I love looking around online and finding really neat things. I recently came across a site/store that's called Drops of Sun. Here is a little about Drops of Sun (taken from their site):
I loved looking around through her site at all the different pieces of jewelry that she makes out of recycled paper. Its GORGEOUS! I had the lucky opportunity to be able to review one of her necklaces. She sent me this Cherry Blossom Necklace. Its it neat?
Drops of Sun Jewelry is handmade from recycled and eco-friendly papers Recycled Banana Bark paper, Bamboo pulp paper, and recycled magazine paper. I began experimenting with these papers as a way to spread the word about making creative changes in our lives to help reduce, reuse and recycle. I believe that we are not powerless individuals in the destiny of our planet-- we all have the power and the responsibility to protect it! We can do this by making eco-friendly choices in what we eat, what we buy, and how we live. Wearing eco-friendly jewelry is one way to tell people proudly that you love this earth that that you make smart choices make it a more harmonious place to live.
The reverse side is reverse colors (white with orange flowers).The necklace looks like it could be kind of heavy but I couldn't believe how light weight it was. I could hardly feel it on me as I was wearing it. Here it is on me:
I was able to pick the chain length that I wanted and I choose 18 inch. The standard that it would come with was 16 inches. I thought it hung just right on me and love wearing it. The variety of colors in the necklace allows me to wear it with a good amount of my shirts. The necklace has a clear coating over top of it making it have a little shin to it. When I wore this necklace it was a great conversation starter! The fact alone that it was made of paper-recycled non the less really intrigued people. Drops of Sun also offers some other great jewelry...here are some more of my favorites: