Author Archives: Karen Lee

Green Crafter: Rustic Carvings

July 15th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Working with salvage wood is a sure way to green your crafting, if you can navigate those heavy tools. One savvy crafter knows her miter saws from table saw.

How To: Make a T-Shirt Skirt

July 7th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Upcycling a t-shirt into an adult skirt is easy and very eco-friendly. Here is how to make a skirt with a large men's t-shirt.

Green Crafter: Alex Keller

July 1st, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Alex Keller is a jewelry redesigner who converts vintage jewelry and upcycles them into more modern vintage chic jewelry. Her love of vintage carries into her vintage shop where she sells vintage housewares. Let's see if she has any tips on vintage shopping.

Green Crafter: Peaces of Indigo

June 24th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mining precious metals is one of the biggest environmental nightmares. Tons of toxic chemicals like cyanide and mercury are used to produce and refine precious metals. It is estimated that about 2.9 pounds of mercury is released for every 2.2 pounds of gold produced.  And with that in mind, Dawanna of Peaces of Indigo recycles silver, gold, and bronze to make jewelry

Finding Green Craft Inspiration

June 23rd, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Do you ever feel like you are burnt out from green crafting? Or have you ever hit a dry spell with reusing and repurposing? I mean, how many different ways can you upcycle t-shirts? I'm sure you've had moments when you can not think of one more way to use up a scrap of fabric. So where do you find inspiration? How can you find the creativity to continue to craft reusing materials

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