Sourcing Ethical Metal for Jewelry-Making

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Go Vintage

It’s super fun to remix vintage jewelry pieces, and you don’t want to let all of that precious metal go to waste! Vintage chains, clasps, and even shanks are easy to reclaim when you disassemble vintage pieces. Not only are they more eco-friendly, vintage metal has that lovely patina that speaks to its history.

Do you have any ethical metal sources for jewelry making? I’d love to hear what you’ve found in the comments!

[Image Credits: Open Pit Mine. Creative Commons photo by Storm Crypt, Recycled Brass Heart. Creative Commons photo by Denise Carbonell, Vintage Chains. Creative Commons photo by bird&monster]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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