Created by hand from vintage IBM Selectric typewriter balls….a sure-fire conversation piece for the uber eco techy gals in the audience…..
They look like metal, but actually are made of plastic and are not too heavy …they come in lots of cool colors!!
$40.00 for the ball shape and $22.00 for the ‘partial ball’ shape at KittenLab’s Etsy Shop
Made by Eugene, Oregon artist, Cliff Martin, these earrings and pins are fun and funky!! ..made from all kinds of discarded flotsam and jetsam….lots of discarded plastic. A great sense of humor and very reasonable prices!!
Earrings about $9.00 and buttons about $12.00 with discounts for quantity at Arto’cycle
From the North Shore of Oahu come these colorful earrings created from recycled bottlecaps. (even though earrings are pictured, most designs are available as necklaces, magnets or lapel pins.) Take a look at the site, the workmanship is top-notch and the colors are playful. In addition, the artists offer the service to create bottle caps from your custom designs. How fun would that be???
$20.00 at Aloha Bottle Cap Earrings
1% of the profits from Aloha Bottle Cap Earrings is contributed to The Adelante Foundation. They fund micro loans to women living in extreme poverty in Honduras.
These cuff bracelets are amazing!! and created from 100% reclaimed metals (copper, nickel & sterling or gold & silver upon request) some of the pieces even utilize recycled bullet casings. Husband-and-wife team Dara Gerson and Ashley Lowengrub create this jewelry collection called Alkemie, made up of rings, necklaces, bracelets and cuffs (my favorite!) picturing bats, and bugs and birds and even octopi!
$190.00 each at Ecoconscious Market