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

Day 83 – Sunday sets

From what I can tell there are two types of people: ones that love matchy-matchy sets and others that don’t mind if things aren’t exactly matchy-matchy. What type of person…

Recycled glass beads | behind the scenes of my recycled glass bead collection!

Day 82 – Behind the Scenes

Over the years the beads accumulate! Every time I make a pair of earrings, I make 3 or 4 beads just so I can get them right. Sometimes I pull…

Recycled glass beads | glass beads made from green glass

Day 81 – New glass

Always interesting to see how new glass melts in the flame. I like to make small test beads to start with. I don’t know yet why these two beads turned…

Recycled glass bracelet | beads made from Pink and Green Depression glass

Day 80 – Pink and Green Depression Glass bracelet

A bracelet featuring beads made from Green and Pink Depression glass with wine bottle beads in between.

Recycled glass necklace | featuring beads made from a Hendricks Gin bottle

Day 79 – Hendricks Gin Bottle Necklace

A necklace featuring beads made from a Hendricks Gin bottle. I do love silver and gold together.

Recycled glass bead flower earrings | beads made from a Banrock Station wine bottle

Day 78 – Banrock Station wine bottle flower earrings

Earrings made from a @banrockstationwines wine bottle. Hand formed longer style hoops for something a little different. The beads sparkle in the light.

Recycled glass earrings | beads made from a Pink Depression Glass bowl

Day 77 – Pink Depression Glass Earrings

Inspired by Monday. Ok, it’s not actually Monday here, I am a day behind on my project, but I did make some pretty Pink Depression Glass beads last week and…

Recycled glass bead bracelet | beads made from assorted recycled glass objects

Day 76 – Sunday Sets – Recycled glass jewellery

Just a lovely mix of recycled glass beads from all sorts of glass objects including gin bottles, harlequin glasses, a vase and a wine bottle.

Recycled glass beads | the process of making recycled glass beads

Day 75 – Behind the scenes Saturday

I said to someone the other day that making glass beads from recycled glass sources was “quite a process” and when I went on to explain it all to them,…

Recycled glass earrings | glass beads made from a grey glass

Day 74 – Grey Glass Earrings

I honestly would have said the glass was purple but it turned out the most pretty shade of grey! I have etched the beads to give them a softer look.

Recycled glass bead bracelet | beads made from a wine bottle

Day 73 – Purple recycled glass bead bracelet made from a wine bottle

It was nice to find these recycled glass beads in my collection this morning. Making this bracelet was a lot of fun. Beads are from a Banrock Station wine bottle…

Recycled glass necklace | beads made from various glass sources, pretty mix of purple and green beads

Day 72 – Green and purple recycled glass bead necklace

Loving this mix of recycled glass beads. From wine bottles, to old glasses, to Green Depression Glass! The little splash of purple keeps this fresh, and the coloured wire adds…