Friday, August 6, 2010
10:13 AM | Posted by Jen | Edit Post
There are a lot of ways you can do to be green and eco-friendly in your ways. For beaders like me, you can all the available jewelry supplies and beading supplies you have to create more unique and intricate designs with your bead jewelry. One perfect example is to make glass beads out of used glass bottles you have at home. It sounds difficult, isn’t it? It actually is. So the next best thing would be to either donate or sell your glass bottles to jewelry companies that recycle glass and handcraft them into glass beads and glass jewelry. Pretty awesome, huh?
You can actually purchase handmade jewelry in many places – stores, craft shows, boutiques, department stores, warehouses and online sites that sell very affordable beads for making handmade bead jewelry. You can also recycle aluminum wire as part of your eco-friendly practice.
You can then wear your handmade glass jewelry at any occasion. Because of the many styles you can come up with, you can make one for each special occasion you can think of, or even just for everyday use. Recycled glass is usually in various shades of green and blue but you can also now see others in other colors.
Recycled glass beads take a lot of time to make as well as making handmade bead jewelry. But the time you invest in this activity will be all worth it the moment you see your finished product, especially when you get to wear it or offer it as a gift to someone you care about. Handcrafted glass jewelry conveys passion and deep love, something that many of us forget to feel these days.
When recycling glass and using glass beads in your jewelry making, you not only bring out the artist in you but you help save the planet too. Keep recycling glass and using glass beads in your beading projects. And most of all, spread the love for planet Earth. It’s the only one we’ve got.
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