Vladimir Levestam creates wonderful designer jewelry out of found and salvaged wood. The basic raw materials of his designs were collected during the professional thinning of the Crimean National Park. Levestam also creates pieces that combine wood and amber (hardened pine pitch) like the woodsy amber and wood ring pictured above.
Many of his handcrafted designs cost less than $50.
These handcrafted dangle earrings are made with recycled silver and matte finished in 24K gold. The OOAK (one-of-a-kind) earrings have a unique, uneven, organic shape. $48 @ the anakim Etsy shop
Something new from something very, very old – Andrea Bonelli cast an ancient ammonite fossil in recycled sterling silver to create this elegant, sustainable necklace (photo above).
These ‘Rescued Again’ earrings (above) were created via the marriage of a pair of matching upcycled pocket watch gears and two repurposed 1920 Red Cross pins.
$28.95 @ the steampunkjunq Etsy shop
related: more eco-friendly fashion finds on The Alternative Consumer