Wednesday, July 27, 2011

sites for recycled jewelry

I wanted to share a few of my favorite web sites for recycled jewelry. Check out the creative ideas that other designers come up with!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Silver fork necklace

These pendants are crafted from vintage and antique sterling silver forks. I cut, bend and shape the forks into twisted shapes. The tines of the forks remind me of octopus tentacles. I attach all kinds of beach treasure to them, such as beach glass, shells, pearls, sharks teeth, and starfish. At a art show last summer, one of my customers suggested I call them mermaid treasure.....What do you think?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

recycle pop can jewelry

I am making a conscious decision to become more ecologically aware... This decision has led me to explore ways to create jewelry with recycled objects. I have been doing a lot of creative experimenting with different mediums (trash). I think that my most successful designs are the above pictured recycled soda can rings, ear rings and necklaces. This line is made from recycled pop and energy drink cans that are cut into flower shapes and wired together with a few glass bead embellishments. The pieces are light weight and whimsical with a nod to the enviroment. I am still trying to come up with a snappy name for this line. Any suggestions?

Friday, July 22, 2011

more photos

To view more photos of my jewelry please visit my Picasa web albums.

It has been a while since I last updated this blog. I am currently in school studying graphic design. I have one more semester left to complete. I still enjoy designing and creating jewelry in my spare time. It' just that I have had a lot less of it (spare time) lately. I would like to take a moment to share some of my newest creations....

These necklaces are created with stones that were collected on a beach in Florida. I love their organic shapes holes and all.... Some of the necklaces I embellish with silver wire and small stones and pearls. The look is very natural and organic.