Jewelry Made from Upcycled National Geographic Magazines
by Marcia Passos-Duffy.
I was born in Brazil, raised in the U.S., now living in New England, and the creator of Geo-Graphic Gems.
I love to collect vintage National Geographic Magazines and discovered a way to make the exotic photographs in these magazines endure as jewelry.
Through marbleizing the pages (works best on magazines from the 1980s) I am able to create abstract art that retains the vibrant color of these magazines.
I select the most beautiful/unique designs, lock it behind a glass cabochon.
(The glass dome locks in the paper, makes it impermeable to liquids, and accents and magnifies the designs) and use these “gems” to create earrings, pendants, bracelets, barrettes and more.
I also donate 10% of my profits to the National Geographic Society to help save our world’s wildlife and their habitat.
Geo-Graphic Gems LLC