Using Salvaged Materials in Your Custom Jewelry Design
Inspiration for a beautiful custom jewelry design can come from many sources, even salvaged materials. Objects with ho-hum everyday uses, antiques languishing in your attic, and even things destined for a landfill can be reborn in custom made jewelry. Take a look at these examples of custom jewelry by CustomMade artisans created from reclaimed items.
Even within the confines of a bottle cap, the horse depicted in this exquisite resin pendant by Silver Moon Designs bounds with energy. Contact Gianna Bird and have her capture any image you want in a similar custom piece.
Danielle Rose Bean can transform hardware from your old furniture into a unique large cocktail ring, like this one made from an antique drawer pull. Find hidden treasures in your home and let Danielle’s one-woman metalsmithing and antique show turn them into upcycled jewelry stars.
A customer who had inherited her grandfather’s collection of sterling silver bolo ties approached Jewelry by Stephanie. From the repurposed sterling bolo parts, Stephanie Arner created jewelry pieces that all the ladies of the client’s family could wear in memory of their grandfather. Contact Stephanie and let her help you find a custom solution to your jewelry challenge.
From roofing copper from a construction site, aluminum grid from a sculptor’s scrap heap, and circles of craft brass, Nancy Lee Designs created this elegant punk pendant. See more examples of Nancy’s “Elegant Punk” line in her CustomMade portfolio and contact Nancy to discuss using recycled materials in a custom jewelry design for you.
Do you have salvaged materials just waiting to shine as custom jewelry? Post your ideas on our CustomMade “Get it Made” project board. Share the details of your treasured finds or specify that you’d like to use other recycled or reclaimed materials in your project. Artisans interested in bringing your ideas to life will soon get in touch with you.