Sunday, 28 August 2011

At last I am able to share my recycled jewellery

I have this jewellery  for sale at suzARTe Creations on madeit

Hi everyone,

I haven't been blogging of late as I have been busy making things other than cards, I am currently going through my jewellery making phase and I am atlast able to show all you lovely people what I have been upto. I am also getting ready for my  market stall that I am very excited about, I will be selling a variety of my handmade goods , I don't know if it will be a success but have to give it a go. I will be having my stall at Creative Lane markets on 11.09.2011, it's a monthly market in Marrickville, Sydney that sells only handmade items. I went to the market last month and it was awesome, I am really happy that I will be able to be part of the September markets.

About two months ago I was home on a Saturday night listening to my favourite radio station and in a mood to do something creative. I was going through my stash and wanted to do something different to what I would normally do. I thought it was about time I started working with the images I have been saving  from packaging, magazines, free postcards, brochures and other such things.When I first started saving these images I didn't know exactly what I would be doing with them but I  knew I would be able to put them to use one day and thats exactly what I did on that Saturday night, I ended up making several jewellery pieces that I have to admit I am very happy with.

I had come up with the idea to make recycled jewellery sometime ago but didn't know how I was going to do it. My friend had got me into making glass tiled jewellery, the general concept is to stick patterned paper on the tiles, cut or file the edges of the paper neatly and varnish the paper used on the jewellery to finish off. I have been making this type of jewellery for a while but got bored with using the patterned paper I was using and so put my jewellery making to the side for sometime. I have now been able to incorporate my jewellery making with recycling and I am totally excited about this. I have found it very easy to even use newspaper images in my jewellery making, just as long as you have the right glue and varnish the back all is good as the varnish/sealant makes the jewellery somewhat waterproof, I still wouldn't recommend wearing this jewellery in the shower. To jazz up simple images especially that with text I add rub-ons as I have done in the first and last picture in this post. This jewellery is really quick to make and makes a lovely eco gift.

I have shared this project at-
Passionately Artistic
Simply Designing
Make it Monday

I am hoping to start blogging again on a regular basis, have some ideas for cards so hopefully will be able to make them soon. I also haven't been able to comment on my favourite blogs for sometime, intending to do a catch up really soon, looking forward to seeing what my blogging friends have been upto.

Thanks so much to everyone who has already entered my Blogging is for sharing giveaway. I would love more people to join in the fun, all you have to do is share, share and share until 31/12/2011.


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are amazing. I just love all the pictures you've used. They look great. TFS.

Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful jewellery - thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday
Lisa x
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Jenny said...

These are wonderful pieces Suze and definitely very wearable. Love that you made matching earings too.
Good luck with your market stall, although I'm sure you don't need it...your items will be quickly snapped up :)
Jenny x

blackdragon said...

BEAUTIFUL! So unique and totally wearable.
Good luck with your new venture.
I saw these wonderful pieces on make it monday.

Cath said...

Your jewelry is beautiful, Susan. I'm so glad I got the chance to see it! :)

Mary J said...

Gorgeous! I think these are so clever!

Thx for linking up to the Make it Monday party! See you again soon!

Mary J x

Mrs.B said...

Saw this on Make it Monday. Beautiful Jewllery, and gogeous colours.

E.T. said...

wowa!!! these look fabulous!

cg said...

I haven't been by your blog in so long! So too distracted crafting! These are that you use recycled items. Good luck at the market!

Rae said...

This jewelry is absolutely fantastic! What a creative lady you are. You should have no trouble selling them at all!