Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wine Bottle Pendant

Once again, I'm dying to try my hand at another knock-off idea. Have you seen these beauties in Ballard Designs catalog?

Addie Pendant from Ballard Designs
$129.00

Does this remind you of anything?

According to the description, the idea came from looking at old bottles.



Now, the minute I saw this, I remembered seeing a bottle shaped almost identical. That's the way my mind works. I notice shape, form and color of everything! I'm constantly looking at and taking mental notes of items that catch my eye. The object that came to mind was a cheap wine bottle...Livingston.





They have a great shape with no handle!
via The Wicker House
The bottle reminds me of old apple cider vinegar bottles. I'll never forget that shape. When I was a little girl, my grandmother bought some and poured me a glass thinking it was apple JUICE! I've never much cared for the stuff since!

Anyhoo, the shape is perfect. With a bottle cutter,

via Silver Art Glass Jewelery 

via Everything Stained Glass


some silver stained glass taping,

via Etsy


a pendant kit with possibly some kind of extension for the socket to get it low enough into the bottle that a bulb could be screwed into it,

via Electrical Hardware Store
$19.97
(you can get something similar for $14+/- at Home Depot or Lowe's)

and possibly some glass paint,

via Life123 

you have yourself a copy cat! And you don't have to settle for just one of four colors.

I'm thinking a metallic shade or a color mixed with silver and thinned with a glaze (see link on image above for mixing info). Roll it all around inside the bottle, then leave it to dry. Or try a stained glass spray paint like this:

via Krylon 


Cut the bottle, add the silver edging and pendant kit, and wha-la! Your very own Addie Pendant for about half the cost of a ready made one. Now, if I can only find time to actually make one!

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