Wine bottle beads

The thing I love about clear wine bottles is that you can do so many things with them. Yes, I can make clear beads and I often do make clear beads. But I can also get my frit out, which is really just crushed glass, and while the bead is still hot I can roll it in the frit, then melt it in and make really wildly colourful glass beads like these!

I had intended for these beads to go into a different project but when I saw them all sitting on my desk together I thought…maybe I’ll try putting them together. Glad I tried!

recycled glass bead necklace | handmade recycled glass beads made from a wine bottle