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 - Oct 22, 2008
References: etsy & beadinggem
OriginalBliss, an Etsy artist and jewelry maker, proves that even with the current global financial meltdown, in one part of the world at least, a dollar can become more valuable as $15 earrings!

These earrings were made from an artfully cut up dollar note. The scraps of money were then protected with archival grade laminate before being layered as earring dangles.

Shannan, the Californian-based artisan behind OriginalBliss was inspired when she spotted "a stray dollar bill sitting on my kitchen counter where I was making earrings one night while watching the Presidential debates. It struck me that that dollar bill may be more valuable to me as earrings than as an actual dollar!"

Pictured here are her US dollar and Iraqi dollar earrings.

Shannan also loves recycling magazine pages for her artwork as well as her eclectic range of earrings, some of which are shown here.