Bottles to baubles...
In addition to working with all sorts of art glass rods from Italy and elsewhere, we also do a bit with bottle glass. Some of the colors like this emerald green bottle glass are beautiful in a simple, non-fussy way and holds an appeal for its environmentally conscious aspect. But photographing glass can pose a variety of challenges. This piece (beautifully made by Bill from start to finish) was particularly vexing to photograph because the beads and the wire wanted to curl up. But Victor Wolansky to the rescue. He reached deep into his bag of tricks to make this necklace play nice.