These aren’t really for fishing …their purpose is more to remind you of good fishing times. Handmade by artist Tedd McDonah who teaches metalsmithing/jewelry classes and blacksmithing classes part time at Arizona State University. These colorful lures are created from preprinted recycled steel and copper. Perfect Cabin Decor… Remember, there are two kinds of fishermen, those that fish for sport and those that catch something.
$50.00 each at Tedd McDonah’s Etsy Shop
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I found two etsy artists that are doing amazing work with fused plastic from recycled plastic grocery bags. … true trash to treasure!
First is San Diego artist, Emily Grace from Emily Grace and the Yellow Suitcase. Her designs are made from heat fused plastic which is then hand-stitched to wire and then combined with sterling silver chain and occasionally some vintage beads. The pieces are soft and pliable and can be left lying flat or gently sculpted into a more three dimensional shape for special occasions or the perfect neckline.
Necklaces are available for $90.00 at Emily Grace Suitcase’s Etsy Shop
The second artist working in fused plastic from recycled plastic bags is Cynthia Del Giudice located in the Argentine Pampas outside Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cynthia combines delicate flowers made from recycled plastic grocery bags with cultured freshwater pearls and sterling silver chain. So dainty and beautiful …and what a lovely conversation piece to raise awareness of plastic pollution.
$200.00 at Cynthia Del Giudice’s Etsy Shop
Here’s a few good tutorials for fusing plastic. Don’t forget to work in a well-ventilated area….the fumes can be toxic!
Nothing is better than
playing crafting with things you were going to throw away. Trash to treasure baby!
Some folks refer to the Big Green Book of Recycled Crafts ( Leisure Arts #4802) as the bible of recycled craft books. Leisure Arts was one of the first to publish books in this genre and many of us loved the old favorite Trash to Treasure. This book will not disappoint. It contains many crafts made from everyday materials like glass, paper, plastic bags and what-have-you. How about the bird bungalows made from plastic laundry soap bottles? Or a recycled bag keeper made from the sleeve of an old shirt?
$15.56 at Amazon
Recycled Crafts Box is great for beginner crafters. Each project features step-by-step illustrated instructions, and a full-color photo of the finished art-work. Recycled yogurt cups and spoons become collectible dolls and your old shoes become eye-catching planters.
$8.76 at Amazon
Gorgeous Gifts: Use recycled materials to make cool crafts (Ecocrafts) is a great book for all ages. Some of the projects include: tea light candleholders, plant pots, bookmarks, bracelets, hand puppets, puppet theater, refrigerator magnets, model airplanes, stained-glass windows, and computer mousepads. Not overwhelming at aprox. 50 pages.
$7.62 at Amazon
Craftcycle: 100+ Earth-Friendly Projects and Ideas for Everyday Living is one of the new books on the scene and it is worth it! Fun hip projects include felting old sweaters to make mittens and upcycling old records and CDs. Full of color and step by step instructions.
$15.63 at Amazon
These could light up your foyer and make quite the eco-friendly statement at the entrance to your house. Recycled metal and available in 3 different sizes. I like seeing all three together!
$169.00 , $249.00 or $349.00 at Viva Terra