I think doing research and development for new items to sell is the funnest part of being in business. And I had alot of fun working thru all the issues of my latest project. I have not been able to find anyone who does this with beer bottles, I think I am the only one. Anyway here is what I have made.
Beer bottle clocks. I am a homebrewer so I do not buy much beer anymore but this one has been my favorite for when I do.
I had these cool caps made that I will put on each one.
I drilled an access hole in the back of the bottle that with a pencil (the eraser end) you can set the time on the clock. This hole also aids in installing a new battery. Knowing changing the battery is a little more difficult than the average clock I am selling them with a 9X lithium battery installed. I am led to belive this could last close to 9 years.
And for those of you who thought I drilled a big hole in the bottom of the bottle, you're wrong. I hope to list these on my website on April 2. I hope to offer at least 10 different kinds by that time. I will be selling them for 24.95. What are your thoughts on the price?
I think your clocks are very clever and unique. If I had the money, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one or two as Christmas gifts. The price seems reasonable to me but I'm not an expert on pricing or anything concerned with selling. I do wish you the best of luck with selling them. I hope they're very popular for you.
Moose, I have taken a look at your store. How do you cut the beer bottles? I have been saving glass bottles and have lots of those mexico coke bottles I have been wanting to use for upcycling. I have had people tell me that you need to approach it with some kind of special method or else you get glass dust.
I designed my own bottle cutter that is a one of a kind unit and it is a tight secret. I keep it covered at the house so no one can see it if they come over. But how I came up with it is I looked at every method I could find and took the one I thought was the best and made a couple of changes to it. The Coke bottles you are talking about are tuff to cut and polish because they are so thick. I charge more for my Coke candle because of this.
I am not sure what they mean by glass dust but you can buy a mask to protect yourself if that method works good. Drilling holes in bottles makes alot of noise, I have ear muffs I wear to do that.