Wednesday, January 29, 2014

from Comics to Jewelry

Years ago the Sandman graphic novels by Neil Gaiman were my most favorite thing to read.  Now my beat up old copies have found a new calling.  Soon, we're going to be rolling out these earrings and some bracelets to match.

The fun doesn't stop there. We have tons of comic book scraps left over from our custom boxes.  We like to use everything until there's no waste left.  We have all kinds of Marvel and DC Comics themed jewelry in the makings right now.  Email us if you have a specific request.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentines Day Gifts: Upcycling to Let You Know We Care

We just rolled out a few special items for Valentines Day.  We recently discovered we could print on bracelets, which opened up a whole new world of fun with these personalized Valentines paper bead bracelets.

     We've also started going through our stacks of upcycle material to find found words.  We found a bunch for Valentines Day.  This opens up whole new possibilities for some children's bracelets we have in the works.  There are a lot of great found words in National Geographic magazines like "Pirates", "Blackbeard", and "nanobots" -- so much fun for future making.                                                                                                                                                                       
Lastly, we bring out the cocoon container beads in a smaller earring version.  They contain hidden messages that can be customized.  

Valentines is right around the corner... we have plenty of handmade ideas for you to make it a special one.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Trash Collection: We’re Looking for Trash to Upcycle

We are currently looking for several items that will be upcycled into something new.  Here’s a list of what we are looking for at the moment.


Comic Books (battered is okay)

Cigar Boxes

Coffee Burlap

Corduroy (torn is okay as long as there are good parts to the clothing item)

Junk Mail Flyers (like Kroger, CVS ads – thinner paper and not cardstock)
Send us a message if you have items to donate.