Category Archives: jewelry

Bubble Wrap Jewelry

If your clothing budget is down to zero after Christmas shopping, don’t despair. Use the bubble wrap that your gifts were shipped with and make yourself some new jewelry. You may even become so good at it that you sell it on Etsy and rack up savings for next years Christmas gifts.

Double Clasp Necklace

I like jewelry that can be changed around a bit so I took a long necklace, removed the dainty clasp and replaced it with a large lobster claw clasp. I then used a jump ring to attach a second large lobster claw clasp on the other end of the necklace. Now I have an extremely versatile necklace.

I can wear it long.

 

I can wear it double wrap the necklace.

 

 

 

Wear it lasso style ...

or doubled-up with a bauble attached to one of the lobster claws.

I can even wear it as a bracelet – although I can’t take a picture of it with only one hand. This would also make a beautiful removable strap on a purse. I could go on and on but you all get the idea. Go find some lobster clasps and transform your jewelry collection.

Plastic Bottles Hit the Runway

Of Dreams & Seams Pet Purses

I can see using Dreams and Seams instructions and adding a wrist strap to make a mini-purse.

Bracelet by Kirsten Sonne

Bracelet from recycled plastic by Kirsten Sonne

Recycle White Necklace with Plexiglas chunks by Harriete Estel Berman

necklace made entirely from recycled plastic

You seriously will want to take a look at all of the fabulous jewelry from artist Harriet Estel Berman entirely made from recycled and found objects.

The world is your oyster, so we encourage you to protect that precious gift with a dedication to reusing and repurposing every chance you get! Our bodies are made up of about 75% water, but life is 100% inspiration…combine the two and you’ve got the perfect reason to take one of the most commonly used everyday objects and turn it into an elegant, wearable creation- a sea-tastic pair of translucent statement earrings. To create, reinvent a plastic water bottle, cutting out 2 circles approx 2-3” inches in diameter.  Heat up the edges with a lighter, and watch how they instantly curl and ripple.  Pierce two holes with a needle.  P.S.- You may need to heat the tip of the needle before you pierce the plastic. Thread jewelry wire through a pearl and twist both sides together. We wrapped wire around the toothpick of our Swiss Army Knife to make a tiny loop for the earring wire to slip through the top.

from PS I Made This

 

Computer Cable Necklace -- Rainbow Layered Wires

necklace made from computer cabling

bracelets made from soda tabs

bracelets made from plastic bags

Kind of makes you think twice before tossing something in the recycling bin doesn’t it?

“Silver” Bracelets Renewed

I have these “silver” bracelets that I picked up on a family vacation. I love that one is engraved with “family”, one with “friends”, and one with “faith”. I had fun wearing them until the silver rubbed off exposing the copper underneath in wacky patches, so I stuck them in a drawer and forgot about them.

 One year later while packing for a trip to the same resort I came across the bracelets and for sentimental reasons wanted to bring them.
Out came my silver paint pen and several coats later I have brand new “silver” bracelets.
I thought about spray painting them but I was worried that the paint would fill in the words.
These pictures don’t really show the dramatic difference. Trust me, they went from unwearable to wearable with a few pen strokes.