handmade | upcycling

Artist profile | Colourful Blossom

Today I want to share Colourful Blossom by Nuby with you. Nubia Garcia is the talented artist behind this line of hand sculpted polymer clay jewelry. I'm always astounded by how much detail she can create in miniature. Here's a peak at just a few of her creations and you can see more in her Etsy shop or follow her on Facebook. We ordered some of the elephant wine glass charms as a Christmas present and now I want some for our bar too! She also does custom work if you have something unique in mind.

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Second time around at Twice

Things are sometimes slow to pop up on my radar — like Twice for instance. It's a site selling brand name merchandise that's been gently worn. In addition to buying great merchandise, you can clean out your own closet and earn some bucks by selling items you never wear. We all have at least one item still sporting tags in our wardrobe now don't we?

Upcycled Alphabet Books

My friend Holly took me to a giant antiques and such show a few months back and we loved this clever reuse of some old books. Now generally I'm not a fan of defacing a book, but I could see around this if some pages were missing it the content was awful or sleep-inducing. Basically you just use a bandsaw to cut the shape of the alphabet letter you'd like to create.