Repurposed, upcycled, recycled cone-shaped earrings made from old priority mailers! Yes, you read that right…priority mailers! Priority mailers are made from a plastic fiber called Tyvek, you may have seen it used in construction. It is a super fun medium for everything from wall art, journals to jewelry! It has an organic look and has a light paper-like feel but is super strong!
This is a general DIY, since it has an organic feel nothing has to be precise, have fun and experiment! With this particular technique you will need a heat gun and silicone mat or heat resistant pad, some metallic acrylic paint, scissors, a chopstick or end of a paintbrush.
I first paint both sides of a sheet cut from an old priority mailer. The backs I just do lightly, no need to totally cover the writing! I like metallic acrylic craft paints. They don’t look very impressive at first but after heating they really shimmer!
I then cut some rough 2 1/2″ circles with a slit and form a tight cone. Remember they will shrink a bit!
Then I carefully heat using my heat gun on my silicone mat while twirling the cone, holding it down with the end of my paintbrush. See my video and follow me here onFacebook.
You can find lots of great detailed and inspiring videos on youtube for this technique and also technique using an iron to create the texture.
Are you looking for original eco-friendly affordable gifts or is it time to treat yourself to some repurposed and recycled materials art jewelry? BluKatDesign on Etsy specializes in upcycled jewelry. Here you can find one-of-a-kind works of wearable art or smaller unique upcycled pendant necklaces made from old priority mailers and CDs at BluKatDesign.
The priority mailers (made with Tyvek, a plastic fiber) are painted with colorful metallic paints, heated to form textures, cut to shape and then sealed with resin. The CDs and DVDs are zapped in a microwave for a few seconds to crackle then baked to intensify the color. Both are super shimmery, vibrant, fun to wear and super unique!
Say goodbye to the boring cookie-cutter everything-looks-alike minimalist style and say hello to fresh bold colors for spring! Butterflies are always in for spring but look for chunkier or more colorful pieces this year. A repurposed vintage butterfly necklace by BluKatDesign on Etsy makes a bold statement for spring. For an edgier look, butterfly and skulls in new candy colors are perfect for 2022.
2022 Spring Jewelry Trends: Playful Bright Candy Colors
Playful bright candy colors are the trend for Spring 2022 jewelry! You can find one-of-a-kind, colorful jewelry by BluKatDesign on Etsy! From fuzzy bright blue earrings to neon bobby pin chokers you can find something new to make your spring outfit pop! The boring minimalist style is fading away thankfully to bolder and more unique pieces once again!
Christmas and Valentine’s Day ornaments were even more popular this year! I was so busy over the holidays I didn’t get a chance to post. Now that more people are working outside of the home, I hope everyone will still be decorating for holidays like Easter. Here at BluKatDesign on Etsy, I have new variations of my tart tin bunny ornaments, shadowbox ornaments, cottage chic eggs for baskets or hanging, Easter baskets made from tart tins, plus some new wall ornaments, all ready to ship for Easter! Click on photos to go to my Etsy shop for details.
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Sugar Skull Jewelry & Ornaments For Day of the Dead
By BluKatDesign on Etsy
I have always loved the colorful folk art crafts from Mexico including Day of the Dead sugar skulls. At BluKatDesign on Etsy you can find unique, one-of-a-kind sugar skull necklaces, earrings and ornaments! Check out some of my latest items:
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The nostalgic charm of vintage jewelry reminds me of fall with the excitement of cooler sunny weather, back to school, and getting new fall outfits! This month only at BluKatDesign on Etsy you can save 20% on all repurposed vintage and vintage inspired jewelry. From button earrings, smashed button coin necklaces to one-of-a-kind statement necklaces featuring vintage jewelry parts, antique keys, or even a vintage handkerchief pendant, you will surely find something “new” for fall. These unique designs are remade into easy-to-wear pieces that are stylish now; like they came out of grandma’s button jar or jewelry box but work with today’s fashions! Click now to save on BluKatDesign repurposed vintage jewelry
Do you have loved ones you still aren’t able to visit or need a gift to to bring the host for a 4th of July gathering? A handmade decorative patriotic ornament is a great gift or alternative to a card! This year is my first year for making Independence Day ornaments and they are a hit! Each ornament is one-of-a-kind, I make them from plastic spools and vintage Altoids tins. The Altoids tin ornaments feature nostalgic vintage art prints with beads and American flags. They will come in a matching box ready for gift giving. The spool ornaments have star dangles with sparkly tinsel trim with red white and blue stars and stripes papers. These come in organza bags. Click on the photos to go to my Etsy shop fro details:
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Upcycling and working with scrap fabric and denim is one of my favorite things to do. I mostly make jewelry but I have recently made wall hangings! This Spring I have updated my older slightly larger denim bluebell flower earrings with a daintier version with colorful seed bead accents. These new whimsical earrings are now available in my Etsy store in blue denim, pinks, green, purple and even one that looks like a fuchsia flower! There is a black version that looks like a pair of dancers! Adding a new pair of earrings to an existing outfit is a quick and affordable way to update your look! Click on the following photos to go to my Etsy store for more details:
Does your spring or summer wardrobe need an update? Is it time to get out of your yoga pants yet? Adding a pop of color will update any look! These fun earrings would also make great gifts for gardeners or flower lovers, they come in a cute little box ready for gift giving. Be sure to check out BluKatDesign on Etsy for more upcycled and Eco-Friendly jewelry and gifts.