Colorful Can Tab Creations
Recently a customer brought me a handful of can tabs. You know the ones you find on energy drinks and some beer cans. I an always grateful when a customer brings me something they think I can put to use in my creative endevours. I get wine corks, bottle caps, computer disks, and lots of can tabs. But when someone brings me colored can tabs, i do a happy dance! You see there not as easy to come by. I dont drink energy drinks do i have to rely on others to provide them. They collect them from their kids, coworkers, and friends. Usually i get a dozen or so at a time just like the customer i mentioned before. However, she surprised me the following week with a sandwich bag nealy full of a couple of hundred csn tabs in every color of the rainbow! It was an upcycler's dream! After washing and sorting them i got to work on the three pair of earrings in the picture above. I really how the Red Bull tabs have little bulls on them! So cute! I have a lot more ideas for these tabs. I just need a few more hours in my day!
These earrings and much more can be found most Saturdays at the Ybor City Saturday Market.
Re-Usin' by Susan is the culmination of many years of exploration and experimentation in jewelry making. People ask me how I got to be so creative. I tell them I ate paste as a child.