Monday, 2 August 2010

Recycled Sapphire Fizz

Sapphire Fizz, originally uploaded by Glittering Prize - Trudi.

I've wanted to have a go at melting down a glass bottle and making something with it! So when a Bombay Sapphire bottle was donated to me I couldn't wait - the blue in this glass is just gorgeous!

The bottle was thoroughly washed - and then smashed!! Good to go!

I had read that you need to pick up the glass with tongs to prevent flash back, so I gingerly picked up a large piece and warmed in the back of the flame ..... it soon became apparent that this was not going to work .... the glass was cracking before I could melt it!

So I put plan B into action - I warmed up a lump in the kiln first to help prevent the shocking! And yes it worked!!

This glass is quite stiff so it took me a while, but before too long I had a section melted and pulled into a rod and went into action making these beads which were rolled in fizz frit.

I still have quite a stash of the glass left, wonder what I'll make next!


  1. wow these are just gorgeous, i love the colour, you will just have to get drinking some gin to make more of these,(ha)

  2. not sure if its a good thing or not, but a Bombay sapphire bottle goes a long way!

    oh, and this glass is not that wanna try the glass from a baileys bottle! hard to smash too!

    lovely earrings, hope to see more soon!

  3. I had to beg for the bottle - I'm not a gin drinker, more of a JD girl myself! :) But Baileys ...........hmmmm