For this assignment, I attempted to use glass bottles as the main material. Initially, I was trying to cut the glass bottle into two pieces. I followed this tutorial on YouTube step by step to cut the glass bottle. Basically, I used a glass cutter to cut a circular gutter around the bottle first. Secondly, I have to create the imbalance of thermal expansion to let the glass bottle to crack at the gutter I cut. I utilized candle to heat it up and use cold water to cool it down, repeatedly.
However, I failed…
again and again… It’s very hard to control the cracking path of the glass. The cracking surface is super rough and sharp.
This procedure is very time-consuming and I couldn’t succeed once. As a result, I start to think about how to simplify my project. I couldn’t find a proper replacement until I bumped into this beautiful decoration.
It seems way easier to make. I decided to do it without any hesitation since time is running out. The following are materials I used other than the glass bottles.
1. Wood board * 5
2. Part of the wood frame * 1
3. Protection Pads
7. Hemp twine
I broke down the process into four main steps
Step 1: Create the connector between the board and glass bottle
Step 2: Attach the hemp twine to the wood board
Step 3: Attach the connector to the wood board
Step 4: Attach the glass bottles to the connector