British artist Jane Perkins began creating broaches from similar bits and pieces that would normally go unused. Since 2008, she's expanded her recycling technique to make portraits using buttons, toys, plastic forks--or nearly anything else she can get her hands on. Read about & see more of her work at Treehugger.com
Discarded radiator copper was used by Emma Whiteside of New Zealand, to create this 18th century "Queen Adelaide" gown featured at eCouterre.com Whiteside spent more than 200 hours sewing together rosettes of the discarded copper.
Check out the recycled futuristic art objects from AlexAmdromeda.com. Clever 3-D sculptures are created, using old computer parts and miscellaneous electronic components.
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