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Handmade Glass Clocks

Obique Handmade Glass Clocks

The handmade glass clocks from this collection are the perfect combination between a wall clock – functionality – and art. You can be sure that once you hang one of these on your wall, all eyes will be on it. The clocks have unique shapes given through the thermoforming technique. Being handmade and hand painted, you can rest assured that you have an absolutely unique clock.

The handmade glass clocks are made in an eye catching and very contemporary slim curving design – great on any wall in any room or in any home/office!

Modern flats are filled with glass items, from glass windows and doors to many other glass ornaments that make us feel at home. These glass objects can be categorized as articles for personal use, such as pottery, glasses in a kitchen, but their main function is generally utilitarian and not to decorate our homes. Our glass wall clocks are excellent examples of combining stylish forms with different designs in order to satisfy even the most refined expectations: flowers, abstract and geometric shapes. The wall clocks have varied forms and colours; they can undulate, be curved or straight to fit into any type of room or office. The wide range of models and colours enable you to find the best solution to suit your taste and needs.

Besides our beautiful wall clocks you have also the opportunity to choose a table clock. Our hand made table clocks offer you a great chance to select from various forms, colours and design. Some of them are even made to match the wall clocks, so you can create an exquisite matching set.

The high quality clock mechanism will enable you to be always on time and you can choose the colour, design to enhance the décor of your room or office.

The hand-made glass clocks constitute excellent gifts. They may be given as wedding presents for young couples, but they might be precious gifts for grandparents, too. These objects may also contribute to consolidating business relationships.

This clock is handmade and to a high design quality, sure to draw comments from everyone who sees it!

Taking care of glass clocks is as simple as taking care of ordinary glass: Don’t drop it!

Why recycled glass?

Why recycled glass?

The most important thing that everybody needs to know is that glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity; it does not degrade through the recycling process, so it can be recycled again and again.

Let’s see how the glass recycling process works:

  • The glass factory or the glass treatment plant receives the glass collected form the domestic or industrial consumers;
  •  The glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any impurities;
  •  The glass is then crushed and melted, then molded into new products such as bottles and jars.

Recycled Glass

As simple as that!

All the glass products that you will find on our website are made from 100% recycled glass. We take great pride in our collection of recycled glassware and we believe that combining them you can have hundreds of beautiful sets to use as you please.

The jars and glass containers can be filled with flowers, branches, and stones to bring your little own garden indoors. Unleashing your creativity you can develop lots of mini terrariums sets!

If you have a green thumb but minimal garden space, why not create your own mini-world full of lush and beautiful plants by making your own terrarium? … Terrariums are easy-to-make, low-maintenance gardens, and can last almost indefinitely with minimal water.

For those passionate about the DYI and arts and crafts, our glassware can be successfully used for organizing the loose buttons and threads in your craft room.

In the kitchen, the products are perfect for storing your spices, herbs, pasta, cereals, grains and even fruits or sweets.

No party or get-together is complete without a nice delicious candy bar buffet. Imagination is you limit in how you can use and combine the glass items into creating a beautiful arrangement.

Including a candy buffet table at your celebration is a great way to make sure your guests remember your day long after it passes. Not only does it add a bit of nostalgic fun and whimsy when you include different types of candy and sweets, but it also acts as a conversation-starter and a way to turn people who once were strangers into friends with shared memories.

Create a candy buffet that even Willy Wonka would be proud of with our fabulous glass jars and containers!

Why recycled glass?

Benji NO, who’s he

Benji NO

Hello there!

My name is Benji NO, you probably saw me around the website or on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Benji.Obique ) and you’re wonder what’s the deal with me.

Benji NO

Hi, I’m Benji NO

Well, I am the new Sales Manager at Obique. I’ve been with them since I was only a baby, crying and nagging them all day long. Now, I’m an adult and I take my job seriously.

Here at Obique, I’ve learnt that wooden products are the best! We sell hundreds of them and I can say with my paw on my heart that I’ve sniffed all of them and they are great quality items. All the products designed and manufactured for children – from furniture to toys – are made only from natural wood of different essences and finished with water based paints and lacquers in order to be 100% child safe (I know they’re safe, I’ve eaten lots of them when I was younger… )

Besides the wide range of wooden items, we also have shabby chic or vintage style home decorations. I might be only 1 year old, but I still love them, as they bring that extra something to the room. Look, I have a clock from our collection on my wall, at home:

Vintage Style Shabby Chic MDF Super Large Birds Scene Wall Clock

Vintage Style Shabby Chic MDF Super Large Birds Scene Wall Clock

Adding glass products made from recycled glass was my idea and I’m pretty proud of it. As you can imagine, I am a big lover of the outdoors and I like the thought that our products are 100% safe for the environment, as they were all made from recycled glass. If you browse through our products you will see that we have hundreds of them and they are all beautiful and unique in their own way. That’s the thing with the handmade or mouth blown items – they are all different! Even if you take 2 items of the same model and you put them one next to the other, you will notice that they are slightly different – you should trust me on this one, my eyesight is really good!

I have some glass products of my own and I use them to keep my doggy treats as they look fantastic anywhere!

Benji's wish

My wish came true

One day we were working on this new collection of handmade glass items and a strange thing happened. My colleagues told me to close my eyes and make a wish, so I did. Of course I wished for a doggy treat – and guess what? When I opened my eyes, the biscuit was there on the table, ready for me to grab! Amazing!! Tend to believe that these items are magical…

Benji's treats

My treats

We are working on extending our range of products all the time, so you should follow me and my colleagues constantly as we might just surprise you.

Woof woof!

NOTE*

If you liked the products I have and you want them, all you need to do is click on their image bellow:

 Vintage Style Shabby Chic MDF Super Large Birds Scene Wall Clock

Vintage Style Shabby Chic MDF Super Large Birds Scene Wall Clock

Handmade Vintage Style Footed Glass Candy or Cookies Display Jar With Lid, Decorative Display

Handmade Vintage Style Footed Glass Candy or Cookies Display Jar With Lid, Decorative Display

Handmade Green and Yellow Thick Walled Recycled Glass Nuts Bowl

Handmade Green and Yellow Thick Walled Recycled Glass Nuts Bowl

Handmade Transparent Yellow Square Thick Walled Recycled Glass Candle Holder or Vase

Handmade Transparent Yellow Square Thick Walled Recycled Glass Candle Holder or Vase

Why recycled glass?

Plastic or Metal versus Wooden Kitchen Utensils

Plastic or metal

Having and using the right tools in the kitchen can make the difference between an “ok meal” and a finger-licking good one that will remain memorable. In this age of extreme discoveries and innovations, when your average cooking store carries at last four versions of every tool and thousands more are available on the Internet, it’s not easy to choose the right tool for your daily cooking.

Kitchen Utensils

Kitchen Utensils

One confusing aspect is trying to decide between plastic, metal and wood, as all of them are available to buy in all shapes and forms. Don’t worry. With the right information, you too can pick the perfect tool for your cooking. Why wood? Ask most people why they choose wooden utensils over plastic ones and they will simply tell you “Because it’s better!”. They are not wrong, of course, but the question remains, why is wood better than plastic or even metal? One of the first reasons is that it looks better. Wooden spoons, spatulas and even chopping boards look way much better than colorful plastic ones. They even look good when you’re not using them, stored in a nice utensil jar on the counter or displayed nicely on the wall. The wooden serving boards or trays are something that you won’t see in every home and having at last one set to use when entertaining guests will guarantee you a good impression in front of anyone. Another reason is that other materials, like metal, can change the taste of acidic foods like tomato sauce – this will never happen when using wooden utensils, so you can forget about that metallic taste that some of the metal spoons leave. Wooden utensils don’t conduct heat, so even if you leave them in the pot they won’t melt or get too hot to handle. They’re incredibly durable and, well, they just feel good in your hand. Holding a metal spoon can be uncomfortable to grip, while hard edges can damage delicate ingredients. The wooden spoon or spatula handle is gently rounded and feels nice in your hand. And you just feel comfortable when using it. Wood is always a good choice when you’re working with hot foods that require frequent stirring, such as risottos, some soups and candy. In fact, even the world’s best-known chefs with Michelin stars recommend wooden spoons when working with candy syrups, as they help distribute heat evenly. Wood is also a good choice when working with delicate copper cookware or nonstick cookware, as it won’t scratch the surface. They also won’t scratch your cast iron or stainless steel pots, and as opposed to metal utensils, they are nice and quiet to use. Plastic utensils, as previously stated, can melt if they come into contact with burner elements, such as the sides of pots or hot syrups.

Serving Trays

Serving Trays

 

Another issue with them is bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in some plastics that may hinder development in infants and children. So I’m asking, why risk it? Some people complain that wood retains the flavor of pungent foods, and they are not wrong. It can, but there’s an easy fix for this: Keep one spoon for savory dishes and one for sweets. Do this for wooden cutting boards, too, and your favorite apple pie will never taste like garlic or onions again. Another, I would say, highly exaggerated wooden-utensil concern is that they are flammable. Well, so are a lot of things hanging around your kitchen. You shouldn’t leave a spoon or a spatula or any other wooden utensil anywhere that it can catch on fire. If you do this with metal, it will burn you, and if you do it with plastic, it will melt and probably destroy your cooker in the process. Best bet: Keep your spoons—and most other things—away from fire. While all of these facts already tip the scale in favor of wooden utensils, there is also an emotional reason to use them, which comes from the comforting, familiar way wood feels in your hand—not cold and severe like stainless steel, or characterless and dull like plastic. Wood retains memories in a way that metal and plastic cannot. It shows signs of use, gathering scars like a soldier in a battle. It changes color and texture, wears and ages, even changes shape. If I look at one of my wooden spoons I can see a dent from that Christmas dinner two years ago or a red spot from my last summer strawberry pie… it was there, watching how my cooking evolves and perfects. So, even if having the right wooden utensils won’t transform you into an excellent cook over night, at least you’ll know that you’re heading in the right direction.

Benji NO

Obique’s Sales Manager, Benji No

Hello, my name is Benji NO! They also call me Benji Down, or Benji Leave It – not sure what my complete name is..

I’ve just been promoted to Sales Manager here at Obique because I am good with people. Check our product categories and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Each week my staff put new articles in the blog section about my progress as a manager, so please help me earn my treats by buying our products.
Thank you!

The first job they gave me was that of a Packer. I’ve always known that I can do better so I quickly evolved from that. Oh, that and the thing that they said that I’m not allowed to do is chew on the boxes…

I then moved to Quality Inspector. They had to throw away some products as chewing was not an option…

Back then my days were pretty much the same. Losing and finding my teddy bear was keeping me occupied all day.

Not finding my place in the company, I even considered leaving at one moment. Seems that the veggie crate wasn’t going anywhere so I gave it another chance.

I was dreaming of the Manager position since I was a baby… But it took me a while to earn it.

But now I’ve found my place! Being promoted to Sales Manager made me realize this is my thing! Those late nights and extra hours at the office finally paid off!