Following on a "challenge"from Louisa at http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/ from my posting about gorgeous accessories by the Belgium designer Christophe Coppens I made a fashion"trinket" from empty, plastic soap containers. Finished with a pretty lilac ribbon slipped through the loop it was worn as a necklace to a chic party ... but you can also slide it onto a snap bolt and hook it to your cellphone or a bag. It is contemporary, a sunburst of color and shape, that makes pleasure and use from what would be chucked into the re-cycle bin. I am going to be making some more accessories with this material, it's just too fun to stop here and love synergy, so shoot me any images ... or challenges!Here's the step-by-step how to:
Gather together some emptied plastic bottles (I used, orange, turquoise, white and transparent shampoo, water and kitchen liquid soap containers)
2 - 2 1/2" karabiner
How to Make it:
Cut oval shapes out of your plastic containers, ranging in size from about 2" to 3".
Punch a hole at one end.
Slip the ovals, in an assorted range of colors and shapes, on the karabiner. Attach a ribbon, a snap bolt or a chain through your karabiner and wear as a necklace or hang as a charm to brighten the winter day!