You may remember when I did my post on stained glass this summer. Yet, I’ve thought about doing a post on glass for a while since I’ve often come across glass related craft projects for my blog. Anyway, glass is basically everywhere in our modern society that we tend to take it for granted since it’s now designated as a recyclable material. But this wasn’t always the case before the Industrial Revolution when glass was so expensive that colonists who traveled to the New World would often take their windows with them on the boat. Today, not only is glass just as prevalent as plastic as well as used in a wide variety of things we take for granted, there are also many different types. The oldest and most familiar types of glass to us are silicate glasses which are mainly derived from silica a main constituent in sand. You have soda lime glass that’s often used in glass bottles and other containers as well as the more durable quartz glass. You may also be familiar with the modern fiberglass which has only been mass produced since the 1930s as well as has so many applications. We can go on. Not mention, before coal and steel, my area of Southwestern Pennsylvania was distinguished on its glass making as well which explains why such towns like Glassport exist. And even when the area became known for its steel and coal industry, its glass industry still lived on well into the 20th century, some even to today with 20 currently operating in the region. One of the earliest is the New Geneva Glass Works that was active from 1797-1847 which had Albert Gallatin as an early investor. Bakewell Glass in Pittsburgh founded in 1808 was known as a pioneer in flint glass in America as well as had a family member invent and patent the first known process of pressed glass in 1825 which made the mass production of glass possible for the first time. F.&J. Mckee Company on Pittsburgh’s South Side founded in 1850 would be associated with Western PA glass for years. The Duncan & Miller Glass Company existed in Washington, PA which spanned from the late 1860s to the 1950s which is distinguished by fine craftsmanship. The Macbeth Evans Glass Company founded and based in Charleroi in 1899 was known for its glassware with beautiful designs, especially in the 1930s. Then there’s PPG Industries started as a pane glass company in the 1880s and was among the first in the world to power its furnaces with local natural gas which stipulated widespread industrial use. In fact, the words PPG stand for “Pittsburgh Plate Glass.” Not to mention, it’s possible that their glass was used as windows in plenty of early skyscrapers. Today PPG is still around as a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company that’s diversified to include paints, coatings, specialty materials, chemicals, and even fiberglass, is still headquartered in Pittsburgh at the iconic PPG Place that resembles a cool evil fortress, has 150 manufacturing locations around the world, and they recently received the naming rights from Consol Energy on what’s now the PPG Paints Arena. Also, they still make glass but not just in windows. Anyway, you’ll find a lot of glass crafts on Pinterest since the material is often used in disposable items and other products. Which is where I come in for your reading pleasure.
- This glass cup reflects many different colors.
2. Welcome guests aboard your yacht with these glasses.
3. Watch out for this glass dragon eye.
4. An old wine bottle is great for holding flowers.
5. Imagine a bowl like this on your mantle.
6. Perhaps this glass bottle would do with a flowery design.
7. A decorated wine bottle can make a great vase for flowers.
8. This bottle seems to have all the stars on its exterior.
9. Perhaps these wine glass candle holders remind you of the seashore.
10. How about a bottle with a beaded mosaic?
11. How about a wine bottle of beads and sequins?
12. This mason jar chandelier is perfect for any dining room.
13. Raise a glass with these butterfly champagne flutes.
14. Heard about a row of bottles? How about a whole fence of them?
15. No lawn can be complete without a glass bottle peacock.
16. This bar set certainly sets everything fancy doesn’t it?
17. It’s only fitting that these wine bottles are decked with grapes.
18. These stained glass bottles can light up a room.
19. These animal wine glass candle holders are great for down on the farm.
20. A stained glass bottle should also match the glasses.
21. A purple bottle works nice with gold trimmings.
22. These bottles come with a unique feminine face.
23. A mosaic bottle is just as nice.
24. This rainbow night light should chase your nightmares away.
25. This mosaic bottle has a classy look to it.
26. By fusing some glassware, you can make an ideal platter.
27. Got old beer bottles? Make candle holders out of them.
28. May I present you with a glass of the beach.
29. With this bottle, you can see an eerie night sky.
30. How about decorate your room with some colorful mason jars?
31. No one should ever do without a colorful glass bowl like this.
32. This bottle comes with all the unique trimmings.
33. With a pine cone this bottle carries a rustic look.
34. Now these give beer glasses a whole new meaning.
35. For a more colorful celebration, these butterfly flutes hit the spot.
36. I guess you’ve never seen a chandelier like this one.
37. In this bowl, a blue butterfly is as vibrant as ever.
38. This glass block light comes with a few homey touches.
39. For a vintage evening, this grape glass block light is for you.
40. You’ve put flowers in a vase. How about flowers on a vase?
41. Watch the little birdie on this vase.
42. This windmill bottle really brings a rustic touch to any room.
43. This bottle lamp is especially illuminating.
44. There’s something underwater going on with these wine glasses.
45. Never thought bottles could shine like these.
46. Take a peek at these glass feathers on a tray.
47. Hope you love the roses on this bottle.
48. A perfume bottle must always be well decorated.
49. Bet you’ve never saw a fishbowl like this before.
50. This wine glass candle holder has a rather beachy touch to it.
51. These 4 bottle lights can surely dazzle a room.
52. How about a bottle lamp with palm trees?
53. You know about stained glass windows. How about stained glass jars?
54. Here’s a nice bouquet of flowery glass plates.
55. I’m sure someone is bound to enjoy these flowery wine glasses.
56. Hope an ornate bottle like this suits your fancy.
57. These glass coasters are great with pressed pansies.
58. These glass bottles would make handy candle holders for a romantic evening.
59. These Disney Princess wine glass candle holders will make you feel royally welcome.
60. You can make glasses with some old jars.
61. These glass bottles seemed all starfished out.
62. This frosted bottle with a snowflake contains winter magic.
63. A rainbow chandelier is certainly dazzling on the ceiling.
64. These royal blue glasses are great for any festive occasion.
65. These bottles have a stellar silver touch.
66. Glitter wine glasses or glitter shot glasses?
67. This bottle lamp seems fresh as a daisy.
68. This glass bottle is now a clay castle.
69. This perfume bottle has a rather flowery disposition.
70. This perfume bottle features a stunning decor of roses, gold, and pearls.
71. There’s nothing more elegant than these flowery purple champagne flutes.
72. A mosaic bottle is always stunning in purple.
73. This mosaic perfume bottle is decked in blue and gold.
74. These painted vases can always bring you flowery joy.
75. I bet you’ve never seen glass bottles like these before.
76. Perhaps you can use these colorful candlesticks.
77. This mirror bottle is quite reflective if you ask me.
78. These wedding glasses are fit for any bride and groom on their special day.
79. A mosaic bottle is always enhanced with strings of pearls.
80. This chandelier of jars will brighten any dark room from the ceiling.
81. A wine glass should always have what wine is made from.
82. This flowery bottle will surely catch one’s eye.
83. A genie bottle always dazzles with glass tiles.
84. Each of these bottles has a spectacular painted design you can’t miss.
85. Shells always seem to make great bottle stoppers.
86. You have to admire the handles on these fancy bottles.
87. Pink candle holders must always have pink painted flowers.
88. With wine bottles you can create a string of lights.
89. Even a small blue bottle can be quite fancy.
90. A bottle chandelier can illuminate all different colors.
91. You have to be mad not to adore these champagne flutes in pearls.
92. This jar full of buttons is a great base for a lamp.
93. A bottle like this always has to be draped in gold.
94. Mason jars can always contain a candle flame on a chandelier.
95. Thought you’d never see a stained glass bottle lamp like this before.
96. A lovely wine bottle must always be painted with gold trim.
97. A flat bottle makes a wonderful flowery tableau.
98. Shiny bottle vases always make ideal centerpieces.
99. A bottle like this is always covered in vines.
100. Sometimes a fancy bottle always has to come with a fancy glass.