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Don't Throw Away Those Scraps - There's Money In Them!

Jan 29, 2008
Everyday you see a mound of trash and a pile of junk - scrap iron, bottle and softdrink caps, paper, rubber tires, and other materials that are, well, scrap. Before you snub them, take a closer look. There is money in scraps and loads of it. A little imagination and some tools can set you in a lucrative fashion accessories business.

Scrap Fashion Diva

Remember the times you've gone over your grandmother's treasure trove of souvenirs? You found quaint and outdated items that still held meaning for her. Her old charm bracelet and drop earrings were curiosities of an era gone by. Still, these fascinated you to no end. The same fascination can be derived from a heap of crap.

From the discarded materials, beautiful items can be fashioned for wear. Even the choosiest prima donna will be proud to wear them for their fashion statement of the decade. These are cheaper than the faux pearls and gold and silver accessories you see cramming the store shelves.

The environment-conscious are looking at scraps for fashionable art wear. They are making waves and earning public recognition towards a global effort to save the earth's natural resources and the fight to reduce mounting scrap that's filling up more spaces than a suburban neighborhood.

At a glance, these fashion accessories come in vibrant colors and designs. You can't imagine that the earrings are made from softdrink caps, or that bracelet is a reinvented lipstick lid or a hubcap. The new generation artists are coming up with wonderful creations that are worth more than a second look.

This attractive eco-jewelry can hobnob with the expensive accessories at parties. These go well with everyday get-ups - mix and match them and you're ready to turn heads. These are unique creations and can't be found just anywhere. You'll have to hook up to the Internet and browse sites offering this cheap but sensational wearable art.

Make Fashion Accessories From Junk

Fashion gurus are also claiming their niche in the go green revolution and are accepting these new wave fashion accessories as the next best discovery after the sewing machine. The nouveau art is the in-thing now, and doing wonders for the eco-friendly efforts.

The next time you see a worn-out clock, a fishing rod, and candy wrappers, don't dump them in a flash. Sort everything and keep them away from rain and sun. Before you know it, you'll be selling the scraps or fashioning wearable art from your junk.

You can make these trimmings from scrap for your own use or for a small home business. Do research on jewelry making and design. If you think you have what it takes - imagination and creativity - go and make your first set of handcrafted scrap fashion items. You can order the basic tools and gadgets for your project.

Basically you'll need glue, wires, valve stems, tempera paints, old newspaper, and other what-nots to make your own wearable art and fashion paraphernalia. As you improve your craft, you'll need soldering tools, wire cutters, a Swiss army knife, and other sophisticated apparatus.

Start looking up eco-jewelry designs and start collecting that trash. You can enlist your family members to scout bottle caps, wires, hubcaps, and other refuse that'll give you a business opportunity. Like all enterprises, there's grunt work to do. But if you've got time on your hands, why waste it? How about starting now?
About the Author
Fashionable recycling make great gifts for men. You can start with a Swiss Army knife and old corporate gift baskets. Visit www.ExecutiveGiftShoppe.com today.
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