Showing posts with label jewelry. Show all posts
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Recycled Jewellery Guest Post by Jenny Tranter State of Green

Friday, March 7, 2014

The following guest post is written by Jenny Tranter of State of Green:

Erica Louise is a blogger after my own heart – We share the same ethos in that good design doesn’t have to be about the latest and greatest mass produced product sourced through cheap label and that ends up contributing to landfill once the next fad comes in. Over at my own blog State of Green we share all sorts of eco lifestyle tips, and today I am privileged to share an eco fashion piece with you.

As you know from Erica there are so many fantastic recycled fashion outfits being designed by savvy sustainable fashion designers – It’s just knowing where to look and fortunately great pieces are becoming easier to find. But what is a great sustainable fashion garment without some eco bling to go with it? Today I will share with you some of my favourites.

First off the rank is an Australian team comprising three girlfriends who operate under the business name Polli – Central to their design ethos is the use of recycled and sustainable materials. They primarily work with recycled stainless steel, which they cut into beautiful intricate earrings and pendants. Occasionally they partner with local artists to develop a special themed range. More recently they have introduced a sustainable timber cufflinks and necklaces which have been screen printed and cut in smart geometric patters – sure to add an extra zing to any outfit!

:: Polli Jewellery :: 

Another beautiful jewellery designer is Leeann Mollinari of Verabel Jewelry Studio. She had the amazing fortune of coming across a box load of vintage lockets. She then collaborated with artist Alyson Fox to re-create each piece into a wearable piece of art. What I love about these lockets other than the striking colourful geometric patters, is that each design is unique - No two pieces are the same. And who doesn’t love the fact you can enclose a photo of your loved one inside the locket to keep close to your heart.

:: Verabel Jewelry Studio ::

Industrial designer Erica Corte will turn your view of bolts and nails on its head. For most of us this is simply contruction hardware. But Erica is one girl who can clearly think outside the box. Industrial materials are intertwined with ropes and acrylics to develop modern jewelry worthy of high fashion catwalks.
:: Erica Corte::

The last amazing recycled jewellery artist may make kids want to reach out and hang on to their lego extra tight. San Francisco Artist Emiko Oye of Reware re-fashions the traditional building block into sculptural bling. Drawing reference from notable historic high end jewellery designers such as Maison Boucheron, Erica uses lego, and connectix pieces to replicate the design in whimsical fashion – The result is quite amazing don’t you think?

:: Emiko ::

What amazing recycled jewellery pieces do you have in your collection? We would love to see them!

Jenny Tranter
State of Green

Recycled and Repurposed Jewellery Ideas

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jewellery reaches a point when in its life when it's either unwanted or broken. What should we do with such pieces?  You can sell scrap jewellery to a platinum buyer or gold buyer, which would certainly help you get some spare cash, but what could we do with broken custom and vintage jewellery pieces, that may not be worth their weight?

Here are some recycle and re-purpose DIY ideas, when a glue gun would certainly come in handy!

Monogrammed letters decorated with broken jewellery

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Bling Bird Decorated with Broken Jewellery and Souvenir Spoons

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Jewellery Tree

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Broken Jewellery Made Into A New Necklace

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Matchbox Turned Vintage Inspired Earring Box 

 using broken jewellery, paper, glitter and sequins, 
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Vintage Jewellery Mirror

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Vintage Upcycled Brooch

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Broken Jewellery Become Statement Rings

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Vintage Jewellery Inspired Cuff

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Vintage Custom Jewellery Bridal Bouquet

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 What do you do with your unwanted, or broken jewels? 


Two Butterflies Spring Necklaces

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An adorable DIY necklace idea from Jennifer of TwoButterflies. A little spring bouquet necklace made from vintage brooches, earrings, and other odds and ends.

Jennifer is hosting a giveaway of one of her necklaces right here

Her giveaway ends on 4th April, pop on over to her blog post, and comment for a chance to win!

Broken Plate Necklaces

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Readers, do you remember last year, we spoke of upcycled ceramic jewellery? Well, I can barely take my eyes away from Laura Beth Love's broken plate necklaces, introduced via Recyclart yesterday...

Broken china jewelry necklace antique sweet bluebirds made from a broken plate

Broken china jewelry necklace vintage pink rose china made from a broken plate

Broken china jewelry pendant necklace rose porcelain square antique china

Broken china jewelry shard pendant necklace vintage blue willow made from a broken plate

More here

Inspiring, yes? How easy/difficult would they be to make?


Upcycled Beaded Necklace

Monday, February 6, 2012

Based on a tutorial seen at DreamsandSeams, the following upcycled necklace has been made using fabric from a thrifted shirt sleeve (The shirt was used for a refashion), and wooden beads $4 - an op shop necklace purchase.

It started off looking like this:


Ceramic jewellery and accessories

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beautiful patterns can be found on crockery, but whilst wearing a dinner plate around your neck might sound a bit silly, there are ways to wear floral ceramic pieces with style.

Images found on CoolPictureGallery, show how broken crockery can be re-purposed into gorgeous jewellery pieces.

Broken crockery jewellery Seen On
Broken crockery jewellery Seen On

Broken crockery jewellery Seen On

Another alternative to ceramic jewellery? Using miniature dollshouse china. Aren't these little treats the cutest?

And a tutorial to make your own dollshouse jewellery c/o Sarah Cameron Griffiths
in an article found on The Guardian online

Dolls house miniature jewellery
LinkImage c/o The Guardian

Each To Own sell "Nanna Platter" (love that name!) necklaces for $35

Thought I'd have a go myself. I browsed the 'used' section of dollshouse miniatures on eBay, and found two cute little plates.

An Irish scene and a plate with rabbits

When they arrived in the post, I did find they were too large to make into necklace pendants, so instead, using a glue gun and brooch backs, I've made both of them into brooches.


Retro Hawaii Key Ring Chain

Friday, October 7, 2011

This little guy sat in a 10c basket in a local Parish op shop.

Retro Hawaii Key Ring, 10c
Necklace chain $4 Savers (previous purchase)

Inspired my Mongs Eiffel Tower Key Chain Necklace, memories of Hawaii sit close to my heart.

Do you have a particular travel destination with which you hold fond memories?

Perhaps you've thrifted a piece of holiday memorabilia from a destination you have previously travelled to, as a memory of a past vacation?


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