This necklace is made from discarded and recycled wine 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 colors of this necklace is enhanced by using a fired-on pigment.
Each piece has character of its own, imperfections are a natural part of using this unique form of glass (such as discolored areas and bubbles), and the shapes are all hand created.
Each bead is strung with a high silver content glass head pin.
All of the glass is fully annealed.
Your choice of cord length. Let me know in the order notes if you want 16, 18, 20″ rubber cord length.