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agreendress

Location

Brandon, Fl, United States

Quick Blurb

Wife, mom of 3, Beagle lover, cooker, cleaner, and bottle-washer. I've always been creative, and find a way to do things.

Interests

Recycling! Graphic design, and all things techy.

I would love to learn to weld and make soap, but those may have to wait until the kids are older. I build things out of other things, and have all my life. If I don't know how to do it, I find out!

Skills and Techniques

Recycling! I have learned so many things through the years, I can sew, crochet, solder, install toilets (not fun, but it's really not that hard!) I've learned a lot about jewelry making, and I would love to learn more. I really enjoy graphic design, web design, and marketing. I hope to take those skills and build a business specifically for that someday.

Find me online @:

http://www.facebook.com/agreendr…

Get to Know

At A Green Dress, we think it is really important to find new uses for unused things. I like to challenge myself to make an item that someone would throw away beautiful. Paper that is in the recycle bin, soda cans, bottle rings, soda can tabs, old broken jewelry, leftover scrap-booking items, these can all be given new life as beautiful jewelry. I especially love making Arizona Tea can earrings. Arizona Tea company does a wonderful job of printing their cans with the most beautiful, unusual, and sometimes controversial images.When making jewelry form recycled soda cans, I hand cut or punch the shape out, hammer them flat, and sand the edges- so you can be assured that you will now be cut by the aluminum.

I usually attach another image to the back of the jewelry so that there is a visual impact no matter which direction the jewelry lays, but sometimes, I like to leave the back the natural aluminum color.

I really hope you enjoy wearing my recycled creations as much as I enjoy making them.

Bio Photo Gallery

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    The first pair of Arizona Tea Can earrings that I sold..i was SO proud:)

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    Clear bead made from a 2 liter soda bottle, and blue beads reclaimed from a broken necklace

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    The black circles are actually buttons- so pretty.

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    A very simple green tube bead made from a 2 liter plastic soda bottle