In 2003 – 2011 I cast bottle glass and made beads. With those beads, I created beautiful pieces of wearable art.
I was re-organizing my studio, and found this piece from 2010. A beautiful Viking Knit weaved wire with cast bottle glass beads.
These beads are hand ground to a perfect shape.
I collect old discarded bottles from restaurants, bars and the street. I wash the bottles and remove the labels. I then crushed the glass into a fine frit. Filled my homemade molds and cast the glass.
All of the glass is fully annealed.
This piece is 19″ long
This piece is extremely light. You will forget you are wearing it!