Friday, August 29, 2008

Recycling and Upcycling

Lately I've been thinking quite a bit about the imprint I've been leaving on the planet. I've seen a ton of things made from recycled and upcycled goods that have inspired me to create some new items that have come from things I have found or recycled. I've made a few sets of gift tags like the winter themed ones shown above, out of recycled, unloved game pieces. I also made these cute work truck tags. Both are listed in my card shop.

Even more amazing are the upcycled and recycled items listed on Etsy by other artists. It was so hard to pick just a few to feature!

This antique typewriter key has found new life as a necklace, created by webbysue. I love Halloween, and I love jewelry, so this was a fabulous find for me! All of the items in webbysue's shop are wonderful! I've got my eye on a few bracelets!

For a more musical note, check out the shop of melsville, another fabulously talented Etsyian, who creates jewelry using recycled musical instrument pieces. The necklaces shown above were made using piano parts! Talk about a unique gift for that music lover in your life!

This fabulous belt, created by TheBrokenPlate is so fun and retro! Talk about bringing new life to fabulous dinnerware that is slated for the landfill because of an unfortunate accident that may have chipped or shattered it! Kudos!

From now on, I am going to become more conscious about the choices I make and think of the 'bigger picture' when I make purchases and ultimately make trash.


Rosebud Collection said...

Great things..Isn't it amazing how someone can bring trash alive..?
Just great..

Nothinglikeit said...

Love your upcycled tags! That is a great idea and is certainly a popular theme on ETSY.
Working on the hillbilly today - will send you a picture tonight...