by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) A friend called me one day and said she had some over-sized copper colored staples from the bottom of a large packing box. She wondered if I could use them for jewelry. I had them around for several weeks with no idea how to use them. Then one day while I was organizing some beads I re-discovered a string of handmade recycled … [Read more...] about Fun, Funky and a Bit Rustic
Repurposed / Eco-Friendly Jewelry
Gallery of handmade jewelry created from repurposed or eco-friendly items.
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) What can you make with a pair of earrings? More earrings of course or something completely different. I chose to make something different. The earrings had lots of components and I wanted to use as many as possible. So I took them apart then waited for inspiration to strike. I had no idea what I was going to make or how … [Read more...] about We Started Life as Earrings
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, California USA) Here are some more packing box staples in a totally different design. (See my earlier necklace, Fun, Funky, and a Bit Rustic, made with staples.) The staples in the necklace above are from the second group supplied by my friend. Like many of my more unusual pieces, this started out as an experiment. In the first … [Read more...] about More Jewelry Made with Staples