These two videos that I made will show you the basics of cutting down a glass bottle into a drinking glass, ash tray, funnel, steampunk lamp, tiles, and lampworking rods.
In the video, I progressively break down the bottle in this order:
-First, I cleanly remove the neck. I now have a drinking glass and a funnel.
-Second, I cut off the bottom. I now have an ash tray and a steampunk lamp cover.
-Thirdly, I cut the cylinder lengthwise. I now have something I can cut into tiles and lampworking -rods (see picture two on this page for the lampworking rods)
With two simple tools you can professionally and confidently cut a glass bottle in any way, in any direction, and for an infinite number of projects.
The two tools you will need are:
-A glass cutting scribe ($1.00-$4.00 from hardware store)
-A small butane pen torch ($8.00-$10.00)
Time to upcycle!
Here is an instruct able I made that shows you how to turn glass bottled into beads
Step 1: Video 1/2
Please, wear gloves and safety glasses. You could skip the gloves like me, but you may get burned by accidentally touching the hot areas (like I did). Hot glass does look exactly like cold glass ;)
But seriously, WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!