I can't believe that its been a month since the last SATeam blog carnival! The subject for this month is how we use recycled materials in our creations.
Traditionally a silver girl, recently I have been playing with brass, copper and bronze elements in my work. With old is new again - I have much pleasure in visiting second hand stores for old jewels to pull apart and recreate into new pieces, ramaging through recycling shops for components I can use and even the hardware store is a good place to go. There is nothing better than pulling apart a piece and using the materials to create a unique piece of jewellery.
Here is a piece I created with the chain and Swarovski crystals coming from a necklace I picked up in a second hand shop and the wire used to wrap the leaves was picked up in a recycling shop. They were the perfect component for the leaves I made from bronze and copper clay.
I found this piece of rubber the other day whilst visiting a recycle shop - my plan will be to use this as a base for a choker necklace.
These off -cuts of leather ...
... will be used to create anoter cuff
So in this day and age of the disposable society - beauty can be found.
Check out what some of my friends from our team do with recycled materials.
The FamiLee Jewels
Danagonia Enchanted Jewelry