Behind the Scenes
Creating art from empty bottles is the ultimate alchemy and way to combine my love of ecology with my love of art , fashion, and architecture. I love finding beauty in the unexpected, and breaking what others' call "rules." This led me to combine processes from different mediums (glass, ceramics, stone work) and develop a new material derived from recycled glass bottles that I was able to patent and use as the building blocks of jewelry designs. The entire process, from dumpster diving for empties to styling the perfect piece of jewelry for a night out on the town is part of my art. I like to create things that are easy to wear, simple and beautiful, and when people realize I made their jewelry from empty beer bottles, or sake bottles, or Coca-Cola bottles, they can't believe it. I love keeping a bottle in its original shape, color, and size, yet transforming it so radically people are stunned by its beauty. Everything is made by hand in my Atlanta, GA studio (yes it looks like a frat party blew up in my studio with empty bottles everywhere), and no I do not drink them all myself. We collect bottles from local bars, restaurants, friends, and dumpsters to make your beautiful Smart Glass Recycled Jewelry.