Second only to a fresh cup of coffee, snapping on a beautiful piece of jewelry is the best way to start the day. The company, All Wired Up, offers an environmentally friendly line with just the right sparkle to set you up for the rest of the day. These pieces are handcrafted by Mark and Karen Tuttle primarily in their outdoor studio, using sustainable tools like pliers and wood dowels in the place of chemical adhesives. The Tuttles purchase the wire for their earrings, pendants, and necklaces from mills that manufacture recycled material and then return their leftover wire scraps to continue the cycle.

Story by Nicole Zerillo. This article originally appeared in Plenty in September 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.

Copyright Environ Press 2008