Recycling is a topic that is near to my heart. While I do not believe it possible to erase my carbon footprint, I do like to do my part to keep waste and rubbish disposal reasonable. Cans, bags, bottles, plastic and paper are all recycled. Clothing and home goods that are in good repair when we don't use them anymore are donated to local thrift stores and the Veterans organization nearby. Those that can't be recycled are stripped of buttons and metal zippers to be used as rags or broken down into pieces for reuse or for the campfire. Fred's to do list includes the building plans for a compost bin.
|1950's rhinestone shoe clip|
My favorite sort of recycling is to reuse old, vintage and antique pieces of the past in my jewelry creations. Garage sales, salvage yards, thrift stores, antique stores, trash bins, my husbands toolbox (shh! don't tell) and friend's junk drawers have all provided me with treasure.
|A Vintage 70's watchband|
|Vintage cabinet hardware|
Follow the links to the blogs of this month's other participating members to find out how recycled materials play into their work.