We got an e-mail from Michelle with a photo of just one of her many projects that she’s been working on. Here’s what she had to say:
My name is Michelle K and I decided to get into the art of glass bottle up cycling this last June of 2013.
I’m hoping to sell some of my art in our local farmers markets & on Craigslist. I live in a very green city, and I think a lot of folks here could really appreciate my artwork.
I’ve created about 2 dozen pieces over the last month ranging from lamps, plant holders, hanging planters, bird feeders, hummingbird feeders, candle holders (sticks & blocks), hurricane covers (for tealights) & decorative pieces. I’m working on wind chimes, and a handful of other ideas.
I am 100% customizable and open to suggestions and ideas.
I use a G2 glass scorer and slowly drip hot/cold water on the score to break the glass then sandpaper and use a dremmel tool with a glass attachment to sand the glass & create holes for cords, and hangers.
I had the dremmel tool already – and bought the glass kit for $16 on amazon, and the g2 scorer kit for $12 on amazon.
My bottles (wine, champagne, soda, beer, and spirits) were all donated to me to be upcycled (they were going to be trashed, and I saved them from the landfills!)
Here is a link to my photos on my imgur page which is an album of my work:
If people want to learn more about my projects then can email me at:
We followed the link that Michelle provided and we’re absolutely amazed at the pieces she’s put together. Fun, decorative lamps and garden items that are sure to be a hit at her farmers market.
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