Above: Sunflower Bracelet Kit in rose.
Below: Sunflower Bracelet Kit in blue.
The signs of spring are definitely in the air! And despite the temperatures that still fall into the too-cool-for-my-tastes range and the wool socks that feel as though they haven't left my feet since October, I'm thinking about ways to freshen up my life to welcome the arrival of another glorious spring!
And it's not just my house that's going to get the spring cleaning treatment this year — I'm going to start digging through my old jewelry, finding pieces that I haven't worn in a while, and figure out how I can recycle or upcycle them into new beaded jewelry creations. I've always loved doing jewelry-making makeovers using vintage jewelry that's a little bit broken or might need some love, and I think it's a great way to use beads that you already have, saving money and energy.
Do you have a great tip for recycling jewelry? Do you love to use old, broken vintage jewelry to create new designs? If you have some great ideas for recycling jewelry, we want to hear them! Leave a comment on this blog here on Beading Daily, and our panel of judges will pick one winner from the best tip we see. The winner will receive a Sunflower Bracelet beading kit in their choice of rose or blue, plus a copy of Stitching With Shaped Beads: 10 Beaded Projects to Make With SuperDuos and Twins.
To enter the contest, leave a comment below and share your spring jewelry recycling tip. At 11 a.m. Eastern time on April 7, 2014, our panel of judges will pick one winner for best tip from the entered comments. Check back on April 7 to see if you’ve won. The Contest begins on April 4, 2014 and ends April 7, 2014. Due to the variety of rules regulating contests worldwide, we can only select winners from entrants that are U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry; and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec).View full contest rules.
Good luck and happy spring!
P.S. Need some inspiration? Here are some of my favorite recycled jewelry blogs from Beading Daily!
- Earth Day Projects
- The Great Necklace-making Makeover
- The Great Jewelry-making Makeover
- Another Necklace-making Makeover
- Earring-making Makeover
- Repurpose your Old Jewelry This Spring
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