Recycled Bottle Glass Turquoise Copper Cuff

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Of all the heirloom pieces I've made for this recent drop, this one is among the most special to me. Working out exactly how I wanted to design the cuff was a challenge because I wanted to achieve an interesting goal. Because Genea's recycled bottle glass drop was indeed made from recycled bottles, I thought to myself, what would it look like if I merged a recycled style with the retro funk of the 50s-60s(think Jetsons), and the art nouveau organic elegance that was popular at the turn of the last century?

For the cuff portion of this, I added smooth, polished rings over the top of a hammered and texturized base featuring an aged texture and organic smooth edges. I added faceted drops of rare orange spessartite mandarin garnet, Hubei and Mexican Turquoise, and a a woven wire detail to compliment two Third Eye Gypsys lampwork glass beads. The total combined length of this cuff is about 5 1/2", and the hole diameter is about 2.5cm.

This cuff is actually matched with a pair of recycled bottle glass earrings that are also part of this drop. However, I think you should also check out my artist feature post here for links to look at some of Genea's other work, or you can go directly to here to purchase one of her recycled bottle glass beads to match. She does make recycled bottle glass dread beads in the same type of recycled glass frequently. They are just as beautiful as these lampwork drops and if you pick this cuff up to keep in your collection, the dread beads she makes would be a real compliment.

To find out more about Third Eye Gypsys and all things Genea, click here to visit my artist feature article.