This is sort of recycled. I found a broken piece of bike reflector - which is plastic. I transformed the plastic shard into silver by casting it into silver, no it's not a magic trick its a method of melting plastic (usually wax) from a plaster cast and injecting it with molten silver. The reflector created a cool pattern but was very thick and difficult to work with, so I ran it through my rolling mill until it was thin enough to work with. I made 2 pair of earrings with the cool patterned metal.