Always some of my favourite beads to make! The fine silver wire wrapped around the beads (while they are hot) and then melted in, are so sparkly when they come out the kiln. These beads were made from a @bethanywines_barossa Chardonnay bottle and then decorated with smashed up pieces of glass for some subtle colour.
Starting to make the earrings for a small collection of jewellery for @bethanywines_barossa ! The beads in this range are all made from two different Chardonnay bottles from the winery, 2 different colours, making a nice contrast in the jewellery. Here are the first 4 pairs of earrings.
Happy days in my happy place! It has been busy at @tartscollective today. Lots of interstate visitors, lots of people already thinking about Christmas. My work has moved into a new display and I have had fun playing with that in between the busy moments. I love being able to display a mix of my recycled and Italian glass bead jewellery; something for everyone.
Beads made from two different coloured @bethanywines_barossa Chardonnay bottles. Can’t wait to start making jewellery over the weekend and see how it all comes together from my initial ideas through to beads and then jewellery.
Some plain beads made from @bethanywines_barossa Chardonnay bottles to go with the colourful ones from the other day. Love the different greens in these bottles.
I made these beads from a @bethanywines_barossa Chardonnay bottle. Lots of pretty colours in this mix. Now to make some plain beads to add to the mix.
Starting work on a small collection of jewellery for @bethanywines_barossa ! I am using two different Chardonnay bottles this time. Love using wine bottles from this lovely Barossa Valley winery to make beads, and looking forward to a little road trip to deliver it too!
Things are slowly but surely selling out in my Etsy shop and I am so grateful to everyone who has stopped by to make a purchase this week. The 10% discount is available until the end of October, or until items sell out. I am not renewing listings on Etsy so when they are sold, they are gone. I am winding things up online as I really want to focus on making more one-off pieces going forward.
Chilling in my happy place today! Just finished tidying up my display at @tartscollective, time for a cuppa.