And while traditional jewels — made of gemstones, glass, and other materials — have their place, art glass has a special place in my heart. Especially dichroic (two-color) glass. Art glass is usually handmade and comes in every shape, size, color, shade, metallic, pattern, texture, and translucency (from perfectly clear to completely opaque); many art glass pieces combine two or more colors and/or other aspects. You can actually make art glass at home, especially small pieces like jewelry, if you have a space that is well-cooled and well-ventilated enough.
Practicing sustainability doesn’t have to be a difficult task that disrupts daily life. And it certainly doesn’t have to be expensive. There are so many small and simple things we can do on special occasions or daily to be more conscious consumers. Here are five easy actions we can take to say no to using plastic, or at the very least, using less of it.
Not wanting to store hop any longer, I decided to do what any experienced thrifter would do – I began to shop the other sections of the store! After spending less than 10 minutes in the men’s section, I lucked up and found a pastel-colored gingham oxford shirt for $4.99! This shirt would look great as-is on my husband but I wanted it for myself. Now I know what you may be thinking, how will an oxford shirt turn into a wrapped skirt?