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« on: November 04, 2009 08:14:08 PM »



Here are some beads I made with glass I found on recycling day.  Brown is from beer bottles, cobalt is from a wine bottle, the aqua is a Bombay Gin bottle and the yellow is from a broken glass vessel sink.  Sometimes when I stick the glass in the torch, the lovely color comes off which means the glass  is coated.  That's what happened with some pink glass I found.  I anneal the beads on a borosilicate schedule and can't mix the glass because I don't know the COE.  Since I use city gas an an oxygen concentrator, the beads cost little to make except my time investment.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 08:33:25 PM »

Wow, the colors are fantastic, especially the aqua one.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 08:43:47 PM »

WOW!  Shocked You made recycled glass beads?? That's amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 09:20:55 PM »

Wow those are awesome!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 01:43:37 AM »

Gorgeous! I love the thought of creating jewelery with something that is recycled. I'd pay a nice dollar for beads like this since I've recently been on a rosary making kick. Again I have to say, Stunning! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009 01:47:42 AM »

Hi, these are great!
Plus I love beads, how did you make them?
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009 05:47:57 AM »

wonderful!!



i'd give anything for some gin bottle beads....
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009 12:42:36 AM »

Thanks for all your kind comments.  I should have mentioned thee are lampworked beads.  I use a minor bench burner, city gas and an oxygen concentrator.  I hold the glass in a long pair of hemostats.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009 10:38:15 AM »

These are very cool and just think of how much "garbage" could be picked up if more people made things out of materials like this...cool recycling!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009 11:18:01 PM »

These are truly amazing.  I am going to have to get the guts to work with glass and a torch someday!   I just think it is absolutely wonderful you are making such a wonderful thing while recycling.
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