Stem Nouveau

My mom and I both like wine. So it seemed fitting I make her a wine glass for Christmas 2016. I started by cutting the base of the wine glass off using yarn, rubbing alcohol, and fire. Once all that was remaining was the stem, I began to turn a block of koa (one of my favorite woods). A couple hours later, the stem was complete and all that was left to do was drill a hole through the stem for glass.

The stem is finished with a durable polyurethane that can withstand hand washing. I've always enjoyed this finish because it maintains the natural beauty of the wood. Koa has a natural, rich color that I wouldn't want to change with a stain. 

This stem will elevate any wine glass you have and is bound to make a statement at your next party.