Thursday, May 2, 2013

G2 Bottle Cutter and art kit review and giveaway!

 
 
 DTI Crafts sent me this G2 bottle cutter and bottle art kits for my review. There is a keepsake bottle kit, 3 in one plant keeper, wind chime set and a luminary bottle art kit. These are so fun and easy.  
 
 
Upon opening this box I was extremely intimidated in assembling the cutter. I wish I would have thought to watch the youtube video!
 
Here it is assembled, but I believe I forgot one piece that also attaches the green piece that actually makes the score in the glass.
 
However I was still able to get a complete score around the bottle. Here they show how to effectively use the G2 cutter.
 
 
Tapping above the scored line was the hardest part for me. It wasn't separating so I tried a bit harder and put a hole in it. I will keep attempting this and post an update at a later date of my success. I need to watch some you tube videos and keep trying. I think it takes more than a try or two to get the hang of this awesome cutter. Think of the possibilities!! I wanted to get this posted even though I haven't had a successful attempt as of yet due to user error. ;)

My goal for this was to make some glasses or vases out of the bottoms, and use the tops as a cover for battery operated tea lights to make a hurricane candle effect.
 
Check out all Diamond Tech Crafts other items as well. I really would like to try the beading, fusing and Krafty Bloks. So many ideas are swirling through my head.

Do you want to win one of these G2 cutters? It would be an amazing gift or a fun project! As with all tools, make sure you wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from flying glass.

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18 comments:

  1. that could make some neat projects with all my wine bottles!

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  2. I think drinking glasses would be fun to make.

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  3. I would like to try to make a set of wind chimes.

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  4. I have been saving my bottle for this! As an ecology graduate student these are perfect on SOOOO many levels! Wine ecofriendly drinking glasses???! Yes please.

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  5. I would love to make glasses with this thing. I was actually eyeing some embossed glass bottles in the grocery store the other day thinking 'those would look great as a craft project'! mary987 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. Chelle Starfire FutchMay 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    I would like to make decorative herb vases for growing herbs inside!

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  7. This would solve my "what to do with this pretty bottle" problem I have so often!

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  8. I'd make a set of summertime drinking glasses for the patio!
    Mary Beth Elderton
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  9. My aunt has been making wine bottle lamps! This would be perfect for that!

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  10. I would like to make glasses out of bottles.

    Les Johnson

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  11. i would love to make some glasses

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  12. glasses eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  13. I'd like to make a bunch of things....I have been saving wine bottles for a while to make stuff but didn't have anything to cut them with so this would be perfect. I'd like to make a plant keeper as pictured in one of your kits and also another plant thing I saw on pinterest as my first two projects....then I'd have to look around and see what other neat things I could make! I'd love to have this....my step daughter would enjoy making some wine bottle crafts with me too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Some pretty vases wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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  15. I haven't had much luck with this thing and I left a video response to the company on YouTube.

    Response from GREENPOWERSCIENCE on YouTube:

    Hi Nick,
    The G2 does not work well as it uses a standard $3 glass cutting wheel designed for flat glass. It does not score properly for cylindrical shapes making separation very difficult to impossible. The wheel we use is a $23 carbide engineered cutting edge designed specifically for cylindrical cutting. It also lasts well over 1000 scores. The cost difference is the wheel.

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