Handcrafted in America

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Our Materials

The post-consumer can tabs we use are purchased from local non-profit organizations. We have opted to pay significantly more than they would normally receive from the aluminum recycler. This way, as much as possible goes to the charities that they support. We then sort, wash and polish the very best tabs and re-donate the rest back to the organizations.

The paper stock that we use for all of our packaging is made from 100% recycled paper. Cardboard used to support the bracelet packaging is repurposed from clean but already used boxes (we love furniture stores!). The boxes are cut down to size and get a second chance to be useful.

We find our beads in many places. Of course, we sometimes purchase them from jewelry distributors but we also find them in the local thrift stores. Repurposing beads is a wonderful way to inject new life into some beautiful and unusual beads. Not only is it environmentally sound but some of our most special pieces are made using these great finds. When we do buy materials from jewelry distributors, we only purchase from those that have proven to us that they insist on sound labor and environmental practices from the manufacturer wherever they may happen to be in the world.

Store Displays
The displays we make for the stores that carry our line are made from corrugated plastic that can be completely recycled. The corrugation also ensures that a minimal amount of material is actually being used to get the job done.

Shipping Materials
We use unprinted newsprint from end rolls to wrap and safely pack our jewelry. These end rolls are salvaged from newspaper printers. The presses typically cannot go right down to the core and there is a significant amount of paper left on each roll. They also are a great idea for when you're moving and need to pack dishes or fragile items. It's clean, and can be recycled after you unpack.



Our Collections

Ann-Made jewelry is Ann's unique creation made from recycled soda can tabs to remind us that a little creativity can put many discarded materials to new use. And because natural gem stones are often used in our jewelry, each stone will vary slightly. And, of course, everything is handmade. This ensures you will definitely have a one-of-a-kind piece.











































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