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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- As the passion for recycling remains on a high, Micha Kuechenhoff turns towards garbage for jewellery. The Berlin-born, California based designer takes old, unwanted things like locks, keys, brooches and broken pieces of glass, and creates bright, stylish jewellery out of them. High end boutiques then sell them for upto US $300.

The idea, Micha Kuechenhoff said, is to make people aware of environmentally-friendly jewellery. To further promote the idea, Kuechenhoff also plans to host a show with like-minded artists; she has some designer friends making bags out of old jeans and newspapers and others making earrings out of broken records and feathers.

Down to Earth Along with finding her inspiration in decluttering people's lives, Kuechenhoff's unique use of junk like old wind chimes and window decorations only shows her individuality, not only in her attempt to go green but also stay in fashion.

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