Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Emiko Oye Jewelry

Recycling and reusing items is very much in vogue
these days, and the expanded spectrum of materials
and techniques used by jewelry artists ranges from
items destined as trash to
items deemed as still useful.

Jewelry created by Emiko Oye uses this
expanded spectrum of materials and techniques
to create what she refers to as 'urban jewelry.' 
Emiko currently creates jewelry made with
toys - more specifically, the perennial
favorite known as Legos.

Here is an adorable necklace called "Silver Hubs"
made from repurposed LEGOs and sterling silver.

Here we see a playful bracelet called "Checkers."
The imaginative use of sterling silver is more
pronounced with this piece.

These whimsical earrings also include sterling silver
along with Swarovski crystals.
These are called "Purple Reign."

Recylicng and reusing has become common.
But it's the uncommon use of common
materials that inspires us.

Inspiration can be found anywhere.
To us, this is the true definition of inspiration.
Do you believe that inspiration is everywhere?

Are you inspired by everyday objects,
the seemingly mundane, things
taken for granted?

Where do you find your inspiration?

Let us know your thoughts.
We'd love to hear from you.

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