Recycled Necklaces

If you want to break free of the “same-old, same-old,” I encourage you to check out Novica.  Novica is somehow connected with the National Geographic and it is a website full of fair trade treasures.  They work with artisans around the world helping them bring their crafts to a marketplace and earn a sustainable living.  On the site, there are loads of interesting, unusual jewelry, clothing, handbags and some gift items.  For example, I saw many chess sets and desk accessories.  Here’s some of my favs:

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This necklace is centered by a cow bone pendant surrounded by terracotta and sese wood beads. Colorful beads recycled from plastic bottles and vinyl discs. $34.99 at Novica

 


 

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The necklace is crocheted by hand with beads recycled from plastic bottles and vinyl records.
$67.99 at Novica

 


 

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This stylish sophisticated necklace combines sleek glass beads crafted of recycled glass with recycled plastic disks.

Recycled Felted Wool Hearts

recycled wool felt hearts
Take one part recycled wool sweater and add two parts of beads, buttons and embroidery embellishments and then dump a whole lot of colorful creativity on top and you get these cute little heart pins ready for anything.
Prices range from $5.00 to $10.00 perfect for your little valentines from SueandSew’s Etsy Shop

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Recycled Copper Hearts


Created from repurposed recycled vintage copper roofing shingles, cute hearts, that are hand cut and hammered with a true artisan one-of-a-kind look. They are lightweight and inscribed with the words LOVE/YA. On top of it all they are adorned with itsy bitsy silver tin hearts. Check out Ruddle Cottage Etsy shop there are several variations.
$18.00 at Ruddle Cottage

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Handbags created from recycled records


recycled record purse

From Brazilian artist, Gueth Freitas, beautifully painted handbags made from recycled records. She paints on the black vinyl records with “nanquin” a Chinese ink …her designs are bold and punchy! She paints enough of the surface to give is a strong graphic look, however, if examined closely your admirers will see the classic tracks of the record. If you would like to give this as a gift, Novica includes and “artisan card” which tells the story of the artist and the materials used…it is a nice touch. There are several designs and different sizes available at Novica.com.

recycled record earrings

Earrings and pendant necklaces are also available from this artist using the same process of painting on recycled vinyl records. These items are playfully named “Samba Symphony” and “Samba Swing” and “Copacabana Melody”
Click here for availability and prices from Novica.com