Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I don't know if I have been living under a rock or what, but I am new to the concept of upcycling.  If you don't know what upcycling is, here is the definition according to Wikipedia:

"Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value."

Kind of like recycling, but better.

In Metal Jewelry is totally committed to upcycling and here is a good example of a piece of jewelry that had a former life as something else.  This glass rosette was part of a mirror previously and is now a rockin' pendant that just says summer and sun to me.

Long live upcycling!


  1. thanks so much for the wonderful feature! my rosette looks right at home here on your blog :o)
    yay for upcycling!

  2. ps there is currently a giveaway featuring a pendant of mine!

  3. That star pendent is gorgeous! I love how you gave us the definition for upcycling. It's nice to see the difference.<3

  4. Thanks Emily! I like to learn new things and pass on the info if I can :)