Check out the above woven jewelry featured at the Uncommon Goods marketplace! They are T-Shirt Necklace made of recycled apparel, Jasmine Woven Earrings, and Feather Woven Earrings. All handmade by local artisans.
Uncommon Goods is having a Jewelry Design Challenge that is open to all disciplines including Knitting, Crochet, and Sewing! Anyone can enter to win a $500 prize and a vendor contract with Uncommon Goods. The only rule with any entry is they ask that the handmade goods do not use feathers, leather, pearls, or any methods that harm animals. They are looking for unique pieces and fresh designs so again, all you fiber and textile artists with a hankering for making some jewelry can REPRESENT!! The items featured here in my post were the only handmade textile jewelry I could find on the site.
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Uncommon Goods is an online marketplace that seeks out creative handmade goods with a focus on eco-conscious! They are based right here in Brooklyn, NY. Many artisans and vendors like Green 3, who made the T-Shirt Necklace above, also focus on community and local resources including partnering with non-profit organizations. The T-Shirt Necklace above was made with scraps collected from apparel factories by Green 3 who partnered with Aspiro. Aspiro is a non-profit in Green Bay, Wisconsin that specializes in teaching job skills to cognitively disabled adults. The necklaces are cut and sewn by adults in the program, giving them an opportunity for independent living. You can read all about Uncommon Goods and their mission here.
This knitted power cord necklace is handmade in Brooklyn by artist Nguyen Le from a cotton/wool blend yarn made by a family owned & operated yarn company in Mitchell, Nebraska. Find more about Nguyen on her website – KnitKnit.com.
Also check out my Hoop Earrings, Crochet Style as seen on the left for some inspiration if you’d like! The pattern is free!
Check out some other online marketplaces for handmade goods in my list of handmade marketplaces.