Celebrate Earth Month with Crafts and Color!

Events and Contests
Did you know that April is National Earth month? Thats right, a month-long event scheduled for April 1 through April 30 in Washington, DC, featuring interactive, eco-friendly experiences to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Earth Month 2013 represents a significant expansion of Earth Day festivities normally celebrated April 22.

Join millions of people around the world and unite with the sole purpose of celebrating National Earth Month by looking for your communitys local efforts and meaningful programs. In the meantime, why not start the celebration at home with crafting projects that recycle, re-purpose and reuse. Responsible manufactures such as Diamond Tech are coming up with alternative crafting projects that provide a value proposition as well as social, emotional, and therapeutic benefits that balance in perfect harmony with any Earth Day celebration.

For example, last year Diamond Tech introduced the Generation Green Bottle Cutter and Kits. These eco-friendly products allow craft enthusiasts to recycle and reuse glass bottle and jars otherwise bound for the trash.
Bottle Art Kits make it easy to create beautiful up-cycled art projects!

All you need is the the G2 Bottle Cutter, the kit of choice, and of course the bottles!
G2 Bottle Cutter
Wind Chime Kit Garden Treasure Kit Luminary Kit Keepsake Kit
Wind Chimes Kit Garden Treasure Kit Luminary Kit Keepsake Box Kit

This year they are giving crafters all over America a way to transform their ho hum gardens into an enchanted one filled with winged beauties by introducing the Mosaic Butterfly Feeder Kit. Hey why not invite these beautiful creatures to take part in our celebration. This kid-friendly kit contains a 2pc reusable feeder mold, tumbled glass rescued from a trip to the landfill, glass butterflies, cement, sand, instructions and fun butterfly facts right on the box. Its shallow well holds sand and salt along with water. Butterfly Feeder KitWhen the water evaporates butterflies are attracted to the minerals left behind from the hard water and salt. Overripe fruit can also be place on the rim of the feeder to allure butterflies. Place it in your outdoor space and transform it into an enchanted butterfly garden. Now thats a perfect way to celebrate Earth and nature!
Enter for your chance to win the

New Mosaic Butterfly Feeder Kit!

Two ways to enter:

Enter on Facebook or Enter on Twitter!

Rules: Enter by filling out the entry form in its entirety. One entry per person. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Entries accepted April 23-29, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random to receive the Mosaic Butterfly Feeder Kit on April 30, 2013. Prize will mailed within 2 weeks of notification. Delphi Glass reserves the right to deny entry to the contest for any reason. Winner will be notified via email. Winner will have one week to respond. If no response is received, Delphi Glass will choose another winner.

Images and New Mosaic Butterfly Feeder Kit prize provided courtesy of Diamond Tech.
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Elizabeth B.  •  June 20, 2013
@Mary B. Depending on who you ask here at Delphi, we all tend to have different favorites. I am most familiar with Ephrem's (Delphi item
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Chandra R.  •  April 26, 2013
@Mary B. Bottle cutting is easy and fun, no need to be afraid. We recommend the G2 bottle cutter because it is easy to use and the price is reasonable, especially for beginners. We have two videos on how to assemble and how to use this cutter. You can view these from the link in the blog to the G2 or go to http://bit.ly/Y1YKfM. Good luck and remember if you try it you just might love it!
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Mary B.  •  April 24, 2013
I would love to learn bottle cutting but am afraid I can't. Which cutter is easier?


Rita has been surrounded by arts and crafts her entire life. Is it any wonder that she is now employed by Diamond Tech, one of the largest manufacturers of art glass, mosaic and hot glass crafting products? Rita says most of her inspiration comes from her mother. Her mother's handiwork could be seen in the kitchen where Rita watched her stir up imaginative dishes for her hungry family of nine and in the sewing room where she magically turned feed-sacks into adorable sundresses for her daughters. "So, I would say my genius and inspiration comes from dear ol' Mom," Rita said. Since graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Rita's art career has centered on paper, pencil and computers. However that all changed when she became employed by Diamond Tech. During her tenure, she was introduced to and fell in love with glass and mosaics, a love affair or obsession that continues today.  This obsession has lead Rita to edit and co-author twelve glass crafting books, produce a video on glass beadmaking and provide handmade mosaic projects to several well-known magazines. "In my opinion, glass crafting is an unsung art and I am here to sing its praises. I believe the more one learns about stained glass, mosaics, fusing and glass beadmaking the more one wants to learn MORE!" For 20 years Rita has lived in sunny Tampa, FL. "I have lovely daughter who enjoys mosaics, not necessarily with me - teenagers. Often times we find ourselves at garage sales looking at tables chairs, clocks and saying to each other, 'we can mosaic that!' I'm telling you it's addictive."