The Story Behind Our Hummingbird Stemless Wine Glasses

The Story Behind Our Hummingbird Stemless Wine Glasses

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 began with my dear sister, Sharon, a woman with an immense love for hummingbirds. Tragically, she lost her battle to colon cancer. The pain of her absence is profound, but through creating our hummingbird designs, I find a connection that transcends the boundaries of life and death. It's my way of staying close to her, and I hope it resonates with the hearts of our cherished customers.

The genesis of this journey was an etching for Sharon's kitchen cabinets, a nervous yet heartfelt endeavor to encapsulate her love for hummingbirds. The result was breathtaking, a creation of unexpected beauty that brought immense joy to her. Years later, this humble beginning evolved into a thriving business, with hummingbirds becoming our most beloved designs.

With Sharon's passing and her profound love for hummingbirds, it feels only fitting to pay tribute to her memory through these delicate etchings on glassware. Beyond personal tribute, I envision using our designs to raise awareness about colon cancer and offer solace to those grappling with loss.

What strikes me most is the profound similarity in the stories shared by our clients. It feels like more than coincidence – it feels like a confirmation that we're doing something right. Each glass I create brings me closer to Sharon, and I consider it an honor to extend that connection to our clients. Our glasses aren't mere glassware; they hold a deeper meaning, becoming vessels of memory and sentiment for those who own them.

Our clientele doesn't just purchase glasses; they invest in moments, creating a tapestry of stories that celebrate loved ones who've passed or mark new beginnings. Each glass becomes a unique chapter, representing a poignant moment in someone's life.

 While our business may have originated as a coping mechanism for my sister's loss, it has grown into something profound and meaningful. Expressive DeZien is now a community, a collective of individuals bound by a shared love for hummingbirds and an appreciation for life's small joys. Our glasses, though small in stature, possess a remarkable power – the power to bring joy, comfort, and hope to those who hold them. And for that, I am profoundly 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.

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