You asked for it! Here is the step by step for creating the Chihuly bottle that are part of the "Chandelier"
and the "Tower". I hope this helps!! And this is just how I did it..I'm sure
there is a million other good ways of doing this!
First tie a string around an empty bottle(this is good for hanging on to it..and for hanging it to dry later!). Have the students remove the label. Then give each student a large piece of plastic wrap. They need to ball it up and tape it onto the bottom of their bottle. This gives a little extra length &shape to the twist at the end.
Have the students hold the bottle by the cap & scribble scrabble glue over the whole exterior(including the plastic wrap). They will then wrap it in the tissue paper...allowing for a long "tail" to twist.
After the tail is twisted, student will paint a glaze mixture onto the piece. I used a mixture of Tempera Glaze, Pearl It & Glitter It(by Crayola). Then tie it by the string and allow it to dry!