Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jewelry Making Goes Green at The Banana Factory

I always meet the nicest and most interesting people when I teach at The Banana Factory. Today was no different. The students who joined me for my Jewelry Making Goes Green workshop came from New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania.

Lorene created the laminated earrings above using pages from an old wrapping paper catalog.

I brought a lot of aluminum soup tabs to class today so that the students could make these funky pendants. Diane did a great job using monochromatic colors for her design. Believe it or not, that's not a pearl. It's a mushroom button. Deceiving, isn't it?

I love how Lorene used paper clips, paper, natural fibers, and unique stones create these earrings. Nice job!

Natural fibers have a way of adding just that little extra touch to a pair of earrings. Ilisa's ensemble is fabulous.

I'll leave you with more pictures from today's workshop below. Enjoy!



Sunshine Buttercup said...

Lovely pieces! I just love how that "can tab" became so perfect for a pendant! Absolutely brilliant idea and beautiful end-product!

Crystal said...

Great job! Looks like you had a lot of fun in your classes. I just love recycled crafting! :-)

Anonymous said...

WOW! Liz, your students made such creative pieces of "green" jewelry! Beautiful work!