Well, if you haven't, I am going to tell you anyway.
recycle the jewelry, recycle the jewelry, recycle the jewelry
Ok, let me explain. Over the years, I have accumulated a few "stash" areas....
Here are a couple of bins and drawers AFTER they had been sorted
Now- have you seen the cost of silver lately????? Today the spot price is $34.95! I cannnot afford to design in silver! I need chain, bali beads, clasps, wire.....and I can't afford to buy any of it.
SO, recyle the jewelry, recycle the jewelry, ect.... you get the picture.
So for two days I sorted, and marked down some stuff for "sale" bin. Other stuff went into piles, recycle the wire, recycle the beads or to be finished. (please note that only one made it into the "to be finished" category..LOL!)
At the end of day one, I had this..............
(I was also saving every single scrap of silver wire possible. I save it all year and then send it in to Thunderbird Supply, who gives 80% spot price in credit for it. That is how I plan to buy more wire. I am proud to say that I am sending in 7oz of silver scraps!!! If you don't already do it, it is sooo worth it to save them and send them in.)
By mid-morning today, I had this...........
But this is what got me REALLY excited. Look at that stash of silver.
I feel pretty good. I cleaned out some really old dusty corners of my studio. I recycled, saved money and found some lost treasures.
How do you recycle in your business, whether to save money or help the planet?