Right now, I'm exploring the idea of taking old postage stamps, and making some reclaimed jewelry from them. It's been on my mind a long time. These famous masterpieces, and sometimes, just commissioned images, waiting to be made into small ideal jewelry designs.
Once they have been cut up, there's no more stamp. That's now gone. Hopefully no stamp collector's have a heart attack. A new thing is in it's place, sometimes imperfect, and sometimes, a wearable piece of art.
Destruction for the case of new beautiful thing. Sometimes, it's worth it!