I love the subtle contrast in this bracelet, featuring beads made from wine and gin bottles.
I was kind of struggling to get something made for this project this afternoon. I actually have lots of beads that I can pick and choose from, but nothing was quite working for me. As it was getting closer to school pickup time the pressure was really on!
I knew that I had a bunch of small round Bombay Sapphire Gin beads, and I was going through all of the other beads I have, wondering what I could add to them to make something…anything!
I came across some clear wine bottle beads that I had made for cufflinks a while ago, and not used all of them. I started to put something together, and I have to admit…I really like this bracelet. It’s super sparkly, which kind of matches the day we are having here. Sunshine and perfect weather!
Now, time for school pickup!
This bracelet took me hours to make!
I started making it yesterday, but it wasn’t working out so well. I couldn’t get it right with the beads that I had made. It needed a good night’s sleep, and a rethink on how to use the beads, and this is what I finally made. I really like how the beads made from a Blue Depression glass plate (the ones that are etched), contrast so nicely with the sparkly beads made from vodka, gin and wine bottles. Really quite pretty, different, unusual, interesting, quirky! If you are curious about other Blue Depression glass jewellery that I have made, simply click on this link.
When I was going through all of my old seed beads I found such a lovely collection of blues that I had to then find some beads to mix in with them! I love how the beads made from wine bottles, vodka bottles, and gin bottles all work so nicely together!
It started out simple enough. Make a bracelet using four different types of blue beads. But as I started to make the bracelet, it made me think about other ways to make the bracelet, and that led to other ways to make the bracelet. So in the end I made all four versions of the bracelet that I had imagined as I was making the bracelets! Which one do you like best?
I love the way these handmade recycled glass beads in assorted blues blend together. From the lighter wine bottle colour, through Skyy Vodka, and back to Bombay Sapphire Gin. All so lovely.