Lucky for us fashion trends have shifted, and we're more conscience of our environment. I'm even trying to incorporate reduce/reuse/recycle & upcycling into jewelry design.
Currently, I've succeeded in fused plastic & chiffon. Simple, lightweight, and earth friendly...who could ask for more?
This necklace started out as a couple of good old Walmart bags
And because my dear, sweet husband is a toolaholic, we had scores of Lowe's bags...and I have to admit they are my favorite bags to upcycle!
Each pair of fused plastic earrings/necklace keeps approximately 3-4 bags out of our landfill!!
Finally, aqua chiffon flower accented with seed beads, with white quartz nuggets. This flower "blossomed" after I rescued it from our local Goodwill. In it's former life it was a sad 90's throwback blouse.