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adaptive reuse jewelry


Christine Terrell

Tin Jeweler  |  Reckless Recycler

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”― Boyd K. Packer

When I was a kid I used to laugh at my mom for her drawer of 'gently used' tin foil. It seemed excessive at best, but more likely just a bit loony. Now I completely get why she did it. It wasn't about the money—though we are a frugal lot!. It was about using things up.

Tin Jewelry

It’s this drive to ‘waste not’ that inspired the adaptive reuse line of art jewelry. Wanting to explore the world of metalsmithing, but not wanting to invest in expensive tools and materials, I stumbled across the idea of using old tin cans. I picked up a few during my next thrift store foray and the rest, as they say, is history. I was immediately smitten by not only the found imagery and color, but also by the realization that I had found a use for what someone else found useless.

Collage & Gelatin Printmaking

I love to clear my jewelry making mind by creating collages, both traditional and my new and speedy 'glueless collage' process where I create compositions, snap a pic and then start over with different elements.

I'm also in love with the gelatin printmaking process. Honestly I haven't yet found a lot of uses for all the prints, but that's not really why I do it. It's by far the most accessible and engagingly fun process I've had the pleasure of playing around with. It's the playfulness that I come back for over and over again.




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