What kind of art can I do with broken glass bottles?

Their is this guy wanting to sell 900lbs of broken glass bottles for 20$. I want to make extra money. What kind of projects/art can I make to sell? And Would it be worth it?

  1. Casper
    on November 30th, -0001

    If you have a kiln and a few molds you could do some slumped glass pieces. Don’t do it if you’ve never worked with glass, though. Molten glass has to go through an annealing process which means bringing it down in temparture slowly. Do it too fast and it’ll shatter of form cracks.

  2. RainbowPop
    on November 30th, -0001

    maybe you can make a mosiac?

    (this depends if you have different colored glass)

  3. YvY
    on November 30th, -0001

    some folkes use them as rough glass for leaded panes or mozaics or if you know someone with a kiln maybe they will give glass blowing lessons for the exchange and you keep the projects you make

  4. NeverAlone
    on November 30th, -0001

    mosaics, great co louring in this type of art

  5. ChocolateDrop
    on November 30th, -0001

    art is creative. you have to decide that for yourself. basically, however, you can do anything with them and call it symbolic art. crush them up into a thousand piece call it the fate of the world.

  6. ConverseShoesRule
    on November 30th, -0001

    i saw this in il a woman would melt the glass like liquor bottles with the labels still on them dont worry the labels stay on and you flatten the bottles so you have wall art it was cool you can use any kind of bottles wine to hard liqour hope this helps if you need more info i can give it too you

  7. Fairground
    on November 30th, -0001

    You could do a type of mosaic covering such as pot plant holders or teapot stands or if the worst comes to the worst recycle most glass manufactures use used glass in their process.

  8. FallingMoon
    on November 30th, -0001

    be very careful no to cut yourself and do you need 900lbs of broken glass especially if you never worked whit glass

  9. Chips
    on November 30th, -0001

    No, forget it. It wouldn’t be worth it. Much too much trouble, plus, if you were a good enough artist to make any good money with that glass, you’d know it and wouldn’t need to ask. Try to find a better use for the $20.

  10. BloodFlower
    on November 30th, -0001

    Have you ever considered flameworking? Check out Corning Glass Museum. I know they have a website and it should be easy to find but the special torch that’s used will melt glass and then you can stick pieced of glass together like glue except the pieces will actually be welded together. Have fun!

  11. TheProposal
    on November 30th, -0001

    You don’t necessarily need to do ‘hot’ glass work, where you are melting or blowing the glass. You could put the pieces together into sculpture using a special UV glue, it’s meant specifically for glass, and it cures under UV light. If cured properly, it is as strong as the glass itself. Please be careful, though, I’ve worked with glass and I got some wicked cuts. Gloves are helpful.
    However, after saying all this, if you’re in this just to make money, and not really to make art, then I would go with mosaics.

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What kind of art can I do with broken glass bottles?

Their is this guy wanting to sell 900lbs of broken glass bottles for 20$. I want to make extra money. What kind of projects/art can I make to sell? And Would it be woth it?

  1. WellBalanced
    on November 30th, -0001

    Stained Glass
    You glue all or some of the pieces of glass together, making a colorful window or chime. And sell them for a good $5

  2. ChickenLicken
    on November 30th, -0001

    mosaics?

  3. BlindPoet
    on November 30th, -0001

    wow…thats a lot of bottles. if they are all different colors, make mosaics! they’re pretty simple. cement and pieces of glass are all you need – and you can make a hundred different projects with this technique. there are way more sites than this…
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    hope this helps…:-)

  4. Wildthing
    on November 30th, -0001

    WINDCHIMES

  5. DarkDesire
    on November 30th, -0001

    I used glass when firing my clay sculptures…..good luck!

  6. JetSki
    on November 30th, -0001

    Get a tumbler to smooth it down (it’ll look like sea glass) and make jewerly.

  7. Eli
    on November 30th, -0001

    well i dont know about selling it but you could make a booth to collect recyclables

  8. BloodFlower
    on November 30th, -0001

    If you can afford the storage space, or can connect with local shops or restaurants willing to feature your work on consignment, you could take old furniture and redecorate table tops and even garden benches with mosaic designs. I have seen lamps, vases, candle holders, etc. done with broken glass. If you can design outdoor fountains, those are very popular. Instead of cement, there are other types of fixatives that artists can use these days that are more user friendly. I would check at the art store or hardware store, or online. Also look at garden or home furnishing stores to get ideas. You can offer small tables with a mosaic surface with round glass tabletops, or lay bevelled glass across the top of two stands to make longer tables that are easy to move around as needed. You could even tile a whole floor or wall with a mural if you wanted. Again, the real issue is space, and how to display your designs. Can you hook up with a gallery? As long as you take good pictures of your work to build a portfolio for future design work, any investment of your time is worth it.

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