UP CYCLE is a nod to the 60's and 70's and the graphic Warhol era in which I grew up. These pieces are hand cut from heavy vinyl banners that featured my jewelry at the John Michael Kohler Art Center's Midsummer of the Arts Festival. It therefore seemed appropriate to use the same banners that highlighted my jewelry, to be re-appropriated to become pieces of jewelry. Though this material is not traditional to jewelry making and lacking in perceived value, the clean lines and blocks of color create striking visual statements.

All pieces are hand cut from different areas of the banner and therefore vary from piece to piece. 

vinyl banner
vinyl banner
Beach Ball Earrings
Beach Ball Earrings

vinyl.brass.silver wires. 1 1/4"dia. $18

IMG_4005
IMG_4005

vinyl.brass.silver ear wires. 2 1/2" l. 1/2" w. $18

Peek a Boo Earrings
Peek a Boo Earrings

vinyl.brass.sterling ear wires. 1 1/2" dia. $20

Hoola Hoops
Hoola Hoops

vinyl.brass.gold filled earwires. 1 1/2" dia. $24

Hoola Hoops
Hoola Hoops

vinyl.brass.gold filled wires. 1 1/2" dia. $24

double Hoola Hoops
double Hoola Hoops

vinyl and brass. gold filled earwires $40

Tear Drop Earrings
Tear Drop Earrings

vinyl.brass.silver ear wires. 1 1/4" l. 1"w. $24

Boat Earrings
Boat Earrings

vinyl.steel.silver ear wires. 2 1/2"l. $40

Boat Earrings
Boat Earrings

vinyl.brass.gold filled ear wires.2"l. 1"w. $28

Banner Day EarringsIMG_4006
Banner Day EarringsIMG_4006

vinyl.brass tube & chain 30"chain $50

3 Ring Circus Necklace
3 Ring Circus Necklace

vinyl.copper tubing.leather. 36"l $50