Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Finds: Think Green!

As a fan of the handmade community, I am often impressed with the inventive materials artists and crafters include in their work. As a fan of planet Earth, I am delighted to see how many of these talented folk also take the time and effort to include recycled, reclaimed, or sustainable materials in their craft! To me, this makes each creation all the more meaningful. So without further ado, here are a few of my favorite green Etsyans!

-ElisaShere and The Broken Plate are two eco-minded BEST members who create unique, delicately feminine jewelry. Elisa’s silver is recycled, and Juliet’s broken plate jewelry is constructed with found pottery shards as well as new or vintage plates.Little Stackers by Elisa Shere Jewelry

-The Garbologist’s Wife, Econica, and SweetPepita are three terrific Etsy shops which sell clothing and accessories created or reconstructed with vintage, reused, or organic fabrics. Stop by the Garbologist’s Wife for a charming skirt, visit Econica for a soft bamboo wrap, and find adorable kids clothing at Sweetpepita.
Soft bamboo wrap by Econica

-Green Star Studio and Earth Cadets include some repurposed fabrics in their wares for home and child. Green Star Studios has a collection of adorable plush creatures and accessories, and Earth Cadets features screen printed designs on recycled canvas, like this nifty telephone pillow.
Telephone pillow by Earth Cadets

-Repaper and Labudde have cute stationary and office accessories. Repaper practices “hackbooking. . . guerilla bookbinding, using found objects and fine papers to create mixed-media books, albums, and folding frames,” while Labudde can whip you up a sleeve for your Macbook sewn from an upcycled coffee bag.

-Carambatack and Foundstudio both incorporate found papers and objects into their artwork in subtle, elegant ways. Carambatack draws and paints on beautiful vintage book pages, while Kacey of Foundstudio collages with vintage sewing patterns, letters, and book pages.

By Laura of Bakerswife

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