Nearly all of the rings that I wear (or combinations of rings) are silver and gold (or white gold and yellow gold). I love the contrast of these two metals.
I know, some people are “oh, I only wear gold” and that’s totally fine.
And some people are “yeah, I only wear silver” and that’s also totally fine.
But I love both metals, and I love wearing them together, so I guess that means I love these earrings!
These beads were made from a Coopers Ale bottle.
…but I’m glad I did!
I had in my mind a slightly more complicated pair of earrings, and when I started putting THEM together it was like “this is all wrong!” I have to keep in mind that I can be a fairly harsh critic of my work, but I still have to be pleased with what I make.
I also didn’t have a huge amount of time to spend on this project today. And when I’m worried about things like that it kind of helps me to push most of my thoughts out of my head, and just go with a certain type of flow.
This morning I simply said “what if” when I picked up these beads. I did try adding crystals and spacers in between, but decided that simple was best. The brown beads are from a Coopers Ale beer bottle (lightly etched) and the blue bead on top is from a Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle. The bead in between is from a wine bottle decorated with frit (smashed up glass).
And that is a rather long story of how I made a pair of earrings this morning!
I pretty much love everything about these earrings:
- Made from a Coopers Ale beer bottle
- Embellished with gold leaf
- The shape of the beads
- The style of the earrings!
Grateful to Nola for suggesting that I make them.
If you have ever had a bottle of Coopers Ale, you might know that it needs to be rolled before you open it. Well, I feel like I am on a bit of a Coopers Ale bottle roll at the moment with this project. Today I am featuring a pair of earrings with a lovely contrast in all of the beads. The same glass, from the same Coopers Ale beer bottle, finished three different ways. Subtle, but so pretty.
I have been making beads from Coopers Ale bottles for a long time, and I still love etching the glass to create a matt finish. Both of these earrings are classics, earrings that you will probably wear forever!