Monday, August 13, 2012

New cuffs made out of WHAT?!?!?

Have you checked out my new line of cuffs for the Fall????  And have you seen what they are made out of???  ...Water bottles!!!!  How cool is that?!?!  What a great way to re-purpose something that would otherwise be thrown away!  The first few I made were a little bit flimsy because I used the eco-friendly water bottles which have much thinner plastic.  After making a few, I realized that the thicker water bottles were the way to go.  They are nice and sturdy, and you'd have no clue what's underneath the fabric.  Pretty cool!  Check them out and let me know what you think  :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bangles and Cuffs!!!

Be sure to check out my latest crafting venture.....bangles and cuffs!!!  I've had so much fun hitting the vintage and consignment stores looking for old bangles and bracelets to bring life back to.  If you have any old bangles or cuffs lying around, let me know!  Thin 80's bangles work great, as well as the thicker metal and wooden ones.  It's pretty awesome to see something old and tarnished become a hot new accessory  :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Up-cycled Sentimentals

Recently a friend asked me if I would be interested in taking some of her mother's old shirts and use them to create an up-cycled flower.  I thought, what a great way to remember a loved one!!!!  We all have clothing, accessories, etc, laying around from loved ones who are now gone and often we don't know what to do with these belongings but can't bear to part with them.  Of course there are things that we couldn't possibly imagine taking scissors to, but if you have something that you'd be interested in up-cycling, let me know and we can come up with an accessory and design that suits you and your loved one's memory.  I can use the fabric to create hair clips, headbands, pins (for clothing, purses, etc), or bracelets.  Prices range from $6-$10 depending on the size/design.  Below are some vintage inspired examples....

I'll be honest...this cuff was made from an old shirt (not sentimental) BUT it's a great example of an up-cycled cuff bracelet  :)