This necklace is made by flame working recycled bottle glass.
I first collect old discarded bottles from restaurants and bars. I wash the bottles and remove the labels. I then cut the bottles by removing the necks and the bottoms, then finally cutting the bottles into useable pieces. At this point, I wash the pieces once again, and flame work the glass into the work you see here.
The color of the drops are enhanced by me, where I add color to the bottle glass.
Each piece has character of its own, imperfections are a natural part of using this unique form of glass, and the shapes are all hand created.
Each bead is lined with sterling silver and a black rubber accent. The center piece is a glass head pin that I also create.
All of the glass is fully annealed.
The cord on this piece is 20″ long, and the beads dangle approx. 3″ .
This piece is extremely light. You will forget you are wearing it!