Day 90-Dreamsicle Diamond Optic
This is my first post showing Blenko optic water bottles. I first got wind of Blenko making Optic water bottles in July of 2010. At that point we knew very little, only that they had made a straight optic and another optic design water bottle in the same basic shape as the regular water bottle. It was known that they would “premier” at the Blenko Festival, but we did not know if they would actually be for sale then, how many there might be, what colors would be offered or if any more of them would be made for sale after the festival. The Blenko Festival came and went and somewhere around 20 were offered for sale when the doors opened. There were a few Electric and a few Ocean Blue but the majority of them were in what has been called “cullet purple.” More about that color later.
Back to this particular bottle, it was made in 2011. The Blenko underground reported that 16 were made, one of which did not survive. If you own one, then it is one of 15.
Blog Update-November 28, 2013-Each year before Halloween, Blenko makes a quantity of orange glass which it uses in the production of its’ pumpkins. In 2013 a good quantity of this was turned into optic water bottles. Still, if you find one buy it.
Below is a “art” shot showing off the beauty of the diamond optic design as well as the etching detail.