your typical baby shower gift idea. But that's why I love what I do at Crystal Swan Etchings. I take the invitation that is bound to be thrown out even after many hours of carefully deciding on the perfect one for the theme of your occasion and I preserve it. I can do it on a glass blank with a base that can sit on a mantel or in curio cabinet or in this case ... let's put it on a crystal vase that can be functional, filled with flowers to peak everyone's senses ... sight, smell and even touch ;)
These 13 Johnnie Walker black bottles were engraved with the bride and groom's name, their wedding date and given out to their groomsmen and bridesmaid. The image of the bride and groom were deep etched, so that you can literally feel the raised letters that overlapped. I stripped the JW label to make room for the artwork but their infamous icon was still left on the bottom giving the recipient the best of both worlds. A unique and custom wedding party favor.
Engraved wine bottle with New Home Template
I visited my cousin and her husband this weekend in Montreal, Canada. Not only was it my first visit to Canada, but it was my first visit to their new home. As like most, I wanted to bring a house warming present. I bought them a gift certificate to help them with furnishing their new home but wanted to add something a little more personal than a piece of plastic money. I bought a bottle of red wine, etched it with their names and a warm greeting and attached the gift certificate to the bottle. For me, it was giving them something practical to use and something that they could always look back on and remember the excitement of buying their first home together.
Original invite on left and final product on right.
A unique and memorable gift. Have their wedding invitation engraved on a vase that could be displayed and used forever. This gift is always a big hit at showers. The bride to be and her family are always overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness put into the gift.
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.
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.
Sandblasted invitation on glass
A wonderful way to preserve that special event is having your invitation engraved onto a glass vase. Fill it with flowers or make it a centerpiece as a keepsake forever.
Christina and the rest of the bridal party wanted to give Cynthia something special at her bridal shower. They asked Crystal Swan Etchings to etch Cynthia's wedding invitation on something permanent. I engraved it on a square vase making for a memorable and useful keepsake.
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.