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8/16/2008

Tresijas Dreams Up New Uses for Vinyl

Etsy Trashion Materials Focus: Vinyl

Trashion team member Kelly Wakefield-Beytia of Tresijas gives fresh twists to Vinyl records! We asked her a few questions about upcycling vinyl and here is what she had to say:

What do you make from vinyl?

Jewelry, combs, card holders, and whatever else I can dream up.

What do you love about vinyl?
What don’t I love about it?!
It’s incredibly forgiving. If I make a mistake or things don’t turn out how I thought they would, I just warm it up again and start over. It’s versatile, there’s not much that you can’t do with it. I love that I can walk into a thrift store and buy the records on the floor that are cracked or stepped on and make them into something useful.

What’s the largest challenge in reutalizing vinyl?

Not all records are fit for my artistic purposes, as a result my personal listening collection has almost tripled.


How long have you been working in this medium?

Almost one year.

Where do you find inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is nature and the infinite number of organic forms that she creates.


Delightful! Kelly your dreams of vinyl have brought whimsy and joy to us all! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us!

Want to have some of her remastered LP creations for your very own? Go to her Etsy shop!

7 comments:

QuirkynBerkeley said...

Kelly's work is imaginative and wonderful. I love it! Great article.

Peggradyart said...

I have her hot pink vinyl business card holder...it's going to an art fair tomorrow to hold my Etsy business cards. I know it'll be the coolest business card holder there.

maidofclay said...

I a proud owner of a Tresija RCA record hair comb - I love it!!! I call it my mantilla :-)

fisheye said...

Awesome! I love those record hair combs!!!!

AlliesAdornments said...

Kelly is just bursting with talent!
Thanks for educating us a little more about her!

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