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New trainers? Meet creative upcyclers bringing new life to worn out clothes and jewellery

Jewellery and trainers are renewed rather than binned, thanks to the skills of two NI designers

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Make your old trainers sparkle.

Make your old trainers sparkle.

Precious things: jewellery designer Diane Lyness

Precious things: jewellery designer Diane Lyness

Some of Diane's work

Some of Diane's work

Steven Spence of Sneakers Reborn

Steven Spence of Sneakers Reborn

An example of Steven's cleaning work

An example of Steven's cleaning work

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Make your old trainers sparkle.

Vintage clothing, jewellery and furniture are very much in vogue and with sustainability being the buzz word of the moment, upcycling and repurposing of once-loved items is a growing industry.

Diane Lyness www.dianelyness.com — is a jewellery designer and goldsmith and although she makes jewellery to order, the other side of her business, which involves redesigning old pieces of jewellery, is also thriving.


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