Friday, June 18, 2010

Recycled Upcycled Fun and Funky Orange Things

With themes of green politics, conservationism and climate change becoming increasingly popular, I commit in putting eco-friendly philosophies to practice, with jewelries, accessories and home decors made entirely or at least 90% of unwanted objects.

It is my personal goal and these featured shops to help change people’s minds and hearts to reconsider what is garbage and realize that anything seemed worthless could still be salvaged. Ephemeras that are normally discarded can be transformed into eco-friendly accessories with just a bit of imagination, creativity and a sense of fun.

Take a peek at these adorable items from fellow Etsians who have the same goal of promoting recycled, upcycled and handmade products.
These pretty hair accessories are hand-colored and molded from plastic otherwise destined for the landfill. Seagrapes, the creator of these fun hair clips gladly shares how she fell in love with recycling on her Etsy Bio. Visit her Blog as well and be entertained by her eco adventures.

The fabric used to come up with this truly one of a kind necklace came from a recycled vintage fabric from a tattered (and dry-cleaned) handmade 1960s dress. DesignbyCassandra shares in her profile that she is fond of upcycling ordinary things into something unexpected and 'quirky'. By the looks of her creations, wearing them will definitely make heads turn. ..great conversation starters.

This fun, Bright Colored Funky Bracelet was made from a recycled orange juice bottle. Yes and who would have thought you could come up with a bracelet that beautiful?

Kathy of ArtworkbyKD says "I've always been serious about recycling, reusing and cutting down on waste. I'm so happy to be able to join my art and love of recycling into lovely, funky jewelry! These pieces are an extension of me and my style. I hope you love them as much as I do!"

These recycled Orange Crush and Brisk cans take on a new form when topped with a light blue button! A sterling silver earring loop makes them comfortable for all ears.

BrooklynRecycling is a very new seller on Etsy. She does not have much items listed yet but the earrings up for grabs in her store are all punchy, funky and one of a kind.

This jumper dress is made from two different vintage fabrics which once adorned a window.

Samibop shares in her Etsy bio: "Since the wee '80s I have been recycling all sorts of fabrics to create something entirely different and fun."

Samibop's creations are super cute! perfect for your little ones. Your kids will definitely love Samibop's shorts, tops, pants, dresses and many more.


Walk in the Woods said...

Nice finds! Thanks for sharing. :)

alissa4illustration said...

Such a cute orange dress!

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