I love the concept of upcycling! The idea of reusing what is essentially something destined for the bin, and creating an entirely new product from that.
I’ve experimented with many, many ways of making beads from recycled glass, and over the years I have found that letting the colour of the glass shine through is what appeals to me the most!
I am very fond of the Skyy Vodka bottles and the beads that I make from that. One of the prettiest necklaces that I make is this one, where one of the strands of beads is shiny, and the other is etched for contrast. They are simple, elegant , and really beautiful necklaces.