Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some see junk ...

... but I see great raw materials for making jewellery! These trays were all thrifted or gifted and have provided me with a great resource for jewellery making. I love that they have taken on a new life as something wearable and are no longer stuck in an oppie collecting dust. It really is great to work with materials like this although it can be a bit of a challenge as not every tray behaves the same way ... In some ways the choice of these objects as materials makes me a bit more adventurous - a bit more likely to push myself in terms of my current skill-set because if I make a complete hash of something I know I haven't wasted an expensive piece of sterling silver that has been produced using heaps of energy. How cool is it that great adornments are only as far away as the local op shop or landfill?!

2 comments:

Rustic Tarts said...

I hadn't thought that you could use those for your jewellery....when you run out, let me know....there is somewhere down this way with lots and lots!

Mogs Designs said...

oooo more treasure