Bottle Stopper Marble Top 4 Elements Hand Blown Italian Glass with Silicon Base
This would make a nice gift for someone special or oneself and comes in one of our Aspen Hot Glass gift boxes.
I made, ( hand-blown glass torchwork), the top of this bottle stopper using Italian soft glass. I really like working with Italian glass, it has colors in it that are brilliant and beautiful. Fun fact, the colors in the glass is from different elements and minerals that change in the flame and annealing cycle, not a pigment like paint.
After the glass top was annealed for 14 hours I attached a stainless steel mandrel and fastened it to a food-grade silicone base.
This is about 3.5" long x 1" wide at the top and tapers down to 0.36"
My 4 Elements glass bead design is Copyright Protected and registered with US Library of Congress # VAu 967-515
I signed and dated the glass RaeG19 with a titanium pen
Thank you for supporting out glass blowing business and I hope you have a fun and wonderful day,
More about the 4 Elements:
The Native Americans felt the 4 elements were mystical.
The Tibetan culture believed bringing your 4 elements in alignment would bring one peace and harmony.
A large part of the Asian population believed the 4 elements were so Zen they added a 5th to bring them all together.
I feel the 4 elements are a fun representing cultural beliefs seeking peace and harmony. As I make each bead, one at a time, I put love into it and give it my mantra of love and harmony.
I hope this brings you magical mystical powers, peace, harmony and Zen ~ but most of all I hope it brings a smile to your face and gives you the gift of bliss.
My 4 Elements design is Copyright Protected and registered with US Library of Congress # VAu 967-515
To see how I make my 4 elements pendants check out our Bill & Rae Show YouTube video at this location: https://youtu.be/pbSg1VBxGlk See how I make my 4 Elements beads
More about us and our story:
Bill has been blowing glass since 1993. In 2002 Rae left the corporate world to be with Bill and pursue her artistic adventure blowing glass and so much more. Since 2016 Rae has been incorporating metalworking, steampunk, dragons and other fantasy themes into the glass art. Together they live on a small farm that includes orchards, an extensive garden with a greenhouse, Steampunk shop, Torch shop for torchwork glass blowing, Bills Man Cave equipped with an electronics wing and the Brewhouse, along with the Sage Cottage Observatory for astrophotography and the vacation getaway Sage Cottage 406 itself where guests can join the journey in comfort and quiet. The location has wide-open views overlooking the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, where together they spread love and harmony, sharing this fantastic journey called life.
For more information check out their YouTube channel: Bill & Rae Show
plus the Aspen Hot Glass website.