♻️🌏🌳one of things I have always done even from childhood is reuse ♻️ recycle and try not to waste anything. We use to collect cans as kids to earn small change. That was almost 50 years ago.
Growing up in a family with 6 kids, my parents always taught me not to waste anything. This stayed with me even as an educator, teaching Outdoor Environmental Studies for 26 years. Teaching our future the importance of caring for the environment whilst enjoying the outdoors.
Today in my new passion I still reuse, recycle and even up-cycle. This post shows the scrap silver, then the melted ingots (which are very rough) then the rolled silver and finally a back plate and ring. All of this from scraps on my bench.
I quite like the raw look of the silver I have melted and forged myself. It gives me a greater sense of creativeness and satisfaction making a piece from raw products.
We have several items made using hand forged silver online now, and there will be many more to come.
I also love to reform and remake vintage cutlery / flatware into wearable art, my creations can be found at Steven Street Gallery Yandina Qld and at our local Pomona Rockin Relics in Factory St. Our Collection of Up-cycled vintage flatware jewellery has grown, follow the link to browse our entire range: