Honey Bee rustic recycled glass tumblers by Bread and Badger
Honey Bee tall recycled glass tumbler by Bread and Badger
Bee short recycled glass tumbler with a votive candle inside it
honey bee recycled glass tumbler full of water on the edge of a strawberry garden
honey bee drinking glass casting watery shadows on a rustic wooden table
recycled glass tumbler engraved by Bread and Badger
Honey Bee votive candle holder made from recycled glass
size comparison between votive, short, and tall recycled glass tumblers with a votive candle
Tall recycled glass tumbler with 12oz of beer inside it
short recycled glass tumbler with red wine inside it
votive candle holder used to propagate small houseplants

Bee Rustic Recycled Glass Tumbler

Regular price $26.00 each
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only -12 in stock

Our etched honey bee recycled glass tumblers and votive candle holders bring rustic charm to your kitchen or den. They make a great gift for mead lovers, apiculturists, or someone with a sweet tooth. Glass is made in Spain from 100% recycled glass, so it's eco-friendly as well as beautifully rugged. I sandblast my original graphics onto each cup in my home studio.

Do you enjoy drinking out of jelly jars like an 80's kid? You'll love the shape of these cups with their distinct lips. They double as home décorholding tealights, votives, or pillar candles, and make beautiful vases.

These recycled glasses have a blue-green tint, a slightly wavy texture, creases down the sides, and small bubbles throughout. These are not flaws--these features are their unique character--but they will dismay a perfectionist. 

There will be lines which look like cracks or chips around the glass, but are not sharp, and will not affect their wear with normal use (no hot beverages). Some rims have a more acute edge than others, which can be smoothed with a medium grit sandpaper if it bothers you.

Shop for other Bee items here.

Tall glass holds approximately 13oz, Short size holds about 10-12oz, and the Votive candle holder (or kids' first glass) holds just over 4oz. While all are technically dishwasher-safe, we recommend hand-washing votive size so they don't fall off the top rack. Sets may be packaged together in a single gift box unless otherwise requested.

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Microwave-safe
  • Shipped every weekday
  • Beautiful, sturdy packaging; ready to gift
  • Permanent graphics can't wear away
  • Sandcarving is smooth with crisp edges
  • Designed and engraved in Portland, Oregon

Review our Store Policies for shipping, returns, and more.

Is your favorite item sold out? Let us make it for you from our Made-to-Order page!

Made-to-order items may have a higher cost than stock products and may be very limited in quantity, so order yours while supplies last.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sandcarving?

Sandcarving (also called "sandblasting") is an artistic process that permanently carves a design using pressurized abrasive grit. We sandblast onto glass, glazed ceramics, and stainless steel, but sandblasting can also be done on other hard materials like stone.

I create digital art, which I print onto transparency film, and then use to create a self-adhesive photo-emulsion stencil specifically for sandblasting. Each item has this single-use stencil applied to its surface with a burnisher, then it’s carefully masked. The final etching step is a trip into our professional blasting cabinet, where high-pressure silicon carbide grit carves the permanent design.

Watch videos about our process on YouTube.

Is Sandcarving Permanent?

Sandcarving is one of the most durable image transfer method out there. Since the process removes the top layer of glass or ceramic glaze by carving into it, there isn't any possible way to remove the design.

There are a lot of decals and screen printing out there on dishware that wear off with time. Our process will never do that! Sandblasting also has a smooth, even finish with crisp edges, unlike laser-etching which shows a matrix pattern on its etched surface, and acid cream etching which can be splotchy, and uneven.

Are Your Products Dishwasher- and Microwave-Safe?

Yes! All our glassware and ceramics are food-safe, and can be washed in a dishwasher, and some can even be sanitized. The design will never fade, wear, or scratch. We recommend hand-washing silicone travel lids with unscented soap.

All mugs are microwave-safe as well, and shouldn't get any hotter than any other microwave-safe cups. 

Our metal cups should definitely not go in a microwave (yikes!), but they are dishwasher-safe.

Are Your Products Made in USA?

We buy blank glass and ceramic items, and sandblast our original artwork onto them by hand in Portland, OR. Our "budget" mugs are made in China. Recycled glassware is made in Spain. Our regular pint glasses are made in China or Mexico. We have many American-made glassware options and locally-made handmade mugs that we sandblast as well.

Are Your Products Lead-Free?

We hold all our products to exacting standards (since our family uses them, too), so all products are free of lead, cadmium, and BPA. We're happy to share glaze reports if you'd like to see more data about safety.

The glazes used on our budget mugs meet California’s Proposition 65 strict limits for leaching of lead and cadmium (0.99 ppm lead and 7.92 ppm cadmium). In fact, our glazes are non-detect at testing detection limits well below (< 0.01 ppm for both). This is really fantastic!

What is the Life Expectancy of Your Products?

Technically, they should be able to last multiple lifetimes. We understand that accidents happen, and our items are definitely fragile, but they aren't any more fragile than most other dishware on the market. We consider them more sturdy than some other brands available, and keep our standards quite high for durability.

To prolong the life of your Bread and Badger cups and avoid breakage, we recommend against nesting (stacking them inside or on top of each other).

Some staining of silicone lids is unavoidable on lighter colors, so we recommend choosing darker colored lids if this bothers you.

Why does my cup have imperfections?

We do not manufacture glassware or ceramic items ourselves, so we work with materials we have tested ourselves and found to be sturdy and of high quality.

>Some pieces may have minor imperfections on them. We try our best to only use pieces with the least amount of imperfections, but some tiny bubbles in glass and inconsistencies in ceramic glazes are unavoidable, especially the handmade mugs and recycled glass items.

Custom Orders

Custom orders usually take up to 1-2 weeks with additional charges starting at $30-100 for design work and stencil creation. Please join our mailing list to receive updates about joining our custom order queue.

Please note that we can NOT use art or text that you do not have the rights to reproduce for commercial use such as designs which are copyrighted, trademarked, or belong to any other person or organization, including sports, company, and band logos. We are not responsible for researching copyright ownership of your designs, but retain the right to refuse any custom design request.

We reserve all rights to custom art that we create for you. All custom art is (c) Amanda Siska (unless reproducing art owned by someone else and used with their permission), and may not be used or reproduced without her express written permission. We have the right to use the art we create on our own stock products to sell to other people, unless specifically prearranged.

Farmhouse Mugs

Handmade in Vancouver, Washington

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: roughly 14-18 oz
  • Some as small at 12oz
  • Some as large as 22oz

Cascade Mugs

Handmade in Vancouver, Washington area

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: roughly 16 oz

Forest Mugs

Handmade in Kalamazoo, Michigan

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: roughly 13 oz

Standard Mugs

Made in China

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: 16 oz
  • Height: 4.25" (10.5cm)
  • Top Width: 3.5" (9cm) across the mouth
  • Bottom Width: 3" (7.5cm)

Camp Mugs

ceramic that looks like enamelware

Made in China

APPROXIMATE SIZING:

  • Capacity: 15 oz
  • Height: 3.5" (8.75cm)
  • Opening Width: 4" (10.25cm) across the mouth
  • Max Width: 5.25" (13.5cm)

      Pint Glasses

      Made in USA (some made in China)

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 16 oz
      • Height: 5.75" (14cm)
      • Top Width: 3.25" (8.5cm)
      • Bottom Width: 2" (6cm)

      Lowball Glasses

      Made in USA

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 10.25 oz
      • Height: 3.25" (8.5cm)
      • Width: 3" (8cm)

      Highball Glasses

      Made in USA

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 11 oz
      • Height: 5.25" (13.5cm)
      • Width: 2.75" (7cm)

      Stemless Wine Glasses

      Made in USA

      APPROXIMATE SIZING:

      • Capacity: 17 oz
      • Height: 4 1/2" (11.5cm)
      • Top Width: 2 3/4" (7cm)
      • Widest Width: 3 1/2" (9cm)

      Hand-Blown Pint Tumblers

      Handmade in Portland, Oregon

      • Capacity: 16-18 oz

      Hand-Blown Lowball Tumblers

      Handmade in Portland, Oregon

      • Capacity: 10-12 oz

          Travel Mugs

          white silicone lid included

          Made in China

          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

          • Capacity: 8-10 oz
          • Height: 6" (15cm) with lid
          • Mouth Width: 3.5" (8.5cm) across opening
          • Bottom Width: 2.25" (6cm)
          • Widest Point: 4" (10cm) across bottom of lid

          Champagne Flutes

          Made in USA

          APPROXIMATE SIZING:

          • Capacity: 6 oz
          • Height: 8.75" (22cm)
          • Bottom Width: 2.75" (7cm)
          • Top Width: 2" (5cm)

              Customer Reviews

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              Leslie R.
              Fun addition to bar

              These are so cute. I am a huge bee fan. So big, I have a large bee tattoo on my sternum. These are a great addition to my glass collection.

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              Eileen S.
              Perfect!

              I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this product! My daughter’s wedding theme was bees So this glass was exactly what I was looking for as a first anniversary present! I love that it’s made from recycled glass and that it’s a one of a kind. So grateful that I stumbled upon this, for the artists’ vision, and for this company offering it! My daughter and son-in-law love it!

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              love it!

              the glass is great quality and the etching is so cute. it was a gift for my mom and she loved it :)

              What makes us so great?

              Engravings You Can Feel

              Our original art is designed specifically with sandblasting in mind. We deeply carve a 3-D graphic into each cup's surface so you can feel the quality.

              Permanent Forever

              We know you don't want to hand-wash your dishes. Our engraved designs won't fade or wear away, even after years of use and running through a dishwasher.

              Shipped Fast + Secure

              We get your new cups into your hands as fast as possible, while also providing beautiful packaging that feels like opening a gift, even if it's just for yourself.

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              Leslie R.
              Fun addition to bar

              These are so cute. I am a huge bee fan. So big, I have a large bee tattoo on my sternum. These are a great addition to my glass collection.

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              Eileen S.
              Perfect!

              I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this product! My daughter’s wedding theme was bees So this glass was exactly what I was looking for as a first anniversary present! I love that it’s made from recycled glass and that it’s a one of a kind. So grateful that I stumbled upon this, for the artists’ vision, and for this company offering it! My daughter and son-in-law love it!

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              love it!

              the glass is great quality and the etching is so cute. it was a gift for my mom and she loved it :)