Now you can not only read The New York Times, you can wear it. And not just as one of those dorky paper-ship hats, either.
Artist Holly Anne Mitchell fashions jewelry from recycled newspapers, and the innovative results are surprisingly stylish--pins and cuff links from crossword puzzles, earrings and bracelets from stock listings, sudoku puzzles and color Sunday comics. The pieces--which could become collectors' items as newspapers increasingly give way to digital content--sell online and generally run between $80 and $200.
Mitchell's paper-fashion pursuits started when she was a student of fine arts at the University of Michigan charged with creating a piece of jewelry without using traditional materials like metal or precious/semi-precious stones.
And she doesn't stop at newspapers--she even makes jewelry from expired coupons and losing lottery tickets. (You know what the ancient philosophers said: one person's bad luck is another person's brooch.)