Maria Cristina Bellucci Upcycles a Childhood Pastime into Cute Jewelry

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Nov 24, 2009   Updated: Jul 7 2011 • References: & blog.urbanoutfitters
I've always thought worn down pencil ends were much more annoying than fashionable, but I've been proved wrong once more by Maria Cristina Bellucci -- an artist who can see the beauty in everything.

Her intriguing creations (that include some pretty crafty rings) show the stylish side of upcycling at its finest. Using bits and pieces of colored pencils, Maria Cristina Bellucci makes a childhood pastime into an adult accessory.

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