Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Week 5: Rad Recyled Jewelry

Rad Recycled Jewelry is a Wednesday feature on the ecocessories blog where I'll share with you some recent jewelry that has been recycled through my jewelry recycling service. My most often asked question is - well what type of old jewelry do you want? My answer - anything. Anything! I get inspiration from the materials that come to me. The point is to recycle jewelry that is old, broken, or unwanted to you. Learn more here.

Do you recognize this recycled jewelry? If you see your recycled jewelry featured on my blog, comment on this post and I'll send you a free gift! It's my way of saying thank you for inspiring me.


I just about died when I saw the vintage pearl encrusted flowers, and the antique bezel set purple stones in this unique recycled necklace. With a matching pair of earrings, I can see why someone would find this design a bit outdated for their current taste. However, I'll be able to upcycle the components of this piece into a sterling silver and recycled bead work of art!


Pearls, pearls, pearls. This is one bead that I never get tired of seeing. Faux pearls are some of the most versatile beads to work with, and I have lots of them! This spiraling pearl necklace has treated me to a variety of sizes to work with.

I see a really unique artisan design coming out of the cream and gold horseshoe shaped pendant in the bottom right recycled necklace. Sometimes these interesting and seemingly gaudy components make for the best ecocessories designs.


My absolute favourite part of this bag of recycled jewelry is the sparking brooch. Measuring about 1.5 inches in diameter, I honestly think this is a timeless piece that could be worn no matter what the decade. However, recycled it was so I'm reinventing it into a truly spectacular piece. The brooch will sit high near the neck, like a choker, with sterling silver chain draping down.


I loved seeing the diamond embedding on the gold balls at the end of this recycled gold necklace. I recently sold a necklace with similar diamond encrusted beads, and I'm excited to see if the recipient would like a pair of earrings to match. I don't have an unlimited supply of beads due to the nature of my recycled materials, but it's neat when I find beads that match from two different recycled designs.

Do you have any old, broken, or unwanted jewelry cluttering your jewelry box? Recycle it with ecocessories and I'll offer you 15% off my new sterling silver designs, and possibly a free gift if your recycled jewelry is featured on my blog! You can bring me recycled jewelry at Portobello West this Sunday, August 30th, or read about other ways to recycled here. Thanks!

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