Creative use of upcycling sweaters. This designer has a nice eye for color and texture as she creates her sweater mashups!
$56.00 at Hillabalou’s Etsy Shop
After a freaky tornado swished through NYC last week, Brooklyn-based design company, WrecordsByMonkey surveyed the damage and got a great idea. Repurposing the fallen camouflage sycamore trees into a limited run of eco-friendly pins. Grad your piece of history!
$10.00 for the set at WrecordsByMonkey
While you are on their site, check out their jewelry made from recycled records.
Tine de Ruysser is a jewelry designer who is all about folding! She even invented a folding material during her studies at the Royal College of Art. Her website is dedicated to her folded work. I was especially taken by her “Banknote Jewellery“.
Detail of 6 necklaces from 6 continents (China, USA, Australia, Europe, South Africa, Argentina,)
Created from Ngultrums which is the currency of Bhutan since 1974.
From artist, Lauren Vanessa Tickle who calls this line of her work (working with currency) “Value Exploration”. Other projects which she gives glimpses of on her blog are called “Inconsolable” and “Weathered”. She is a recent graduate of RISD in the Jewelry and Metalsmithing program.
Barcelona artist, Ana Hagopian creates beautiful organic shapes in limitless color by cutting, folding, painting and treating papers that are recycled and in turn can be recycled as well. Her necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings are delightful and delicate. Her inspiration is nature and her results are playful flowers and nuts and seeds.
More info at Ana Hagopian
From artist, Erin Stevens: “The base of the pendant is the bottom of a beer can. I haven’t figured out a way to incorporate the entire can, but at least it is a start.”