Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Talking Trash

Somebody's trash - someone else's treasure...
I'm sure you've heard the saying before - and I'm sure you have tried it for yourself: passing something you don't need onto somebody who appreciated it etc.

I have always wanted to try making something like STEAMPUNK style jewellery or MIXED MEDIA. But where do I get a broken watch or cool looking computer parts without necessarily buying them? And then it dawned on me - I work in the hotel, in a biiig hotel, and something gets broken all the time. So I went to our Engineering - and guess what - all it took was putting up a little box and saying something like "OK guys, when you dismantle something and you have a bunch of wires or metal pieces left, don't throw them in trash, but put them in this box."

It's been only 2 weeks since I put up the empty box, and LOOK!!!

This is just a selection of some of the pieces that ended up in my hands.

Alhtough I had to clean some (oil/ vaseline residue), it was totally worth it! Here some of the pieces shined with a cloth:

Let's see what I'll be able to create with these!