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

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
(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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