Making art from trash!
If you are like me, you can see the beauty in most things . . . things like PISTACHIO SHELLS! Truth be told, I don't even love the way pistachios taste, but their beautiful little half shells are spectacular. Whenever I can (read: whenever it doesn't look too strange), I'll save things like pistachio shells for future crafting.
This windchime was made from these pretty little pieces of trash, combining the natural with metal objects and chain. The sound of the shells alone is very soft, so the keys were added for a bit more music and texture.
This craft combined my love of natural items, like seeds and shells, with my jewelry making skills, like soldering.