Take one part recycled wool sweater and add two parts of beads, buttons and embroidery embellishments and then dump a whole lot of colorful creativity on top and you get these cute little heart pins ready for anything.
Prices range from $5.00 to $10.00 perfect for your little valentines from SueandSew’s Etsy Shop
Created from repurposed recycled vintage copper roofing shingles, cute hearts, that are hand cut and hammered with a true artisan one-of-a-kind look. They are lightweight and inscribed with the words LOVE/YA. On top of it all they are adorned with itsy bitsy silver tin hearts. Check out Ruddle Cottage Etsy shop there are several variations.
$18.00 at Ruddle Cottage
From Brazilian artist, Gueth Freitas, beautifully painted handbags made from recycled records. She paints on the black vinyl records with “nanquin” a Chinese ink …her designs are bold and punchy! She paints enough of the surface to give is a strong graphic look, however, if examined closely your admirers will see the classic tracks of the record. If you would like to give this as a gift, Novica includes and “artisan card” which tells the story of the artist and the materials used…it is a nice touch. There are several designs and different sizes available at Novica.com.
Earrings and pendant necklaces are also available from this artist using the same process of painting on recycled vinyl records. These items are playfully named “Samba Symphony” and “Samba Swing” and “Copacabana Melody”
Click here for availability and prices from Novica.com
For the bike nut in your life, this bracelet is made from polished stainless steel bicycle spokes each free formed and attached by little bike chain pieces. How adorable! Lots of Bike themed jewelry from this Etsy seller.
$28.00 at VeloGioielli’s Etsy Shop
Bracelet made from recycled stainless steel bicycle spoke made to fit your wrist. This will remind you what is like to have the wind blowing through your hair on that downhill ride last weekend while you are working away at the desk job that slowly eats away at your dreams and rusts your soul. No rust or tarnish on this baby!
$15.00 at Simply Spoken ak’s Etsy Shop
Bike spoke ring the perfect gift to cement a friendship or say goodbye to a bike that has been with you a long time. Keep the memories of all the great places you traveled together fresh in your mind with this ring upon your finger.
$55.00 at Snegoratchka’s Etsy Shop