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Recycled glass bead bracelet | beads made from wine and gin bottles

Wine and Gin bracelet

I have been getting up super early, trying to get everything done. So I was feeling quite tired when it came to making a piece of recycled glass jewellery today.…

Recycled glass bracelet | beads made from wine and gin bottles

Wine and gin bottle bracelet

I like making this style of bracelet because it’s nice to show a mix of beads in a bracelet, and they all sit really nicely on the wrist. This bracelet…

Recycled glass beads | the beads in this bracelet were made from a wine bottle

End of day bracelet

Whenever I make earrings I always make extra beads, just so that when they come out of the kiln I am more likely to get a pair that matches fairly…

Recycled glass necklace | beads made from a beer bottle with gold leaf

Beer bottle necklace

I loved working on this customer request for a special necklace featuring beads made from a beer bottle, with gold leaf! We talked through a few variations for making this…

Recycled glass bracelet | beads made from a Hendricks Gin bottle

Hendricks Gin Bottle Bracelet

I finished the 12km City to Bay run this morning! It felt so good to work towards something for the past several months and then actually achieve it today. I…

Recycled glass earrings | beads made from a Hendricks Gin bottle, perfect for gin o'clock

Hendricks Square Hoop Earrings

I had so much fun doing the “Is this useful” series, and sharing where the recycled glass beads originated from. I think it’s fun to make those connections, and for…

Recycled glass earrings | beads made from Ruby Glass

Ruby Glass

Ruby Glass was mostly made in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. It was super expensive to make this type of glass because it needed gold to create the gorgeous…

Recycled glass | cobalt blue earrings made from medicine bottles

Is this useful – post #8

I was only planning to do a week of “Is this Useful” posts. But as I was going through all of the glass objects that I had been given I…

Recycled glass earrings | beads made from a Cointreau bottle

Is this useful – post #7

I have quite a collection of bottles from people, and I don’t always get around to using them. Often these bottles take some time to clean, and then I have…

Recycled glass beads | sometimes the colour disappears!

Is this useful – post #6

I’ve been having so much fun making beads from all of these new objects. I’ve been excited by the new colours of glass that have worked really well. And then…well,…

Recycled glass earrings | beads made from an olive oil bottle

Is this useful – post #5

I had not even considered using an olive oil bottle until someone brought one to me asking if I could use it….

Recycled glass earrings | made from this beautiful cup

Is this useful – post #4

I was given this cup a while ago, and I loved the colour of it, but I hadn’t had a chance to use it until this week. This week seemed…