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I’ve been trying to make this bracelet for about a week…

recycled glass bracelet

….I can’t tell you how many times I have pulled it apart, taken beads out, put beads in, put it back together. Nothing felt quite right until I got to this version, and this one made me smile. It’s a little bit quirky and different, but also a little bit stunning! Made with Hendricks gin bottle beads and Milk glass beads, the contrast is what makes it.

recycled glass bracelet

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Colour Play #4 – Flowers

blue flower necklace

And now for the final instalment of my colour play series for March! It’s been a lovely flower-filled month, and I have really enjoyed making this work.

Today it’s all the pretty blues and greens featuring in this necklace! I love how bright and vibrant the beads are. ¬†All a little bit different, lots of colour and sparkle.

Check out the shop if you’d like to see more of this type of jewellery in other colour combinations.

blue flower necklace

blue flower necklace

blue flower earrings

blue flower necklace

blue flower necklace

blue flower earrings

blue flower necklace

blue flower necklace

blue flower earrings

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Simple earrings, pretty beads made from a wine bottle

recycled glass earrings

Sometimes it’s nice to keep things simple! I have been putting lots and lots of beads together lately, and today I took a deep breath, picked two beads that matched, and made this really pretty pair of earrings. I love how they sparkle when you wear them. The hooks are a great length, and I’m currently testing this pair to see how they wear.

recycled glass earrings

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Blue recycled glass necklace on silk cord

recycled glass necklace

I’ve been making lots of bracelets lately: bracelet1, bracelet2, bracelet3.

I had almost forgotten that I also like to make these necklaces! I love how colourful this necklace is, and it’s on silk cord too, so it’s perfect for a casual trip to the shops or a quick coffee with a friend.

[P.S. Sorry about the not so amazing photograph of this necklace, it was getting a little bit dark by the time I took the photo].

recycled glass necklace

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Tanqueray Gin and Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle bracelet

recycled glass bracelet

I’m starting to make some beads and jewellery from all sorts of gin bottles. Usually I would just stick to the same glass, and make the jewellery from that (which looks rather nice). But for some reason I am putting all sorts of colour combinations together. Today it was time to see how Bombay Sapphire Gin and Tanqueray Gin bottles worked!

recycled glass bracelet

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Be-Gin Again

recycled glass bracelet

I’m starting to play with some new ideas for an exhibition! My exhibition is part of the Penola Arts Festival and officially opens Friday 18 May. It will be at Local Images.

The exhibition is called “Be-Gin Again” and will feature beads made from gin bottles. The bracelet below has beads from a Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle mixed with beads from a Hendricks Gin bottle. The clear beads are a wine bottle, but for the exhibition I’ll make sure I have some clear gin bottle beads in the mix!

It’s nice to play with some new ideas….

recycled glass bracelet