YB Green Upcycled Glass Jewelry

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The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the Internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize! YB Green Jewelry sponsored this giveaway. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.

Spring Fashionista | YB Green Upcycled Glass Jewelry

Welcome to the 2015 Spring Fashionista Event!

I am so excited about Fashionista — and I am super excited about our Fashionista sponsor, YB Green Jewelry. I’m not just excited because it’s jewelry, mind you. I’m excited about YB Green. Are you ready for something really exciting?

YB Green Upcycled Glass Jewelry | Crushed Glass Earrings

Tricolor Stud Earrings in crushed upcycled glass by YB Green Jewelry.

Yasmin is the founder of YB Green® upcycled glass jewelry. In 2009, Yasmin was living in New Orleans and discovered that she couldn’t recycle glass with the city. New Orleans stopped recycling glass after Hurricane Katrina so she started recycling her own.

Soon after, Yasmin began to collect glass from her neighborhood so she could make jewelry with it. She collects every bottle, scrap and shard of glass that she finds. All glass used in her jewelry creations is 100% recycled by Yasmin, not purchased.

YB Green Upcycled Glass Jewelry | THree Bead Necklace

Bold Statement Three Bead Necklace by YB Green Jewelry.

The glass is cleaned and sterilized, then it’s cut and melted using various techniques. It takes Yasmin at least 24 hours to transform and upcycle the glass into something special. By wearing YB Green’s upcycled glass jewelry, you help raise awareness about recycling. Her family remained in New Orleans, so she will always have the ability to collect glass from the city to make jewelry.

YB Green Upcycled Glass Jewelry | Blue Stud Glass Earrings

Blue Stud Upcycled Glass Earrings by YB Green Jewelry.

But New Orleans isn’t the only source of her upcycled glass jewelry. Yasmin created a European collection called “Halle” using glass she found in abandoned properties and the Silvester celebrations in Amsterdam and Germany. She named the collection after the city of Halle, Germany, which became the most blighted city following the Cold War.

Artists have begun using empty buildings in Halle as canvases for beautiful murals. Like those artists, Yasmin believes in using art to address environmental issues. Her ultimate mission is to highlight different stories and communities by creating upcycled glass jewelry from these places. While YB Green will always be rooted in New Orleans, there is a branch in Halle, Germany, and the next will be in Washington, D.C.

I’m excited about YB Green Jewelry for a few reasons. I like the idea of recycled or upcycled glass jewelry. It has a positive environmental effect. That’s pretty cool. And glass is a very interesting medium for jewelry. I mean, come on. That’s also pretty cool. But the glass is from New Orleans? Like, the most fascinating city in the country (I’m sure I’ll get letters for that)? Yes, please! I want a piece of New Orleans to carry with me. It’s special. And, the fact that New Orleans didn’t recycle glass following Hurricane Katrina? It’s just so bizarre, and so interesting, how YB Green Jewelry came to be.

But there’s also glass being upcycled from Germany, where about half of my family hails from, so I’m pretty interested in that as well. And Yasmin is going to be using upcycled glass from Washington, D.C.? I’ve always been so fascinated by the Capitol, which has always had a special place in my heart.

For all these reasons, YB Green Jewelry sets itself apart from the rest. Any one aspect of YB Green makes it special, but all of these aspects? They make it hard to compare. Oh, and the jewelry! The jewelry is just cool. It’s different, and unique, and so pretty. So distinctive. Definitely pieces that will make people ask you about it. Those are the pieces I love. I think you’ll love it, too.

YB Green Jewelry Upcycled Glass Jewelry Set

OK, OK, let’s get on to her amazing upcycled glass jewelry. Yasmin has generously offered one of my readers a pair of green glass bead earrings and a matching necklace! The glass comes from Cologne.

YB Green Jewelry Upcycled Glass Jewelry

The glass in the earrings is 1 1/4″ long and 1/4″ wide. The sterling silver findings and earhook are 3/4″ at their longest point and 1/4″ high. They retail for $85.

YB Green Jewelry | Upcycled Glass Jewelry
The matching glass pendant necklace is 1 1/4″ long and 1/4″ wide. It has sterling silver findings and a 16″ sterling silver rolo chain. It retails for $89.
This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE (just be aware that customs can be difficult when it comes to gifts and could incur a tariff, so please enter accordingly) and ends March 20 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Spring Fashionista Event | YB Green Upcycled Glass Jewelry
Keep in mind, there is a whole lot more to be won in the Spring Fashionista Event! The Spring Fashionista Events 2015 Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law). For every giveaway in the Spring Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Spring Fashionista Grand Prize. One Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. One first-prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Monroe and Main. Isn’t that stunning? Good luck!

Still Blonde after all these YEARS, ModlyChic, Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway, and the Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.

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Comments

  1. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    All of this jewelry is so unique. I like so much of it. I would like the Betty Earrings as long as they were not heavy when I wore them.

  2. Erin G says

    I really like the May (clear). Its really pretty yet simple and would go with a lot of things in my closet.

  3. Kelly says

    I love all of the YB Green pieces, and the idea behind it is amazing! I think my favorites are the Lucia and the Dauphine necklaces.

  4. Marti Tabora says

    The Piety Necklace in blue green is my favorite, it’s really pretty and I could definitely see myself wearing it.

  5. DEBRA GIFFORD says

    I LIKE THE FLORA (DOUBLE EARRINGS) but also liked some of the other green jewelry as well as the blue. I didn’t like the cross necklaces so much. But, they have some cute items.

  6. Rhonda Scott says

    I really like the Wilma necklace. Blue is my favorite color and I live the varied sizes of the beads.

  7. Barbara R. says

    I like The Wilma Silver and Cobalt Glass Beaded Necklace by YB Green Fine Jewelry. I have been searching for jewelry in blue. This is a unique piece.

  8. says

    I have often looked at my hubby’s beer bottles thinking there must be something cool I could do with these…

    All of the jewelry on the site is gorgeous. I especially love anything with the blues or greens. One of the items said “Krysta” – it was lovely.

  9. Rae Nebola says

    I make jewelry and other arts-n-crafts and am always trying to upcycle…these are beautiful!!!! I would be honored to have them. And you’re right, they would be terrific conversation starters.

  10. Kim Pinch says

    I like the Jardin (wine green and clear) necklace because it has different colors that complement each other.

  11. Robin Abrams says

    I love the The Flora accent and layer necklace in blue and yellow swirl by YB Green Upcylced Glass Jewelry

  12. crystal gibson says

    I like Vintage tupelo necklace. My daughters birthstone is emerald so that makes it even more special.

  13. Jody Arbogast says

    I love Krysta (blue) because it’s something i have never seen before. It has a Beautiful color blue. thank you!

  14. Danielle says

    I like this: Swirl Glass Necklace yellow and blue swirl, Upcycled Glass Necklace, Women’s Necklace, Recycled Jewelry, Colorful Accent Jewelry, Minimalist

  15. Michele p says

    I really like the KRYSTA (BLUE) necklace since blue is my fave color and I like the design of this particular piece

  16. says

    There are so many beautiful pieces, it was hard to pick just one. My favorite was the Leia necklace, because it’s very pretty and would be easy to match and wear with most outfits.

  17. Naomi J says

    i really like the gold round earrings and the emerald green glass necklace. I love how she up cycled the jewelry and did it in such a classy way.

  18. Dessyslava Ionova says

    I like the Krysta necklace, but really, my most favorite thing is the necklace and earrings from this giveaway!

  19. Alexandra Diaz says

    I think I’ll have to go with the Tara (Cobalt Blue) earrings as a favorite. They would match my eye color very nicely, and I can see them going well with most of my current wardrobe. :)

  20. Cheryl Rogers says

    I very much like the Lilli green necklace. My daughter is Lily and this would remind me of her with her sparkly green eyes!

    • says

      Congratulations Sue! You are the winner! I will be mailing your items soon. I hope you enjoy them and if you want to pic and tag it on FB or Twitter feel free :) Thanks for all of the support and love.

      Yasmin

  21. Linda Bradshaw says

    I love the WILMA. I like the style and color. I only have about 3 necklaces so this would be good to have.

  22. Mary M says

    Love the up-cycled jewelry at YB Green. It is beautifully repurposed. I really love the look of the Dom Cocktail Rings and colorful earrings.

  23. Michelle Tucker says

    I absolutely love the Flora (double earrings). I like the way the blue and clear swirl together, so beautiful.

  24. Brigitte B says

    Wow the site has so many beautiful choices. If I had to pick just one favorite it would be the Lilli necklace.

  25. Angela Cash says

    My favorite piece from YB Green Jewelry is the Dom Cocktail Ring (Blue.) I love the rubber ring band – very unusual.

  26. Sam Stamp says

    The Wilma Necklace is my favorite! I absolutely love that shade of blue and the shape of the necklace is wonderful too!

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