Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bread Tag Jewelry Inspiration and Tutorials

If you're like me, the first thing I do after I am finished with the loaf of bread is to toss the plastic bread tag into the garbage bin. But there are some eco-minded artisans who do not look down at the humble bread tag.


Australian Wizzy Bliss has collected thousands of bread tags over the years. She has developed a way of molding the tags together to create a unique range of jewelry shown above.

TUTORIALS

If you look at Heidi Borchers's Bread Tag Jazzy jewelry tutorial, I'll bet bread tags would be far from your mind. But that's exactly what she used.


It's not what you use but what you do with it that results in such eye-catching results. It just takes a creative spark.

If you are wondering, Heidi also included had a solution for the opening at the top of the tag. The other option is to turn the bread tags upside down and drill holes for jump rings (see pendant example here).  My favorite part is how she put together 4 bread tags for each of the earring dangles.

Another imaginative use of bread tags is the tutorial by Crafts by Amanda for these cute bread tag monsters. Don't you think they would make great charms for a child's bracelet or necklace?


So start saving those bread tags!

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5 comments :

Azure Islands Designs said...

Some people have such a wonderful imagination...not something I would have thought of.

Happy holidays to you and yours Pearl.
Cheers

Recycling jewelery girl said...

those are so cute!!!!!

Ruralrose said...

Merry Christmas Pearl, thanks for all your valueable help this year. Hope you are warm, dry and happy. Peace

BetteJo said...

And to think I've been throwing out jewelry components for years!

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for featuring my bread tag monsters! Really appreciate that :) I made some bread tag snowmen for Christmas too. happy new year!

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