Maria Cristina Bellucci Upcycles a Childhood Pastime into Cute Jewelry

 - Nov 24, 2009   Updated: Jul 7 2011
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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.

Implications - In today's fast-moving society, products boasting nostalgic, childlike qualities will appeal to a wide audience. Many consumers today are overwhelmed with work, family responsibilities and day-to-day stresses; businesses can provide relief from this by offering products that will transport consumers back to simpler times.