Recycled Wearable Art
by Daily Grommet
We at Daily Grommet agree with Ann Skydell Harmon that “recycling can be beautiful.” Originally conceived as a project for her art students and to promote recycling, her hand-made creations formed from recycled soda can tabs quickly became popular. Ann’s husband hand-selects each tab then washes, sands, and polishes … for a lustrous finish. The tabs are crafted into unique bracelets, necklaces, and earrings sometimes with various beads woven into the jewelry to add color and texture. The jewelry is light-weight and light-hearted, joyful, and reflective.
There are so many levels of meaning to Ann’s “wearable art.” You can show how much you care about the planet and be stylish while doing so. Being green is the new black, after all.
Ann’s jewelry was included in the 2009 Emmy celebrity swag bags. She was recently awarded the Green America Seal of Approval, which honors companies that are socially and environmentally responsible. As a consumer, you know that businesses bearing this seal operate in ways that support workers, communities, and protect the environment. Ann-Made Art reminds us that a little creativity can put many discarded materials to new use and we’re all for that.