Loved Ron Mills comments. One of my favorite things is to remake old
or odd jewelry into something nifty. The recycler's mantra should
include remake along with reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle.
Terrie mentioned buying "scrap" gold and silver at the pawn brokers
- that stuff is great for decoration and recombination (Hmmm, isn't
that like genetic engineering??).
This is not original, but a nice way for someone to enjoy a deceased
loved one's wedding band. Cut the band in half. Shape each half
into a question mark. Turn one of those shapes over so that you
have mirror images and combine them into a "heart". Solder the "v"
at the top and the point at the bottom. Add a bale if you want, but
the heart can be freely suspended by a chain through the middle. If
there's a gemstone (like a diamond on an engagement ring) solder
that inside the heart from the "v".
By the same token, the wedding band halves can be shaped into a "c"
shape. Solder a post on one end to make open back hoop earrings.
Isn't this fun! What other ideas are out there for creative
Judy in Kansas
Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
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