Posts tagged accessories
12:20 pm - Tue, Jul 8, 2014
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Wet Clay is a relatively new brand creating laser-cut cuff bracelets for both men and women. Born out of a desire to create beautiful objects out of discarded materials, each cuff is made from repurposed upholstery leather.

More: Accessories Made From Repurposed Upholstery Leather - Design Milk

7:51 am - Tue, Mar 25, 2014
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In North Carolina-based artist Jane Wells Harrison’s found-metal work, lithographed tin from vintage cans gets repurposed into whimsical pieces of jewelry and other items. Pictured: Walter.  

In North Carolina-based artist Jane Wells Harrison’s found-metal work, lithographed tin from vintage cans gets repurposed into whimsical pieces of jewelry and other items. Pictured: Walter.  

5:46 pm - Tue, Jul 16, 2013
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DIY project du jour:
Why not turn an old window screen into a reusable tote bag?
For how-to details: Check out the Between the lines blog’s mesh bag tutorial. 
Omitting the pouch part and/or using a piece of cardboard as the bag’s removable bottom could simplify things. For the straps, maybe use an old belt?

DIY project du jour:

Why not turn an old window screen into a reusable tote bag?

For how-to details: Check out the Between the lines blog’s mesh bag tutorial

Omitting the pouch part and/or using a piece of cardboard as the bag’s removable bottom could simplify things. For the straps, maybe use an old belt?

12:57 pm - Tue, Apr 2, 2013
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What do you do with expired or otherwise unwanted credit cards?
Kristal Romano turns them into wearable art.

What do you do with expired or otherwise unwanted credit cards?

Kristal Romano turns them into wearable art.

1:23 pm - Wed, Mar 20, 2013
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Lindsay Pemberton ”rescues” vintage tea cups from secondhand stores and upcycles them into cute bangles. She even puts cups’ handles and bottoms, which often sport makers’ marks, to good use: They get made into pendants and brooches/pins, respectively.
(Spotted on Pinterest — from The Life of Miss Elly blog | Rarg.co.nz)
See also: Earlier Unconsumption post on turning pieces of broken china into key rings.

Lindsay Pemberton ”rescues” vintage tea cups from secondhand stores and upcycles them into cute bangles. She even puts cups’ handles and bottoms, which often sport makers’ marks, to good use: They get made into pendants and brooches/pins, respectively.

(Spotted on Pinterest — from The Life of Miss Elly blog | Rarg.co.nz)

See also: Earlier Unconsumption post on turning pieces of broken china into key rings.

8:07 am - Tue, Feb 12, 2013
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Latex (kitchen/cleaning) gloves turned into jewelry, by Min-Ji Cho.

(spotted on comeunagazzaladra)

Another example — a glove-necklace made by Margherita Marchioni — can be found here

4:08 pm - Wed, Feb 6, 2013
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gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Now here’s a creative new use for old handbags. 
Note: If you have unwanted purses that are still usable, e.g., not torn/ripped, consider giving them away — perhaps to a friend, or to a local charity that accepts donations of such items — or sell them, instead of using them as garden accessories!  
(Photo via Teresa O’Connor’s SeasonalWisdom blog) 
See also: Old bike helmets repurposed as hanging planters.

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Now here’s a creative new use for old handbags.

Note: If you have unwanted purses that are still usable, e.g., not torn/ripped, consider giving them away — perhaps to a friend, or to a local charity that accepts donations of such items — or sell them, instead of using them as garden accessories!  

(Photo via Teresa O’Connor’s SeasonalWisdom blog) 

See also: Old bike helmets repurposed as hanging planters.

9:26 am - Sun, Nov 4, 2012
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Did you enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend? Did you remember to turn back all clocks?!
Pictured: Vintage watches upcycled into a bracelet. Spotted on Pinterest here. Source: mLindvall on Etsy here.

Did you enjoy an extra hour of sleep this weekend? Did you remember to turn back all clocks?!

Pictured: Vintage watches upcycled into a bracelet. Spotted on Pinterest here. Source: mLindvall on Etsy here.

10:08 am - Tue, Oct 23, 2012
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sabi collection is a recently launched jewelry line that takes pieces of raw wood that are collected from the United States and all over the world, and turns them into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.
Each piece comes with a photo showing the raw piece of wood that it’s made from and where the wood was found. They incorporate various types of metal for the chains, as well as wire, to make each piece unique.

(via Sabi Collection - Design Milk)

sabi collection is a recently launched jewelry line that takes pieces of raw wood that are collected from the United States and all over the world, and turns them into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.

Each piece comes with a photo showing the raw piece of wood that it’s made from and where the wood was found. They incorporate various types of metal for the chains, as well as wire, to make each piece unique.

(via Sabi Collection - Design Milk)

2:03 pm - Mon, Oct 8, 2012
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These ceramic badges and pendants are made out of old, neglected porcelain plates (mainly single pieces) found [at] flea markets.  Selected areas are carefully cut out, sanded and glued to a pin. This way old ceramic plates are turned into fashion accessories.

(via mischer’traxler ceramic badges)

These ceramic badges and pendants are made out of old, neglected porcelain plates (mainly single pieces) found [at] flea markets.

Selected areas are carefully cut out, sanded and glued to a pin. This way old ceramic plates are turned into fashion accessories.

(via mischer’traxler ceramic badges)

10:00 am - Tue, Aug 7, 2012
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Jen Mazer combines eyeglass lenses with images cut out of used magazines to make one-of-a-kind pins / brooches.
(via Design Milk)
Find other uses for old eyeglasses here.

Jen Mazer combines eyeglass lenses with images cut out of used magazines to make one-of-a-kind pins / brooches.

(via Design Milk)

Find other uses for old eyeglasses here.

9:08 am - Sat, Jun 23, 2012
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Skateboards — upcycled into necklaces and other wearable things.
(via MuKee on Etsy)

Skateboards — upcycled into necklaces and other wearable things.

(via MuKee on Etsy)

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