recycle jewelry


Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the built up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times. In recent times the material has been recycled as eco-friendly jewelry.


etsyfindoftheday | wedding week 2017 | 6.14.17

DAY ONE: traditional wedding finds // rings
featuring: recycled gold engagement ring + wedding band by mineralogydesign


etsyfindoftheday | BLACK FRIDAY GIFTS | 11.25.16

gift idea: jewelry
featured: amazing fine jewelry by mineralogydesign

  • champagne diamond dot ring
  • pear rose-cut yellow diamond earrings, OOAK
  • recycled gold baguette diamond earrings
  • rose quartz + hammered disc crescent necklace
  • kyanite + druzy arc necklace
  • sodalite rectangle double curve necklace, OOAK


This is my new challenge to witches: a year of building your altar/tools/workspace/self by adding a little bit every month that is outside of your “normal” needs.

This challenge is secular, but for me I will probably lapse into saying “altar” a lot - please forgive me. My craft is mostly secular, but I do still spend a lot of time working on my relationships with various Gods and Goddesses and other beings. If this does not interest you, please ignore it. 

The challenge is divided into months and it focuses on growing the things that you have and want for your craft but often ignore because you usually need to buy herbs or paper or whatever. That’s totally fine, but sometimes you just need something a little extra, just because. We’ve all been there.

The best part of this challenge is there are many, many ways of participating and they are pick and choose. If you can’t afford to spend money this month, you can choose one of the other challenges! 

The main goals of the challenge are to recycle materials, even if it’s just moving something second hand into your home and making sure you don’t spend too much money or time.

The challenges include:

1. Shop from your own home! Recycle something you use in another part of the house and bring it into your craft. Maybe it’s a chair you don’t use in the livingroom or an old sheet you can use as a reading cloth.

2. Spend less than $5 in a thrift or charity shop.

3. Spend less than $10 in a thrift or charity shop.

4. Spend less than $20 in a thrift or charity shop.

5. Trade something! A service or an object or both!

6. Make something from recyclable material, such as water bottles or cans.

7. Learn to make something new from the things you have in you home, like a book!

8. Recycle some jewelry you don’t wear anymore.

9. Learn to make paper from scraps.

10. Break down something you are going to throw out. Maybe there is a couch that is too damaged to keep using - save the fabric!

11. Find an old book you can recycle into something new.

12. Plant your own herbs.

13. Search for rocks outside.

14. Make something using old paint.

15. Shop from a friend’s house. Allow them to do the same!

16. Have a garage sale! While it’s not bringing things into your home, you can use what you make to go to other garage sales and get what you need.

Each month pick one of these challenges to do. Try to pick early in the month before you have a chance to go shopping or looking around and finish it by the end of the month. Tag it as #thriftcraft challenge so I can see all the cool things you guys are able to do, make and find!


etsyfindoftheday 3 | 7.2.15

theme thursday: red, white and blue accessories

red, white, and blue gemstone rings by onegarnetgirl // 1 | 2 | 3 

royal red garnet prong-set solitaire, white moissanite bezel-set in recycled gold, or a grouping of five stunning blue sapphires all in a row … one of onegarnetgirl’s beautiful fine jewelry rings would be ready to rock this 4th of july.


etsyfindoftheday 3 | 11.21.16

recycled gold + gemstone jewelry by mineralogydesign

sorry for the late post guys … not sure where my original 3rd post went!! anyways, mineralogydesign is always a beautiful solution. i can’t get enough of their sparkle.