Jennifer from Made From the Heart at Etsy does a smashing (yuk, yuk) job of transforming used tin cans into stylish jewelry. I’m particularly fond of her sun-shaped Coke pendant ($7), shown.
Jenn shared with me how she started making recycled crafts:
“Originally we were just trying to conserve and help the environment by recycling at home. I started seeing all these things that people were making out of recycled items, and I thought there has to be something we can do with aluminum cans, and my teenage daughter suggested jewelry. It took a while to experiment before we finally came up with something that would work but it was well worth it. By conserving and re-using what we have we are able to help make a better future. I like to know that instead of throwing it away it’s there to be used another day.”
[tags]recycled cans, jewelry, pendant, Coke, Coca-Cola, necklace[/tags]