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.
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 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.
I can see using Dreams and Seams instructions and adding a wrist strap to make a mini-purse.
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.
Kind of makes you think twice before tossing something in the recycling bin doesn’t it?
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.