Upcycled Jewelry

By Natural Living For Women on June 25, 2010

Fun, creative, unique recycled jewelry knows no limits in design or materials. It's a special kind of design that uses materials that are no longer wanted or destined for the trash and reworks them into something beautiful and often playful. It has an appeal to those interested in being eco friendly but it is also for anyone who appreciates stylish, unusual and fun fashion. Recycled Jewelry

No where else will you find such an eclectic mix of materials. It's fascinating to see what is being used and what will be used next. Many styles of recycled jewelry are made strictly from trash like bicycle chains, aluminum cans or pop tops, glass, paper, bottle caps or computer parts. It also includes jewelry designs from vintage or old jewelry and let's add one more style into the mix when old gold, silver or other metals are re-made into new.

For someone who enjoys jewelry, shopping for recycled jewelry is fun that serves a purpose too. You can be a part of recycling at it's most creative and while the smaller amounts being recycled for jewelry make not make a big impact it does lesson the load somewhat but it may also encourage us to see things we typically throw away in a new light.

Recycled Style

More than anything else recycled jewelry is an expression of many desires, the desire to conserve, the desire to find new uses for old or discarded items and the desire to explore creative designs with unlikely materials. While the ultimate goal is to help the environment there is no doubt that it is just as important to create something fun, creative and beautiful.

Regular jewelry seems boring in comparison. Most recycled jewelry is handcrafted. The materials have a history. The designs have a meaning. It is jewelry worn by those who like the unique and who find it appealing that their purchase does a little good.

Where To Shop

Below you will find just some of the different styles available. I'm sure someone is working on something right now that you would never think could be made into jewelry.

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Bottle Up Designs

Recycled jewelry made from antique glass or glass discovered in glass dumps throughout wooded areas of the northeast. Each piece is provided with a little history explaining what the glass was originally and approximate age. The cuts and designs I find to be simple, clean and elegant.

 

Cangles

Bracelets and cuffs made from aluminum cans. This jewelry is fun and colorful. Sometimes it's easy to see the brand names of the cans used in the individual pieces. Other designs are...

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By Natural Living For Women| June 25, 2010
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