An “Upcycling” Legal Assistant Turns Junk into Jewelry
Legal assistants and paralegals have a talent for thinking outside of the box and taking scattered pieces of information and huge piles of unorganized paper – and turning them into something useable and beautifully effective, such as summaries, exhibits and narratives.
, a St. Louis, Missouri legal assistant, takes this talent to a new level
in her business, Pairabelles
), which in addition to antique furniture, sells beautiful “upcycled jewelry artistically fabricated from broken jewelry bits and pieces, vintage clip-on earrings and silver plated flatware.” Upcycling
is the process of converting useless items into something better, and in this case something beautiful and wearable. The family-run business is located in a “charming stone cottage” behind her home.
The upcycled jewelry designed by Hummert is eye-catching and original, including charm bracelets, necklaces and belt buckles. I’m especially taken with this belt buckle, aptly titled “Green With Envy.”
I’d wear this buckle with a pair of well-tailored dark wash jeans, heels, a cream t-shirt and my favorite tan blazer – to work. But I work in VerySmallLaw, where business casual is okay – unless you’re going to a mediation, deposition or hearing.
According to LinkedIn
and the firm’s website, Hummert is a legal assistant to construction law attorney James Scott, at Greensfelder
in St. Louis.