Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Recycled Jewelry - Trashed Diva Collection

I've been rummaging around in my jewelry box for some jewelry to revive and came across some rhinestone bracelets, a brooch and screw-back earrings I almost forgot all about. These two bracelets are part of a new series I am exploring called, 'Trashed Diva'.

Trashed Diva in Blue (top photo) is made from 4 blue rhinestone bracelets, blue satin ribbon, safety pins + a costume jewelry set of earrings + a brooch with lovely blue stones. The rhinestone bracelets although they are metal expand so you can get them over your hand + around your wrist. 

Trashed Diva with Black Pearls is made from two white/clear rhinestone bracelets joined end to end + accented with faux black pearls on safety pins. I think the steel gray of the faux pearls works really well with the aging metal + rhinestones.

I love the romantic result of both of the bracelets as well as the trashy/punk feeling the assemblage gives off. I hope to find some more rhinestone pieces to create more for this collection. What do YOU think?

Now that my book on recycled materials in jewelry is finished and at the publishers, I'm finding a little more time to get back to making. These are 2 of 4 bracelets I have made in the last week or so. I will be posting about them all in the next two days. 

I believe the contest guidelines are too labor intensive for everyone so I will be posting a new contest in the next couple of days. Keep your eyes peeled and get ready! All you will have to do to get a free piece of jewelry is leave a comment. Details soon...



Miss Tukatz said...

LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!! I want one!!!! I've got an old rhinestone bracelet you could customize!! love the idea of saftey pins n black pearls - very 'Capt'n Jack Sparow!" xxx

skowood said...

You got it! I'll work on it when I am in Mcr...Pirates all the way!!!!