Artists' Best Of Gallery

This Gallery is the Unique, the Finely Finished and Most Imaginative creations.
There are not a lot in this Gallery as it changes as new pictures are submitted.
The original stoppers with three o-rings are no longer available.

Check links to purchase.
If there is no contact info, email me: ruthniles@gmail.com to contact artist.

Horner


Joel Horner, TX, poured his own honeycomb blank,
turned a shot glass for a whiskey bottle stopper.

Horner


Joel Horner, TX poured his own honeycomb
blank to turn this whiskey bottle stopper.

Horner

whiskey bottle stopper
Joel Horner, TX, poured his own resin
blank for this turned whiskey stopper.

Horner

honeycomb turning blank
Another honeycomb turning blank made
by Joel Horner, TX.  Shot glass stopper!

Rotundo

bottle stoppers
Colorful array of bottle stoppers created by Tony
Rotundo in De.  Very attractive selection.

Simpson


John Simpson, Calif. used 7 different
woods for the bottle and label, which is
all inlay design.  Fantastic work!

Simpson

Wine serving set
John Simpson, Calif., turned the tray, the
stopper and the bottle!  All details are inlay.

Lynch


Ken Lynch in CA, turned wood eggs and a friend
painted them.  He used SS-9038 stoppers.  Great!

Niles

bottle stopper in display stand
Stopper display with a flare.

Williams shell


Jeff Williams, WA, Great Imagination!
Check BARN  website in WA.

Peterson opener

resin and burl bottle opener
Rick Peterson in WA poured this
resin and burl bottle opener top.
Beautiful color combination.

Peterson 2 pink

bottle stopper and opener set
Rick Peterson in WA made this beautiful
bottle opener and stopper set.

Rotundo

starfish bottle stopper
Tony Rotundo in DE created this starfish
bottle stopper.  So attractive!

Tom Clark

whiskey stoppers with display stand
Tom Clark in NC, used 150 yr. old spalted White
Oak to make the whiskey stoppers and stand.
Beautiful work and super special gift!

Walcott meat

engraved meat tenderizer
Jim Walcott in AR does creative engraving on the
tops of meat tenderizers for that special chef!

Knotts

oak barrel bung
Steve Knotts in WV turns oak barrel bungs into
stoppers and custom engraves the tops.  Nice!

Brooks

pizza cutters Mexican
Nancy Brooks in VA made these festive pizza
cutters with sculpturing Apoxie.  Very Mexican!

Sheahan

St. Patrick's Day Special
Mike Sheahan, NY, carved this
St. Patrick's Day special stopper.

Baum

antique pocket watch bottle stopper
Peter Baum in Ohio uses antique pocket watches
to create very unique bottle stoppers.

Tucker

Bacote and Abalone shells
Tim Tucker in NC, turned this wine glass
from Bacote and put Abalone shells
on the top.  Cool design.

McLean

Texas Tequila
Gary McLean in TX  turned the perfect
stopper Sombrero for his Tequila!

Williams Jeff3

shells with resin
Jeff Williams made these stoppers with resin in shells.
He works with BARN in Bainbridge Island, WA.

Mawson

basket weave illusion
Awesome bottle stopper and base done
by Steve Mawson.  Perfect basket weave
illusion work.

Mawson

basket weave illusion
Steve Mawson, NE, turned this stopper and base
then did the basket weave illusion work.  I love it!

Abner

Bottle stopper and shot glass
Mark Abner in KY turned this beautiful bottle
stopper and shot glass.  Terrific work!

Sutton

Challenge coin
Larry Sutton mounted a Challenge coin
to the stopper with clear epoxy.  Wow!

Rinde 4

Tea Tree flower in resin
Jim Rinde's grandson put a Tea Tree flower
in clear resin to create this bottle stopper.

Rinde1

flower in clear resin
Another beauty by Jim Rinde and his
grandson.  Terrific wine bottle stopper.

Kesler openers

Niles bottle openers
Steve Kesler, PA, shows 3 entirely
different shapes and sizes for openers.

Drozda

owl bottle stopper
Cindy Drozda, professional woodturner, created
this adorable owl bottle stopper.  Learn How to
make this owl.  Cindy

Sanders

Best beer bottle opener
Gary Sanders laminated wood, turned and
carved to make the best beer bottle opener.

Mawson

basket weave illusion bottle stoppers
Steve Mawson in NE makes the neatest basket
weave illusion bottle stoppers.  So amazing.

Wohlgemuth broken glass

Jewish wedding broken glass

Steve Wohlgemuth put the broken glass from
a Jewish wedding in resin, made this for the
bride and groom.  Wonderful!

Dinse 3

bottle stoppers and bottle opener
Dan Dinse in PA did a great job on these 2 whiskey
bottle stoppers and the bottle cap opener.  Nice work.

Erickson

Best wine bottle stopper Niles
Brian Erickson in CO created this awesome
stopper using Elm burl and epoxy resin. Wow!

Hoover

marble with flower on bottle stopper
Matt Hoover in PA makes marbles and
this is awesome.  I love the colors.

Steve Bennett

Bennett Woodcraft
Steve Bennett puts pine cones in resin
and turns them.  Check Steve's Etsy

Niles leaves

bottle opener with cherry handle
A design of leaves burn on Cherry
using only dots.  Easy and impressive.

Rick O’Ryan

niles botte opener
Rick O'Ryan in NM turned this beautiful bottle
opener from Spanish Broom (a weed!)

Elsa 4 snowmen

snow people
Elsa Oppenheimer turned these and said "Just like
people, snowmen are all different".

Wallace

unique bottle opener made in America
Rob Wallace turned this great
bottle opener.  Love the shape.

Dohallow

Unique wine bottle stopper
Jack Dohallow in AZ created this really
unique wine bottle stopper.  Great work.

Hancox

can tab pull made in America
Christiana Hancox, UK, created these whimsical
can tab pulls with custom made glass beads.

Scott Grove

Scott Grove Woodworker
Scott Grove, renowned woodworker, turned and
used Paua inlay for this red, white and blue stopper.

Woodward

Amazing bottle stoppers   
Front and back of this amazing stopper
turned by Rick Woodard in WY.  Love it!

McKinney shell

Bullet bottle opener
Craig McKinney created this bottle cap
opener for a retired military friend.

McKinney

stainless bottle opener made in America
This shows how Craig McKinney made the bottle
opener that fits inside the bottom of the "shell".

 

Clemett

decorated box lids
Peter Clemett, NZ, loves playing with the Joyner
Off Center Jig!  Awesome creativity.

Oppenheimer5a

Niles stainless stoppers
Another group of inspirational designs for bottle
stoppers by Elsa Oppenheimer in Vermont.

Oppenheimer5

great shapes for bottle stoppers
Elsa Oppenheimer does great shapes for bottle
stoppers.  Very classy.

Jacobson Carl

stainless and aluminum beer bottle opener
Carl Jacobson turned this aluminum
top on the stainless beer bottle opener.
Super classy!

Oppenheimer22

 
Elsa Oppenheimer, VT.  These stoppers look
terrific in the bottles; as they should!

Michael Ryan

rack of pool balls wine bottle stoppers
Rack of pool balls (wine bottle stoppers) done by
Michael Ryan in NJ.  Great gift for wine lovers!

Kobilsek

Niles bottle openers
Frank Kobilsek turned these three fantastic Niles
beer bottle openers.  All are sold.  I can see why!

Zakrzewski

stainless steel meat malletmeat mallet with wood handle
Rich Zakrzewski in NY made this terrific meat and
chicken pounder mallet and engraved his initial.

Fuller


Curtis Fuller turned and burned these
amazing bottle openers as gifts

Weller.heart

Cymbals of Courage
Wesla Weller makes stoppers from upcycled
musical instruments.  See Website for more.

Darla Baker

wine bottle stopper

Darla Baker in KY made the resin blank and turned
this unique wine stopper.  Visit her Etsy shop.

Wurtzel

George Wurtzel Ginko Gallery
George Wurtzel, owner Ginko Gallery
turned the perfect stopper for Don Julio.

Harris

Willie Nelson carving
James Harris, carving of Willie
as a bottle stopper top.  Website