How many beads can be made from a wine bottle?

As part of my SALA exhibition “Upper Glass” I set myself the challenge of making beads from a “Tally” wine bottle from the Balnaves of Coonawarra winery.  The challenge was to use ALL of the glass from the bottle, and make all sorts of beads.

Tally Wine Bottle


It took a few torch sessions to make all of the beads that I could possibly make and the end result was: 274 beads!

Tally Beads


Now to make the jewellery!