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!

my flickr Favorites

Artmind stareted a new weekly feauture on het blog and I decided to play along .
On Artminds blog you can find other beautiful Flickr Favorites, or you can post your own!