Upcycling is defined as the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless or unwanted products into new materials or products perceived to be of greater value, such as artistic value or environmental value.

 

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Upcycled with Gold 20cm x 20cm / 8" x 8" Price upon request. 24K gold smalti, 10K gold earring, stained glass, corroded washers, brass washers, smalti, bugle beads, glass beads. Sleek geometric designs pairing black and gold instantly create glitz and glamour, and suggest the wealth and luxury which was the epitome of the Art Deco period.

Upcycled with Silver 20cm x 20cm / 8" x 8" Price upon request. Sterling silver earrings, stained glass, corroded washer, smalti, mirrored Van Gogh glass, glass rod, stainless steel ball & chain. Delicate wispy white and transparent glass with a whole lotta silver bling, inspired by the soft flowing fabrics and crystal embellishments of an elegant wedding gown.

Upcycled with Jade 20cm x 20cm / 8" x 8" Price upon request. Canadian jade, stained glass, pebbles, corroded nails and hex nut, recycled glass rounds. The dry rock gardens of Japan - founded in Zen ideology - are carefully composed arrangements of sand and lines (water and waves), rock (mountains), and shrubbery (nature) presented here in beautiful Canadian jade.

Upcycled with Turquoise 20cm x 20cm / 8" x 8" Price upon request. Turquoise cabochon, turquoise and silver earrings, stained glass, corroded nails and washer, Zenza glass tile, ceramic tile, glass rounds, bugle beads. First brought to Europe from Turkey, the pairing of the unique hues of turquoise with the warm earth-tone colours of the desert immediately suggest the beautiful natural environment of the Southwest.

Upcycled with Amethyst 20cm x 20cm / 8" x 8" Price upon request. Polished amethyst stone, diamond cut amethyst crystal, stained glass, corroded nails and washers, fused glass cabochons. Purple - the mix of red and blue - is one of the most coveted and expensive colours, and as such is an indication of both wealth and power. Long associated with royalty, purple became the imperial colour worn throughout history by Roman magistrates, emperors and bishops.

Upcycled with Lapis Lazuli 20cm x 20cm / 8" x 8" Price upon request. Lapis lazuli & brass pendant, 24K gold mosaic glass, gold & azure mirror tile, stained glass, corroded nails and washer, recycled glass tile. Dating back 6,500 years, lapis lazuli was a favoured stone of ancient Egypt, and was said to contain the souls of the gods. Admired for its intense colour, it is found in the death mask of King Tutankhamun and in eyeshadow used by Cleopatra herself.

Upcycled with Copper 19cm x 19cm / 7.5" x 7.5" SOLD Copper beads, copper nails, stained glass, matte glass tiles, ceramic tiles, corroded washers, recycled glass rounds.

Upcycled with Pearl 19cm x 19cm / 7.5" x 7.5" SOLD Genuine salt-water pearls, mother-of-pearl buttons, stained glass, corroded nails and washers, recycled glass tiles.

Upcycled with Amethyst 19cm x 19cm / 7.5" x 7.5" Price upon request. Amber and sterling silver earrings, stained glass, corroded screws and washers, fused glass. The design is loosely based on an insect which may have been found preserved in amber – the golden fossilized resin of ancient trees.