OK, I confess, Coopers Sparkling Ale is my favourite beer!
I love being able to use the bottles to make glass beads.
I featured jewellery made from a Coopers Ale bottle it in my Anti-Depression Glass exhibition.
In 2013 a necklace of mine, made from Coopers Sparkling Ale and 14ct Gold Leaf, was featured as a finalist in the Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables exhibition (see second photo below).
I also exhibited jewellery made from a Coopers Sparkling Ale bottle as part of the “Wear a Piece of Adelaide” Fringe exhibition held in 2013.
I love working with Coopers bottles for 2 reasons. First, they are a South Australian company. And second, they are a very environmentally conscious company. Win-win. Both things that resonate completely with my work. South Australian, eco-conscious.
Here is a small sample of work created from a Coopers Sparkling Ale bottle.
And finally, I get to show you the beads made from a Coopers Sparkling Ale bottle (or two)!
I worked out that I made over 1,500 beads for this exhibition. Now it’s time to make the jewellery! Will keep you posted.
Someone emailed me yesterday about my 12 Days of December offers. I won’t go into the details of their email, but let me just say that what started out as a fun thing to do, has now left me feeling like I have done the wrong thing by my customers. I thought…if one person is complaining….what are others thinking?
So, this is an open apology if I have offended anyone with my special offers. I have thought a lot about it overnight, and have decided to stop them.
Everyone can still get 20% discount in my Etsy shop using the code THANKS. That one is there forever and you can use it at any time.
Thanks for understanding.
Here is a photo of the Coopers Sparkling Ale necklace and earrings I made for the Urban Cow “Adelaide” Exhibition recently. I realised the other day that I didn’t have a photo of it.