"Glimmer Barely Bent Straw"
9mm x 8” - Outer Dimensions
This is our slick Jet Black regular straw that has been decorated
with a sparkly dichroic glass swirl. The decoration adds a simple, yet
fancy interest that is sure to catch everyone's eye!
Length: 8" (bend starts at approximately the 6" mark)
Outer Diameter: 9mm
Our reusable drinking straws are durable and stylish – and they can help
you express your commitment to your family and the environment.
Hand-crafted from borosilicate glass, each of our drinking straws is
guaranteed against breakage; moreover, glass straws won’t leach toxins
into your drinks or pile up in overtaxed landfills.Whether you’re on the go during a hectic day, dining with your family or
relaxing with a smoothie on the front porch, we have a reusable
drinking straw to fit your needs. We offer a wide variety of designs, colours, shapes & sizes.
Why Reusable Straws?
Here are ten reasons (in no particular order) why reusable glass drinking straws are the way to go:
- Concern about plastic usage is at an all-time high. Glass drinking
straws are one way to limit your exposure to toxins from plastics
because they are toxin-free! No BPAs, phthalates, etc.
- If you use straws a lot, think about how many plastic straws you
throw in to a landfill every year. Including the instances you dine out
at restaurants this number can be astronomical! Being green has never
been so easy. Replacing your disposable plastic straws with a glass
straw is one little thing you can do to help save our planet.
- The feeling of glass on your lips will help you lose weight on your
hips! Not only is it fun to drink from a glass straw but studies have
shown that drinking from something more substantial than plastic may
help you lose weight.
- Strive to consume more water? Make it fun with a glass straw. It really works!
- Want to help your kids eat more fruits & vegetables? Make it fun with a green smoothie and a glass straw.
- According to speech therapists, glass straws help kids with oral
development making it easier for them to learn to articulate and
- Jaw wired shut or have a hard time eating without a straw? A glass straw might do the trick!
- Has your dentist mentioned teeth staining? Use a glass straw to have
your beverages bypass your teeth when you drink coffee, tea, red wine,
or any acidic beverage and then see what your dentist says at your next
- If you are a smoothie lover, guess what? Yep! Glass straws make
smoothie consumption a whole 'notha experience. Perfect for the green
smoothie, protein shake, or any thick beverage!
- Want a gift for the person who has everything? Buy them a
personalized glass straw from Strawesome. Drinking straws are great
gifts for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, weddings,
or corporate gifts.
Quality, Materials, Made in USA
What type of glass are your straws made from? Is it safe?
We use borosilicate glass to make our straws and we have taken the
extra step to have the glass tested by a third-party laboratory to
verify the safety and integrity of its composition. Here are some facts
about this type of glass:
- Type of glass discovered in the late 1800s
- Main ingredients: silica and boron oxide
- Non-porous and hypo-allergenic
- Super durability - more resistant to breaking than other glass
- Used for high-quality beverage glassware and kitchenware (like measuring cups, coffee pots)
- Both microwave and dishwasher safe
- BPA-Free and toxin free
- Borosilicate glass is even used on the Space Shuttle!
Where are your glass straws made?
We personally hand-make all our glass straws in our own workshop in
Michigan. Our carrying cases are also manufactured in Michigan. Our
cleaning brushes are manufactured in the USA. We use local and
environmentally conscious suppliers as much as possible.
Will the colored accents ever wash off or fade away?
No. Whether clear or colored, everything on our straws is glass.
Unlike plastic straws that fade and leech toxins into your beverages,
glass straws stay beautiful and toxin-free over and over and over again.
Choosing the Right Straw
How do I determine what straw to get?
We offer straws in different lengths and diameters as well as
straight and bent to accommodate the different containers and liquids
that you may wish to use them with. You basically have four choices to
make when selecting a straw:
- The length or height of the straw: Measure the height of your container(s) and then make sure the straw will be a little taller.
- The diameter of the straw: Consider the type of
beverage(s) that you will use it with. Generally, the thicker the
beverage, the bigger you want the inside diameter of your straw to be.
Inside/Outside diameters offered are Skinny (4.5 mm/7.0 mm), Regular
(5.7 mm/9.5 mm), Smoothie (7.6 mm/12.0 mm) and Bubble Tea (10.0 mm/15.0
- Straight or Bent: This is a personal preference.
The only thing to consider here is that either way, it is fixed. Some
customers get one of each if they can't decide on one.
- Decorative or Non-Decorative: This too is a
personal preference, but we recommend choosing a decorative straw that
you are attracted to. It will make drinking from it more fun, visually
pleasing, and be a great conversation starter. Most customers fall in
love with their straws, so we believe you will too!
Can you offer more help in determining what straw to get?
For reference, the average/typical plastic straw you would get at a
fast food restaurant is 8 inches in length and regular in diameter. The
following list can be used as a rough guide to assist you in determining
the perfect straw for your container/beverage:
6" Skinny or Regular - Tea Cup, Small Glass, Kids cups, Wine glasses, Cocktails
6" Smoothie - Again for smaller cups and glasses, but for thicker liquids
8" Skinny - 16 oz Reusable To-Go Cup
8" Regular - Standard Drinking Cup/Glass, 12 oz Beer or Pop Can
8" Smoothie - Standard Drinking Cup/Glass, but for thicker liquids
10" Skinny - 24 oz Reusable To-Go Cup
10" Regular - Mason Jar, 20oz Pop Bottle, Beer Bottle, Starbucks Venti
10" Smoothie - For your thicker liquids in taller glasses
Bubble Tea - These straws are for those trendy tapioca balls. Again, match the straw length with your container height.
Cleaning, Storing, Handling
Is it possible to clean these straws without a cleaning brush?
Yes, it is possible to not use a brush. Rinse your straw in hot water
and wash with soap immediately after use. If you forget to clean it
right away and the straw dries without being rinsed, you may have
trouble cleaning the inside if you don't have a dishwasher. Now you see
why we offer a cleaning brush! If you are faithful with rinsing/washing
after each use or have a dishwasher to use for regular cleaning, a
cleaning brush is not necessary.
One thing to keep in mind with bent straws is that the brush can
sometimes be difficult to get in bend. We recommend rinsing in hot water
immediately after use to make cleaning a breeze.
Is it safe to put my straw in the dishwasher or microwave?
Yes, it is safe in either appliance. In fact, you may want to
sanitize your straw in the dishwasher. Best practice is to set aside a
silverware compartment just for your glass straws so that they are not
banging around with the silverware.
If my straw is cloudy, how can I get it back to its original shine?
Take a deep breath and relax. This sometimes happens from hard water
conditions in the dishwasher. Soak it in distilled white vinegar to
return the glass to its original beauty. If you have a cleaning brush
you can use after a short soaking, it will speed the results.
Is there a safe way to store my straw when not in use?
Treat your straws with care. If
you put them in a drawer, make sure
that they will not be disturbed by other items in the drawer. We
recommend that you keep them out in the open to show them off! Your
guests will comment and your family will use them more if they are handy
and out in the open. Putting them in a glass or glass jar so that they
are easy to access is the way to go. On the window ledge above the sink,
on the counter, table, bar, or buffet; or even on a shelf behind a
glass door are some great suggestions.
Can my straw chip or crack easily under normal use?
No, but treat your straw like any
other glass item in your home. Some
people think glass straws are unbreakable and that is not true. They
are made of the strongest commercially available glass that we can get
our hands on, but that doesn't mean they won't break. Just like you
wouldn't purposely drop a glass on the tile floor, treat these straws
with some care. If you ever notice any chipping, cracking or breakage,
stop using the straw immediately and contact us. Under normal use, your
straw will last a long time and become an enjoyable beverage accessory.
Custom Orders, Bulk Orders
If I prefer a different size or style glass straw, can you custom make it?
Yes we can. In fact, we get these requests all the time. After using
a reusable drinking straw, customers find the need to get one for every
size container they drink out of! We can also do unique color
combinations and designs.
I want to give glass straws for wedding favors or corporate gifts. Can I order in bulk for my special event?
Of course! We'd love to make your event a memorable one. For larger
orders, we can have the straws shipped to you clean and ready to use,
custom gift wrapped for the special occasion, and even engraved with a
logo, name, or other text/design on each straw! Available for an
*straws do not come with cups