Etched Hummingbird stemless wine glass, Why Hummingbirds
The Story Behind Our Hummingbird Stemless Wine Glasses
At Expressive DeZien, we specialize in creating beautiful and unique stemless wine glasses that are etched with various designs. Our most popular design is the hummingbird, which is a personal favorite of mine. In this blog post, I want to share the story behind this design and how we bring it to life.
What inspired us to create the hummingbird design?
It all started with my Sister Sharon, who loved hummingbirds. Sadly, she passed away due to colon cancer. Creating a hummingbird design on our glasses makes me feel closer to her, and I hope it brings joy to our customers as well. The very first time I etched anything was for her kitchen cabinets. They were glass front and she wanted me to create a design for her. I was so nervous I wanted them to be perfect. They were breathtaking, I couldn't believe I created something so beautiful, and she was so happy and loved the design. Little did I know that one day I would own my own business creating hummingbirds and they would be our best seller. With her passing and the love, she had for hummingbirds it's only right to pay tribute to her memory by designing hummingbirds on glassware. I hope to one day use these designs to bring awareness to colon cancer and comfort loved ones in some way.
The stories shared by our clients are so similar that it's hard to believe it's not a sign I'm doing something right. Each glass brings me closer to her. And I consider it an honor to create each one for our clients. Our glasses are not just ordinary glasses, they hold a deeper meaning and sentimental value for our customers. We have had customers purchase our hummingbird glasses to remember loved ones who have passed, as well as to celebrate new beginnings and milestones. Each glass tells a unique story and represents a special moment in someone's life.
Our business may have started as a way for me to cope with my sister's passing, but it has evolved into something much more meaningful. We have created a community of people who share a love for hummingbirds and appreciate the beauty in the small things in life. Our glasses may be small, but they have the power to bring joy, comfort, and hope to our customers. And for that, I am truly grateful.
When developing the idea for a hummingbird design, we look to nature and let our inspiration guide us. Once we have a design in mind, we create a stencil and hand-sandblast the glass to etch the design onto it. We don’t use fancy machines, but rather the same equipment that most mechanics use. Sand blasting propels fine, abrasive elements at high velocities to produce a number of results. It can be used for cleaning, de burring, removing paint and coatings, and/or other methods for finishing or improving the surface on a number of different materials. We use it to etch beautiful glassware that will last the lifetime of the glass.
When customers purchase a hummingbird design stemless wine glass from our store, they can expect more than just a beautiful product. We put care into each package, with the hope that it will become an heirloom to be treasured for a lifetime. Each glass is added in an organza gift bag after being filled with crinkle cut paper and a product brochure is added. And each glass is truly an original, one-of-a-kind creation made specifically for the person who ordered it. Our glasses aren't mass-produced; they are deeply etched by hand with the design and personalization is available. Our stemless glasses are 20.5oz and perfect for any beverage. If you don't see something you're looking for, let us know and we will do our best to create it for you.
One of the things we love about the hummingbird design is the feedback we receive from our customers. They love what we produce and often share touching stories about the symbolism of the hummingbird for them. For example, one customer purchased a glass for their sister who recently and unexpectedly lost her boyfriend. They wanted to give her something hummingbird-related that was sweet and classy, and our glasses fit the bill.
We recently partnered with a company to create Hummingbird UV pint glasses that bring out the vibrant colors of the hummingbird designs.
If you have a special occasion or a loved one in mind and don't see something you're looking for, let us know, and we will do our best to create it for you. We also offer champagne, whiskey, and stemmed glassware, and we have plans to etch bakeware and glass canisters.
Thank you for taking the time to read the story behind our hummingbird stemless glasses. We hope that our glasses bring you as much joy and comfort as they have for our community of hummingbird lovers.