I made time this winter to make recycled glass suncatchers from the glass trash dump we cleaned up on our property.
I love the history these suncatchers tell and their beautiful colors. The blue glass is an old Vicks VapoRub jar! I used a Thumbler's Tumbler to tumble the glass and a drill press with a diamond tipped hollow core bit to drill the glass in much the same way I drill rocks.
I collected grapevine from our property and cut them with pruners, drilled them with a larger drill press in Steve's shop, then strung the glass with natural hemp.
I used glass pieces, honey locust seeds, mescal bean seeds and rocks to tie off the hangers. There are so many possibilities for this creative project - I'm excited to make more in 2017!