Recycled earrings handmade in South Shore

October 12, 2016
    Made in Tahoe

recycledearingsbymel.JPGThis new, locally-made jewelry is light as a…well, as a piece of paper!

Or a few pieces of paper that is.

The recycled papier mache earrings and necklaces are durable, with up to eight layers of laminated paper that are then painted and varnished for strength, and topped with beads.

Melissa Lanitis Gregory creates the jewelry in her studio in South Shore, along with other decorative and somewhat functional art.

(Doesn’t everyone need a ceremonial helmet?)

To order necklaces, bowls and your customized art helmet, visit her website at