Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Are old necklaces that you don’t wear taking up valuable space? Do you have a ’70’s cool bracelet that is now 21st century ugly? An earring here and a different one there? If you’re done with them, give them to CBeadeDesigns, where their parts will live on in new creations for my clients to buy. This is a great way to reuse unwanted jewelry and keep it out of the land fill. If you don’t have any, I’d really appreciate it if you could check in with your friends that aren’t following me on Facebook and let them know I’m collecting.

What I’m looking for

Since I will be taking these apart, it doesn’t matter if the items are broken. I’ll take beads, necklaces, bracelets, chains, earrings, and rings. Any kind of beads are fine. It doesn’t matter if they are plastic, wood, glass or big or little. I love them all.

One thing you need to know: I won’t be able to tell if your chains are precious metals, so if you’re unsure, take them to a “buy back” specialist or a metalworking/fine jeweler before donating them to me. If you think the piece might contain precious or semiprecious gems, please check with a jeweler first. I’m expecting a lot of beads to come in, and since there are only 24hrs in a day, I’m not planning on cataloging who gives me what. If I do end up with something precious, there’s a good chance I won’t know who it came from and therefore won’t be able to return it.

How to get the beads to me

If I see you “around town” give them to me then. Putting the item in a paper envelop is sufficient. You can email me and arrange for a time for me to pick them up (cbd@cbeadedesigns.com). You can also mail them to me. Get a 6 in x 9 in (or smaller) padded mailer, and mail to CBeadeDesigns, 10042 Cape Ann Drive, Columbia MD, 21046.

Thank you for your unwanted items!

When I make new things from these items, I will post photos on Facebook so that you can see how I’ve used the parts. Enjoy your fall, and I look forward to exploring what you give me.

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