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Pats Glass Designs

American Made Since 2004

Patricia Anderson

Ripley, West Virginia
Innovative Jewelry designs crafted from Recycled glass bottles.
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Tell us about your business.

As an artist, I am always experimenting with materials and techniques. I started slicing and recycling glass bottles three years ago. I wanted to make glass links for one of my designs and so began the greatest part of my jewelry adventure... Repurposing glass from bottles into a Recycled line of Jewelry. It is exciting to find bottles of different colors and shapes of glass to create with and so I have enlisted friends and family to help with my search. It is like a scavenger hunt ! I use a diamond blade saw to slice the bottles, grind rough edges, then kiln fire to soften edges and anneal the glass so they are more durable for jewelry. Designing with the unusual glass shapes and colors, then adding silver wire adds visual interest and variety to my recycled jewelry. I enjoy art/craft shows and like to amaze customers as they see their favorite products repurposed in a new way. I need to broaden my online presence to reach a wider audience

What makes your business stand out?

Repurposing glass bottle slices into creative wearable works of art...I consider them jewelry with a past

What's the best business advice you've received?

The customer is always right :)

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