Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Repurposed and recycled

I love working with used and vintage stuff lately. My mother brought me a big bag full of old silk ties and I try to go once a week to the trifth store to find old leather bags or clothes.
And Ingermaaike, A lovely Est friend and an amazing felt artist sended me an envelop full of leather scraps.(find her shop here)
I love to put my scissors in the ties, bags and scraps to make something completely different out of it. With the silk I make silk beads to use in my necklaces, the leather and suede is used for the little flowers on my bracelets or necklaces.

And guess what: I've been featured on Cosa Verde Blog. Cosa Verde showcases independent artists and craftspeople from around the world, providing you with one destination to find top-quality handmade, environmentally-friendly goods.
Search for the tag repurposed in my shop, and you'll find my newest eco-friendly creations!


Saskia said...

Je bent toch zo creatief...prachtig!!!


ingermaaike said...

I am very glad to see my scraps be used so beautifully and creatively!

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

beautiful flowers!!! I'm very into recicling as well. I've been doing what I call eco-pachaging lately. :)

vadjutka said...

They look so great! It feels so god when you have the time to experiment!

Amanda Yu said...

Many concgrats on featured, Greet!
and all those eco-friendly bracelets are definitely a great innovative idea. They are gorgeous!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Fleur, your colors and ideas are superb! They are so beautiful--the whole picture is gorgeous!

Sigmosaics said...

I've been admiring your new creations a lot lately!! What a fantastic way to repurpose materials.

Lovely work :-)

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

I'm so glad you liked my blog. I love your's, as you surely have noticed! :)
I used to translate all my posts to english but it takes so much more time to do. And time is so short these days! :( I have other visiters that don't understantd portuguese, and I know that the google translator, as well as others, is very bad. I'll beguin translating some of my posts again [the smaller ones :)))], mainly the ones about crafts. So if you want to come back once in a while to see what I'm up to, you'll be very wellcome! :)
goodbye for now, and keep on the inspiration! :)


Claire said...

I love your creations!