It’s time for the February Monthly Craft De-stash Challenge and I’m sharing a DIY mini bottle tumbled glass necklace.
What’s the craft de-stash about? It’s a monthly blog hop, hosted by Megan at C’mon Get Crafty where a group of bloggers try to create projects using existing craft supplies. We are allowed a $10 allowance for any supplies needed to finish our projects. I usually don’t spend money for these challenges, but I needed mini glass bottles and mini screw eyes. Thus, the total spent for this project was $3.5o for the mini bottles + $1.5o for the screw eyes = $5.00 (don’t forget to use coupons).
For January’s craft de-stash, I shared a DIY ‘LOVE’ Nautical Knots using tumbled glass. This month, I’m continuing with the coastal/beach theme with a tumbled glass necklace that uses the smallest bits of tumbled glass.
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DIY Mini Bottle Tumbled Glass Necklace
For this project, I used tiny bits of tumbled glass that normally go unused from my tumbled glass stash. I tumble my own glass using recycled bottles. What I use –>> rock tumbler + grit.
FYI – this pendant is meant for adults and teens. Not recommended for young children or toddlers due to the fragile materials used in this project.
- Mini Glass Bottles
- 5mm x 11mm Mini Screw Eyes (skip if the bottles already have these)
- Tumbled Glass Bits
- Craft Glue
- Optional – sand and mini sea shells
The mini bottles I bought did not have any eye screws, so I had to add it. All I did was to add a dab of craft glue on the screw portion of the eye screw and twist it into the cork. Let dry.
While the screw eye is drying, add the tiny bits of tumbled glass into the bottle. Fill the bottle up as little or as much as you like. Optional – add sand and sea shells.
Run a tiny amount of glue on the bottom edge of the cork. Now, push the cork back into place and add a chain. Optional – add raffia, twine, or paint to the top of the glass bottle (see pic).
Add a chain and the mini bottle tumbled glass necklace is ready to wear!
Now, Let’s Meet February’s Monthly Craft De-stash Hosts
C’mon Get Crafty | Purple Hues and Me
EyeLoveKnots | Stone Cottage Adventures | Across the Blvd
Domestic Deadline | Shoppe No 5 | Modern on Monticello
Salvage Sister and Mister | Sew Crafty Crochet
My Pinterventures | This Autoimmune Life | The Inspiration Vault
Such a fun idea! I think I have some of those bottles someplace in my stash!
My daughter will love this DIY craft project! We are going to the beach soon so I will tell her to collect lots of sea glass so we can make one together. How fun. Thanks!
This will be a great keepsake craft. Have fun!
I absolutely LOVE this project. I visit the beach often and collect lots of seaglass that will be perfect for this project! Found you at Over The Moon 162 Link Party. shared x3
Thanks so much for coming over & sharing.
Green is my favorite color, so I am totally loving the green glass. The little bottles are so cute as well.
You always amaze me with your beautiful projects!! Love these necklaces, pinned and shared!
This is so cool, Erlene! I think it’s fabulous that you tumble your own glass! And what a great way to use up the bits and pieces left over!
I’m enjoying seeing your tumbled glass projects, Erlene. This is such a cute idea and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
These are pretty. You can use these little bottles necklaces to hold so many things.
I love all of your tumbled glass projects lately! We used to have a rock tumbler – makes me wish I hadn’t gotten rid of it!
What a cute idea, This is a great idea for teenagers to make.
Your necklaces are so pretty! I love the green glass! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Okay, that is precious!!!!!!!!