Upcycling can give useless or damaged
materials a new life. It's inspiring to see
jewelry artists take something disposable
and re-design it to create
something of value.
We've featured several in previous posts:
such as Harriete Estel Berman using
recycled tin cans;
Holly Anne Mitchell and her use
of discarded newspapers.
We've seen upcycling occur in the
works of Emiko Oye
and Alice Sprintzen.
They all have proven their ability
to expose the hidden potential in
seemingly ordinary objects.
Today we're featuring
Clementine James who is a
treasure hunter - she finds and
gathers disparate objects to create
lusciously beautiful jewelry, and
each item becomes seamlessly
integrated into her
Old, broken pieces of things, pebbles, lace,
fabric, are all lovingly upcycled into
Fun and elegance find a home together.
She enchants us with her use of recycled
and vintage items.
Average, ordinary, commonplace items
enter a metamorphosis to become
one-of-a-kind items of jewelry.
We are inspired by artists who are using objects
that had a previous life and are creating
something with a different purpose.
Creating thoughtful and resourceful
reused and repurposed items
provides us with unlimited beauty.