Thin Red Line Badge Sculpture and Bottle Stopper
This unique glass art bottle stopper is freestanding so you can display it as a mini sculpture when its not in use. This bottle stopper is artwork on display in or out of the bottle and also functional in preserving the contents of the bottle. Adds beauty to the bottles in your life – wine, olive oil, vinegar, fine liquor, etc.
The stainless steel stopper bases are manufactured in the USA. Premium stopper base is made of food grade stainless steel which means it will not oxidize, pit or flake with long-term wine, olive oil, vinegar or fine liquor storage. The rubber O-Ring placement is designed to fit various sizes of bottle openings snugly to form a tight seal. The fused glass art is adhered to the stopper top with industrial strength adhesive and will stay in place with normal use. The stopper base is FDA and Winery approved and carries a lifetime guarantee.
This bottle stopper makes a unique gift of art for wine lovers, cooks, hostesses, hosts, co-workers, friends and family. Looking for gifts with your color scheme for an occasion? My stoppers are a great choice as wedding favors, bridesmaid or groomsmen gifts or other occasion.
Dimension: Stands approximately 4" h x 3" w. The glass itself is 3"x2".
How is it Made: The making of this artwork starts with cutting glass in a square shape black with a red stripe - 3 layers of glass which is dammed to hold its shape and fused together in the kiln. Next I draw the badge on the glass with a waterproof marker and then use the ring saw to cut out the badge shape. After grinding the edges smooth, it was fire polished in the kiln so all the edges are shiny. The stand is made with 3 layers of cut glass, cut in such a way as to leave a space for the sculpture - each layer is cut differently to ensure smooth strong seams. this glass is dammed to keep its shape. after coldworking the edges, the stand is slumped over a special stainless steel mold to get the shape and height.
From Wikipedia: “The Thin Red Line of Courage” represents the last ounce of courage firefighters find deep in their blood to conquer their darkest fears in order to save and protect life and property. It is displayed to show respect for firefighters injured and killed in the line of duty. ~ Wikipedia
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