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Recycled-Bag Necklace

Oct 19, 2010
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Designer: Derya Aksoy
Originally Published: Handcrafted Jewelry 2010

Create your own eco-friendly pendant by fusing leaf shapes cut from plastic grocery bags together into a feathery looking focal. Add chain and a glass pearl for a simple necklace.

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Ruth. wrote
on Oct 19, 2010 6:19 PM

Wow Could have fooled me. I thought that was bronze.

reddebra9999 wrote
on Oct 22, 2010 9:47 AM

ABFAB!!!   What a clever idea (and the person who thought of it)   that smell is all my plastic bags being morphed into wonderful jewellery!!!!

Sabbey-2009 wrote
on Oct 30, 2010 3:38 PM

Hi Derya, pendant looks beautiful, but can't begin to imagine how you did it!  Well done and thank you for posting it, I enjoyed seeing it. Suzie, Queensland Australia.

catdaddytn wrote
on Nov 3, 2010 7:39 AM

Is the pendant hard or crunchy?  This is one of those things that I need to see to "get it."

ixjaneix wrote
on Nov 22, 2010 10:48 AM

wow, the pendant looks great. thanks for sharing this =)

Joyful Joy wrote
on Dec 28, 2010 5:20 AM

Stunning!  Representing our environment as positively as you have ... creating a beautiful work of art ... KUDOS!  Thank you for sharing...

beadtime wrote
on Jan 5, 2011 6:24 PM

Great idea!  Can't wait to try it!!  Looks rustic, but intriguing, interesting!!

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hgyimesi wrote
on Jan 15, 2011 4:33 PM

Unbelievable!  What absolute creativity!  I can't wait to try this!

hgyimesi wrote
on Jan 15, 2011 4:33 PM

Unbelievable!  What absolute creativity!  I can't wait to try this!

Aprilas wrote
on Jan 29, 2011 1:26 PM

It's NOT eco-friendly!  The gases that are released when you heat them are very toxic!

flatlandah wrote
on Feb 7, 2011 6:33 AM

I checked with the MSDS sheet for the plastic bags that I use. I also checked with a chemist.(my daughter-in-law has her PhD in Chemistry) As long as the plastic doesn't exceed the temps stated on the MSDS sheet, it's safe. 

For the plastic bags I use, it gets dangerous at 300 degrees. I don't burn them and they don't get anywhere near that high of a temp.  

Be safe and check the MSDS sheets for the type of plastic you're working with. 

on Feb 10, 2011 6:19 AM

Hi - What a great idea - what did you use to stiffen the bag pieces?