We've heard about these creative people before: those who take "waste" from restaurants and bars which may or not be recycled and turn it into treasures. While at a farmer's market in Encinitas, California a few months ago, a special vendor's work caught our eye. He had created the most interesting and beautiful re-purposed glass bottles which he transformed into hanging yard art, candle holders, and wind chimes. He took already-beautiful Grey Goose bottles that had been consumed and turned them into eye-catching art pieces, adding ribbons and beads and other hanging details that complemented the already-existing colors of the bottles and added jangling sounds and textures to the bottles that brought a whole new level of beauty and nuance to the piece.
Of course we never think of our bottles as "waste"-- the coolest part of our Water Gallery glass water bottles, in our opinion, is their infinite reusability, which makes them both eco-friendly and cost-effective. But we do believe in creative, artistic re-purposing with all sorts of items and we felt that if given a few of our bottles, this artist could do something really cool. So we decided to give him three Water Gallery bottles to see where his creative eye would take them. Through cutting the glass off the bottom, which isn't easy (ask any one of our customers, this is heavy, high-quality glass!), and then adding flare with colors that complemented the already-beautiful art on the bottles, he made us a wind chime and two candle holders. We were amazed by how cool these turned out. We even gave Wyland himself two of the transformed bottles, just so he could see the potential and range of the Water Gallery product.
We thought it would be exciting for our customers to be able to enter a contest to win one of these super cool re-purposed bottles, currently the only one we have! We love how the candle inside the bottle illuminates the art in a special way-- somewhat like a light base, but with a slightly different flare. One lucky winner this week will become the only owner of a transformed Water Gallery bottle candle holder. Stay tuned for the winner to be announced on Friday, January 29th! And if you were hoping to win but didn't this time, be assured that we will do another similar giveaway in the future.