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Interesting stories from all across the world of upcycling, recycling, and reusing! Check back each week for news, interviews, giveaways, links to interesting sites, and more.

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Friday, June 24, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up June 24, 2011

Go visit our new friend Stephany over at Tribou Mosaics. She is making some cool coastal mosiacs from upcycled materials. Great work Stephany! Check out Camic Designs. They have clear step-by-step directions for turning jar lids into trendy drawer pulls. Not the crafty type? Upcycle without the hassel and buy some jar lid pulls here too. Look at this fun new blog recyclofashion (we love new words!) It features recycled fashion.

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Friday, June 10, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up June 10, 2011

Look at what this Kenton, Ohio man is doing with old pallets. Click here. Have you visited this Etsy Shop yet. Go see Urban Woodswalker. Old Eurostar uniforms recycled into bag. This seemed to be a popular upcycling story this week. We found it on multiple news outlets.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Etsy Feature: Upcycled Jewelry From Jessie Katz

Meet Jessie Katz, a formally trained artist and graphic designer from Nyack, New York. Among her many artistic endeavors, Jessie crafts creative and trendy jewelry from recycled and repurposed materials. The materials she uses include: plastic gift and credit cards, vintage and broken jewelry, scrap wood and more. The necklace she shared with us is crafted from a piece of scrap wood left from her Dad building the neck of an octave mandolin. The handmade necklace is beautiful, unique and well-made. We love the story behind it too! …

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Friday, June 3, 2011
Weekend Link Round-Up June 3, 2011

We are excited about Danny Seo’s new book coming out in August: “Upcycling Create Beautiful Things with the Stuff You Already Have” Look at this wallet upcycled from a seatbelt. Cool! Get it at interrobang on Etsy. Head over to weupcycle.com. They are nearing the end of a 30 day upcycling project. Creating something everyday for 30 days from a discarded item.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hands-On Review: Zulugrass Jewelry from The Leakey Collection

For the last few weeks I have been wearing this elegant Zulugrass jewelry. I must admit that when I first heard of jewelry made from grass, I thought that it would look primitive or rustic. I was wrong and pleasantly surprised at the elegance and beauty of this jewelry. It is versatile and can be worn with your best dress or your favorite jeans. The strands are light and comfortable to wear. The single strands can be worn in a variety of ways from a …