Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sometimes It Doesn't Work

When I make the "Drink It~Break It~Wear It" earrings and bracelets from upcycled wine bottles I always have lots of glass left over... parts that are too small or too curved to fit my plans. So - I thought it would be cool to make some pyramid shaped paperweights out of wine bottles. (It's sad how there are so many empty wine bottles here...how does that happen?)
I smashed some merlot bottles...
...added some chardonnay bottles....

...fired and annealed...


...and ended up with more of a weapon than a paperweight...


Back to the Drawing Board!

2 comments:

silver.work said...

And not that I know how to do this yet but you can use a mortar and pestle to grind those bottles super fine and actually enamel with them. Duh - glass.

Another Craft Camp project :: lynnie

Cheryl said...

ahahahaha!
That "weapon" may make some awesome garden decor.