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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Recycled Glass Jewelry from Bottled Up Designs

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 5, 2009 · 391 comments

Come browse the 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Gift Guide for unique gifts from mompreneurs, inventors, artists and companies that give back. With more than 70 exclusive coupon codes, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list!

Bottled Up Olive NecklaceBottled Up Designs
Olive Hoop Necklace

Who knew that old, broken glass could be turned into such beautiful jewelry? I get tons of compliments on my Olive Green Hoop Necklace. People are shocked when I tell them it came from a vintage wine bottle.

Therein lies the true beauty of these pieces. Each one is utterly unique and has its own personal story behind it, which is included with each jewelry piece. The only problem is you'll find it tough to choose just one item with such an array of styles and colors.

More About Bottled Up Designs
An avid glass and bottle collector, Laura Bergman spent countless hours poking through the many old glass and bottle dumps scattered throughout the natural wooded habitats and rural farmlands in Pennsylvania. However, seeing the beauty and the history in the broken glass left behind, decided to pick up the pieces and turn them into something beautiful again.

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One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a piece of recycled glass jewelry from Bottled Up Designs (winner's choice subject to availability). To enter, tell me about something you recycle or "upcycle" in your home.


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What do you recycle or "upcycle"? Is it something artistic and crafty or something practical?

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(1) piece of recycled glass jewelry from Bottled Up Designs

This giveaway ends at 7:59 a.m. EST on Sunday, 12/6. I’ll use to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!


1 Rebecca L. December 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

We recycle/reuse as much as possible...bags, baggies, milk jugs, containers, old clothes or other cloth, etc. As far as being able to be a crafty upcycler.....not so much.

2 Jami Van Brocklin December 5, 2009 at 6:44 pm

We are required by municipal laws in our city to recycle aluminum, glass, plastic, and cardboard/newspaper. We even have to purchase (on our own) special blue plastic recycling trash bags with our city's name on it. Personally, we recycle and reuse many ways on our own. My husband loves coffee, so we always buy the really big containers of Folgers in the big red containers. Every now and then, I'll keep one or two out and wash it, then our daughter uses them to put art stuff in. I am also an avid user of Freecycle. I give away LOTS of stuff on there instead of putting it in the trash for it to end up in the landfill. We buy filters for our Pur water filter pitcher instead of buying bottled water. We have Nalgene water bottles, which are made of recyclable materials, and we use these instead of buying plastic bottled drinks. This year, I did not buy bows or ribbons for our Christmas gifts since they will just get ripped off and thrown away...a few more things to keep out of the landfill. We use and reuse plastic zip storage bags UNLESS they stored raw meat or fish in them...those get thrown away. There are many other things we do...that's just some of them.

3 Randi December 5, 2009 at 6:54 pm

We recyle each time we go shopping - we always bring our own bags (plus if you use your shopping bag at Target you get 5 cents off!) I am a fan Of Deal Seeking Mom & her blog! Thanks for the great ideas & coupons!

4 meg December 5, 2009 at 7:02 pm

We do lots, but most recently: I now buy local milk that comes in a glass bottle. We return the bottles and they get reused.

5 val December 5, 2009 at 7:04 pm

reusable shopping bags!

6 Jennifer Elton December 5, 2009 at 7:08 pm

We reuse the tupperware that our lunch meat comes in. Glamorous I know.

I love this jewelry. I just saw it in a magazine.

7 Jennifer Elton December 5, 2009 at 7:08 pm

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8 Jennifer Elton December 5, 2009 at 7:08 pm

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9 Chelsea December 5, 2009 at 7:26 pm

We recycle lots of things, but I try to upcycle things that can't be recycled in my community. This holiday season I will save all the fronts of the cards we get and I will make gift tags and ornaments out of them.

10 Toni December 5, 2009 at 7:30 pm

We recycle and upcycle anything we can. We use old water bottles and jugs for my son to play with. He LOVES putting things in them and taking things out.

11 Joanne December 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm

I "recycle" for reuse clothes, shoes & purses to a rerun store that resells and gives me back a portion of what the item sells for. Most towns have such places and it gives some extra money each month to use for something special or some "new" items from the same store for me or someone in my family.

12 Joanne December 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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13 Joanne December 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm

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14 blessedX3 December 5, 2009 at 7:48 pm

I recycle bootle caps and game pieces like scrabble to make new jewelry. I also use broken glass frames and cut the good pieces to size for pendants. I use old glass bottles to make hummingbird feeders and just try to bring new life to old things.

15 blessedX3 December 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I am a subscriber also. Yay me!!!!

16 blessedX3 December 5, 2009 at 7:49 pm

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17 Brandy December 5, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I try to reuse glass jars & plastic containers. Once I wash the glass jars I use them to hold various items and I use the plastic containers for "doggie bags" when someone wants to take home leftovers. That way I don't have to worry about getting my dish back.

18 Amanda December 5, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I recycle books! I trade old books on swaptree for new ones!

19 jen b December 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm

We reuse milk jugs filled with water to take up space in our deep freeze, so it runs more efficiently

20 Rita December 5, 2009 at 8:41 pm

We are big recyclers in our family..but on the holiday theme, we have been reusing the same bows, crinkle ribbon, paper ribbon and wrapping paper scraps since our family began almost 20 years ago. We still have wrapping paper scraps from when I was a kid. Of course, we add a little each year and continue to reuse it. As I was unpacking decorations, I found a shopping bag (used as packing material) from my first trip to Disneyland when I was 8 (I am 42 now)!

21 Rita December 5, 2009 at 8:42 pm

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23 NICOLE December 5, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Our family recycles just about everything we can. We reuse the grocery bags from the store. We reuse magazine for various of crafts or for childerns school work. Also we reuse the coffee tins for cooking grease. Simple stuff like that always helps ;)

24 NICOLE December 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm

i also subscribe by e-mail

25 Christy Bartlett December 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I just do practical recycling and repurposing. I have so many things that I don't use for their original purpose!

26 Christy Bartlett December 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I am a fan on facebook.

27 Christy Bartlett December 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I am an email subscriber.

28 Some Lucky Dog December 5, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I "recycle" things I've printed on my printer and no longer need into notepaper. I just tear it into quarters and keep it in a basket on my desk. I never have to buy note pads!

29 Some Lucky Dog December 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm
30 Some Lucky Dog December 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm

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31 Some Lucky Dog December 5, 2009 at 9:07 pm

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32 Brenda December 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I do a lot of art with recycled items at the child care where I work. We don't have much of a budget for craft items, but you can usually get parents to bring in things they would normally throw out.

33 Beth Henry December 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm


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34 Beth Henry December 5, 2009 at 9:24 pm

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35 Beth Henry December 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm

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36 Nicole December 5, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I recycle t-shirts into the cutest diapers - and they're super-duper soft, too.

37 Low December 5, 2009 at 9:47 pm

We recycle all the usual stuff with our garbage collection. I turn any printed things no longer needed or kids school papers into scrap note paper. We reuse all the gift bags and bows and turn old Christmas cards into gift tags. I've made old jeans into purses or locker pockets. The kids like painting old night light or window candle bulbs and turning them into small ornaments or gift accessories.

38 Emily December 5, 2009 at 9:51 pm

We just recycle all the usual things with our garbage collection. Nothing fun or artsy around here.

39 paula lepley December 5, 2009 at 9:52 pm

i "re-use" a lot of containers from baby supplies. we mostly buy refill baby wipes, but when i do get a new container, we have found a lots of uses for them! we keep hair clips and ties in one. they work well for crayon, marker boxes. and for keeping various little toy collections in. i also re-use the glass baby food jars. some are used out in my husbands workbench, some for thumbtacks, or rubberbands. and i give my mother in law a supply once in a while, she makes jams and dips for craft shows and uses them for that. i also re-use the plastic baby food containers for when i make my own baby food to freeze. and they are great for single servings of jello too! our city requires recycling of paper, plastic and glass.

40 Emily December 5, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

41 Shawnda December 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm

We recycle glass, plastic and paper as well as using reusable bags when we shop as much as possible.

42 Michelle Gaddy December 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm

I recycle all the norms, paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, but Free Cycle has become a great resource for me. You should see if there is one in your town...

43 Carolyn Wehr December 5, 2009 at 10:06 pm

I recycle sweaters by cutting off the arms and sewing pants for my
2 year old granddaughter.

44 Bridget December 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

We re-use plastic grocery bags as trash bags in the small wastepaper baskets around the house.

45 Bridget December 5, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I am an email subscriber.

46 Melissa December 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I recycle grocery bags. Also, cardbox boxes for shipping

47 Melissa December 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm

i am an email subscriber

48 kk December 5, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Our recycling is in the practical category: newspapers, bottles, cans, boxes. Thanks!

49 Amy December 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm

We recycle anything we can. Plastics, paper, bottles, cans, and so on...My favorite thing to reuse again and again is gift bags, bows, ribbon, and wrapping paper if possible. Been doing alot of that with the upcoming holidays.

50 Chris Pratt December 5, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I just became a fan on facebook!

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