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Who wants to play Scrabble?

Stop yawning with the mention of playing Scrabble. Although word formation can be a competitive and fun way to pass the time, so can finding new accessories to dress up your wardrobe. How about combining the two — a classic game and a fashion essential — to make a fun and fresh style? Recycle those Scrabble pieces and wear them as jewelry, yes, jewelry.

Artisans everywhere have found new and creative means of recycling Scrabble pieces. Using their own original drawings, mixing media, and sometimes painting directly on the “canvas,” artists can create funky slides, earrings and more from wooden playing pieces, creating small accessories with a big voice.

Whether you prefer a mod look, like the art classics, or prefer experimental art, Scrabble pieces turned jewelry can fulfill it all. Using a lot of bright colors to give the Scrabble pieces some punch, these little pieces of art can be quite the conversation starter.

The flat side is used for the masterpiece, while the letter remains on the flipside. The artist then applies the paint, or whatever medium preferred, to the flat, smooth side of the Scrabble piece. A thick, high-gloss coat finishes the process. This coat not only protects the art but also gives a nice sheen to the accessory.

Seen here is a collection of the Scrabble art/jewelry from the Little Shop of Non-essential Nice Things and Marvelous Must Haves. This site not only has a collection of Scrabble pieces but also acrylic jewelry. The collection is eclectic and overall fun to browse. There are a lot of great gift ideas for children and the fun-spirited adult. Even better, the prices are exceptionally low. With items such as the Cuckoo Clock Brooch, the 2000 Leagues Pendant, the Chandelier Pendant and Hummingbird Garden Scrabble pendant, finding something unique will certainly not be a problem. Deciding on just one item will be more of a dilemma. Besides jewelry, this online store also has houseware, dog collars and leashes, and purses and bags. Each item is more unique than the next, and the wide collection of colorful and artful items are a breath of fresh air to otherwise basic, predictable jewelry and home decor.

If you can’t get enough of creative Scrabble pieces, check out some other sites that find fun ways to make jewelry out of recycled Scrabble pieces: www.sassbrown.com, www.etsy.com.

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