One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Kathleen Plate is one of those people who has the superpower to see hidden potential in everything. (Jealous!) She is a recycled glass artist and the founder of Smart Glass Jewelry. Her creations are awesome! Especially her chandeliers.
Kathleen partnered with Chick-fil-A to help them on their journey to become more environmentally friendly by repurposing glass Coca Cola bottles and turning them into chandeliers. One is in each of their restaurants! There is quite a process that goes into making them. She uses diamonds and water to cut the bottles in half, puts them in a kiln to melt down (but not to liquid state), and then does a lot of glass-on glass work. They individual bottles come out tempered and organic looking. Beautiful and great conversation starter while eating.
Are you a repurpose-er? Upcycler? DIYer? You probably don’t have the tools to make chandeliers like the one featured but there are others just as stunning. This roundup from Bored Panda has 21 that are more suited to laymen like you and me.
Here’s the video… Enjoy!