Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Don't Use It? Recycle It!

While doing a little cleaning, I came across a crumbled paper bag. What is this? Surprisingly, it was filled with old jewelry that I used to wear many years ago. I worked at Claire's briefly, so I took advantage of their great employee discount, purchasing lots & lots of jewelry.

This is one of the necklaces. I don't wear jewelry very much, so I decided to scrap it. The pendant will make a wonderful & unique embellishment! Top TIP For TTT: Instead of just throwing away old jewelry, break it down & use the pieces in your crafts.

I added it to this creation after removing it from its chain - Very easy work. I now have a chain that I can use for another creation.

Have you ever used jewelry on your creations? What have you recycled/upcycled lately?



This card was submitted to wonderful challenge blogs - See below for links & details, so you can create your own & join in the fun!


Cutie Pie: Challenge #20 - Real Or Faux Stitching (I stamped faux stitching.)
Top Tip Tuesday: Challenge #79 - Stars & Stripes
Twisted Tuesday: 2TC11 - Get Krafty & Recycle (Beaded Embellishment)

18 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Thats awesome . Reminds me of a xmas decoration I made with broken jewellry. Here is the linkhttp://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.in/2011/12/easy-paper-decorations-instructions.html

Wendy L said...

They look really good. This is what I do to make my pins for cards, I look round junk shops for odd bits or even broken bits. xxx

Samantha said...

Great idea recycling that Necklace! love your card,

I can not see on your blog what what your Top Tip is because you have not specified it... please can you add what your Tip is and that its for our challenge so you will be in with a chance of winning the Tipper prize...
__ Don't forget to visit other Top Tippers leaving them a comment stating you are a Top Tip Collector (TTC) and thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time hugs Samantha :0)

Lisa M said...

SOO neat! I love that you re-blinged and added it to your card. Your stars and stripes and recycled gems looks wonderful. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

AnnScrapDeadesign said...

Like what U do. intersing idea :):):)

justByou . said...

Awesome! I love recycyling & upcycling!
~Kim
http://2justByou.blogspot.com

RubberMAD said...

I really like your recycling tip... I have a plastic box FULL of old earrings - that will work. I am a TTC from TTT.
~ginny

donemark crafts said...

fab card love the upcycling.
Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie.
Kaz.xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab card, clever upcycling, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Lisa S. said...

What a creative spark you've lit! I have tons of jewelry that I can put to good use like you have on this card. Thanks for the inspiration!
I, too, am a TTC from TTT!

HandmadebyTLC said...

I love the recycling here! Do it myself tehe! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday and best of luck!
Hugs
Tammy Louise

One more week to join in again!

Flutterby Trina said...

Lovely card and brilliant tip too! thanks for playing along with us at TTT for our independence day/stars and stripes challenge! Good Luck x

April said...

Nice tip. I love how your jewelry made a pretty focal point on your card. Need to go through my jewelry box!

Patty Gorka said...

That's a neat idea to break down old jewerly, thanks for the tip! Super card, great layout too! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Ellapu said...

Brilliant tip am now off to collect all mine together lol... I am TTC from TTT x

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is such a great idea for recycling old jewelry - I have a ton of it, Elizabeth, Tip Collector.

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card and your Top Tip is one of my favourite things to do.....my family save me all of their broken jewellery and odd earrings ;) Love it!

Thanks for joining in over at Top Tip Tuesday and don't forget to comment on other Top Tippers (stating you are a TTT Tip Collector) and you could win one of our surprise goodie bags!

Carol x

Melina said...

very pretty recycled piece! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)