becadesigns

Vintage & Upcycled Glass Bottle Jewelry & More

Athens, Georgia

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Beth Carter

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Beth Carter

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About becadesigns

Sales 1,058
On Etsy since 2009

Recycled and Vintage Glass Bottles are Given a New Life as Eco-Chic Jewelry & Home Decor!

Believe in fate or destiny? I do! My home purchased in 2005 had been owned by another artist who had built a wonderful workshop on the property. The extra space allowed my production capabilities to grow with the addition of several glass kilns, plus room for all types of glass.

Then I began experimenting for months trying to find that special something that would make my work unique. In 2006 I began working with traditional art glass firing techniques on recycled bottle glass. A child of the 70's and having been a "green girl" for most of my life, I was intrigued by the possibility of adding recycled glass to my jewelry line.

Again destiny prevails! Did I mention I moved to small town near a university? Yep, an unending supply of glass bottles. I approached some of the restaurants and bars in downtown about saving bottles for me. What a pleasant surprise -- most were very enthusiastic about becoming recycling partners of mine!

It has taken lots of research, lots of notes, lots of "oops" batches in the kilns. But I think I have it down pretty much now. It can be very labor intensive but I love working with the recycled and vintage bottles, taking something that was destined for a landfill and giving it a new life!

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  • Beth

    Owner, Maker, Designer, The "Go Green Gorgeously" Glass Girl!

    I began designing jewelry in 2001. Never content with common materials, my 5 year journey of innovation lead to the addition of recycled glass. Home décor items include candles & more. Since 2006, I've diverted 15,000+ bottles from landfills.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2018
Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop! I make a variety of unique vintage & recycled glass products: tumblers & drinking glasses; lamps; jewelry; spoonrests; candles and more. Comments, concerns or curiosities? Don't hesitate to convo me...

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All my products have been made with love and care.

If for any reason, within 5 days of delivery, you are not completely satisfied with an item, please convo me. Returns must be pre-authorized by me and shipped prepaid, with tracking and insurance, in the original packaging. Item(s) must be returned within 14 days of purchase. A refund will be issued for the merchandise price MINUS shipping and any additional services.

NO returns or exchanges of custom or sale items; items worn/altered/damaged; or purchases beyond 14 days. Exchanges will be handled as a separate transaction.
Payment
I accept all major credit and debit cards; checks and Etsy Gift Cards through
PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout. Shipment is upon receipt of completed payment.
Shipping
**PLEASE let me know if the item(s) is shipping to a third party, especially a gift!**

DOMESTIC: USPS Priority or First Class with tracking included. Insurance and rush delivery are additional. Convo me with special requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and wholesale inquiries are most welcomed -- just convo me and we'll go from there!

Functional pieces should be at room temperature (not hot off the stove) and hand-washed in warm water and mild detergent only. No harsh chemicals or abrasives. Jewelry should be handled with care -- after all it is glass.

FAQ's Answers:
1. No, I didn’t drink ALL of it.
2. Hot enough to burn the hair off your knuckles.
3. Luckily no stitches -- yet!
4. I still have all 10.
5. More fun than you can imagine.
6. Almost 12 years.
7. Self-taught.

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