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Iconic characters in famous Hollywood movies have personalities that are larger than life. They tower over us, flashing from the silver screen into our hearts and minds, where we get to know them on a subtle but powerful level. That familiarity with these classic characters allows us to pair them with the perfect crystal imagery glass choices.
Luke Skywalker: Luke was a simple farm boy on a backwater planet until he found out what his true heritage was. However even after he went on to become the most powerful Jedi in the universe, he still retained those laid back tastes. That is why he would be most drawn to the personalized shield pub glass, which is a sleek, stylish choice, that also evokes the spirit of a hero.
James Bond: The world’s most famous spy is known for being brave, deadly, and suave with the ladies. He’s also known for the iconic drink order of a vodka martini, shaken not stirred. As such he would be automatically drawn to the personalized monogram martini glass, which would be engraved with his own initials to show his style, and sophistication.
Gandalf: A wanderer, warrior, and mystic, Gandalf the Grey was known to spend a good bit of time in Taverns, sipping from a pint as he listened, learned, and laid his plans for the future. If brought into reality he would definitely make the wings and shield pub pint glass an element of his travel gear.
Tarzan: A simple man of the jungle who thrills at swinging from vine to vine as he calls out across the lush green landscape with his mighty roar, Tarzan would instantly gravitate to the monogrammed personalized beer mug, which he could fill with water from the river for on the go refreshment as he carried out his adventures.
King Kong: A massive ape with a penchant for the ladies, King Kong would need more than a regular sized human glass to quench his thirst. That is why he would be outfitted with the engraved, personalized, shield pitcher, which would afford him a mighty gulp to match his dominant bulk.
Forrest Gump: A simple man who lived his life according to his own moral code, and ended up impacting on some of the greatest events in human history. If Forrest Gump had his choice he would probably prefer this elegant but simple monogrammed and engraved pub glass.
Dorothy Gale: Dorothy wished she could find another world, one of color and freedom, but when that tornado whisked her away she learned that there is no place like home. That’s why this hometown city street map ornament would be a must have for her collection.
Rick Blaine: The dark and brooding hero of Casablanca, Rick Blaine doesn’t drink with his customers, but he will enjoy a solo glass of scotch sipped from a piece in his personal collection, such as this Wings and Shield monogrammed scotch glass.
Robin Hood: The prince of thieves, Robin Hood’s goal is to rob from the rich and give back to the poor until the rightful king of England returns from the crusade. But when he’s not busy bothering the tax collectors, he likes to sit back at camp and enjoy some grog in a mug like this monogrammed typewriter font engraved one.
Scarlett O’Hara: Known for her sophistication and elegance, as much as her fiery temper and drive to survive, Scarlett O’Hara would definitely be drawn to the red wine glass custom engraved with her own initial.
Crystal Imagery, Inc President
February 9th, 2017
The Crystal Imagery Glass Choices Of Famous Figures From History
Throughout the course of history, great figures have risen into the spotlight. Some of these have been warriors, politicians, philosophers, or simply great men and women who changed the world through the force of their powerful personalities. These are people who are well known across the globe, with characteristics that speak to us from ages past, giving us a glimpse into their behaviors and preferences. In this way it is possible to pair each of them with the perfect crystal imagery glass piece to match their style.
Alexander The Great: One of the greatest warriors and commanders in history Alexander the Great conquered the entire known world before he was 30 years old. An avid drinker of Grecian wine, he would have been drawn to the custom engraved red wine glass with his name and initial printed on the piece.
Cleopatra: One of the greatest seductresses in human history, the story of her two great love affairs, first with Julius Caesar, and then with Mark Anthony changed the course of human history. For her selection the heart and arrow wine decanter would be best, engraved with the initials of her romantic partner.
Winston Churchill: Known as a famous drinker who would wake up first thing in the morning to have a little scotch with his coffee, and then continue with that habit throughout the entire day. Never one to stand down from a challenge, Winston Churchill would have appreciated the elegance and daring of the wings and shield monogrammed scotch glass.
Golda Meir: One of the most powerful women in human political history, Golda Meir rose to a position of power in the volatile country of Israel, helping to guide it through the rocky first few years of its independence. With her style and personality, she would be most drawn to the personalized monogrammed tea goblet with her initials on the glass.
Marilyn Monroe: She was one of the most famous actresses of all time, and is a hallmark of style, elegance, and glamour. For those reasons Marilyn Monroe would have been drawn to the initial, circle engraved champagne flute. This fits her flashy, Hollywood feel, while still maintaining a simple grace which was a hallmark of her beauty.
Napoleon Bonaparte: Rising from humble beginnings, Napoleon became the Emperor of France, ruling over territory that stretched the breadth of Europe. Known for his refined tastes, and love of family, he would have chosen the personalized crest decanter with his family seal on it.
Genghis Khan: Known as one of the most savage and ruthless warriors in history, Genghis Khan was also a wise leader, who brought his people to new heights while also uniting the world. Coming from a culture that promoted the consumption of alcohol, he would have been drawn to the engraved beer growlers if given his choice.
Julius Caesar: While Caesar did not partake in alcoholic beverages himself, he did like lavish feasts with his honored guests. So the engraved wine decanter would be a great way for him to demonstrate the pride he had in his family name, while also sharing generously with those who supported him.
Marie Antoinette: “Let them eat cake!” Those are words that sparked a revolution, and they came from the mouth of one of the most famous aristocrats of all time. Known for enjoying the finer things in life she would be most attracted to the typewriter font engraved personalized champagne glasses.
Joan of Arc: A great warrior who led her people into battles against great odds and still came out victorious. Joan of Arc would have preferred the chaste pleasures of the engraved monogrammed diamond goblet.
Crystal Imagery Inc. President
February 8th, 2017
With the holiday season on the horizon, it’s time to think about gifts to give to family, friends and loved ones. If you are like most people, you will probably be content with the usual choices. But why not use a little more imagination and do something different this year? Think of something out of the ordinary, something different.
Here are 6 of our own gift ideas for this holiday season:
1. Whiskey / Scotch Rocks glasses:
Our personalized whisky glasses can be the perfect gift for men including your husband, brother, dad or boss. Available in a number of variations, including scotch, bourbon and double old fashioned bar glasses, these beautiful, elegant and classy glasses can be personalized with deeply engraved monograms to make them truly unique. Whoever receives the whiskey glass with his name engraved on it is sure to love it.
2. Whiskey decanters:
Whether at home or office, personalized whiskey decanters are a classic way to store and serve your spirit. Give our beautiful and elegant decanter to your brother, dad, husband or boss with their name monogrammed on it. The decanters come with many beautiful designs, including Moonshine and Poison barware with skulls and crossbones, which are the perfect gift for the man who has everything and likes to live large.
Women love wine and they like to drink in style. Therefore, personalized wine glasses will make the perfect gift for women such as your mother, sister, aunt or boss. Wine glasses also make the perfect gift for weddings and anniversaries. Our wine glasses come in a variety of beautiful background designs and can be personalized with deeply etched personal monograms.
4. Beer mugs and pilsner glasses:
Does your man love drinking beer? A personalized beer mug or pilsner glass will be the perfect gift for him, especially if he has a home bar or a basement bar. He will simply love it because it will give him the perfect way to make his personal statement in his man cave. Find out what kind of bar he has and whether he has a theme, and choose a glass to match his theme. Our beer mugs and pilsner glasses come with beautiful engravings that set them apart from other glasses.
If there is a home brew enthusiast among your family, relatives and friends, then a personalized beer growler will make the ideal gift for him or her. Our beer growlers come in several different designs, including many monogram options, and are complete with a screw cap, which makes them safe for storing beer for any length of time. They can be engraved with a three dimensional monogram to give them a unique and classy look.
Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
6.Engraved glass ornaments:
Our engraved glass ornaments make the perfect wedding gift for newlyweds and baby’s first Christmas. These elegant ornaments come in many beautiful designs, including Christmas trees, family pictures, hearts and initials, rustic arrow and hometown city street maps. Personalize the ornament with the recipient’s personal monogram and he or she will not let go of it for many years.
Which Crystal Imagery gift idea would you like to give or receive?
November 12th, 2014
Imagine that you have a big keg of beer that you can dip your mug into whenever you feel like having a drink. If the mere thought made you lick your lips, then you should seriously consider home brewing your own beer. Home brewed beer is all the rage these days because it’s cheaper and you can control the strength to suit your own taste.
The most common ingredient that goes into making beer is barley. Barley is a hardy cereal with coarse bristles, cultivated especially for stock feed and, you’ve got it, brewing. However, it is not the only grain that you can use to make beer. You can also use other cereals like wheat, rye, oats and sorghum.
Before you can use barley to start brewing beer, you need to prepare it through a process called malting. Fortunately, you can buy malted barley, which is what most brewers do. This will save you a lot of time and trouble. Malt provides the sugar that yeast consumes during fermentation. The higher the concentration of malt you use, the stronger your beer will become.
Other ingredients you will need for home brewing your own beer are hops, yeast and water. Hops are added to provide the bitterness to balance the sweetness. They are added in much smaller quantities than malt. They are available in pelletized form for convenience. Yeast converts the sugar in malt into alcohol and carbon dioxide. The process is called fermentation. Alcohol is what you drink beer for and carbon dioxide gives the beer its fizz.
Now that you have the ingredients, there are only a few more steps involved – provided the malted barley you have bought has already been mashed. Mashing involves soaking the malt in hot water in order to chop the large starch molecules into smaller sugar molecules. Most malt meant for home brewers have already been mashed, so you don’t need to worry about it.
The first step is to get the equipment that you will require, such as a stainless steel brew kettle and some buckets. Create a thick solution of water and malt, which is called wort (so as to distinguish it from fermented beer) and boil it. Boiling kills the germs, makes it more easily fermentable and helps make the finished product more stable. When the wort is boiling, hops are added to it. The boiled wort is then cooled.
The next step is to add yeast to the cooled wort and wait for fermentation to take place. Depending on how strong you want your beer to be, you can allow fermentation to last from a few days to a few months. After the fermentation is complete, you can bottle the beer in beer growlers or keg the beer, ready to be served. Now that you have learned the art of home brewing your own beer, the time has come to indulge yourself.
When it comes to drinking beer, what is substance without style? In order to enjoy your beer fully, you need the right company and the right glassware. The latter translates into exquisitely beautiful and elegant crystal beer mugs, glasses and pilsners. Crystal Imagery, Inc. is renowned for its distinctive barware that is designed to add romance to every drop of beer you drink. What could be a more stylish way to drink home brewed beer and impress your guests than this?
October 19th, 2014
At Crystal Imagery Distinctive Barware, we believe that every day little moments are cause for celebration. Whether you’re enjoying intimate moments with friends at home, a romantic retreat with your sweetheart, the retirement of an honored veteran, welcoming a new neighbor or thanking your best man…adding Crystal Imagery custom glassware will take the experience to a whole new level of luxury.
March 17th, 2014
Engraved Personalized Irish Barware for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
ST. PATRICK’s DAY is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to enjoying some Irish Whiskey, Beer, Irish Coffee…you name it! Grab your custom engraved, personalized Irish barware today so you’ve got it in time. These stunning bar glasses would make a great gift for your favorite Irish friends, too!
We hand craft each design especially for you on high quality glassware. We carve away the background panel, leaving the Irish shamrock and the name raised from the glass surface in a stunning three dimensional manner. This gift will definitely have the wow factor you want!
Sherri and Eric
February 19th, 2014
We have a sense of humor here at Crystal Imagery and we have a good time while we work. We think about the special occasions at which our custom bar glasses are being used. We think about the gathering of family and friends celebrating life’s big and little special moments together. We imagine what kind of personalities our customers might possess and how much fun it might be for them to express their individualism with some quirky, edgy, and humorous custom bar glasses. Then we start sketching and before you know it, we’ve got another new custom barware collection to release.
With this most recent whiskey and engraved scotch glass set, we were thinking about the hip and yet sophisticated scotch connoisseur. What would he want in his home bar or mancave? Well here it is, our “Just Cover the Ice”, “Another Round on Him”, “Three Fingers” and “Keep ‘Em Coming” engraved whiskey glass set is not only super cool with its retro artwork, but it’s also a great way to help your guests keep track of their glass throughout the evening.
We had so much fun creating this set, that we actually created TWO VERSIONS of what we believe will become a best seller. One version has the design engraved into the glass without a background and the other has a background carved out of the bourbon glass so the design remains raised from the glass surface, untouched.
Which version is YOUR favorite?
Sherri’s Favorite: Three Fingers Whiskey Glass Set
Eric’s Favorite: Just Cover the Ice Whiskey Glass Set
Please do chime in!
Sherri and Eric
February 1st, 2014
Our Fleur de Lis engraved bar glasses include Fleur de Lis wine glasses, whiskey glasses, water goblets and a complete collection of French inspired Fleur de Lis barware. There is something for every beverage imaginable with our fully complete collection of French inspired glassware.
We all have that friend who is a complete Fracophile. Wouldn’t these beauties be a wonderful gift idea for those who love all things French and romantic?
January 13th, 2014
You’ve thought about this day since you were a little girl…you planned your wedding day down to every tiny detail and you always knew which of your girlfriends would be your Maid of Honor. She has been there for you through thick and thin. She’s heard your deepest secrets (and will take them to the grave!), she’s been your shoulder to cry on and has made you laugh so hard you nearly peed yourself! She’s your BFF for life and deserves a truly thoughtful and personalized maid of honor gift. Your wedding party consists of a variety of other women who have also in their individual ways, been your closest girlfriends. At Crystal Imagery, we’ve compiled a list of custom engraved bridesmaid gift ideas that will show your bridesmaids and maid of honor just how much you cherish their friendship today and always.
Our engraved monogrammed wine glasses are very popular bridesmaid gifts.
We also offer some humorous engraved wine glasses for your fun-loving and spirited friends.
If your bridesmaid isn’t a wine drinker, we offer other custom bar glasses such as personalized martini, beer, pint glasses and for those who don’t drink alcohol, we have engraved water goblets and custom glass coffee mugs. At Crystal Imagery, we have something for everyone!
January 2nd, 2014
Best man gifts and groomsman gifts should be a truly personalized gift to not only commemorate your special wedding day, but to show these special men just how much you appreciate their lasting friendship and support through the years. You’ve selected your closest friend, brother, cousin, father or uncle to stand by your side on one of the most important days of your life. Shouldn’t the thank you gift you give them be something truly special? Our hand crafted and custom engraved groomsmen gifts include personalized beer mugs, monogrammed whiskey glasses, custom engraved decanters and more. We hand craft each custom bar glass in our Pennsylvania studio with made in the USA barware. This is a gift that your groomsmen will reach for and appreciate for many years to come!
January 2nd, 2014