So I’m all about recycling and reusing, but this next artist took it to a whole new level! Ashley from Upcycled Ashley creates unique earrings from…wait for it…..bottle caps! Her designs are simple, yet she adds artistic touches to her pieces that really speaks to her love of sculpture. I found all these wonderfully unique earrings from her Instagram page.
She has a signature wire wrapping technique that she uses on all her pieces. I particularly like when she uses a bright color to accent the earrings.
I think she has achieved a good balance by using popular names companies, but also using lesser known companies that just have plain old awesome logos. I’m not sure what drinks these skulls are from, but they are certainly interesting. They have a very Day of the Dead inspired feel about them.
On some of her unique jewelry you will also see the metal showing through the paint designs on top. I’m not sure if this is on purpose or by accident, but those are my favorite pieces from her. They scratched through paint gives them a vintage, rustic look.
She also has a few pieces that she adds some small skull beads to. I personally really like the skull beads just because they are different and come in about a million different colors and patterns.
And how could we have bottle cap earrings without a Coke set? Interesting side note that I found out about Coke recently. They haven’t changed their logo since they started around the 1890s. Now that is a vintage logo!
I always enjoy seeing how creative people can get when it comes to using recycled materials. We need more people like Ashley to help us learn how to reuse the things around us that still have life in them!