Bill is working hard today on our upcycled bottle glass prep. When he's done cleaning old wine and soda bottles, he cuts up strips and then pulls rods in a torch flame. We need the rods for the best outcome when making beads, shells and other sculptural elements. It's a long process compared to picking up a rod of regular art glass and off you go.. but there is something very satisfying about doing something eco-friendly. We are not digging giant holes in the earth and giving potentially discarded material a second life.