This step by step tutorial of how to make glass beads from broken glass bottles while using common sense and safety precautions to be a frugal creative artist. Using materials you find abundantly in your environment and learning how to repurpose them into free art supplies is a true skill.
More and more these days, reusing and finding interesting ways to recycle or upcycle items that would normally be thrown away is being praised. And, as people become more aware of humanities footprint on earth and how the constant disposal of things is adversely changing the earth, they come up with more creative ways to do this recycling and upcycling.
This is one of the most creative ways that you can reuse old glass from broken bottles. If you’ve ever thought about making your own jewelry or glass art, this guide will show you how.
It’s a step by step process on how to melt and reform broken glass so that it doesn’t go in a trash pit, but can be used as a great decorative piece, whether on somebody or as a decoration.
It should be noted that working with high heat and glass is very dangerous. While the guide does take time to go through safety procedures and provides a video on how to do this tutorial, it’s very important to do your own research on how to safely work with hot glass.
Always keep your safety gear on and if you’re unsure of what you’re doing, stop and go over the tutorial again.
For this tutorial, you will need:
– Broken Glass
– Propane Fueled Plumber’s Torch
Different glass types will heat differently and need more time to reshape, so take your time heating each item, so you don’t have any accidents.