coke_necklace.jpgJennifer 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]

By Alissa


6 Comments so far

  1. chand on October 3, 2007 5:29 am

    I would like to know this beautiful item mde from coke can have not sharp edges, have any material to protect from cutting.

  2. Hannah on June 25, 2008 1:14 pm

    I would love 2 make some jewellery from recycled cans 2, also wondering about the edges.

  3. christine verde on July 6, 2009 8:23 pm

    i want to learn more on how to recycled tin cans into jewelry

  4. Crafts Crazy on September 17, 2009 8:11 am

    Wow, that’s a beautiful pendant. I am going to check out her Etsy shop.

  5. Greenlaw on March 8, 2010 11:17 am

    Cool Picsxx

  6. Vinod on December 27, 2012 11:17 am

    I have most of the books in this series and each one is a dlehgit. Full of ideas for making the gifts you give really stand out. When I make something from one of these books I always take the recipe with me.. I know I will be asked for it! The only draw back is that some of the recipes call for several ingredients and unless you have a well stocked pantry it can be a tad costly. However do not let that stop you. These books are a great source of inspitation and ideas.

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