Or would it be "Upcycled"?
I went out to the backyard one day and found this:
The remains of one of my four funky solar lights. It didn't matter to me that only one of the four still works (luckily this wasn't it!) I just think these are really nifty looking. I am blaming my 86 pound moose of a dog for this even though I didn't see it happen. Oh well, life goes on. After recycling the battery and disposing of all the innards, I decided that I was going to make a turtle using the glass.
It took me a while to decide what I was actually going to do. First I thought I would make a body out of clay and use a tealight to illuminate the shell, but then I realized that wouldn't work, there is no ventilation and the candle would go out. If that didn't happen, it would probably get too hot and break the glass. Then I thought I'd use a battery operated tealight! Great in theory but the hole in the bottom of the globe is too small. I did end up using a battery operated tealight but I built it into the body of my turtle. I used that cool clay I found that feels like funfoam when it has dried.
My seventeen year old was playing with my clay while I made this and made herself (what she calls) a seal balancing a white ball on it's nose. I couldn't resist adding it to the photo. She clearly gets her artistic ability from me. Her dad is good at this stuff...