Tag Archives: Found object

From “Junk” To Jewerly

3 Jul

Club Creative Studio loves an artistic challenge.

Looking at items in a different way opens doors to creative thinking and possibilities.  Yesterday on my way home from a run, I found a few unrelated yet wonderful items that I just knew I could combine and connect in some manner.  It seems that if I can’t make jewelry from items, I want to at least do something else creative with it. I picked these items off the street as misplaced “junk” and knew that with a little TLC, it could be turned into jewelry.  As I looked at the findings for a split second,  I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to try using the old discarded metal spoon and the glass heart fob.

I thought this project topic would make a great TWO-CENT TUESDAY post since the found components were very low-cost… FREE from my discovery. As soon as I picked up the items I thought: “Finders…Keepers”, what a lucky day for me to have an opportunity to turn junk into jewelry. Although they were random items to find on a street, I thought that  I found real TREASURES!  And FREE to boot!

Finding materials that are uncommon or are actually considered to be “found” objects are great because you can’t beat FREE! Plus, it pushes your imagination to be creative.  To put strange and unrelated items together is the ultimate challenge to figure out how to take something low-cost and turn it into something of actual worth or visual value to someone.

Looking at a spoon and a glass fob like these, would you know what you would initially do with them to transform them into a new and useful item?  Happily, I share what I did as I envisioned using these items to make another unique one-of-a-kind jewelry art piece.  What do you think of stage two?  I added wire and glass beads to the end section of the spoon.

with a few more additions, I was able to complete my necklace.  Using red and white hand-rolled clay beads, additional glass beads, a few formed glass heart beads and silver-tone findings and charms, the necklace is now a unique item.  Let me know what you think!

Whenever I am asked to create a custom piece, I love the challenge just as I enjoyed bringing this vision to life.  For more creative creations visit the website or drop me a line to let me know your specific jewelry needs. It’s always a thrill to create from recycled or found objects so I welcome your challenges.

http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

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Trash To Treasure

5 Oct

Club Creative Studio’s post today helps you to identify trash to treasure finds. Hunt out artists that are sharing their creativity by way of recycling, reusing or repurposing items into their artwork.  They are all around!
Many feel that our planet is existing in a fragile ecological state, with global warming issues and other changes amplifying the world’s questionable status.  Making art incorporating found objects, or recycled objects is one way to make a difference. Creating recycled art gives the viewer the opportunity to appreciate creativity and found objects while waking up to environmental issues at the same time.  Creating or admiring art from recycled elements provides the viewer with an opportunity to find a deeper meaning in art.  The viewer is asked to appreciate in an aesthetic way, something that is commonly found or normally discarded.

Blue River

Art by: John Dahlsan entitled Blue River, Finalist in the 2003 Wynne Prize for Australian Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, would like to collect $15,000.00 for “Blue River” made from plastic bags.

Other artists as well continue to push the limits of incorporating found items into their artful creations.  Here are a few others that I have identified as artists embracing the recycling, reusing and repurposing elements of life.  Enjoy admiring the creations.

Art: Betsy Soifer

Enjoy animal figures with recycled metals and found objects from artist Betsy Soifer.  Cigar box instruments by hammeredfrets.com and recycled office paper hand-cut and applied as fashion.  Can we get more diverse than this?

cigar box instruments

Photo by: Sandrine Hahn

Club Creative Studio Art

Club Creative Studio has a series of items that incorporate found objects.  Pendants made with bottle caps are artfully filled with items that are hand-picked from the sands of the beach near where I reside on the Atlantic East Coast. I include small shells, pebbles, real shark teeth and small beads.  A simple cord or chain brings the simplistic look to life. Each being totally unique.

Club Creative Studio's Found/Repurposed Art

Enjoy hunting for artists that find ways to recycle, reuse or repurpose items into their creations. There are many of us around!

Please visit : http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

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