It all started with a request from an artist for some purple or pink or red beads in this style, made from recycled glass. When it finally clicked on how I might possibly do that, I was hooked! I have really enjoyed making these beads (these ones were made from a wine bottle), and I am really loving how the jewellery has turned out. The hoops are something new for me, and I love that you can take the little bead off and possibly change it for different beads down the track.
I have loved putting this collection of recycled glass bead jewellery together, and I can’t wait to deliver it to Murray Bridge Regional Gallery on Tuesday 12 January!
The second set I am sharing for the exhibition. The beads were made from Beer Bottles! I then dripped the glass to form the shape, and finally added the gold leaf. I love the colours in this set of jewellery. I am not a brown or a gold person, but even I would wear this jewellery. I tried the more simple necklace with some of my black/grey clothes, and it looked right at home. I wasn’t expecting to like this quite so much! I’m glad I tried it!
- It is made from a beer bottle – up-cycling is so 2015.
- It is decorated with gold leaf – gold is totally 2015.
- It is a great length – longer necklaces are very 2015.
This necklace will feature in the Murray Bridge Regional Art Gallery from early next week!