This gallery displays all of my votives currently in stock.
Wildflowers and sleepy cats on sunny windowsills, holidays and memorials, I’ve designed a collection of handmade votives featuring my artwork using both new and recycled glass containers.
MATERIALS AND DESIGN
I like to keep the size and shape of some designs consistent so for those designs I purchase glass votives or vases. For others, since we’re not recycling glass anymore I use glass jars from condiments and pickles, each one is unique and I enjoy fitting the art or image to the shape and size of the jar.
All are frosted by hand to help diffuse the light from the LED candle. For some designs I’ve etched the entire interior and printed the design on a commercial clear vinyl label and burnished that onto the jar outside, often hand-painting or embellishing the outside with alcohol inks as well. For other designs I etch the outside and embellish both the inside and outside with alcohol inks.
NOTE: All the votives and votive lamps shown below have been sold in December 2022. However, I will be making more in a month or so. I use the same artwork, but the size and finish on each may be different from what you see here. Send an email if you’d like to know more.
Like everything else I make I’ve worked on the design and production of my upcycled glass jar votives, and one of the things was changing from small LED votive candles to LED light strings, with timers, so they are brighter and more colorful, and you can use them as lamps that turn on and off automatically. I chose to do that because they really didn’t illuminate my designs very well except for very small votives. And the ones with timers—geez, I got so tired of turning lights off and on, with all the votives I have on display, and I used the timed strings around the house.
I’ve also used larger jars for most of these, a practical matter since the light strings themselves as well as the battery pack need more space than the smaller jars I’d used. In many cases I’ve also included the lid to keep the inside clean. The larger jars also opened up the range of images. The new set includes several new designs.
They are still made with frosted vinyl labels, though only a few are etched inside to diffuse the light as I used to—the etching compounds I had used became difficult to obtain in quantity, and I needed a lot for a lot of votives. I found some options for the etching, including a spray paint that I can use inside or outside the jar, and some decorative paints. These options made the larger jars possible and thus, the lamps. And I want them to look attractive and the designs to work as well whether they are lit at night or sitting on a table during the day.
Of course, these are upcycled jars from foods I’ve bought or someone else has given to me. I do end up with small quantities of a certain size or style, but can’t always assure a certain type of jar. I’ve made the new designs, and some of the more popular older ones, on two different styles of jar.
You can see the difference, above, same height but different shape, which changes the size of the image. In the list below, if there are two different jars for one design, you’ll see them listed as 1 and 2.
Purchase a votive lamp
They are $25.00 each including taxes, shipping and handling. Because of their weight used in shipping, I can’t give a discount when you purchase more than one.
If you are local and want to pick up, use the coupon LOCALPICKUP (LOCALPICKUP2, LOCALPICKUP3…) to deduct $5.00 from the cost of each votive.
Don’t forget, each one is unique, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.
Below is a gallery of the designs available, beginning with the “group photo.” Mouse over, click or tap on a photo for the name of the design, which I also have in a numbered alphabetical list below the gallery. I’m not giving the measurements for each one as I usually do, but likely you’ll be able to tell how big they are.
Please enter the name of the design(s) you’d like in the box below and add the total quantity.
NOTE: If the title is crossed out, I am out of stock right now.
- 22 Cats
- Bella! in Pink
Inscrutable Cats 1
- Inscrutable Cats 2
Lucy the Most Exceptional Kitten 1
- Lucy the Most Exceptional Kitten 2
Morning Shift Studio 1
- Morning Shift Studio 2
- Paint Me Like One of Your French Cats
- Peaches and Peonies
- Sophie Keeps an Eye on Things 1
- Sophie Keeps an Eye on Things 2
Stained Glass Cats 1
- Stained Glass Cats 2
- Window Silhouette
These are all the designs I currently offer, but the photos aren’t current. Please ask if you are interested in one of the designs.
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