Upcycled Charm Swap:
Vintage Redoux

Shanna, of Vintage Redoux, sent not one,
but two charms for our Upcycled Charm Swap!

The first is made from little brass bullet casings Shanna found in the desert. She strung a little amber saucer bead through a headpin, added a pretty bead cap and wire wrapped the end to make a charm.

I found the second charm tucked inside the small brown paper bag.
What a fun surprise! 

The second charm is upcycled from a vintage pearl necklace. The tiny pearls hang from a distressed brass jump ring and are joined by a little brass finished leaf. Good things do come in small packages!

I love the way Shanna packaged her charms. 
The small brown paper bag is stamped on the front with her shop name and address, logo and tag line. The back is thoughtfully stamped with her Thanks.

The smaller charm is slipped inside the paper bag. The bullet charm is secured to a length of black tulle that's been wrapped and tied around the paper bag. It's a sweet little present.

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Cast A Vote for Metamorphosi!

You have one more day to head on over to the lovely rikrak blog and vote for our very own trashionista Metamorphosi!

Chandelier - Ecological - Recycled wine bottles - Eco friendly

It's easy!
and scroll to the bottom of the post!

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Earth Day Sale

Be on the look-out for this avatar!

Starting today and running through Earth Day
the etsy Trashion Team is having a sale to celebrate!

Simply check out each shop for the details!

Click here for an updated list!

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Upcycled Charm Swap: Miss Courageous

Upcycled LP Charms by Miss Courageous

Imagine my delight when I opened the package from Miss Courageous and found lots of little LP Charms in a rainbow of colors!

Each charm is cut from a vintage vinyl record.
Who knew they were made in so many super cool colors?!

Miss Courageous has also made little
packaging pouches from her folded business card.
Very clever!

It's not too late to enter our Upcycled Charm Swap

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What's Up Wednesday: re-maker

Roller printed Copper & Tin Cuffs

If you happen to be near Newburyport, MA this Easter Sunday
hop on over to the Newburyport Farmers Market
and say hello to Trashion Team Captain re-maker!

She'll be the one with all of the awesome upcycled stuff!

Newburyport Indoor Winter Market
The Tannery, 50 Water St., Newburyport MA
10:00am ~ 2:00pm

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How2: Enter the Handmade Olymipics!

(sew) FASTER.
(paint) HIGHER.
(metalsmith) STRONGER!

ladies + gentlemen!

welcome to the 3rd annual 2012 handmade olympics: where the handmade world comes together to celebrate making things!

think downhill sewing.
100-metre silk screening.
pairs cooking on ice!

and all of the other amazing things folks in the handmade world do + make + create every day!
oh what a wonderful handmade world we live in!

now's your chance to show the world your own creative creations, AND send some handmaking love out to other nicies who inspire you in the handmaking + handpicked world!

now.. welcome to event 3: please leave comments here nominating:
your favourite handmade eco-friendly item!
one you love by another maker & one you've made yourself!

for this event  think beautifully recycled, repurposed, sustainably-minded creations.
think organic or eco-forward.
think of an eco-friendly handmade item that you just love!

you can nominate yourself + another in EACH event! PLUS get bonus ballots for twittering, blogging, facebooking & more about the #handmadeolympics! yay!

the amazing PRIZES
the handmade olympics prize packs are just gosh-darn fantastical!
this EVENT will award the following prizes!

including $150 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to jake + cleo
a $50 gift certificate to remaker
a $50 gift certificate to rikrak

+ an *i WON GOLD* handmade olympics badge to use on your site/blog/shop
+ an artist/crafter feature on the rikrak studio blog

with $60 worth of handmade goodness:
2 months of advertising {may & june} on the rikrak studio blog : value $60
+ an *i WON SILVER* handmade olympics badge to use on your site/blog/shop

+ one FREE month of may 2012 advertising on the rikrak studio blog! yay!
+ an *i WON bronze* handmade olympics badge to use on your site/blog/shop

PLUS, there will be ONE overall random nomination selected from all handmade olympics entries ( & extra ballots!) to WIN the FAN PRIZE PACK (a $50.00 shopping spree in the rikrak shop!)

now check out the other events + nominate more fun folks!

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