Life dishes out lemons from time to time. But Colorado based Christine Marie Davis turned hers into "jewels"! This inspiring artisan has an Etsy store called Christine's Cabinet which specializes in handmade eco jewelry. She works with salvaged metal and unusual found objects.
|Cinderella Gypsy Necklace|
Her distinctive line of smashed button jewelry came about on a day of particular frustration. She was so angry and disappointed that no one on Etsy wanted to buy her collection of vintage metal buttons. So she took her hammer to them - every single last one. Not only did she feel much better, the flattened metal buttons became so much more interesting. Christine then layered and riveted the buttons into unique charms and a new collection was born!
|Christine's original smashed button charm necklace|
Christine says she has been collecting "stuff" and scrounging since she was a teenager. The creation of her smashed button jewelry line was serendipitous but her ability to see the potential in all sorts of unwanted material is remarkable. Just check out her store and see for yourself!
|Queen of the Bohemian Gypsies Large Smashed Button Pendant|
Eco jewelry at its best.
Before You Go:
- How to Make Riveted Recycled Soda Can Earrings
- How to Make Recycled Water or Pop Bottle Jewelry
- Tutorial - Awesome Jewelry from Recycled Christmas Lights
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