Using Scraps for Jewelry

jewelry

#1

I had a bucket full of scrap pieces that were previously negative spaces in other cuts. I decided to make some brooches, earrings, and necklaces from them. Hopefully, my students will like them. I’ve been teaching them the business of art and we’re opening up a pop-up shop near our classroom to sell their products. I thought I’d join in on the fun to set an example of product, merchandising, and marketing. The labels are lasercut as well.


#2

What a delightful collection of colors and shapes!


#3

Really attractive use of materials and colors! What are the things that look like lungs in the first picture, lungs or just an abstract?


#4

Clever use of leftovers! :grinning:


#5

Are those ribs??? I love!


#6

They’re the negatives from these toys.


#7

They are!


#8

You should write a book. ‘How to turn trash into cash’ or ‘Zap the Scrap’,… Maybe ‘Tricks to turn Bits into Glitz with your Wits’.


#9

Great titles! First I have to see if they actually sell.


#10

I read that as zap the crap, still love it


#11

Love it! What did you use to color on them?


#12

I absolutely LOVE your work…the designs, the colors…everything!


#13

That is very clever, and I love your work.


#14

These are great, I’d love to see a tutorial of your coloring technique.


#15

I typically would watercolor them. I posted on Instructables about that technique. However, in the last few weeks, I’ve been using my art markers. It takes up less space when I’m working, so I can color on the couch. There’s less color options as they don’t mix as well as watercolor, but the ease of use is a nice tradeoff.


#16

Check it out on Instructables.


#17

Oh my gosh, you should make a book made of these creatures. Layered up so each page places the character in a new place for each piece of the story. They’re amazing!


#18

I must have missed that one, I’ll have to look it over. What art markers do you like?

Thanks.


#19

Never too young to learn that you need business skills to survive as an artist. You are an inspiration to your students.


#20

I just love your stuff! I’ve been following along on Instagram.