DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets

February 14, 2016 by  
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Valentine’s Day is generally associated with gift-giving to one’s sweetheart, and after chocolate, roses are the most popular choice of present to show one’s affection. Nothing quite compares to a rose in terms of beauty, grace, scent, and the expression of romantic love , and it’s always sad when these lovely blooms wilt and lose their petals after a few days. There is, however, a gorgeous way to preserve and reuse those petals, and that’s by transforming them into beads, which can then be used in jewelry, keepsakes, sachets, or even just as decorative accents. Read the rest of DIY: How to Make Rose Petal Beads from Your Valentine’s Day Bouquets

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Shanga Christmas Tree Decorations Recycle Hopes

December 2, 2010 by  
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Photo: Shanga.org These beautiful Christmas stars were made in Tanzania by a small company with a heartwarming story.

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Recycled Christmas – upcycle trash into handmade presents

November 30, 2010 by  
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Perhaps it’s just the blogs I read but it seems like more people than ever are thinking of making gifts this Christmas. There are lots of suggestions out there for making biscuits, cakes or jams, or knitting or crocheting something pretty — but if you’re after a truly frugal Christmas, all those ingredients & yarns add up: what about things which you can make by reusing/recycling/upcycling things from around the home?

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Recycled into Jewellery – more beautiful items made from rubbish

November 9, 2010 by  
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With all the buy-stuff events coming up over the next couple of months – and because it’s generally wonderful and inspiring, I thought it was high time we had another look around the world of upcycled jewellery – the stuff people are making by reusing and recycling random things that would otherwise be headed for landfill.

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Handmade Eco Jewellery Hits the Mainstream

June 18, 2010 by  
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Image by B. Alter: Ute Decker Ethical jewellery is hitting the mainstream now

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7 Gorgeous Jewellery Designs Made of Wacky Green Materials

January 28, 2010 by  
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Image from maria bellucci We love jewellery at TreeHugger: But there is jewellery and there is jewellery. Here’s a wild and wacky look at some of the more “unique” offerings around. You may not always want to wear a brooch made out of coloured pencils (see image above) or a necklace made out of driftwood or salmon skin….but for that special occasion, here are some ideas….

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