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50 Awesome Upcycled Accessories

From Stunning Soda Can Jewelry to Garbage Necklaces

— October 26, 2011 — Eco
One man's trash is said to be another's treasure, and this couldn't be more true with all of the emerging artists tapping into the creation of upcycled accessories.

From necklaces to bracelets, from bags to brooches, so many items that were once destined for the dumpsters are being made into fashionable furnishings for an environment-friendly outfit. In a world where going green is now a glamorous statement, jewelry made from broken records or Starburst wrappers are just as coveted as diamond-decorated bling. The coolest and most convenient thing about these eco-conscious adornments is that while saving the planet, you can even save some money to tote around in those awesome garbage crochet clutches.

The outfit add-ons comprised of recovered materials are multiplying rapidly, and the upcycled accessories are making reducing, reusing and recycling the three most stylish steps in fashion awareness.
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Cute Collared Murses
Cute Collared Murses
These Stylish Upcycled Suit Totes Are Functional and Eco-Friendly
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Upcycled Binocular Bags
Upcycled Binocular Bags
The Vintage Studio Toogood 'Binbags' are Awesome and Original
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Meaningfully Recycled Jewelry
Meaningfully Recycled Jewelry
Jennifer George Creates Accessories out of Your Old Stuff
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Car Jewelry
Car Jewelry
Stylize Your Ride With Designer Decor From Smart and Colette
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Paparazzo Choker Crafts
Paparazzo Choker Crafts
The Film Negative Necklace Will Ensure You are Always Camera-Ready
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45
Customized Upcycled Shades
Customized Upcycled Shades
Emilie Voirin at MUDAM Luxembourg Presents Recycled Sunglasses
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Vintage Watch Cufflinks
Vintage Watch Cufflinks
'It's About Time' Turns Clock to Ruby-Studded Cufflink
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Upcycled Amo Rings
Upcycled Amo Rings
Adi Zaffran Weisler Crafts Rings From Bullet Fragments
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Upcycled Two-Toned Purses
Upcycled Two-Toned Purses
The Leather Scout & Catalogue Scavenger Purses are Adorable
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Upcycled Blanket Bags
Upcycled Blanket Bags
Will Leather Goods 'La Manta' Satchel Reuses Old Items for Stylish Fashion
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40
Fire Hose Accessories
Fire Hose Accessories
British Company is Upcycling Fire Hoses for a Fashionable Effect
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Earthly Eco Jewelry
Earthly Eco Jewelry
Heather Goldberg's Shadowplay Jewelry is Unique
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Record-Smashing Accessories
Record-Smashing Accessories
These Meticulous by Le Foss Jewelry Pieces are Gorgeous and Glam
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Garbage Crochet
Garbage Crochet
The Barkerbell Recycled VHS Tape Crochet Bag
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Hats Made of Upcycled Coffee Sacks
Hats Made of Upcycled Coffee Sacks
Trilby Hat by Ataahua
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Intricate Recycled Jewelry
Intricate Recycled Jewelry
Florie Salnot Creates Unique Necklaces Out of Shaved Plastic Bottles
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Eco-Steampunk Hearts
Eco-Steampunk Hearts
Jim Mullan and Tori Rhoades Make Gifts for Your Dystopian Valentine
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Newsworthy Flip Flops
Newsworthy Flip Flops
Paper Flops are Made Using Upcycled Newspapers
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Formalwear Carriers
Formalwear Carriers
The Very Classy 'Tailor Upcycled Suit Tote' by DandyFlorence
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Beautiful Buttoned Bibs
Beautiful Buttoned Bibs
The JH Beulah Button Necklaces are Ultra Stylish
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Sophisticated Tarpaulin Eco Bags
Sophisticated Tarpaulin Eco Bags
Vaho Black Collection
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DIY Tee Upcycling
DIY Tee Upcycling
Megan Nicolay Transforms Tees into the Next Best Thing
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Smashed LP Jewelry
Smashed LP Jewelry
Broken Record Bib Necklace by Meticulousbylefoss Seriously Rocks
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Clip-On Eco Jewelry
Clip-On Eco Jewelry
Pick a Jewel by FIFT is a Creative Way to Turn Virtually Anything into Jewelry
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Skater Eco Jewelry
Skater Eco Jewelry
Seven Plys Skateboard Ring is Made From Upcycled Skate Decks
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Upcycled Artistic Accessories
Upcycled Artistic Accessories
Grain Design Promotes Guatemalan Artisans and Helps the Planet
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Recycled Purse Pouches
Recycled Purse Pouches
Cute Handmade Purses for Little Girls
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Eco Jewelry Made from Skateboards
Eco Jewelry Made from Skateboards
2ReVert
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Stylish Upcycled Purses
Stylish Upcycled Purses
Sheila Odessey Makes Eco Handbags from Recycled Plastic Bags
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Raw Material Adornments
Raw Material Adornments
Edgar Mosa Favors Natural Woods When Creating His Eco Jewelry
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Upcycled Shipwreck Watches
Upcycled Shipwreck Watches
Romain Jerome Creates Watches From Pieces of the Titanic
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Upcycled Runway Jewelry
Upcycled Runway Jewelry
LITTER SF's Recycled Accessories Impress at Christian Cota's S/S '10 Show
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Hanging Hook Necklaces
Hanging Hook Necklaces
The Clothes Hanger Necklace Made From Recycled Metal Hooks
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Search by Trash
Search by Trash
Earth's Journey Eco Art Gallery For Green Chic Discoveries
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Scrappy Eco Jewelry
Scrappy Eco Jewelry
Mia Morikawa Makes KA/POW/WOW From Discarded Designs
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Necktie Necklaces
Necktie Necklaces
Ties Make Even Better Necklaces and Wallets
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Recycled Jewelry
Recycled Jewelry
Old Rings Made New
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Recycled Silhouette Jewelry
Recycled Silhouette Jewelry
The Yoshi Etsy Shop Turns Old Vinyl Records Into Accesories
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Necktie Jewelry
Necktie Jewelry
Upcycled Necktie Bedazzled Maria Necklace by Lilian Asterifeld
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Cutesy Eco Jewelry
Cutesy Eco Jewelry
Funky Junq by Christine Esposito Turns Junk Into Jewelry
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Bobby Pin Necklaces & Other Recycled Jewelry
Bobby Pin Necklaces & Other Recycled Jewelry
Mana Bernandes
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Upcycled Bullet Jewelry
Upcycled Bullet Jewelry
Esprit-Mystique Sells Eco-Friendly and Pretty Jewelry
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Upcycled Teatime Bangles
Upcycled Teatime Bangles
These Abigail Maryrose Clark Teacup Bracelets Have a Classy Aesthetic
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PET Bottle Jewelry
PET Bottle Jewelry
Mana Bernandes' Eco Designs
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Upcycled Gothic Ornaments
Upcycled Gothic Ornaments
Charlotte Hosten Creates Dark, Romantic Eco Jewelry
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Rubber Jewelry
Rubber Jewelry
Recycled Accessories by Christiane Diehl
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Upcycled Stationery Jewelry
Upcycled Stationery Jewelry
Iris Tsante's Pencil Bracelets are Colorful and Creative
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Upcycled Hearts
Upcycled Hearts
Recycled Beer Can Jewelry and Starbucks Keychains by KatieAnnCreations
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Stunning Soda Can Jewelry
Stunning Soda Can Jewelry
The Funky Recycling Etsy Shop Pieces Feature Jewels Made from Junk
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Garbage Necklaces
Garbage Necklaces
Recycled Jewelry by Indregru Converts Trash to Treasures
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