Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Acupuncture Tubes=Jewelry!

Thanks to Alix Mikesell, the talented silversmith behind Alix Mikesell Design, my discarded acupuncture guide tubes live on in beautiful, one-of-a-kind bracelets and earrings.  Alix specializes in reuse, creating fun jewelry from such disparate materials as swizzle sticks, Formica samples, smashed headlights and old bicycle chains.  For her Longevity line, she stuffs acupuncture tubes with turf grass, glass beads, paper, crystals, and other inconsequential materials, then caps the tubes with pieces of used bamboo place mats.  The results are lovely. Check out the full Longevity line, and be sure to browse the rest of her wares.

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