What is frit?

I get asked “what is frit” quite a lot. It’s really just smashed up glass that I can use in small amounts to add colour to some of the beads that I make from clear recycled glass bottles. It is commercially made, although it is possible to make it at home.  I quite like the blends that people are making, and I’ll often combine them to create my own little blend!

Anyway, in the photo below you’ll see a pair of earrings that I have made from a wine bottle, decorated with the frit that is on the right hand side of the photo. I don’t have to use very much to get some lovely colour into the beads.

I think this blend might be my new favourite!

Recycled glass earrings | beads made from a wine bottle, decorated with red/pink frit