Bowlerine

Beautiful cabochons and beads made from recycled bowling balls .. RECYCLED BOWLING BALLS, you ask? Yes!!! Really!

I have long marveled over the beauty of a fancy pearlescent bowling ball. The deep resinous depth of color, the swirling pools of glitter flake, the shimmer and sheen! Ah! How I yearned to collect these giant gems ... Oooh- Good idea! And so I did .... Ebonite, Brunswick, Columbia, AMF...Yum! It’s only become a problem as I began dragging around all of these bowling balls, fondling them and peering into them like they are magic crystal balls! 

Then I thought, “I wish I could wear them somehow. Maybe I can, but how will I do it?” Hmmmmm ..... Well, crack ‘em like da coconut, and off to the rock grinder! The hearty cover stock skins were cut off, and cabs and beads began to take shape from this great material with surprisingly striking results! (Yes, pun intended.) Of course, now I am hooked on this stuff, so don’t be afraid if you see me skulking around in your local bowling alley looking for scraps! I’m really just a harmless artist!