is a wonderful new idea for creating one-of-a-kind pieces of
jewellery. Ethical and eco-friendly, recycled jewellery is a
wonderful way to re-use all those forgotton and thrown away
Creating jewellery from recycled and found objects and materials
is one of the most creative ways I know of to make unusual and
Recycled jewellery can be created from any objects or materials
- second-hand objects such as spoons or old jewellery, taken
to bits and re-made in a new creative way.
There are many reasons why we should buy recycled jewellery,
ethically and ecologically - here are just a few reason to buy
- Recycled jewellery is good for the environment - promoting
the re-use of old items instead of just ending up as land
- Recycled jewellery is unusual and there aren't many identical
pieces - each item has its own character and style. Often
my work is one-of-a-kind.
- Recycled jewellery has such personality and vision - you
will be the envy of all your friends and loved ones with any
handmade recycled jewellery.
- Recycled jewellery means there is no need for gold and precious
stone mines. Saving the lives of many people who would work
in these mines.
- Recycled jewellery is not created using very expensive materials
and so if lost can be easily replaced without major expense.
Recycled Jewellery from Found
I have been inspired by a book I have about making jewellery
from found objects. The images in this wonderful jewellery book
has made me think about jewellery in terms of found objects
and materials. Creating a bracelet from bottle tops and an amazing
tribal necklace from tooth pics!
Recycled jewellery is the most inspiring and expressive jewellery
I have seen to date. Making a piece of recycled jewellery is
like constructing a new work of art, each piece is unique and
dependent on the materials and objects I have at that time.
Looking at all my collection of objects and materials and deciding
which elements go together and how. I love this artistic process
- making sketches in my sketch book, playing around with ideas
I really love going round all our towns charity shops and markets
collecting old and strange items to use in my next piece of
Another wonderful thing about recycled jewellery is that it
can be custom made for the person - using objects/materials
that they either like or have some kind of special meaning to
them. Creating a piece of recycled jewellery using their hobby
as a theme. This makes the piece of jewellery even more meaningful
Custom Made Recycled Jewellery
Have an old classic necklace re-made like new, or an old bracelet
re-strung. Use an old piece of jewellery as a starting point
for a new and creative piece of recycled jewellery.
maybe you want to get a piece of jewellery made for a friend
or loved one. Think about what they are interested in or a special
hobby or interest. Why not get a bespoke piece of recycled jewellery
created for that special person.