Adina's Artistry

An Artist’s journey through the world of Arts and Crafts. Come and enjoy my projects and stories about making jewelry, knitting, and whatever crazy art/craft project I have going!

Friday, August 31, 2007

More recyled copper Jewelry!

OK, it might be safe to say that I'm getting obessed!! The top piece is a belt made out of coupling (That's essentially pieces of pipe that are already cut to a specific size). Every time I wear it people ask me where I got it! They just laugh when I tell them it was made from piping.
The second one I half metled on purpose to attempt some unusual effects. Cool, hu? I think I'm going to make it a pin, but haven't decided just yet! Other options are still floating around my head with this one.

Jewelry from Pipes!!

Last year, when the rising cost of silver nearly put me out of the jewelry business, I began exploring alternative materials. I have enjoyed the wonderful creativity that working in found objects can only provide! I discovered the endless possibilities of working with copper pipe, roof flashing and other builder’s materials. Many of these are purchased new, while I try to make at least half of my pieces using scrap or discarded construction materials.
The rings above are made from pipes, while the pin started from electrical grounding wire!

Who knew plumbing could be so much fun!