Glassware & Jewelry

Message In A Bottle

Have you ever wondered where recycled glass bottles wind up? The lucky ones find their way to BottleHood, where they’re transformed into cool glassware and jewelry in Leslie Tiano’s workshop.

Leslie and her team work with screen-printed beer, wine, liquor and soda bottles that they collect from restaurants, bars, and breweries.
In their hands, the used glassware is reinvented as juice glasses, tumblers, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The idea for the company grew out of a desire to keep jobs in the neighborhood and keep bottles out of the landfill, says Leslie, an artist and eco-activist who launched Bottlehood in San Diego in 2009.

When you first see Bottlehood's jewelry, it’s not immediately obvious that it comes from old bottles. The glass has a tumbled, frosted finish that resembles sea glass and gives the whole line of jewelry a chic, beach-like vibe. Bottlehood's approach to glassware is more literal. Leslie’s juice glasses and tumblers display their past lives proudly, with the bottles’ original graphics preserved. Each rescued bottle is cut, ground, sanded and polished until it’s a functional work of art -- not to mention an instant conversation starter.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Leslie

    For the majority of my life I've reused, recycled or repurposed so the transition into creating glassware from reclaimed glass bottles is a continuous thread in my lifestyle. From old 501s to rusted furniture to art canvases, there's a unique patina along with great stories that come from giving new life to used or found objects. I am here to answer your questions.

  • Rebecca
    4/20/2012 12:13 PM

    Beautiful! Are the ear wires sterling silver??

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/20/2012 12:59 PM

    @Rebecca - I will find out and let you know.

  • Leslie
    Leslie – Special Guest
    4/20/2012 1:17 PM

    @Rebecca Hi Rebecca, our findings are silver plated, not sterling silver.

  • Siddhi Shah
    Siddhi Shah
    4/20/2012 12:25 PM

    Hi! What a great idea! The jewelry is beautiful! I was just wondering, what type of packaging does it come in? I wanted to buy the bangels as gifts.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/20/2012 12:59 PM

    @Siddhi Shah - Great gift idea. I will double check and report back.

  • Leslie
    Leslie – Special Guest
    4/20/2012 1:20 PM

    @Siddhi Shah Our jewelry comes in a 100% compostable clear sleeve with a Did You Know card telling the BottleHood story and our cause.

  • Andrea
    4/20/2012 12:30 PM

    How long are the necklaces?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/20/2012 12:44 PM

    @Andrea - they are 18-20" in length.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    4/20/2012 12:59 PM

    Hi Siddhi -- They are eco-friendly with their packaging. The jewelry comes in a plastic sleeve with a cardboard piece that tells a bit about the Bottlehood story. They pack their boxes with shredded, recycled newspaper to keep the pieces safe during shipping.

    These pieces do make the perfect gift, since they have such a nice story, on top of being unique, beautiful jewelry designs!

  • Amanda
    4/20/2012 11:54 PM

    Would you ever consider doing custom orders? Especially if the customer sent you the bottles?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/21/2012 9:28 AM

    @Amanda - I will send you information directly. Thanks for stopping by!

  •  Clint
    7/4/2012 5:05 PM

    May I send you some Dr Pepper bottles to be converted to juice glasses?

    If so, what is the charge?

    Thank you,


  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    7/6/2012 10:41 AM

    @ Clint: Custom orders are possible. Our Customer Support Team will be in touch. Thank you for your interest.

  •  Karen Camoratto
    Karen Camoratto
    7/24/2012 12:34 PM

    When I first saw this necklace on DG I knew I would love it. I suggested it as a Mother's Day gift and received it! Then my sister bought one, we gave one to my mom for her birthday and my aunt also ordered it. We are hooked!!! It is even more lovely in person!

  • Ms TL
    Ms TL
    8/13/2012 8:11 PM

    I'm interested in custom orders as well. I look forward to speaking to someone from your team. Thank You.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/13/2012 8:38 PM

    @Tina L Wilson: So much more special to have jewelry uniquely created. We're delighted BottleHood can do this for you. Look out for an email from our Customer Support Team.

  •  ReneeK
    8/27/2012 12:09 PM

    We totally did this and love our glasses/bottles. Not only are they more durable than your average glass, but they alway spark a great conversation with our guests. We are so in love with recycled bottles, that we have vases made out of Gin bottles, old milk bottles and glass water bottles. Such a great idea and so functional! Also make fantastic wedding gifts!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/27/2012 12:26 PM

    @ ReneeK: Thank you for stopping by to share how these timeless creations are both functional & conversation "sparklers", & great when looking to give unique gifts.

  •  Rachel Cohen, BottleHood
    Rachel Cohen, BottleHood
    8/27/2012 12:49 PM

    @ ReneeK: Thank you so much for your enthusiasm :) We appreciate your upcycling ability and we are happy to hear you were successful. Thanks for being green conscious

  •  cyndy
    8/27/2012 2:29 PM

    I would also like the details on custom orders with the customer supplying the bottles. Love your ideas!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/27/2012 2:43 PM

    @ cyndy: Our Customer Support Team will be in touch. Thank you for your interest!

  •  Linda
    9/28/2012 5:58 PM

    OMG-We recycle everything we can, if every way. I love this concept!

  •  Alexandra
    9/29/2012 7:00 PM

    What I would like to see is pictures of the glassware and the jewlery. Tried every "button" and can't seem to find it. What do I do to see pictures of products? Thanking you in advance!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/30/2012 3:31 PM

    @ Alexandra: The photos are right below the video. Click on each photo and a larger size will be shown. Click the arrow to the far right of the last photo and you'll see more photos of the different items.

  •  dore
    10/16/2012 6:17 PM

    hi - i love the concept, and am especially attracted to the jewelry!

    is it possible to get a lariat style necklace with grey goose ?

    i also really like the light blue (aquamarine?) glass ring from the jack and coke lariat with the silver chain.

    please let me know if these are possibilities.

    i love your recycled glass at bottlehood. thanx!

  •  Donna
    10/17/2012 3:29 PM

    I can't find any pictures or pricing for the jewelry. Where is the link? Just got the Grey Goose glass for a friend - love it - now want to order her a similar necklace. Thanks

  • Nora
    10/23/2012 2:16 PM

    @ Donna

    I agree with Donna, I tried to look into the pricing and was unable to find a link

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/23/2012 2:42 PM

    @Donna & @Nora Busk: The photos are under the video. On the far right of the video, under the Price Range, you'll see an OPTIONS box with a down arrow. Click the arrow to see a drop down menu. You can scroll down the side bar to select the items you want.

  • Sally
    11/12/2012 5:01 PM

    I don't understand the sizing for the bangles. Does the 2.5" bangle fit a 7 1/4" wrist?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/14/2012 7:19 PM

    @Sally Dominguez St John: The 2.75 " bangle is the better fit for your wrist.

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