Custom etched Veuve Clicquot champagne bottles by Crystal Swan Etchings. Remove the label or etch above it.
On the left, the label is recreated to be personalized and deep etched into the bottle leaving some parts as raised glass and finally hand painted to match real label. On the right, opt to keep the original label and etch above it.
I love this saying, "Make Each Day A Story Worth Telling". Surprise her/him with a little bubbly and a heartfelt message. Here we color filled it with gold paint to match the bottle. Crystal Swan Etchings offers many choices.
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!
I wanted to create something very special and original for my friend. She would be celebrating Chanukah and I wanted her to have something that wasn't only visually appealing but could also be functional if she decided to use it. With friends and family gathering at her table for the holidays, I had the idea of a platter she could use for serving. I created the design in illustrator and wanted to incorporate 4 different sandblasting techniques: multi stage carving (seen in the Jewish Star) Here the parts of the star are carved at different stages to give you an overlapping 3 Dimensional look,
Deep etched (seen in the flowers along the edge) and a combination of surface etching and glue chipping. A glue is applied to the parts of the glass that have been surface etched and when the glue dries, it lifts, chipping at the glass creating a beautiful design. Careful attention is paid to not have the glue spill over into other areas and that it is applied at an even layer. There is a short time span of a few minutes or so that the glue can be applied before it hardens and can not be spread out anymore. Once applied, the glass must be placed in a low humidity room and left for the chipping process to begin. There is a science to the glue chipping process. It is a look you can't get from any other process and one I love to look at. (see below for a close up)
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 ;)
Johnnie Walker Black double label recreation all etched into the bottle. It was sandblasted, airbrushed black on top and gold on bottom, then hand-painted over with the alternating color. Some of the letters are strictly raised glass to allow the alcohol color to shimmer through as seen in the "Bottled in London, Blended...", the date , "Blended Scotch Whiskey" and the wreath. One of my favorite bottles to etch! I think it is one of the coolest birthday gifts you can give to a person who has everything. All the information is personalized just for them. When the bottle is finished... fill it with Iced Tea to keep on displaying on your shelf;)
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.
Another etched photograph idea. My customer didn't want any of the templates listed on my website. She wanted something simple yet masculine. There was a quote that was very important to her that needed to be added. I didn't concentrate to much on the graphic elements but gave her a clean, straight edge double frame to highlight the picture. The picture was actually taken much further back, but I cropped it and blew it up to emphasize the most important part... the hug and let the words stand strong and bold below expressing how she felt.
I received a request to etch Jack Daniels bottles as a bridal party gift for the groomsmen, best man and father of the bride. The groom wasn't sure exactly what he wanted and I immediately envisioned the label being recreated to look like the original Jack Daniels label only with all of the wedding information substituted. He loved the idea. I had to carefully consider how I was going to achieve this since the black and white colors were important for the label recreation. In order to have these 2 colors, there needed to be a separation line of the glass between the 2 colors forcing them not to touch. This separation line was achieved through the artwork that I created in illustrator by outlining the letters with a heavy enough stroke that I wouldn't lose in the sandblasting stage.
After sandblasting the image onto the bottle, I airbrushed the black across the entire image. When that dried, I went back in and hand painted the white letters being careful not to paint pass the glass outline. The tiny letters and intricate details made for a slow hand painting process but the final piece was well worth the time. I can't wait for the bridal party to see their gifts!
There's still time for Valentine's Day to get this beautiful crystal heart that sits slanted.
Have your names personalized with the quote. "Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you was beyond my control."
Not loving this quote? ... no problem, I can change it up for you. Fill out the form with your engraving and I will make it your own.
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.