Today was a pretty crazy weather day here in Murray Bridge! One minute it was nice and sunny, the next minute it was raining and then it was also super windy…then back to sunny again. All over the place really. This necklace kind of sums up the day for me…beads made from gin and tonic bottles.
This would have to be one of my favourite colour combinations. With beads made from a Hendricks Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic water bottles I think it’s timeless in terms of colours, and also very elegant in terms of styling. This necklace would work so well with so many things in MY wardrobe, especially during the winter.
I am working towards 4 SALA exhibitions this year, and I can’t wait to take some of these beads and add a little something else to them! Stay tuned, I am hoping it’s going to be amazing (but I could be wrong)!
I’m loving putting splashes of red back with the Hendricks Gin and Fever-Tree tonic bottle jewellery!
[Note to self: you can’t keep everything].
This morning I was thinking about what I was going to make today as part of my “Year of Recycled Glass Jewellery“, and I kind of wanted to use more of the rings that I had made and textured, but I thought I might have already made enough earrings (at this stage). Then I had a little brain wave and thought – “I could use the rings for pendants.”
Yay! I had been using pre-made findings for the pendants, and I was so excited to think that I could now make my own pendant rings! It was quite exciting (yes, the little things).
It also made me wish I had gotten my silver jewellery making tools and equipment out a long time ago….but maybe now is the right time? Well, I can’t undo the past, but I can go forward making new things, and that feels pretty good at the moment.
Last week I was making a couple of Gin and Tonics, when I had a tiny little brain wave. Instead of trying to find a clear gin bottle for my “Be-Gin Again” exhibition, I would use tonic bottles instead! Hence the idea of having necklaces made from Gin AND Tonic bottles!
This is the first attempt at a Gin and Tonic necklace. I used a Hendricks Gin bottle for the darker beads, and a Fever-Tree Tonic bottle for the clear beads. I have enamelled the copper tubes in between, and made a note to myself that next time I do this – USE MORE RED!