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Beer bottle necklace

recycled glass necklace

My husband loves my work! Don’t get me wrong, we don’t drink all of the alcohol bottles that I use to make beads. I get a lot of gin and wine bottles donated to me. But I am happy to buy the beer bottles when I am getting low. And my husband is happy to help drink them!

[I tend to use Coopers Ale beer bottles for the brown beads I use, and Coopers Clear beer for the clear beads. I also use Peroni to make a really pretty green bead].

recycled glass necklace

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One for the beer lovers!

recycled glass necklace

I was so pleased with how the pendant that I made using gin bottle beads turned out yesterday, that I decided I had to try making one with beer bottle beads! ┬áIn the photo you can see all the different types of beads that I used. Some had gold leaf, some had gold pixie dust, some had frit. It’s a really diverse mix of beads! I love the little copper tube that has been enamelled, tying it all together along with the little Swarovski crystals.

I wore the necklace from yesterday for a while, just to see how it went, and I have to say I really enjoyed wearing it. I found myself reaching for it every now and then, and because it had so many things going on, it was quite a tactile experience! A bit calming as I was rushing around trying to get everything done.

recycled glass necklace