Travel, Art and Tequila

Repurposed Tequila Bottles

A visit to Ghana a few years ago included a trip to the TK Bead factory. Beautiful handmade glass beads are produced from every kind of bottle imaginable, most of which are from some sort of alcohol.

One of the glass artisans preparing for his next firing in the kiln

At the rate we go through tequila, wine and beer we may just find ourselves with enough inventory on hand to start a branch of this business in Tanzania. We are big on recycling and this just sounds like a good idea that will probably never get off the ground.

Our minds, where most good ideas go to die…it was a good thought though.

Glass beads in their natural state…
The finished product!

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