My copper surf earrings were included on a treasury featuring upcyling. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. Metal clay is made from recycled silver, copper, bronze or steel. Jewelry made from metal clay has very little residual environmental impact. These days, this is very important. I really like that I can create beautiful, artful pieces without contributing to the destruction of our environment. Yeah!