Posted in Ideas, Journal, tagged antique jewelry, antique spoons, dank artistry, giflts for sister, gifts for mom, gifts for women, recycled art, recycled crafts, recycling art, recycling artist, recycling crafts, recycling ideas, recycling spoons, silver spoons, talented artist on September 30, 2008 |
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A few weeks ago I was surfing around Etsy, which is what I do when I’m procrastinating about my messy house or the dishes that still haven’t been washed, or the blogging I’ve not gotten around to. Anyway, I do this alot and I have a new favorite recycling artist. His shop is Dank Artistry and I want to be his new best friend.
I looked through his site and ended up with a long list of all the rings and bracelets I wanted and then I remembered a very unsucessful little foray into spoon rings during college.
My mother gave me some spoons to work with, they belonged to my Grandma. They were those lovely Reed and Barton flower dessert spoons. Well I made my mom and sister a couple of key rings and then I attempted to make a bracelet for my self. After a very messy solder joint and some damage to the silver plating I had a bracelet that I’ve worn no more than a dozen times since (yeah that was 10 years ago).
Well thanks to the power of Alchemy I asked Dank to help me fix the mess I’d made all those years ago. And today I received the finished pictures of his work… I am speachless, he made them sparkle, they look so pretty and I will be able to wear them, and now I have two little rings that I can pass on to my two little daughters.
Please visit his site, and if you’ve the inclination – give him some business. He’s very talented and friendly, the communication was excellent, and his prices are wonderfully reasonable.
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Posted in Everything, tagged etsy, found art, found items, recycled art, recycled crafts, recycling art, recycling artist, recycling craft, upcycling on May 30, 2008 |
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I’ve collected over 8 pages of Favorite Sellers on Etsy at this point and part of my pick me up, in these days and weeks until all of my crafts catch up with me here in Brasilia, I’ve been looking at other people’s work.
I wanted to share Lemon Oak Studio with you. Tricia and her sister both have shops on Etsy, I understand from her portfolio and blog that she began making the angels from items she collected during daily walks, and that it was originally a means for working through her father’s illness.
Check out the wonderful angels and prints, maybe they’ll inspire your next walk. What a great way to deal with stress and make something out of an experience. I’m so impressed!
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I’ve been shopping on Etsy today and did some specific searches for folks doing recycled crafts. I came across a few recycling artist with some really fun ideas. I love these crafts using reclaimed, repurposed soda cans.
This picture is from LostAndFoundObjects2‘s store on Etsy. I love the pop art feel of this these earrings, and what a great and economical recycling craft. She even has some really cute Valentines themed jewelry. I also had the fun of trying to guess what type of pop can she used.
I also loved the recycled bracelets and necklaces at MadefromtheHeart‘s Etsy store. The pieces in her store are also made from recycled aluminum cans, I love the rounded edges of her charm bracelets.
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