The making of my recycled silver Pebble range
As a bit of a self-confessed hoarder, I've always collected up the precious little off-cuts of silver when I'm making jewellery. When I first started making jewellery I knew once I'd collected half a kilo(!) of these tiny little scraps, I could send them back to my supplier for credit, but as I wasn't making huge quantities of jewellery at that time it would have taken me years to accumulate!
So that's when these little pebble studs were born ~ it made so much more sense to recycle the silver myself and be able to create a whole new product. I recycle everything I can at home, so why not in my jewellery too? I love the concept of no waste, so these are perfect for that!
I was approached by one of my suppliers, Kernowcraft, earlier this year to write a guest tutorial on how to make these studs to share with their followers. I was delighted to be asked and it was such a pleasure to write. You can see the step by step guide for how they are made as well as a bit more about me over on their blog HERE.
I'm so glad I started saving every little scrap of silver I could all those years ago; the tiny little pot I had to start with has since been upgraded to a much larger pot that is now bursting full of silver offcuts that are destined for a whole new life!
The possibilities are endless and these eco-silver Pebble studs have been such a great place to start! I have recently added pendants to the range as well as the studs which are available in 4 different sizes.
You can see them in my Etsy shop HERE
I have lots of plans for extending this range further this year, so keep your eyes peeled for updates!