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Create beautiful or funky jewelry items from recycled objects destined for the trash. This page contains jewelry projects and ideas made from recycled items.



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Finished Tie Rose Pin 1

Making a Men's Silk Tie Rose PinThis is a page about making a men's silk tie rose pin. Using a tie in your choice of color, you can make this lovely pin for your lapel or purse.


Decoupage Scrabble Tile Earrings

Decoupage Scrabble Tile EarringsThis page is about decoupage Scrabble tile earrings.The square wood pieces of a Scrabble game can be reused in a variety of craft projects. Decoupage special images to them to create unique earrings.


Animal Cracker Magnets

Making Animal Cracker CraftsThis is a page about making animal cracker crafts. You probably have never thought of animal crackers and crafts together, other than as a snack while crafting. Well, here are some ideas for making exciting unique animal cracker crafts.


Beads made from recycled DVDs and CDs.

Making CD and DVD BeadsThis is a page about making CD and DVD beads. With care you can make interesting beads from old CDs and DVDs.


Old Jewelry in Box

Recycled Jewelry Craft IdeasThis is a page about recycled jewelry craft ideas. Making jewelry from recycled items can result in beautiful, unique, and fun bracelets, earrings, etc.


Rainbow Bracelet

Making a Rainbow Soda Pop Tab BraceletThis is a page about making a rainbow soda pop tab bracelet. Soda can tabs can be used to make a variety of fun recycled jewelry.


Making Earrings from Plastic Drink Bottles

Making Earrings from Plastic Drink BottlesThis is a page about making earrings from plastic drink bottles. Plastic bottles have many craft uses.


finished bracelet

Making Paper BeadsThis is a page about making paper beads. Paper bead making is a fun, eco-friendly craft. What a great way to create beautiful jewelry, embellishments, decorations using colorful recycled paper such as magazines and junk mail.


bracelet on wrist

Making a Soda Tab BraceletThis is a page about making a soda tab bracelet. Soda tabs can be recycled into easy to make jewelry. There are lots of different styles.



Decoupage Scrabble Tile Earrings

Making Craft Projects with Scrabble PiecesThis is a page about making craft projects with Scrabble pieces. Those little white letter tiles from a Scrabble game can be used for making jewelry or personalized art.


Making Paper Roll Kids' Cuff Bracelets - finished cuff bracelet on child's wrist

Making Paper Roll Kids' Cuff BraceletsRecycle an empty paper roll into cute cuff bracelets for your kids to decorate and wear. An example of this project follows. Using whatever you have on hand to decorate them makes this a very low cost craft.


Different colored puzzle piece pins.

Making a Puzzle Piece PinUse the pieces from an old puzzle, especially one already missing a few, to create a cute pin. They can be painted, sprinkled with glitter, or wrapped with fancy string or cord. Learn how to make puzzle piece pins.


Making a Bottle Cap Glitter Pendant Necklace - finished pendant being worn

Making a Bottle Cap Glitter Pendant NecklaceNo one will guess that this pendant is actually a plastic bottle cap decorated with glitter. Gather a few tools and make several in different colors and glitter types. The instructions and step by step photos provided will help in making a bottle cap glitter pendant necklace.


Broken Chain Earrings - add ear wire

Creating New Jewelry from OldRefashion broken, old jewelry into new pieces. A necklace chain can become attractive earrings.


Toothbrush Bracelet - pink and green ribbon wrapped bracelets

How to Make a Toothbrush BraceletA fun, crafty way to recycle an old toothbrush is to make a bracelet. Learn an easy method for creating cute toothbrush bracelets.


Recycled Jar Lid Statement Pendant

Making a Recycled Jar Lid Statement PendantTake a recycled metal jar lid and use it as a framework for a stunning collage of glass beads or other craft items. These statement pendants can be made with all sorts of recycled bits and can be customized to match any personality.


Egg Carton Rose Brooch - brooch on the front of a yellow cardigan

Egg Carton Rose BroochDon't throw away your empty egg cartons. You can make beautiful roses out of them, then glue them onto an old pin. When painted, the cartons make a beautiful almost canvas-like material. This is one gorgeous upcycled brooch that I think you should try!


A bracelet made from parts of recycled gift cards.

Recycled Gift Card BraceletRather than throw out your used gift cards, cut them into desired shapes and sizes and use the pieces to make colorful jewelry, such as bracelets. This is a page about making a recycled gift card bracelet.


Recycled Domino Pin

Recycled Domino PinThis unique recycled pin was made with postage stamps and a domino tile. This is a page about making a recycled domino pin.


Recycled Soda Bottle Photo Bracelets - Finished bracelet.

Recycled Soda Bottle Photo BraceletsFelt wrapped sections of recycled soda bottles can be decorated in endless ways to create unique, fun to make bracelets. This is a page about recycled soda bottle photo bracelets.


Plastic Bottle Bracelets - closeup of two finished bracelets being worn

Plastic Bottle BraceletsThis plastic bottle craft is fun to do with little kids. All you need are some plastic bottles, fabric scraps, and glue. You can come up with so many cute designs and have bracelets in a multitude of colours.


Bread Package Clip Necklace - ball chain and bread package clip necklace

Bread Package Clip NecklacePull out that stash of bread clips you have been saving for just the right project. Some ball chain and an assortment of various colored clips is all you need to make this fun necklace. This is a page about bread package clip necklace.


Recycled Jewelry Barrettes

Recycled Jewelry BarrettesGlue old discarded or thrift store jewelry to craft barrettes for a new bit of bling. This is a page about recycled jewelry barrettes.


Wrap-n-Snap Bracelet

Making a Wrap-n-Snap BraceletThis is a page about making a wrap-n-snap bracelet. Decorate strips of recycled plastic bottles to make unique snap on bracelets.



Paper Bead Bracelet

Making a Paper Bead BraceletThis is a page about making a paper bead bracelet. Paper beads are fun to make and then can be used to make a variety of jewelry pieces.


Recycled Wine Cork Bracelets

Making Recycled Wine Cork BraceletsThis is a page about making recycled wine cork bracelets. Wine corks are easily transformed into one of a kind bracelets.


Wine Cork Earrings

Making Wine Cork EarringsThis is a page about making wine cork earrings. Thin slices of cork find a new purpose as part of a homemade earring project.


Making Creamer Carton Pull Tab Rings

Making Creamer Carton Pull Tab RingsThis is a page about making creamer carton pull tab rings. The little plastic pull tabs on coffee creamer can be used to make cute costume jewelry rings.


Making Recycled Cardboard Tape Roll Bangles

Making Recycled Cardboard Tape Roll...This is a page about making recycled cardboard tape roll bangles. By decorating sections of cardboard tape rolls in a variety of ways, you can create pretty bangle style bracelets.


rolled magazine beads

Making Magazine Bead JewelryThis is a page about making magazine bead jewelry. Colorful magazine pages are a great material for making beads for jewelry projects.


Recycled Paper Pendant

Making a Recycled Paper PendantThis is a page about making a recycled paper pendant. Colorful recycled scrap paper finds a second life when used to make a pretty pendant.


Milk Jug Ring Earrings

Making Milk Jug Ring EarringsThis is a page about making milk jug ring earrings. With a little bit of creativity, the rings at the top of milk jugs can be transformed into a neat pair of earrings.


making earrings

Making Recycled EarringsThis is a page about making recycled earrings. Use your imagination when reusing materials to create new earrings.


cuff style bracelet

Making Vinyl Record Cuff JewelryThis is a page about making vinyl record cuff jewelry. An interesting and fun way to recycle old records can be melting them into a unique bracelet.


pop tab necklace

Making a Pop Tab NecklaceThis is a page about making a pop tab necklace. A fun unique craft project can be made using a recycled item.


Metallic glue decorating puzzle pieces to make a decorative pin.

Puzzle PinWith a little work, you can make a unique pin that looks like a mini puzzle. Choose your fabric, and put a thin layer of glue on it making sure it covers more than the size of the pin. Let dry.


necklace on display

Make Necklaces Out of Eye Glass ChainsRecently, I posted a tip about re-configuring your eye glass chain and hanging it so the little rubber loop didn't break. Since I have had several pair do that, I was left with the chains. This brought an idea to me that this might be a cute "temporary" or permanent necklace.


red and green decorated plastic bottle earrings

Glitzy Earrings From a Plastic BottleYou don't necessarily have to buy expensive materials to make classy looking jewellery. Here is just one idea for re-using plastic packaging to make something pretty to wear. I have used a drink bottle, but any other suitable clear plastic can be used to make these sparkly earrings.


Paper Bead Bracelet

Paper Bead BraceletThis simple bracelet is made from colourful pages taken out of glossy magazines. It is easy to make and needs only a few materials. You could also add glitter, ribbons, or sticky jewels at the end to bling it up a bit if you like.


Making a Bottle Cap Glitter Pendant Necklace - finished pendant being worn

Making a Bottle Cap Glitter Pendant NecklaceYou can make this cute pendant necklace using a plastic bottle cap, glitter, glue, and a paperclip. Working with layers of glue and glitter gives it nice depth. It makes me so happy to make new things out of random stuff around the house!


button brooch on collar

Button BroochRecycle your old buttons into a pretty pin that is easy to make for yourself or for a gift for someone special.


woman wearing the necklace

Magazine Swirl NecklaceI love this craft because I love to recycle and I adore colourful jewelry! This necklace makes great use of pages in a magazine and a piece of chain. I used a broken necklace. You can glue your magazine swirls in any way you desire; no two are alike!


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