Re-Use is the New Recycle! That is the motto of Next Step Recycling, a leader in the reuse movement in Eugene, and the motivation behind their second annual Eugene ReArt Festival , coming up August 6. The ReArt Festival is an awesome arts and crafts festival devoted entirely to recycled art. Everything at the festival needs to be at least 75% made of recycled materials. And by recycled, they mean, actually destined for the trash heap.
Since the Paper Demon is going to have a booth there, she needs to get her act together and start pumping out recycled jewelry!
She had a plan but needed materials. So, today wonderful partner and I took a trip to MECCA (where else), and I got everything I needed. I came home and created a beautiful piece of jewelry in almost no time at all.
I don’t have time to post a tutorial right now, because I also need to create 75 of these for swag bags at a Green Beauty event in San Diego next month. But I’m going to share my photos of the process in the hopes they inspire someone else to grab something really really old and ugly, cut it apart, repurpose it, and transform it into something beautiful.