BRAND NEW CHALLENGE BLOG: Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!!

March 31st 2012


A BRAND New Recycle Challenge blog - Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!! Do you love to "hoard" anything & everything???? If you said yes then this is the challenge blog for you!!

Our first challenge is an "Anything Goes" Challenge - so we want you to recycle anything you have been saving or have on hand and create with it!! Make sure you let us know what your "recycled" item is and how you have used it so we can all learn new things and get more ideas on how to recycle! And for an added bonus and the opportunity to win a great new "recycle" theme Sentiment just tell us what the "strangest" thing is that you have recycled or been keeping to recycle - we would love to know what things people have ideas for!


For my creation this month I have recycled a funky "arrow" shaped belt buckle from a box of buttons & goodies I was given as well as some black leather thong from a broken multi strand necklace. I've added beads to the leather and also the top of my "Charisma" face from CS Designs. Charisma has been coloured with Copic Markers and then adhered to the jewelry "mould" and covered with Diamond Glaze. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the jewelry piece to the buckle and also added a brooch pin to the back - pretty cool????


Our challenges will run for an entire month so you have plenty of time to enter! And you can use any images you like and any recycled item for this month!!

AND for this month we have a bonus challenge with the chance to WIN a Great CS Designs Sentiment. We need you to tell us what the strangest thing is that you have been "hanging on to" to recycle in a creation & how you are planning to use it. Just add this info to your blog post when you enter our challenge this month and you will be in the running for the prize!!

I would have to say I have held onto several strange items!
I have a few iPOD hard plastic packaging boxes which I have used to make a "Mummy's Sarcophagus" click here to view.
I also currently have a pair of shoe laces from a pair of shoes that my daughter wanted to add bright colourful showlaces to and I couldn't bear to throw them out so I may be able to use them to make a decorated carry gift bag & make the handles with them.

We cant wait to hear what you have and what you are going to do with it!!

15 comments:

Chelsea said...

This is awesome Sharon!

Gez said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. SO clever!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Cool piece! Very striking, Sharon!

Terry said...

Oh yes, this is funky fun! What a great recycled creation! Have fun!

Netty said...

Thats pretty well gorgeous Sharon, x

Nicks said...

Thats bright and beautiful x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, looks wonderful.

Ellis said...

Fabulous creation Sharon, love what you have made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your talent and creativity continue to amaze and inspire me, and another challenge for me to check out. Wow!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- this is so amazing! I love the great colors of the image- and how cool is that arrow buckle you recycled- I have nothing even remotely that cool! Wow!

Michele said...

Sharon, it is exquisite! how do you do it? wonderful. xo

CTgirl said...

Sharon, I love how you created a fabulous new piece of jewellery from throw-away bits. This is really inspiring!! Charisma is just perfect for this!!

lynne said...

Amazingly cool and amazingly well created.
Wishes
Lynne

MezzoKat said...

Sharon, this isn't a recycle, it's a metamorphosis! You've made me think about all those mateless earrings I've been keeping. Belt buckles and earrings; inspiration often comes from the unexpected.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Sharon, Great exmple for our new Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invet. I love your recycled belt buckle, it is simply stunning. You always do such a fantastic on your altered jewelry. Can't wait to see you use your shoelaces, I have quite a few of these and it would be great to see what you finally do with yours.
:) Chris / CS Designs

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