I’m in the middle of getting lots and lots of earrings ready for my window display at T’Arts, which I’ll be setting up after I finish my shift there tomorrow.
These earrings, made from gin and tonic bottles, are 3 of the pairs that will be available. I’m hoping to get 100 pairs made! Still lots of work to do…
Today I am sharing a slightly new style of Bombay Sapphire Gin earrings.
Sometimes the challenge to make a piece of recycled glass jewellery is difficult.
And some days, it’s quite simple (like today).
And yet, the end result is that I made a new style of earrings that I have never made before!
Today I took this idea, and this idea, and tweaked them to make a new pair of earrings like this:
When I lived in Mount Gambier, a few years ago now, I had a big studio room where I was able to do all sorts of different work, including silver jewellery work. I dabbled in it a little bit, for a little while, and I always thought it would be nice to do more of it. Then we moved, and moved again…
It has been a few years, but I finally got my silver jewellery making tools out today and made some silver rings that I textured, and then added a small Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle bead to finish it off.
I am planning to do some more work like this for my exhibition in Penola. It opens at Local Images on May 18.
And just in case you were wondering, the silver components are made from recycled sterling silver!
I have had some time this week to enamel some copper tubes, and I have been really enjoying the process. I love being able to get even MORE colour into the jewellery that I make!
These earrings are quite long, quite dangly, and very eye-catching. I was already a fan of the Bombay Sapphire gin bottle glass, but adding the enamelled copper makes it really pop.
Time to try something a bit different….Bombay Sapphire Gin earrings that look a bit like this:
Long Bombay Sapphire Gin Earrings! Each of the beads decorated in a different way: