Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dizzy Discards

Cindy and I started a new line of jewelry called Dizzy Discards. This new line can be found at our NeeNee & CheeChee's Beaded Things website under its own section -- Dizzy Discards. We decided we needed a special name, logo and business cards for our new venture. We are making some new jewelry using recycled components that we buy at bead stores, such as the recycled bottle glass beads and we are also recycling items, such as plastic water bottles, plastic grocery bags, items found and bought at thrift shops, and things around the house, such as pieces of fabric, felt and buttons. Cindy made two light-weight cuffs using sections of plastic water bottles that she put inside of sleeves of fabric. The fabrics she used were a kimono and a man's tie she bought at the Goodwill store. I made the brooch with the face, hands and many shoes using a piece of a sweater I bought at the Goodwill store. You might have already seen some of these necklaces already on the NeeNee & CheeChee's Beaded Things website. They are still there, only now under the section called Dizzy Discards. If you have any good ideas for jewelry we can make with recycled items, please let us know. We might even send you a piece of our jewelry for FREE!

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