by Tamara Summers. (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) These beautiful blue feathers were gifts from my backyard. I also have collected up black bird and mourning dove feathers, which I haven't made into jewellery yet. The feathers are beautiful in themselves as jewellery supplies, but the thought has also crossed my mind that by making and selling jewellery from the feathers I … [Read more...] about Adorned Blue Jay Feathers
Repurposed / Eco-Friendly Jewelry
Gallery of handmade jewelry created from repurposed or eco-friendly items.
by Weronika Krzyzanowska. (Lublin, Poland) Living with a musician may have an unusual advantage if you are a jewellery maker. One day I stumbled upon a bunch of old guitar strings bundeld up on the floor in the practice room. I picked them up and thought "Hey, they look like a bracelet!". And this is how it all started. I began asking other musicians to donate some … [Read more...] about Recycled Music Jewellery
by Pascha Lee. Have you ever had one of your earrings break or you lost one ? Please do not throw the remaining one away! Trust me,it can be used for a number of ideas. I use my remaining earrings for chokers (pendants). I have spoken with other ladies and some use the remaining ones for towel and napkin holders. What a great way to add to your jewelry wardrobe or even … [Read more...] about Orphan Earring Choker
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, California, USA) A few days ago I went to a local thrift store to check for items that I could repurpose for jewelry or use for displaying pieces. I also wanted to see if there were any Scrabble games so I could use the tiles for jewelry. No such luck. However, while checking through the board games I spotted a Monopoly set. I checked to … [Read more...] about Monopolyholics Jewelry
by Kathy McChesney. (Hagaman,NY) I was commissioned to turn this flute into a necklace by a wonderful percussionist.I used the colors that were on her blouse she was wearing.I emailed her a picture of the flute once it was done to see if she was satisfied,I used a vase from a a garage sale as a display. She loves her new Guatemalan necklace. Kathy McChesney Dream … [Read more...] about Toot Your Flute
by Pascha. Being the earring junkie that I am I love to take apart necklaces and bracelets and make them into earrings. I thought I show you two of my many "Jewelry Remixes" Pascha … [Read more...] about Remix Your Jewelry!
by Dawn Meredith. (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) I was scrounging around one of my favourite recycling areas, a music store and outside someone had dumped a whole mess of used guitar strings. They were in great shape. My boyfriend, a musician, said most looked unused. I was struck with the idea of using them as the base for a whole new line of … [Read more...] about Sling Guitar String Necklaces
by Pascha. I have an obsession with taking necklaces and bracelets apart and turning them into earrings since I am a Major earring junkie! Earrings are the one accessory I cannot absolutely do without. I can forgo a necklace or a bracelet....but earrings ....Never! I took these triple layered earrings and separated the layers and made an earring -choker set. I … [Read more...] about Triple Square Earrings Recycled to a New Look
by Joan Kraus. (Rancho Palos Verdes, California) None of my children were interested in my silver plated items, so I re-purposed a large fish server to become the pendant for my fish server necklace. After cutting off the handle, I hammered the curved edge flat and drilled two holes. Silk-covered beads in black and white, which I had found at a thrift shop,were … [Read more...] about Fish Server Necklace
by A. E. Syphers. (Gulf Coast Florida) You can make jewelry out of anything, including items that seem worlds apart. Too many "good things" just get discarded when they could start a whole new life completely different than how they were used originally. The fun, creative part is figuring out how to do this in a balanced, cohesive way. I had an old brass … [Read more...] about Old Buttons & An Old Drawer Back Plate Cuff Bracelet
by A. E. Syphers. (Gulf Coast, Florida) I got an idea one day and asked my husband to take me to the local shooting range for some "inventory". He's well aware I get some crazy ideas, but never questions them because he knows somehow things work out. I was able to pick through mounds of spent shot gun shells and came home with a bag full of "free stuff". Taking the … [Read more...] about “I Know My Rights” Pendant
by Vel Woody. I have made some jewelry out of old recycle legos and I am wanting to know if it is legal to sell these at craft shows? I have seen some on the esty website for sale. I just want to made sure it is legal to sell these. Vel Woody … [Read more...] about Jewelry Made Out of Recycled Items