Posts Tagged ‘reuse’

You are going to love this site….Pyper Hugos’, You Got Mojo, features jewelry “made using reclaimed metals. Much of what I use is salvaged from old cars but I also like to incorporate the use of old signs, licenses plates, steel drums, and even metal from an old airplane! When out in the junk yard collecting metal used to create my jewelry, I’m on the hunt for anything with great color on it. I do not paint any of the metal used to create my work; all the original colors of paint are left intact and unaltered. I am intrigued by time and mother nature’s mark, evident in the raw beauty left behind. I work with each scratch and fading layer of paint to highlight the unique and untold story found within each piece of jewelry. I enjoy incorporating found objects within my designs for added interest and texture. All components are sterling silver and are hand forged. All recycled steel is individually hand cut and formed.”

Take some time to scroll through photos for the ‘provenance’ of the materials…WHAT FUN!!!  (The featured item is a ring from a 60’s rambler.)

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I mixed up my Kentucky Craft Shows!!! Kentucky Crafted has been selected by the readers of American Style as the #1 craft show in the country for three years in a row. The St. James Court Art Show follows closely behind at #5. The good news is…more fabulous artists to feature on Ornamental Elements.

Jennifer Stephenson McLamb combines the use of renewable materials with a background in energy healing. Her Eco Jewel Collection ” bring into focus sustainable materials, earth-friendly processes, and appeal to customers with a conscience and a sense of style. Jennifer hopes this new line will inspire a new way of looking at our “disposable” lifestyles and encourage the three R’s (recycle, reduce, reuse). The combined power of each choice we make and action we take makes a difference in our health and the health of our planet.”

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With the costs of raw materials for jewelry skyrocketing, we have all begun to look for alternative materials for our work.  Inari Kiuru describes herself  as “a migrant, graphic designer, an occasional photographer and a new jeweller, living in Melbourne, Australia. This blog is my attempt to remember: to document, preserve and reflect on the ordinary and the breathtaking in each day.”

Her jewelry appears to incorporate enamels with recycled industrial elements…recycle-repurpose-reuse.

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