Rather than let them languish (for centuries) in some land fill, the Portland, Oregon-based pair turn them into cool, eco-friendly jewelry. They take the rubber, which is durable, pliable and waterproof, and cut it into lace-like bracelets, necklaces, earrings, even stylized masks. Each piece of their Urban Lace collection is treated with their own organic, plant-based formula that leaves a lasting luster and keeps the soft, smooth texture.
A perfect example: this Reflections bracelet that’s based upon a design inspired by the reflection of the mirrored images found inside a kaleidoscope. Others are inspired by architecture and Neo-Victorian designs.
Suggested retail: $29 www.urbanlacejewelry.com