Friday, November 28, 2014

Upcycling a Vintage Purse with Wonder Woman

This vintage purse is one of our most favorite finds. It has an awesome flip mirror inside.  We decided to upcycled this purse with Wonder Woman comic books. The deep forest green of the bag compliments the comics nicely.  
We realized after starting the bag that it could use a leather shine with some dark green polish.  The bag is in great conditions, but does have some worn leather look in some areas. Some polish would make the artwork pop out more.
There is still  a lot of work that needs to be done to make this bag awesome. We're having fun doing it, though.  Once new life is breathed into this bag -- it will be available in our Etsy and Ebay shop.

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Comic Book Boxes Available!

 We make our comic book boxes by upcycling used cigar boxes we obtain from a cigar company once the cigars are sold as singles and are emptied. We also have a stack of old comic books that are torn and worn and waiting for new life.  

The comic book boxes are actually the most sought after items in our shop.  We do custom orders of your favorite comic, as well.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Comic Book Paper Beads and Bracelets!

Lately, we've been having a lot of fun working with comic books. They make pretty awesome paper beads.

 We begin by using sock size knitting needles to roll our beads.
Next, we add glue that dries clear and hard.  Once they dry, we coat them with a glossy finish.  The end effect is pretty stellar.

Some of the beads get made into awesome stretch bracelets or chain bracelets for our shop.  We have comic book paper bead bracelets available in adult and child size in our shop on Etsy and Ebay.

We also have bulk quantities of the beads available if you want to design your own comic book jewelry.