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Wine Social on the Patio at Cedar Landing

Last week my husband and I spent some time with friends at a wine social.  Cedar Landing, a local restaurant, hosts a Wine Social on the Patio the third Thursday of the month. The restaurant has a great patio where you can sit outside and catch the breezes from Lake Houston. Unfortunately, with the crazy […]

Recycled Wine Bottle Swirl Dish – Final Results

Recycled Wine Bottle Swirl Dish 1

I’ve been experimenting with a wine bottle swirl mold for a few weeks now. I finally have it the way I want it. Lessons Learned –  Use light colored bottles. The swirl pattern will not show through dark glass. –  Fuse flat first. I got the best results by fusing the bottles flat before slumping […]

There’s Good News… and there’s Bad News

The good news is that the paint stayed on the bottles perfectly. The bad news… well you can see the bad news in the picture. Wine bottles are not weighted evenly. Before placing wine bottles on my kiln shelf, I always place them on a flat surface first. When they stop rolling I make sure […]

Sometimes Even the Instructions Don’t Work

Recycled Wine Bottle Slump

Well phooey on the instructions! I often wonder if the people that make these things actually ever use them. The last attempt to melt a wine bottle directly in the swirl mold was a disaster. It slumped down into the mold until it was very narrow. Not at all the result I wanted. Since then […]