Now that I'm done ranting, I wanted to compliment this beautiful bracelet. Just because I'm not as Eco-chic as the rest of you, doesn't mean that I don't appreciate a work of art!
When I was little, my father was always taking a piece of nothing and making something beautiful with it. One day our washing machine broke, so instead of throwing it away, he buried it in the middle of my mom's flower garden. She was rightfully furious, but then he filled it with water, and bought some large goldfish, and released them into the new up cycled pond. Those fish lived there for years (even through the winter somehow).
This bracelet is very touching to me, because it reminds me of those "wow" moments we used to have when my dad would come up with some crazy way to use something that would have otherwise been discarded.
This bracelet is made by Eleven And One Design on etsy. The small tiles are an old iced tea can. To me, the highest form of creativity exists in these types of items. The world has discarded it, and the artist recreates it into something beautiful that the world can relate to.