Colorful Blue and Green Earrings Made From Recycled Plastic

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These unique and colorful earrings are made from recycled plastic. An explosion of blue and green color is splashed over them watercolor style. A fun and earth-friendly pair of earrings that were made by turning what would otherwise be trash into something useful and artistic.

I cut the lid from a plastic food container and made my designs with permanent marker. It shrinks in less than two minutes in the oven. Notice that they appear lighter when hanging with light shining through them.

The rectangles were then given a coat of semi-gloss polyurethane. I used transparent glass seed beads in cobalt blue to embellish the jump rings. The fishhook ear-wires are silver plated surgical steel. The dangles measure about 1 inch by 1 1/3 inches.