Today I have finally jumped into the unknown. I have been creating jewellery using recycled paper and card and seem to have amassed quite a collection. Which raises the question “WHAT SHALL I DO WITH ALL THIS JEWELLERY?”
Etsy!! well that’s what everyone tells me. So after a bit of persuasion I caved in. I have to say with great trepidation. Will anyone like my work? Will I sell anything? Will people think I am showing off? Is my work any good? etc
Well I have done it now, so Revolution Crafted Jewellery now has a home in Etsy but I couldn’t use my chosen name because it was to long. I go under the name Revolutioncj – which I don’t like. So do I change the name to something else? Oh I just don’t know. I think I am going to suck it and see.
Wish me luck, I hope I don’t embarass myself. But nothing ventured nothing gained.
Made by using recycled greeting cards laminated together with pva and decorated with original artwork cut down to shape.
Here are a range of brooches and necklaces made in the same way using different shapes to add interest and style. Worn with scarves, beret, collar or on a lapel they look lovely. No one else will have the same item of jewellery which is a nice thought, who wants to look like everyone else.
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I love using recycled items to create my jewellery. Here I used scrap pieces of art work that were going to be thrown away. I mount the pieces onto recycled mount board or other strong card.
The next stage is adding glitter, let’s face it you can never have enough glitter, and finish off with glazing the pieces with dimensional glue. Once these are dry I will punch holes into the ones to be necklaces, or add pins to brooches and mount the smaller pieces onto cufflinks or rings.
So for minimum expense and little effort Iwill have a lovely new range of jewellery to sell.
I finally got to finish the hidden faces skull plaques today. They have been made by using recycled cards, magazines, beads etc. I have hidden faces from famous paintings in them, which gives them a strange appearance.
I really like Frida Kahlo and the festival of Day of the Dead and decided to create these plaques. There is plenty room for improvement but as a staring point I think they are good and I can see where the improvements are needed if I intended to sell them.