Radical Jewelry Makeover is a community jewelry mining and recycling project of Ethical Metalsmiths that uses donated jewelry to create an alternative to mining and manufactured jewelry. Until Friday, February 16th students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Metalsmithing & Jewelry department are accepting donations of old, unwanted jewelry at several locations across the UW-Madison campus. Metals students will spend the month of March making new jewelry out of the donated pieces, which will be on display at UW-Milwaukee's Union Art Gallery in April. Donors will receive discount coupons to apply toward the purchase of a new piece, and sales will benefit UW student scholarships and Ethical Metalsmiths' efforts to educate and connect people with responsibly sourced materials.


Collection sites for donated jewelry are located at the Art Lofts, the UW-Madison Art Office, Kohler Art Library, and HYART Gallery. The addresses for these locations are below:


UW-Madison Art Lofts

111 N Frances Street

Madison, WI 53703

Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30


Kohler Art Library, UW-Madison

160 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building

800 University Ave

Madison, WI 53706

Hours: M-F 8-9:45, Sat-Sun 11-4:45


UW-Madison Art Office

George L. Moss Humanities Building, 455 N Park St

Room 6241

Madison, WI, 53706

Hours: M-F 7:45-4:30


HYART Gallery

133 W. Johnson Street

Madison, WI 53703

Hours: M-Sat 11-7, Tu&Th by appointment


Mail-in donations are also accepted and can be sent at any time to:

Union Art Gallery

2200 E Kenwood Blvd

Milwaukee, WI 53211


  • Starting Friday, January 12th, 2018, repeated every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 7:45 am – 4:30 pm


UW-Madison Art Office, George L. Moss Humanities Building, Room 6241

455 N. Park St.
Madison, 53703


Chloe Darke