Monday, February 1, 2010

Eco-Friendly Crafting

As an artist, I have always struggled with the notion that there is already too much stuff in the world. As a result, I have always re-purposed things in the studio, sometimes out of necessity, sometimes out of lack of funds, and often because I enjoy the challenge of making something old, new again. Luckily, I am in good company! Many in the BEST community do this on a daily basis!

You can find Sweet Pepita Clothing re-purposing old t-shirts,

Design by Leslie re-purposing old bottles,

The Broken Plate re-purposing old plates,

Green Star Studio re-purposing old sweaters,

and me re-purposing old copper scraps from renovated houses!

Hopefully this will inspire others to rethink what they would normally just toss in the trash... who knows, it could serve a better re-purpose!


Endless Sunner said...

Great post!

I recycle sea glass (beach glass) from nearby Chesapeake Bay beaches.

Elisa Shere said...

awesome post! well, you know how I feel about using recycled materials - I only use recycled metals, which are more expensive, but totally worth it!

Anonymous said...

I love this post!

prashant said...

I would love to check this place out, thanks for sharing!

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