Silver Metallics, Recycled

Silver Metallics, Recycled, featuring

Sterling Silver Flower Necklace using Precious Metal Clay (PMC). PMC is recycled fine silver, made from pure silver particles that are recycled & reclaimed from scraps, x-ray and film plates.  Made by Lumoi in London

Musical Chime necklace, specially designed for a modern recycling fan who is musically inclined.  Made by Jewels of Sayuri in India.

Fine lines Ear rings, made from recycled culinary items crafted with care by qualified jeweller Greg Mann in his studio in Melbourne.

Repurposed scrabble tile keychains, made by I Am The Mandy in Central Kansas, USA

“Goose” Recycled Bolt Creature, made by Craftworks Cambodia, in the urban city of Phnom Penh.

iCAN Wall Lighting2, recycled aluminum can wall light, made by Creative Thinking in the USA

Creating recycled bolt creatures, by Craftworks Cambodia producer’s, in the urban city of Phnom Penh

House pin made from a recycled souvenir spoon, made from recycled culinary items crafted with care by qualified jeweller Greg Mann in his studio in Melbourne.

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Recycled Highway Billboard Bags: Pinto Bags

Have you seen Pinto Bags clutch bag range on Recycled Market?

Pinto Bags offer a collection of recycled highway billboard advertising, upcycled into colourful clutch bags, with a variety to choose from.

Pinto Bags as seen on the catwalk:

Which colour would you choose?

More colours to choose from here

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Hubcap Flowers as seen on Blue Velvet Chair

Recycled hubcaps, become wall flower garden feature as seen on Blue Velvet Chair

With a clever DIY tutorial here

Masculinity (cars) vs femininity (flowers) in recycled artform, clever!

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Cape & Wing PDF Patterns

Fun Costume Cape pattern and tutorial, to make from recycled t-shirts, shirts and scrap material. SUITABLE FOR BEGINNER SEWISTS!

The Costume Cape is designed with upcycling a men’s dress shirt and fabric scraps! There is a safe & simple velcro-neck closure and easy-to-wear elastic arm bands. Each wing is decorated with pretty “FEATHER” ruffle layers. Sure to become a favorite dress-up for all! Can be created for either a boy or a girl, simply changing fabric choices.

The Costume Cape can be made to fit babies to adult sizing. Perfect for anyone enjoying a medieval festival…or just trying to flutter around being a fairy. Think about adjusting the colors in a brown color scheme to mimic a wise, old owl or go for a selection of greens and make your favorite fire breathing dragon. The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Wings for girls, or cape for boys

Red Hot and Recycled!

Today’s blog post, relates to recycled products found on Recycled Market, the theme today, is red.

Red Hot & Recycled featuring

  Leggings made with fabric production excess material, by Bartinki

Recycled saree bib, by Sayuri

Upcycled coca cola can Thunderbirds ring, by Anastazzia

Upcycled highway vinyl billboard clutch bag, by PintoBags

Big flower necklace made from recycled magazines, by Factory on the Moon

Upcycled VINYL wall clock “GUN”, by Pavel Sidorenko

Handcrafted Toddler Shoes - Red Vintage Flower, Size 5, by Greenlace Corner

Vinyl Record Bowl- Rockstar Energy Gift, by Sonic Styles

Purse made with vintage Japanese fabric, by YellowBird

Upcycled felt heart, by AllAboutTheButtons

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Introducing Factory on the Moon

Hailing from The Netherlands, Mrs Moon,thinks it is important to recycle..
“Welcome! I think it’s important to recycle! So everything in my shop is recycled.
I make bracelets out of plastic bags, a necklace from an old dinosaur toy or paper.
Think about the environment! We can make so many beautiful things with what
we already have! Sit back, relax, and click away!
Love, Mrs Moon.” 


Shop Factory on the Moon > here

Market Browsing

We stumbled upon a few recycled treasures at Mornington Racecourse Marketthis morning

Hoot Hoot!
 Garden features made from recycled materials, by Mason Design 
 Re-purposed Roller Derby Skate-turned-Christmas-plant-pot
by Beyond the Picket Fence

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Introducing Rutis Roots, Origami Recycled Paper Gifts

Ruti is 26 years old, born and raised in Jerusalem, currently studying Occupational Therapy in the city of Haifa, Israel.

She has always loved art – painting, sculpting, photographing, designing, beading and more.

In recent years she has been drawn to the magic of folding recycled paper and creating various works of art with them.

This kind of art combines her passion for shaping and color-matching, with her love for nature, while attempting to preserve and reuse pre-existing materials.

Ruti’s colorful stylish products can add a lot of grace and peace to a home or work environment.

Shop Ruti’s Roots >  here

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Recycling Facts

Facts and figures sourced from around the net

“It takes 70% less energy to make recycled paper, and 95% less energy to make recycled aluminium cans than it does when using new raw materials. It takes 125 plastic milk bottles to make one 140 litre recycled plastic wheelie bin.” source City of Port Phillip Community Environment eHub

“Aluminium and steel cans, glass bottles, PET bottles, and most cardboard are made from recycled materials and are usually recyclable after use. Choose items with this kind of packaging rather than packaging made entirely from virgin raw materials. It’s important to buy recycled as this creates a demand for recycled materials and supports the recycling industries.” source PlanetArk

“When we do not recycle at least our glass or aluminum we cost the earth in power usage, water and oil usage and landfill usage; glass takes up to 4000 years to decompose in a landfill yet can be recycled indefinitely.” source Environment Green

“If 300,000 people would stop junk mail coming to their home, they could save half a million trees.” 

 A short video on the importance of keeping recyclable materials out of the landfill with help from a solid waste planning engineer and recycling program coordinator
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First Featured Seller - Siamese Dream Design

We have our first featured seller interview with Barbara and Amy, of Siamese Dream Design.

Can you tell us a little about who you are?
We are an expat mother and daughter team, originally from the USA.  We have always had a passion for the eclectic and never really embraced mainstream consumerism. For many years it was just the two of us and we reveled in our ability to create and recreate everything under the sun. Not even knowing we were “recycling and repurposing”. Anything we had or found was fair game for a new project. Embossed drapes found in Grandma’s basement became a fantastic mermaid skirt, a unique lamp from a garage sale would get a complete make over, sheets became new window swags and coordinating cushion covers. As we began to travel and were exposed to an array of ethnic textiles, a new obsession was born.
Can you tell us about your products?
We find an item, a piece of textile art seeped in ethnic traditions.  The wheels begin to turn, ” a handbag like this….. no a little jacket with…. a skirt, boots, shoes,” and we’re off. Ethnic textiles repurposed into modern fashion and home decor items.
How to you incorporate recycled material into your products?
An old beautifully embroidered Hmong skirt becomes boots, if its only partially usable it still does not go to waste. Pieces are cut and become part of a patchwork duvet cover or pillows. A tribal baby carrier becomes the basis of a handbag.  A woven Naga shawl reappears as a unique pair of loafers.
What does the future have in store for Siamese Dream Design?

We love working with the different ethnic groups, helping the women keep their culture alive by turning their age old traditions into modern products and marketing them to a global audience, thereby providing them with financial stability. As we grow, it is our goal that our work will reach a large enough audience that we will be able to further diversify the ethnic groups we work with.

Shop Siamese Dream Design > here

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