Sunday, April 28, 2013

This is a new 3/8 inch diamond drill bit A very popular size hole when using Teeny Rice Lights in your wine or beer bottle lamp.  Teeny Rice Lights burn brighter, last longer and will not cause your bottle to get too hot to touch. I think using Teeny Rice lights makes your bottle lamp much more attractive. Included with this lamp kit are:

    Drilling Instructions.

    Silly Putty. To make a donut to hold water when drilling your hole.

    20 count Teeny Rice Lights green wire

    3/8” snap-in bushing to protect lamp cord


Information booklet



   Make a wine bottle for profit.

   How to drill a hole in a wine bottle

   How to drill a hole in a glass block.




Sunday, April 21, 2013

Making a whisky bottle table lamp with a 3-terminal light socket


The most popular lighted wine or whiskey bottle lamps are bottle table lamps with a lamp shade and a 3-terminal, 2 circuit light socket. Bottle table lamps are more functional because they can be used as an accent lamp that looks great in any room of the house, family room, den, Kitchen. Turn on just the teeny lights in the bottle only and you now have a night lights for the bedroom or bathroom. A 3-terminal,2 circuit light socket allows you to turn on the bottle lights only, turn on the top bulb only or turn on both the bottle lights and the top lights. How do that?

You will need to purchase a 3-terminal,2 circuit socket. A string of lights, I recommend using a string of 20 or 35 Teeny rice lights. Find a wine or liquor bottle and pick out a lamp shade that will give an accent to the room where you will place the lamp. Here are the directions for wiring the socket only.

Your light socket will have a brass terminal on one side and a silver terminal on the other side. In the middle is an additional terminal. Secure one wire from the lamp cord to the brass screw. One wire from the string of lights and the other lamp cord wire to the silver screw. The other wire from the rice lights is attached to the middle screw. Make sure all connections are secure . You can contact me at  at any time.



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Christmas string lights vs LED lights.

The major issue with using the standard string of Christmas in your wine bottle is the high heat that the lights generate. If you use a string of thirty five lights the bottle will be too hot to touch.  Maybe not so hot that it will burn your fingers, but quit warm. The longer you leave the lights on the warmer your wine bottle will be. It could be a safety issue if you sell your lighted wine bottle and someone picked it up and was startled and dropped it. You may want to check to see just how hot a wine bottle can get depending on how many strings lights you inserted. It may surprise you. What about using LED string lights? LED string lights are brighter and burn much, much cooler. They will last longer and will not cause your lighted wine bottle to get too hot. I prefer using LED lights in my wine bottles that I sell or make as gifts. They have one major problem. A string of twenty LED colored or clear lights cost about three or four times as much as a string of standard Christmas Lights. The extra cost makes selling your lighted wine bottles a little more difficult due to the higher price you will need to charge. Have you used  teeny or rice lights in your bottles?

Rice or teeny lights are very bright and also burn very cool. They are much smaller but give off plenty of  bright light for your bottle. They often come in a count of thirty five and can be found in most hobby or crafts stores. You can use Google search to find your local craft store as well as to check price. Your comments are always welcome.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

You will need a diamond drill bit to drill a vent hole in a incense bottle. Incense bottles are a very unique item. They are used for aroma therapy or most often for providing a pleasant atmosphere in your home.They are very easy and fun to make.All you need is a bottle ,a drill motor and most important a diamond drill bit also called a hole saw. A 3/8 inch diamond drill bit will work just fine,

You need to select a bottle that is about 12 inches tall.Wine bottles, tall flower vases or maybe a olive oil bottle. You can use your imagination to find unusual bottle shapes. You bottle needs to be tall enough so that the incense sticks can be placed inside the bottle without it touching the bottom

Many incense bottle craters buy bottle at wholesale and paint the inside.I have not tried painting the inside of a bottle. I would like to learn how this is done.

You should place your vent hole or draft hole about 2 inches above the bottom of your bottle. One or two vent holes would give your bottle enough draft so that the smoke will swirl out of the top.

As you know diamond drill bits always need to be lubricated with water.Here is how I drill my holes in most glass bottles. You can use some Silly Putty to make a do-nut.Place the do-nut where you want to drill the hole. Keep this do-nut full of water.Start your drilling slow. Use a touch n" go, up and down motion. Do not use a steady downward pressure. Life your drill bit out of the hole every few seconds to be sure that water is always in the hole. You must keep the tip of your diamond drill bit wet or it will over heat. It will take just a minute or so to drill through depending on how thick the glass is.Rinse out your bottle and let it dry.

That's all there is to it. You will find it easy and fun to do. Place your incense stick on a small key ring. Light and place inside the bottle. You will soon see a swirl of smoke coming out of top.