I just wanted to tweak my square/diamond shaped earrings a little bit, so I made these as a more “square” pair of earrings. Of course, square is not the correct mathematical term, rectangular is the correct term.
I also love that these beads were made from South Australian wine bottles (Bethany Wines from the Barossa Valley), and the delicious colours resemble purple grapes amongst the brown soil. Yum!
I have started working on some new exhibition pieces for my “Glassblumengarten” exhibition that will be at Bethany Wines for the SALA Festival in August. [Note: “Glassblumengarten” is German for Glass Flower Garden].
I hope to fill a cabinet with all sorts of flower jewellery, I’m excited about some of the new pieces that I am drawing, and I can’t wait to make them.
This is one of the first pieces that I have finished. I wanted to reflect the colours of the grapes in this pair of earrings, so I chose purple and green to decorate the flower beads (made from a Bethany Wines wine bottle).
I have had lots of fun combining more than one bead to make earrings this week. I still have a few days to go, but today’s pair of earrings is super sparkly!
I was asked to make some colourful flower earrings out of wine bottles for Bethany Wines, and when I put them together this morning I wondered why I had never made them like this before!
I love using old wine bottles to make beads, and it’s nice to be able to add so much colour to them just by using bits of smashed up glass.
I have been trying to do both simple, and more complicated pieces lately! Today it’s time for some simple hoops. The beads have been made from a wine bottle. Such a great colour, and a simple style that just works!
…but I’m glad I did!
I had in my mind a slightly more complicated pair of earrings, and when I started putting THEM together it was like “this is all wrong!” I have to keep in mind that I can be a fairly harsh critic of my work, but I still have to be pleased with what I make.
I also didn’t have a huge amount of time to spend on this project today. And when I’m worried about things like that it kind of helps me to push most of my thoughts out of my head, and just go with a certain type of flow.
This morning I simply said “what if” when I picked up these beads. I did try adding crystals and spacers in between, but decided that simple was best. The brown beads are from a Coopers Ale beer bottle (lightly etched) and the blue bead on top is from a Bombay Sapphire Gin bottle. The bead in between is from a wine bottle decorated with frit (smashed up glass).
And that is a rather long story of how I made a pair of earrings this morning!
Yesterday I showed you the earrings with three beads like this. I have been wearing them ever since I made them, and they are so comfortable that I forgot I was wearing them, and accidentally went swimming in the ocean with mine on today! I am pleased to report, they survived!
Today I have made a simpler pair of earrings, with only two beads, and a shorter, squarer shape. The two different colours that I have used to decorate the wine bottle beads make them so pretty.
Long red earrings made from a wine bottle. What more could you want?
Wine bottles come in all sorts of colours, but the pale blue bottle is still one of my favourites! I have used a wine bottle to make all of the beads in these earrings, but they all have different finishes, making the end result very pretty indeed.