Amazing Aluminum

A while back, I posted about an upcycled treasury I’d assembled on Etsy. As I was paging through the listings, I found a wide assortment of amazing and beautiful things created from old soda cans. One of the items that I really was intrigued by was the Soda Can Flower Earrings by madeofpaperandthings.

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A while back, I posted about an upcycled treasury I’d assembled on Etsy. Paging through the listings, to find cool things to fill my treasury, I found an amazingly wide assortment of unique and beautiful things created from old soda cans.

Who would have thought? Aluminum is so sharp! Those artists are much braver than I. I can hardly imagine how these things are made, or the various injuries sustained in their creation. (I have a hard enough time keeping my fingers intact as it is, without adding sharp art projects to the mix)   Still, these are things that I’m glad to know exist!

One of the items that I was especially intrigued by was the Soda Can Flower Earrings by madeofpaperandthings.  She has some really nice things in her shop (read more on her process and other crafts here), but these earrings really stood out to me. They’re so small and the petals so intricate. They really are quite beautiful! So, I caved and bought a pair.

They arrived early this week, nestled in a cute little box with some fabric padding:

Very impressive indeed!

Upcycling

Shopping around on Etsy and I got to thinking about other creative uses for bottle caps and aluminum cans and thus another treasury collection came about. There was a ton of really great stuff!

So, I’ve already decided what I’m going to be for Halloween this year and have moved on to the costume preparation. This afternoon I was perusing Etsy to see if there were any accessories I might use to spice up my costume.. Specifically, I was looking for leather bracelets.

I found lots of great ones, and eventually picked up a few from this shop – pinkyourlimb (not only are they great for my costume, they have great versatility – I can wear them for more than just Halloween)… but in my searching,  I came across these bracelets from the Etsy shop of kylepowers13:

bottle cap bangles

What a great use of bottle caps! That got me thinking about other creative uses for bottle caps and aluminum cans and, before I knew it, I was assembling another collection. This time the focus was on reused and upcycled aluminum cans. I was really surprised by the diversity in the creations. There was a ton of really great stuff!

Check it out!

Amazing!