Monday, March 11, 2013

MondayUPs




Monday's can be rough... But I'm here to help.
In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff...
 I am going to be featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books...
wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods...
hence, MondayUPs (upcycling)...

This week I am focusing on things you can do with old bottles and glass.
I remember back in the 70s... seemed like everyone had a glass cutter
and was making glasses for the dinner table out of old bottles.
Then came fusing and melting...
like these spoon holders:


and the ever popular bottle tree...



But there is so much more you can do!



lamps, jewelry, art glass panels, kitchen stuff, yard art, mobiles...
the possibilities are endless.

Go play!

But before you go...
check out this stunning temple in Eastern Thailand:


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photo at the top of the page is mine...
I took it at "the glass graveyard"... a local art gathering spot here in ABQ.
It was a junkyard decades ago... and they would regularly burn the debris... which resulted
in these fab mounds of melted glass and remnant bottles.