A "green addition" to your jewelry collection might include a necklace made from old vinyl records. Two examples are shown here. I definitely have a supply of old records, but I don't think I have the tools to do all the intricate cutting. As an alternative, this article suggests ordering pendants from Alarm industries http://vlingvling.com/ and they certainly have some nice items.
The little button in the photo that says "Teach someone something" is from the "Artist's Way Creativity Kit" by Julia Cameron. The kit contains stacks of these little cardboard buttons with creative tasks geared toward spontaneity and play to help overcome creative blocks and realize creative potential. Ms Cameron also suggests quote collecting and taking time to explore and write about the creative philosphy behind each quote. So for today, a quote from John Holt, "We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way." and the journal question: "If you let yourself be a beginner, what might you learn to do?"