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gold leaf upcycled beer bottle tumbler set

by Nanda Soderberg $56.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

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 artful tumblers. 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 down to size, 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. 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 tumblers not just a glass, but an experience that enhances whatever you sip from them. Made in Manchester, NH.

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

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23687
Made from
upcycled glass, 23kt gold leaf
Measurements
3.5" H x 2.25" diameter; 6 oz. capacity
Notes
Dishwasher safe; not microwave safe. Do not use for hot liquids.

Sold as a set of 2.
  • the maker

Nanda Soderberg

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. collection

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GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Unique (5)
  • Comfortable to hold (3)

Cons

  • Small (4)

Best Uses

  • Home (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (4), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3), Self (3)

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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 GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET:

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
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • 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 GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET:

    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

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great addition to the bar!

    By 

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Very light weight

    Best Uses

    • Decorative
    • Home
    • Informal

    Comments about GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET:

    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

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Small

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET:

    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

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Small

    Best Uses

      Comments about GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET:

      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 GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET:

          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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          4.0

          Beautiful and unique glasses

          By 

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Informal

            Comments about GOLD LEAF UPCYCLED BEER BOTTLE TUMBLER SET:

            I loved the look of these glasses in the catalog and they did not dissapoint upon arrival. The only flaw is that apparently, as a result of the process, they are not perfectly round. I personally don't mind, as it gives them additional character, but someone else might.

            • 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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