Eco-Friendly Jewelry

Michigan-Based Floral Designer Turns Succulents Into Living Jewelery

Susan McLeary is no ordinary floral designer. As principal of Passionflower in Anne Arbor, Mich., McLeary creates lush living jewelry from miniature succulents. Meant for short-term,…

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Slow Factory's Key Necklace Supports Training for Refugees in Lebanon

Viewed from space, the Earth is a glistening, opalescent marble flecked with highlights of white, ultramarine, emerald, and gold. Unmarked by visible borders or ideological boundaries,…

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31 Bits: Exquisite Recycled Paper Jewelry, Made by Ugandan Artisans

PAPER CHASERS The artisans behind 31 Bits repurpose paper from posters, advertisements, and even textbook pages, which they tear into long strips, roll into tight beads, and then coat…

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Make a Tassel Necklace for Valentine's Day (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES String or yarn scraps One long necklace chain An embroidery needle A bead A washer STEP ONE Cut your scrap string to roughly the same length. This length will…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Backs Foundry That Grows Real Diamonds

Photo by Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock Leonardo DiCaprio is splurging on some bling for his birthday. The actor and environmental activist, who turned 41 on Wednesday, announced on social…

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Chopard Debuts Diffusion Line of Jewelry Made With Fairly Mined Gold

Chopard held a mini-soiree at its Bond Street boutique in London Sunday night to toast the launch of its latest diffusion jewelry line—its first to incorporate fairly mined gold.…

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"Worldbeing" is a Wearable That Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Most of us breeze through our chaotic lives without complete awareness of just what affect we each have on the earth. Britain’s Layer Design Studio has created a wearable device that…

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These Necklaces, Eyeglasses Make Dramatic Statements About U.K.'s Air

Most statement necklaces are just about standing out and looking great, but these dramatic necklaces are actually making a statement about air quality and pollution in the UK.…

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TourDeFork's 3D-Printed Rings Turn Food Into Fashion

With TourDeFork’s three-dimensionally printed rings, you can have your cake and wear it, too. Designed for the December 2014 issue of Italy’s… …

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Smog-Containing Jewelry Support World's Largest Air Purifier

Studio Daan Roosegaarde wants you to help fight air pollution and smog– by wearing it on your finger. With his proposed air-purifier called the Smog Free Tower, Roosegaarde is…

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Purple: A Social-Networked Digital Locket That Stores Unlimited Photos

Purple is a new heirloom wearable device that helps you keep your all treasured photos and messages from loved ones close to your heart. Your phone can hold thousands of images and…

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Jewelbots Are High-Tech Friendship Bracelets That Teach Girls to Code

What better way to teach preteens about coding than the beloved friendship bracelet. Jewlbots is a new line of smart friendship bracelets that hook up with a smartphone app to teach…

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Man Turns Bone From Amputated Leg Into Engagement Ring

When Mike Perrett proposed to his then-girlfriend, Melita, in 2011, he offered her more than a piece of his heart. He also gave her part of his shinbone. The Guernsey man, who had his…

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Paula Ortega Uses Milk Proteins to Make Biodegradable Jewelry

Innovative jewelry designer Paula Ortega’s new line is as fleeting as beauty itself. Made from an impossible-sounding mix of metals and milk proteins, the “wearable sculptures”…

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This Jewelry is Made of Recycled Coffee Grounds

Rosalie McMillan doesn’t have to look far for her coffee fix. The London designer creates jewelry from Çurface, an industrial composite derived from waste grounds and…

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Sophie Carnell Creates Haunting Jewelry From Salvaged Ocean Trash

MATERIAL HAZARDS Several of the pieces mimic silhouettes found in nature—Carnell’s way of echoing the plight of marine animals, from seabirds to bivalves, who mistake plastic…

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Artist Merry Coor Turns Loved Ones' Ashes Into Memorial Pendants

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust? Not if you’re California glassmaker Merry Coor. The Eureka resident specializes in making “ash beads”: tangible mementos of the deceased…

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Pyrrha Expands Line of Recycled-Metal "Game of Thrones" Jewelry

VALAR MORGHULIS But while the show—and the books on which it’s based—are fiction, the techniques Pyrrha employs are not. The company uses the traditional art of lost-wax…

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