Shop name: wearwolf
Shop address: www.wearwolf.etsy.com
Other sites: www.wearwolfs.com
Trashion materials: soda cans, used tin, found objects, old jewelry, bottle caps
I transform them into: jewelry and shrines, picture frames
How do you do it? Using the colors and words to make interesting and beautiful things to wear or look at. I like that people usually look at my things and see the piece, first, THEN the fact that it's recycled!
Do you remember the first thing you made using the trashion concept? Hmmmmm.... probably a flower brooch.
What are your current projects and what is on the horizon? Looking at heavier metals for cutting and shaping.... adding more painted pieces, decorating small furniture items with tin flowers, more detail oriented earrings..... who knows?
Why should people buy handmade, and buy from trashion? I think that using recycled items adds one more dimension of challenge to the creative process. The page is never completely blank so you have to mentally twist ideas a little more. Plus, it is awesome to use things that have already been processed. Recycling instead of using "new" just has to help use less resources somewhere......
Anything else you'd like to add?
My son is an elementary school teacher and his whole school collects cans for me now! I am their adopted artist. They have such fun showing me new cans that they have found! I think this helps the small ones start thinking about what you can do with things before you just toss them in the trash! This has gotta be good for the earth!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us! That's so great that you've gotten school kids more involved with recycling through your work!