Ringed Sculpture

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Generation Green Bottle Cutter


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Ringed Sculpture
A Generation Green™ Recycling Project

PROJECT TITLE: Ringed Sculpture
This unique sculpture made from glass bottle rings, makes for a unique room divider or a sun catcher.
DESIGNED BY: Jeanne Baruth
SKILL LEVEL: 3 (Adult 1-5: 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) 
TIME TO COMPLETE: 5 hours

→PROJECT TIP:
· Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses.
· To ensure top performance keep your bottle cutter blade oiled. 

MATERIALS CHECKLIST:
Generation Green (g2 ) ™ Bottle Cutter
Bottles – variety of sizes and colors
Picture Frame - glass removed (a 22” x 13 ½” was used for this project)
Clear Silicone
Eye Hooks and chain

INSTRUCTIONS:
Read and carefully following the instructions contained within the Generation Green (g2 ) bottle cutter manual.

1. Cover the work area with craft or newspaper.

2. For this project you will be cutting multiple ½” rings from multiple bottles, preferable different colored bottles. The G2 bottle cutter makes it easy to cut rings, as it contains measure marks along the body of the cutter. We will be using the longer marks which represent ¼” increments for the rings in this project.

3. Start from the bottom of the bottle and work up. Place the bottle cutter into the neck of the bottle and lower it until the cutter is about an inch from the bottom of the bottle. Before tightening the adjusting screws, make sure you have it set on a long mark. From this point, you will move the cutter down two ¼” measures each time you score. This will create ½” rings. Follow the bottle cutter instructions for scoring.

4. After each score, examine the score line to ensure there are no skips. If satisfied with the score, adjust your bottle cutter by moving it up to the next long mark on the body of the bottle cutter and score again.

5. Continue this process until you run out of room on the surface of the bottle.

6. Follow the directions in the G2 manual to separate the rings and smooth the rough edges. 

7. Continue to cut bottles of different colors until you have a nice selection of rings.

8. Select any size wooden frame you desire for this project. Remove glass from frame. Lay frame flat on work surface face up. If you choose to paint the frame, now is the time to do so.

9. Fit the rings inside frame border so that at least 3 sides touch. Use a Sharpie Marker and place a small mark on the inside of the ring to indicate where the rings touch each other and the frame.

10. Apply a small dollop of silicone to the outside of the ring where the mark indicates. Place the ring inside the frame, snug against each other and the frame. Continue this process until all rings are glued into place.

11. Allow silicone to dry according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.

12. Screw the eye hooks into the top of the frame and use the chain to hang your sculpture.

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