Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses

Bring artful luster to the table with these tumblers, made from upcycled glass and 23k gold leaf.
created by

Nanda Soderberg

$56.00

created by

Nanda Soderberg

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All that Glitters

A work of art isn't merely beautiful, it helps you to see the world around you in a new way. That's what glass artist Nanda Soderberg does with these resourceful glasses. He takes something that was once disposable - a beer bottle - and cleans and polishes it to reveal its sparkling amber color. He then cuts it into a petite, 6 ounce drinking glass, and fire-polishes the lip to perfect smoothness. Instead of the label it once carried, it is given a shimmering, abstract splash of 23K gold leaf across the front portion of the vessel. The gold leaf is fused with the glass, so that it will not scratch or wear off. Coming in a set of two, the artist's vision makes these glasses not just a glass, but an experience that enhances whatever you sip from them. Made in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in New Hampshire

Nanda Soderberg started blowing glass at the University of Hawaii in 1994 and was instantly struck by the immediacy of the process. He has always been attracted to activities that are fast paced, require extreme focus and involve a degree of risk. Blowing glass was a natural fit.

In 1999 Nanda received his BFA in glass and left Hawaii to gain experience working in production glass shops in Seattle and California. In 2005 he moved to Virginia to pursue his Masters degree in Art. Since receiving his MFA in 2007, Nanda has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, California State University Fullerton, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Pilchuck Glass School.

Nanda is driven by the idea of taking a found glass object, something that may have had a single use or is heading for a landfill, and transforming it into something that can be used indefinitely. Nanda works in a studio without a glass melting furnace re-configuring found glass objects through traditional hot and cold glass working process. He plans to continue his experimentation and research with found glass, tackling design and production challenges head on to provide the consumer with unique products.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
upcycled glass, 23kt gold leaf
Measurements
3.25" H x 2.25" diameter; 6 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe. Not intended for hot liquids.
Notes
Sold as a set of 2.
Item ID
23687

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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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UncommonGoodsGold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

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64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Unique (8)
  • Comfortable to hold (5)
  • Dishwasher safe (3)

Cons

  • Small (6)

Best Uses

  • Home (7)
  • Decorative (4)
  • Informal (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It didn't glitter

By 

from NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

The picture made these glasses look like they were gilded all over. In fact they look like beer bottle bottoms with a small gold smudge.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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5.0

Beautiful

By 

from San Jose, CA

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable To Hold
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Unique

Cons

  • Not For Hot Liquids
  • Not Microwavable

Best Uses

  • Decorative
  • Formal
  • Home
  • Informal

Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

So very beautiful, and useful too! I bought these for my partner for their birthday as they like quirky kitchen and dining items, and they were very pleased with how sparkling and smooth the tumblers are.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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4.0

Great Gift

By 

from leroy, ny

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable To Hold
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Durable
  • Thick Glass
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decorative
    • Formal
    • Home
    • Informal

    Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

    Nice and light glass. The gold leaf makes it unique, especially because it is not the same on every glass. My only con was that the glasses I received did not have much gold leaf on them in comparison to the online picture.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    tiny tumbler

    By 

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Beautiful
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Small
    • Way too small

    Best Uses

    • Juice Glass Not A Tumbler

    Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

    I will be returning the glasses. In the product title it said it was a Tumbler. I assumed the artist used the larger beer bottles. It didn't occur to me to verify the dimensions provided. I'm bummed about it. They are very cool

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Wedding

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    3.0

    Hmmm

    By 

    from Oregon

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable To Hold
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Small

    Best Uses

    • Decorative
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

    Tumblers smaller than I thought and the gold leaf was only in the front of the tumbler, not all the way around.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Beautiful glassware

    By 

    from Bay Area, CA

    About Me Frequent Entertainer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable To Hold
    • Thick Glass

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

      Clever use of recycled beer bottles. The fusing of the glass smooths all the rough edges and seals the gold leaf to the bottle.
      Great looking and good for parties

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Great addition to the bar!

      By 

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Stylish

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable To Hold
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Very light weight

      Best Uses

      • Decorative
      • Home
      • Informal

      Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

      Love the glasses, but their light weight makes them seem a little cheap.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife

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      5.0

      Beautiful pieces of Art

      By 

      from San Francisco, Ca

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Small

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

      I bought this as a wedding present for a friend who is really into beer and her husband is a master brewer. She loved the gift, they are very pretty, delicate and unique. They were smaller than I had envisioned, the gift seemed a little plithy when I gave it to her, but she gushed over them and the is very good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Wedding

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      5.0

      Nice gift for beer lovers

      By 

      from Pa

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Small

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

        Unique gift idea for someone who loves beer but you don't really know what to get them. Slightly small but cool concept. Would buy again for someone.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        2.0

        confused?

        By 

        from New Orleans, La

        About Me Practical

        Pros

          Cons

          • Small

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Gold Leaf Upcycled Beer Bottle Glasses:

            I am really not sure what the practical use of this product is. It seems to be a 6oz beer glass, with a sliver of gold leaf. Is it a suppose to be a Beer glass, or a shot glass? Very confused!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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