Here’s a first for Eve of Reduction: Recycled Jewelry! I have to admit, I was a little timid with this one, especially breaking the wine bottle that I used to make this pendant. It took me three hits to smash the wine bottle, but I got a couple good sized pieces of recycled glass to work with.
My second place piece of glass is what I used to play around with. Then when I felt comfortable working with my Dremel and the piece of broken wine bottle, the project move along smoothly….sorry for the pun!
How to Make a Mod Podge Glass Pendant
First, place a used, empty wine bottle in a plastic bag. Hold it by the neck of the bottle with the bag gathered around it. Either whack it directly onto concrete or use a hammer.
Carefully open up the bag and look for a few pieces that look like a proper size and shape.
Use your Dremel and sanding tools to smooth the edges.
Select Mod Podge friendly scrapbook paper. Mod Podge (Plaid) sells double-sided scrapbook paper which is what I used for this project.
Trace it to the size of your recycled glass piece.
Apply Mod Podge to the back of your glass piece and apply the paper. Mod Podge over the exposed side of the paper.
Now for the recycled jewelry part….
I used eco-friendly hemp string, Fusion glue and added some DIY jewelry accessories from Darice, which you can pick up at craft stores.
Because I don’t have a diamond bit, I was unsuccessful drilling a hole in the recycled glass pendant so I wrapped the hemp around the top and bottom edges and added a dab of glue on the back side.
Here is a photo that shows the back and front of my DIY recycled glass necklace!
Next time, I’m going to use my Mod Podge Rocks stencils and glitter!
What is your favorite recycled jewelry?
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