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.

Members: 89
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2014

Discussion Forum

This group does not have any discussions yet.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Recycled Adornments to add comments!

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 Susan Crow / East Fourth Street on March 23, 2012 at 9:00am

Hi Heather,

Thanks for the tip, I will ask Christine. And I'm already all signed up on her great Green Jewelry Newsletter.

Comment by Susan Crow / East Fourth Street on March 16, 2012 at 10:52am


I'm new to this group and wondering if any of you would share a source for recycled/reclaimed metal mixture for casting. A mix Of Copper, Zinc, Silver and Brass or something similar. Do any of you use this and have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

Comment by Giardinoblu on July 24, 2011 at 11:16am

Hi they're my most recent rings. they're make with fruits. :)

Comment by Giardinoblu on June 23, 2011 at 5:12am

Hi Heather! Here in Milan we are still waiting for the real summer, but already we feel the fragrance, will be certainly a source of new inspiration!
Thank you for your question! "anphibious" is an encounter between some turnips, a shell and fossil sand.



enjoy the summer to everyone!!

Comment by carolina apolonia on April 18, 2011 at 2:48am
your amphibious piece is gorgeous!
Comment by Giardinoblu on April 18, 2011 at 2:35am

This necklace is called "amphibious"", it's developed from materials that are the fruit of the earth and the sea. 

I like to transform materials that appeal to me more to get them in my jewelry.

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!

Members (85)


Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
" The Association for Contemporary Jewellery latest touring exhibition ‘Sleight of Hand’ is all about magic – "the magic of making, illusions, pulling ideas out of hats and…"
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Robert Bruce Weston posted photos
Robert Bruce Weston posted a status
"Hi Crafthaus members and of course Brigitte. Just joined and hope to build a page you can all be proud of as addition to this fine site."
Robert Bruce Weston is now a member of crafthaus
Natalia Araya liked Kate Furman's photo
Natalia Araya liked Brigitte Martin's blog post Fabien Merelle - Dreamstate
Sharon K. Novak posted a status
"Thank you Brigitte for adding me to this incredible group..."

© 2015   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service