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upcycled glass tumblers - set of 2

by Armelle and Sean O'Neill $45.00 SALE - $29.99
Handmade
Recycled
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Forged from beer bottles cut short at the neck and heated to extreme temperatures, Armelle and Sean O'Neill's set of recycled glasses offers a smooth, polished finish to any beverage. With no bottleneck to slow it down, each of these unique vessels allows for an immersive drinking experience. Wrap your hands around the cool glass tumbler, observe its one-of-a-kind shape, and share a toast with your significant other--this pair was made for celebrating life's little (and big) victories. Winner of our annual Upcycling Design Challenge. Handmade in Seattle, WA.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
24892
Made from
upcycled glass
Measurements
4.25" H x 2.5" diameter; 7 oz. capacity
Notes
Dishwasher safe. Not recommended for hot beverages.

Due to the handmade nature of this item; each piece is one of a kind and may vary.
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Armelle and Sean O'Neill

Armelle and Sean O'Neill are a husband and wife team based in Seattle, Washington. Armelle trained throughout France and completed her education at the Danish Design School on the island of Bornholm. Sean received his B.F.A. in art with an emphasis on glass and both have worked in professional studios in and around the Seattle area. They both have received scholarships at international glass centers and in 2012 Armelle was awarded the Annual Artist Grand Prize by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.

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Q and A

When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

318votes, 53 comments

Cassie, UncommonGoods

We love the story behind Sean's design, and that he and his wife create beautiful glassware our of materials that would otherwise be discarded. What do you think?

Zoe
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XD

Man
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Love these.

Kerry
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Cool idea. I think I'll have a beer now...from a bottle of course. :)

Nicholas
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Genius!

Cappy
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I happened to drink out of one of Sean's cups at friend's party this week, and i LOVE it. Great hand feel, cool design and nice size. Perfect for juice or wine. Plus, it's repurposed.

Diane
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Love these... what better way to recycle!!!

Adele
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What a great idea and a beautiful design

Drew
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Sean and Armelle rule! Their glassware is pretty nifty too ;-)

Dottie
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I made these in high school art class in 1970.

Arlotta
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It is a brown bottle. Cut in half. I'm not sure that's a design really. The next guy used bottles with their logos in an actual design. I think my uncle owned one of those 1970s bottle cutters advertised in Mother Earth News. I'm confused. Very useful and thrifty, but where's the design?

Sean
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First of all, thanks for all the support! @Dottie, vintage is super hip right now ; ) @Arlotta, thank you for asking! The design is addressed in Cappy's comment above. After we cut each bottle, we reheat it and alter the form, making each one truly unique and a pleasure to hold. This process also polishes the rim of the cup making it smooth on your lips. The user has the opportunity to interact with these cups by finding their favorite way to hold them. It is a design because the intention exists to create an object that offers the user an enjoyable and comfortable experience through its use. I hope that sheds a little light on why we're so excited about it!

Dina
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Cutting the necks off bottles isn't very 'uncommon'. I made these in middle school shop class. These are not original or interesting.

Ellen
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these are very common ... see them at every craft show

Joleen
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Love these, and the artists that made them!

sam
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good

Sean
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l can see that there are a lot of skeptics out there which I guess is to be expected. My motivation in entering this competition was not to boost my ego or accrue a blue ribbon to display on my craft fair booth. My motivation is to bring to a wider audience something that brings me and everyone else I have shared these with, great joy to use. This experience has taught me that it takes more than a 1250 x 1250 pixel jpeg to communicate the character of an object. Vote as you may, our presentation of these cups was a desire to share a bit of something personal, something tangible in this world where objects are discarded routinely as though the resources

Sean
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on this

Sean
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planet are infinite. Yes they are brown beer bottles, because bars and restaurants throw them out by the millions everyday. By transforming them into something that is a pleasure to use we are thereby adding value to things that would otherwise be crushed and used as fill. Elegant? Maybe not. Upcycled? Definitely.

Emily
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Love the idea of reusing bottles, but glassware like this is abundant, with tutorials all over Pinterest as well. I think the dented shapes of the glasses are an interesting take, however.

Laurie
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Beautiful form and function!

Hiromi
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I love their work! They are great designers and makers!

April
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Love the collaboration!

Maureen
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It may be the photo, but the design seems to be missing something I can't put my finger on. Something that would set it apart from many other recycled bottle items.

Ina
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I like the fact that this has that molten look (the "thumb print" in particular) but the brown is unappealing (heck, I find it unappealing with beer bottles.

Sean
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Maureen and Ina, thanks for the input. These cups are also available in green and clear since we've been able to find consistent sources of them as well. They also come in small juice glass sizes, tall soda glasses and wide water glasses.

Jonathan
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Sean, I am so impressed with the idea behind your product. Using such a common recycled product, As someone who spent my childhood seeing Sean develop as an artist is extraordinary. I will fully support your artistic talent, so, please let me know if I can help more. Good job!

Breanna
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Nice work Sean! Much luck!

Kelly

These guys are making fine glassware out of beer bottles. Not only are they recycling a one-time used bottle into a multi-use glass, they are also doing it with style. The design is meant for it to fit well in hand, with deliberately sculpted dents. This is simplicity in design and function, and fodder for good covers action with your guests. It is a cost-effective way to re-create glass from glass. It is creative and different from the other glass bottle cups mentioned. And made by a couple of very mindful, earth- conscious people who are already accomplished artists in the medium. I think it's smart.

Sheng Jie
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good

Guo
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good luck!

威宇
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0.o what?

a a
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0.o what?

a aR
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= =a

Amy
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Yes, this has been done before but not like this! That is what makes them so fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing more from Sean and Armelle.

Zoe
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Awesome!!!!!

chen
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GOOD

Yingh-Hui
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love this idea!

Ying-Hui Lai
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Love this idea!

Peng
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good idea!

Peng
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love it!

Crescent
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I love, love. Woo-hoo!

Ryan
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Great job Sean and Armelle! Obviously some naysayers don't understand that these bottles aren't just coldworked, they have been remade and using heat! THis is not something that any crafty person can do, it takes years and years of hot glass experience. Both of these artists are amazing and this is some glassware with character.

jessica landau
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Nice work Sean and Armelle! Good luck!!!

Bret
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These guys are not only talented artists but also stand up folks. I love their work and enjoy following their progress

Dennis
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good work

Daniel
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I like your art work

chao
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I like this idea. Really, looking forward to see your more this type of work.

xiufang
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nice artwork

Debbie

Very cool

Debbie

So so not sure if I would buy these

Phoebe

This would be stunning in green bottles

Donella

These are very cool. I'd buy them!

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