Feb 162008

It’s been a while since we’ve held a contest, and it’s high time, don’t you think??

First of all…..did you guess what Amy’s Geek Chic bracelet charms were made of? Here’s what Amy figured out before I gave her a couple of clues:

The beads are thin, round metal. They appear to have been cut from something larger. They are aluminum color with black text. The phrase ‘geeks rule’ is on a bead, and I swear I saw AT&T on one.

Yes, and there are also charms with Imation, Memorex, 3M, and KAO printed on them in some form or another. As well as “2HD”

Got it?

Yes! I was cleaning out my desk one day, and found a bunch of old floppy discs that I’d backed up all my data onto on that fateful day: 12/31/1999.

Not wanting to have data (no matter how old) just floating around, I tore the metal “shield” off, and cut through the disc inside the plastic cover. After I’d done a couple, I looked again at the metal shield and thought “I can use those….” And sure enough, they worked GREAT. So I not only made some cool jewelry, but I reused something that might have just ended up in a landfill. It’s not only Geek-A-Licious, it’s GREEN!!! 😀

So, here’s the contest! I’m giving you plenty of time to come up with your own Green jewelry, using mainly recycled items. No “junk”…make something you’d actually give as a gift or wear. Send me a photo via email no later than Monday, April 21 12:00 midnight CT.

On Earth Day, April 22, 2008, I’ll draw from all the entries and send one lucky person a copy of the new Interweave Press book Simply Modern Jewelry, which uses a lot of re-purposed and unusual components. All entries will be posted in the Beading Help Web blog, to show just how creative you can get with materials.