I think that most of us want to feel good about what we wear. Generally, we want to feel as if the materials were responsibly harvested and that our lovely possession was made by people happy in their work who are well compensated. I was recently saved from buying something that, deep down, I would have felt bad about owning. It was an antique ring that happened to have a piece of (alleged) ivory in it. Well, when I went back to consider it, the store had gone out of business. It’s probably best.
But, I digress.
The use of recycled materials is one really good way to feel good about your jewelry. Kathleen Plate of Smart Glass Jewelry has certainly made a name for herself using beautiful recycled glass to make smart designs indeed.
So, don’t make my mistake — get this stuff instead!
Well, I think ‘antique’ ivory should be ok. I don’t know, I guess it could creep you out as to how it was obtained, Good thing the shop went out of business! 🙂