This video shows the making of the very first BottlesUp bottle ever. We had 2 wooden molds made in Seattle and hauled them to Jonathan Porier at Drayton Glassworks in Savannah. He and his brother Matt made several beautiful versions and colors. With the blowing freehand into a mold, every bottle is hugely different from the last. While very beautiful and now collectors items!, we couldn't get a consistent inside diameter for a cap to make a watertight seal. These did provide a prototype for us to go to the next step. We took the molds to San Miguel de Allende MX to have a large glass company, see what they could do. Still the same issue. More beautiful, hand blown bottles, not water tight with our caps. We finally settled on a semi-automatic process using recycled glass from our current glass company in Mexico City, and we're off and running!
Video by Jacks on Notier