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  It's been awhile since I have posted on this blog.  I have been successfully slumping (melting, flattening) many styles of wine, liquor and beer bottles.  It has definitely been a learning process.  While working with the various wine bottles, and removing the labels for kiln firing, I always admired the creativity and art work that is displayed on these labels.  I wanted to figure out a way to preserve the label, and reapply them to the bottles.  I tried MANY different methods/techniques.  Most were a miserable failure :) I didn't want to just glue (or mod podge) the labels...

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  I recently started working with reclaimed wine barrels. I really like the way the wood staves look. They have great curvature, and gives one the ability to create some unique pieces. I started with creating wine stave candle holders, and soon hope to be branching into other pieces of decor. My ultimate goal is to create furniture, but I due to time, I think this may be down the road a bit. The wine stave candle holders, and votive holders are created from taking apart the wine barrel. Some of these barrels that contained red wine, have a great...

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