You must have all heard of the rather poetic concept of sending messages in glass bottles. The first recorded use of messages in bottles is said to be around 310 BC, when Greek philosopher Theophrastus used it for his experiment. Contemplating on this subject I was also reminded of ancient scroll type cylindrical bars that were used for conveying stories or news in the past. Finding this to be an interesting concept for wearable art, I then decided to upcycle medicine glass bottles into quirky necklaces that could be used to narrate interesting stories in 2012 first for my Chithiram collection. These “Story in a bottle” necklaces or Upcycled Bottle Necklaces are quirky, kitschy, can be customized easily and are a hit whenever I make them.
You would have already seen some bottle necklaces in my previous posts in Chithira katha and Ragamala and one in my Swap and hop Reveal. Continuing in the same vein I made some more for a craft show. Here they are
Upcycled Bottle Necklaces
Though these are made of Upcycled medicine bottles of glass, I have not had an instance where they broken. Still, as they are made of glass, they must be treated with care. You can also use plastic bottles for the same design, if you have them lying around. You are free to make them for yourselves or as gifts; just do not sell them. Head to the Favecrafts blog, if you want to learn how to make these Upcycled Bottle Necklace with Tell A Story: How To Make a Quirky DIY Pendant @ Favecrafts
I hope you found it interesting