Recycled Adornments

A group dedicated to adornments created from reclaimed, recycled and re-purposed materials. Share photos, ideas, constructive criticism and a love for turning nothing into something.

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Comment by Ethical Metalsmiths on March 23, 2012 at 10:17am


Are you looking for a combination of those materials or casting grain for each one? To my knowledge no supplier of jewelry materials has certified their base metals, such as copper and zinc (basic components of brass) for recycled content. Those certifications have only been sought out for silver, gold, platinum and palladium. If you have a business license, Hoover and Strong is a good source. If you don't have a business license you can order from Rio Grande - consider calling Rio Grande for specific recycling information on their metals, you might find that they have what you are looking for.

No matter what, always ask your supplier for what you want / expect, that's the only way that the industry will continue to change.

All the best and send an email to letting us know what you discover.

Christina Miller

Comment by carolina apolonia on April 18, 2011 at 2:48am
your amphibious piece is gorgeous!
Comment by Leisa Rich on April 14, 2011 at 4:50pm
Beautiful and soooo resourceful!
Comment by Norman Sherfield on April 14, 2011 at 1:20pm
Knotted Waxed Linen Green Badge from Recycled earring
Comment by Leisa Rich on March 15, 2011 at 8:48am
What a great group! I realized when I found this group that I will need to load some of my more marketable items as well as my art works. Stay tuned! I work with all sorts of recycled elements and have been for 36 years! I'd love more friends!
Comment by carolina apolonia on February 14, 2011 at 6:56am
ok, maybe some other time? good luck with the show Alison!
Comment by carolina apolonia on January 19, 2011 at 12:42pm


Comment by carolina apolonia on January 19, 2011 at 12:07pm
such wonderful plans and activities! alison, can only merseyside artists join in your kitchen-project?
Comment by Becky Keck on January 19, 2011 at 10:27am
It's great to see this group! One of the activities I sponsor in my community is a "Trash to Treasures" workshop... the workshop facilitator brings tons of supplies, I provide space, light refreshments, and beading boards, and participants bring in broken jewelry, cool suff they have found etc.. the facilitator shares her knowledge of jewelry assembly techniques and we have a fun evening out of the house... participants have ranged from 14 years old to 60 something. We discuss design, sustainability and  enjoy the casual atmosphere. We have made pieces from old buttons, clock parts, single earrings, beads, chain, etc.
Comment by Ethical Metalsmiths on November 15, 2010 at 8:41am
Do you all know about Doodle?
It is a great tool for schedule sharing because it finds the best time based on individual availability. It might be helpful for the discussion you all are planning. Cheers, Christina

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