Happy Friday! “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi – A Great Upcycled Treasury

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Took a break yesterday from blogging because I have a really great project to share next week that has really changed the direction of my bedspring wreaths.  Earlier this week I created a wonderful treasury on Etsy to featured other great shops that create using upcycled/recycled/repurposed materials.

The treasury list is titled: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

60" Flower Garden Rug made to order from recycled t shirts
60″ Flower Garden Rug Made from Recycled T-Shrits in a fellow NYers shop: greenatheart


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♥ Art Deco Jewelry ♥

From the above title you can tell that I love Art Deco jewelry.  I think the pieces are classic and timeless, but also love that there is history that comes with them.  An antique Art Deco ring could have been someone’s cherished wedding ring, how many hands wore this ring in the past?  I think I would rather have a beautiful piece of vintage jewelry versus a new one.  Who needs Kays!

18K Antique Art Deco Diamond Filigree Engagement Ring
Check out my Etsy Art Deco Love Treasury List for more great pieces. 

Now for my own Art Deco jewelry, I purchased this ring setting: 
Vintage deco ring 10K setting 1930s 40s
It was a risk and fortunately I didn’t spend a lot b/c it is going to cost $160 to have it rebuilt by a local jewelry to hold a stone and fix the band.  Then I will have to find an old stone or purchase a new one for it.  Probably another expense for after Christmas, but I am excited to finally be able to wear it!  
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