Maya from Little Treasures shared this fun necklace. It gets its shape from underwire removed from a bra. Mixing crochet with old bra wires? Brilliant!
Rhonda at Dollar Store Crafts made this washer necklace from a plastic cup and some permanent marker doodling skills. Seriously?! Yes, I have actually tried the craft myself and ended up with interesting results--the trick, I have learned, is to use Solo brand cups. The generic ones just don't do the trick. (You will be able to see my project failure over at Craft Fail soon--be sure to check it out!)
Jessica from Sew Homegrown created an awesome Braided Head Wrap from old T-Shirts. I could never get away with wearing this wrap on my head, but Jessica pulls it off quite nicely, don't you think? I just made T-Shirt yarn for the first time recently and it's really a much quicker and easier process than I had imagined-and the possibilites for using it are endless!
The next two recycled accessories are earrings made by Jessica of Homemakin and Decoratin. The heart-shaped pair is made of paint chips and the second pair is pretty obviously made from Scrabble pieces! (Y'all know I'm a sucker for Scrabble art these days!) Inventive, huh?
How 'bout some good old-fashioned shameless self-promotion now? Tristin from Two Girls Being Crafty (hey, that's me!) shares a super-fab tutorial (if I do say so myself) on how to make a bracelet out of a toothbrush. Go get some water boilin', and in an hour you can don one on your wrist, too!
So, maybe you're into super-expensive jewelry, but why not take a break from the norm and make something original? If nothing else, you'll have an awesome conversation starter!