Jill Porter created JMP Designs through, what she calls, a “happy accident.” While planning a family get-together, she challenged herself to only use recycled materials for decorations– she decided that she would make recycled flower centerpieces. Porter explains:
I loved the bright colored aluminum cans in my pantry and began cutting them up and shaping them into a bouquet of flowers. I loved the process and for months after the party I was still cutting soda pop cans and designing them into wearable art jewelry.
In June of 2010, Jill opened her etsy shop, JMP Designs, and has since sold recycled soda can art jewelry to 49 states and 10 countries! I am so glad that this “happy accident” happened because Jill’s jewelry is absolutely stunning! In the picture above you can see her gorgeous embossed heart necklace made from an Arizona Tea can. Isn’t it awesome? Here are a few more examples of her incredible pieces:
In case you were wondering where she gets all of these soda cans, Jill recycles the cans from drinks consumed by her family and friends. Then, she designs, cuts, embosses and assembles each piece herself! As her Etsy shop states, “My goal is to make the world a little greener with style,” and Jill at JMP Designs is doing just that!
Looking for more Green Crafters? You can find them here:
- Green Crafter Profile: Ties That Matter
- Green Crafter Profile: Recycled Fabric
- Green Crafter Profile: First World Trash
- Green Crafter Profile: Alex Keller
- Green Crafter Profile: Peaces of Indigo