Reduce Reuse Recycle Making Handmade Jewelry

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Making Handmade Jewelry from Recycled Materials

Earth Day gives everyone a chance to remember how precious our environment is and how many ways ordinary people can make the world a better place. Changing small things can have a huge impact on the future of the planet and the future of our children. Being environmentally friendly is not just for one day a year, it is a way a life that can save the world.

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Flower earrings handcrafted from recycled copper

There are simple ways to celebrate Earth Day to make the world a little better place to live in. We have to encourage an understanding of important environmental issues so that more people are aware of the critical actions we need to take to protect our environment. We can plant some trees, clean up a stream or help your local community garden. As handmade jewelry artisans, there are things that we can do as well.

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Handmade Copper Rings Made from Recycled Copper

1- Reduce the amount of resources you consume

When making handmade jewelry strive to get it right the first time. Planning and experimentation greatly reduce the waste involved when making handmade earrings and handmade bracelets. Carefully consider the correct amount of resources that are needed to have the least amount of waste.

Reducing the waste by eliminating unnecessary packaging of handcrafted jewelry will help everyone in the long haul. Consider more environmentally friendly packaging alternatives such as jewelry gift boxes made from recycled materials.

Unique Yorkshire Terrier Bracelet
Handmade Bracelets, Yorkshire Terrier Bracelet Made from Recycled Copper

2- Reuse materials for your handmade jewelry

Reuse materials for your handmade jewelry as well as reusing the packing products to eliminate waste every day. Try visiting your local recycling plant to obtain packing materials such as Styrofoam and shredded papers. Every time you reuse materials and supplies you make the world a better place for your children.

Whimsical Art Jewelry, Cat Earrings handcrafted from recycle copper
Whimsical Cat Art Jewelry, Cat Earrings Handcrafted from Recycled Copper

3- Use Recycled Materials for your Handmade Jewelry

You can use Recycled Materials when making jewelry. And also you can recycle your unused and scrap metal leftover from making handmade jewelry. Many metal mills will buy your scrap metal to create new recycled metal products. Recycle older handcrafted jewelry pieces reusing parts and findings to create new handmade earrings and unique bracelets.

When we make jewelry, there are lots of leftover small pieces that we recycle. Lately, we have been reusing theme pieces instead of discarding them. We make the small earring dangle pieces from these pieces. This also helps us reduce the cost of our handmade jewelry. This is one of the reasons that we can offer affordable handmade jewelry as we use every piece of our materials and do not waste anything.

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Handmade Dangle Earrings Made from Recycled Copper

Mother Nature will not be so forgiving once the damage is done. We have to be very careful with our actions as there will be no returning after everything is destroyed. We only have one world and our actions today can make the difference for a brighter tomorrow.

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Recycle Copper Alaska State Forget me Not Flower Bracelet

This is an original article from Jennifer Hisir of Handmade Jewelry by Copper Reflections.

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