Hand Fabricating Process:
Fabiola collects bottles on a weekly basis from local restaurant owners; soaks them in 3 different disinfectants; peels the labels; takes off all glues and label residues with acetone; soaks them again in dishwashing liquid; let's them dry; brings them to the KILN to melt flat or into bowls with or without shaped designer molds; picks them back up from the KILN; decorates them and does 4 photo shoots per tray and bowl - alone against a wall or on a table, with the bamboo utensils, on the organza pouch and in the organza pouch and later on uses those photos in special photography apps to create a publicity portfolio for social media or hand outs or for resellers and/or boutiques/shops. From restaurants to your table.
Since bottles are randomly donated by restaurant owners of various ethnic foods and fares, glass colors vary from: clear, clear/green tone, clear/blue tone, light green, dark green, brown, dark brown and very very seldom emerald green and cobalt blue. We, therefore, can try to provide you with choices of the basic glass colors of these trays and bowls, however, we can not guarantee that these colors will be available in stock and may have to be randomly assigned as supplies are available. You can make your choice of glass colors from the drop down box.
Wine, Water, Liquor Bottle Brands are definitely not within our control to stock your favorite ones since bottles are randomly donated by restaurant owners of various ethnic foods and fares and as such, for example, a French restaurant may provide water and wine and Champagne bottles, whereas a Mexican restaurant will provide tequila bottles, etc..., therefore, we can not provide you with choices of the the brands these trays and bowls were made from. They will be randomly assigned as supplies are available.
is done randomly depending on how the bottles melted and created space to glue pieces such as: Indian beads, sand glass, mosaic tiles, half marbles and stones. Some trays and bowls are left without these additional decorations. Choices vary too much to order specific custom orders and it is also difficult to always find the same supplies of decorative pieces. You may choose from the drop down box: Decorated or Non-decorated.
Designer molds are also used as a decorative pattern on the back of the bottles and imprint into the back of the glass as it melts in/on the designer molds.
- There are no designer molds for the small size beer bottles.
- Designer molds for large and extra large flat trays are of: Ocean species scenery, Koi Fish, Dragonflies, and Sailboat with Lighthouse.
- Designer molds for large and extra large bowls are of: the Tree of Life, Welcome with a Pineapple, Swirls and Dragonflies.
We can give you a choice of Designer Molds from the drop down box.
These particular GLASS creations are the Small Flat Glass Tray SFGT; Small Glass Bowl SGB; Small Glass Cigar Pipe Rest SGCPR. They are made from beer bottles and food jars.
Small Flat Glass Tray SFGT: you can serve a small goat cheese or bar of butter on this one.
Small Glass Bowl SGB: you can serve condiments such as relish, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, chutney, jam, olives, small gershwin pickles... You can also use it was a spoon rest while cooking.
Small Glass Cigar Pipe Rest SGCPR: We do not sell any bamboo utensils with the Cigar and Pipe Rest, since it is not being used for food, however, this can be used for a cigar to rest on the neck line of the melted beer bottle and a pipe or two at the 2 sides of the bottom of the bottle. Curving up the small beer bottle into a rounded up mold in the kiln helps this artifact to better cradle these items to avoid them to fall out and burn the carpeting/floors/furniture. Just please still always be cautious of your lit/burning cigars and pipes at all times.
We don't get too many beer bottles from restaurants since they get deposit money back on their returns, so we may not keep many in stock. Please email us to make sure if we have any in stock at: [email protected]
The price shows $1.00, but it will automatically adjust to its real value you have checked off the item or items you choose. If you want to buy 2, check off each of the 2 boxes you want. If you want all 3, just check off the last box created as a combo set for all 3 pieces.
We are not equipped to package and ship, therefore, pick up arrangements can me made by appointment only. Please email at: [email protected]
Instructions to keep your GLASS Trays and Bowls clean and safe from breaking:
DO NOT USE in/on: Ovens, Toaster Ovens, Stovetops of any kind, Microwaves and Freezers.
You may refrigerate a food to keep it cold and fresh before serving for a party, but not overnight or for numerous days.
AVOID dropping (SHATTER CRACK) or even stacking to clean up the table.
DO NOT soak in water or put into dishwasher because glued decorations will eventually peal off.
Quick hand wash ONLY with warm/not too hot water with a drop of mild dishwashing soap.
DO NOT store in "that cabinet" above the microwave or the oven or even the refrigerator that always gets warm...
Store away in a safe cabinet or drawer in your kitchen or dining area/furniture where you do not overload on top or inside the tray and/or bowl.