Wear Your Silverware Around Your Neck with McFlashpants' Recycled Jewelry
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Here's another way to creatively reuse unwanted cutlery: Turn them into jewelry. That's precisely what Jen McGlashan of McFlashpants does, whether it's slicing off the ends of vintage flatware and stringing them with waxed cotton cord, or hacking silver-plated forks into segments and then re-linking the pieces with jump rings. The twisted tines of discarded forks are fodder for an eclectic series of rings, while two halves of an antique spoon become light-catching earrings. Nothing is wasted as far as McGlashan is concerned: Silver scraps are melted down and transformed into interlocking puzzle pieces for setting as pendants, cufflinks, bracelets charms, or earrings.
And if you'd rather wear your greens than chew them—or you're interested in miniature gardening (a dropper is included for watering)—McGlashan has a line of "living jewelry" comprising organic herbs like chocolate mint, lemon balm, and patchouli rooted in sod-filled recycled ginseng bottles and sawed-off knife handles. Use them as personal adornment (brooch, necklace) or affix them to your window with the included suction cups. Not convinced? We hear they'll grow on you.
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