Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Recycled Jewelry

Nan Varley Gilbert knows her 3 R's and she applies them to the jewelry she makes.  The 3 R's?  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.  I asked her to describe her work.

"I mainly collect old jewelry (crystals and other beads from the late 1800s and early 1900s). If it is in fine condition, I might add it to my growing collection. If it isn't collectable, I will reuse parts to create new designs. Hence, a pair of vintage crystal earrings might become a contemporary bracelet and earrings. I especially enjoy doing that with a bride's late grandmother's jewelry so that she can wear her grandmother's pieces in her wedding."

Here is an example of Nan's work.

Beautiful Nan.  Thank you for sharing. 

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