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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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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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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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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 …

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Weekend Link Round-Up May 27, 2011

Read “Upcycle is the New Recycle” written by Jane Skoch of Mentor Patch. A new way to upcycle old ties. Check out the adorable Rachel of Maybe Matilda and her clear step-by-step tutorial. Wow! The discs of this necklace are made from upcycled bubble wrap. Read all about it at Craftzine.