Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Upcycled Leaves from PET Bottles for Jewelry Making

By on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 9 Comments

It's one thing to create recycled or upcycled jewelry. It's another to make something beautiful out of this waste material.  Check out this great upcycled leaves tutorial from Monika on her arts and crafts blog.  The tutorial is in Polish so you will need to translate it.


The key to this tutorial is the use of a soldering/heating tool.  The instructor used specifically a  Dremel Versatip multipurpose Tool . The tool is marketed for "soldering, melting, shrinking, pyrography, hot cutting and paint removing" due to the available interchangeable tips.

So what she did was to melt away cut-outs in pieces of PET bottles. The heat from the tool also gave the leaves a slightly warped effect.  It looks like a necklace but I think earrings will be pretty cool too.

Hat tip to Aims for this find.

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9 comments:

  1. I love using familiar items in new ways, and even though these won't last a long time as jewelry, I like the concept very much!

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    1. You've got to like the recycling aspect as well!!

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    2. Oh poo! My computer won't show me any of the pictures for the tutorial. I will have to wait til I can get to the library sometime.

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    3. It's not you! It is a server issue. I've dropped a comment to let Monika know to look into the problem. So check back later.

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  2. I'm eager to give this a try. I've got the tools - just need the time I think.... ;0)

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  3. Good morning Pearl. Thank you very much for sharing. I fixed the fault, also added a translator in the side column of the blog - just select the language. Successful creation :)

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    1. Thanks so much for doing all that! We all appreciate it!

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  4. this is very cool. Never thought about doing this. The leaves are beautiful.

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