Eilisain aka Lisette in Gaelic

Welcome to my blog, where I document my process in making jewelry, muse on the influence of art and the joy of making beautiful objects.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Recyle = Rad jewelry

As the the saying goes, one person's trash is another's treasure.

US jewellers Christina Miller, the Co-director of Ethical Metalsmiths and Susie Ganch traveled to Brisbane, Australia to demonstrate to students and jeweler's at Queensland College of Art their movement of Radical Jewelry, taking old jewelry and making it into something new.

"We came up with a project that involved the local community donating their old unwanted jewellery," explains Christina Miller, the Co-director of Ethical Metalsmiths.

You can read and listen to QCA Jewellery and Small Objects Convenor, Elizabeth Shaw talk about the project here.

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  1. Dear Lisette,

    I just randomly came across this post. Thanks so much for writing about Ethical Metalsmiths', Radical Jewelry Makeover project! This year (2011) we are organizing an RJM in Santa Fe, NM.

    All the best to you. Say hi to the ECU gang. I am an alumna.

    Christina Miller

  2. Hi Christina,
    You are so welcome! It's wonderful what you're doing and I'll definitely pass it along to Bob and the rest of the professors. It's great to know that so many talented metalsmiths come from the ECU program.

    Good luck with your work!