Recycled Glass – pick your favorite liquor

by Tawny Reynolds || April 09 2010

Sun-melted glass jewelry made from recycled glass bottlesOne of the most common questions we get is, “Is the glass recycled?” Although it turns out that the glass has a smaller environmental impact than other materials in a pair of earrings, I certainly understand how recycled glass provides a more intuitive feeling of environmental consciousness than being able to say that they came on a smaller, recycled paper card, for example.

Invariably the next question is “Which colors are recycled, and what glass do you use?”

  • We use Bombay Sapphire Gin bottles to make our ‘Water’ color Sundrops
  • Skyy Vodka bottles turn into ‘Cobalt’ Sundrops
  • Various screw-top beer bottles are used for ‘Bottle Brown’.  We save the re-cappable bottles for brewing our own beer  :)
  • We use Jagermeister and ginger ale bottles to make our ‘Kelly Green’ Sundrops
  • We have used various wine bottles in the past, but find that the colors are highly variable, ranging from Kelly Green through many shades of olive to brown. We’ve generally found the pure Kelly Green and Bottle Brown to be more popular than any of the in between olive shades.


Bombay Sapphire Gin bottleSkyy Vodka bottlebeer bottleJagermeister bottle  wine bottles


Want to know more? Check out my other posts investigating the environmental impact of Sundrop Jewelry!

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Rosa Mercado September 30 2017 at 11:55PM

OMG these Sundrops are amazing! I make silver jewelry for family gifts but yours are unique. Thank you for sharing.

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