March 20th, 2013 | by Andrea Bertoli
The Base Project, a small company founded by brothers Christopher and Doug Akin, works with various tribes in Namibia and Ghana to create beautiful, upcycled jewelry. After traveling to the African nation many times, the brothers wanted to give back to the local communities, and The Base Project was born
January 28th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Have a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces? You totally do!
October 9th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
With the right bit, you can use a Dremel to drill through just about any material, natural or recycled, that you can think of. From bottle caps to rocks, here are my tips on the best bits and the proper technique to make your work perfect and keep your fingers safe
September 26th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
We have lots of projects for crafting with soda cans, but what about those humble little tabs? If you've been saving your tabs for the right project, this upcycled soda tab bracelet might just be the one!
August 29th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
It's still sweltering here in Atlanta during the day, but we've had some nice cool mornings and evenings lately. Fall is in the air, and this light, cozy t-shirt scarf is just right for those cool-but-not-cold times of day
August 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Have you entered our giveaway yet for a $25 gift certificate at Starlight Woods
August 8th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
Lisa Disciascio creates fresh, modern jewelry using reclaimed wood from fallen limbs. Each piece from her shop is more than a fashion statement - she uses felled branches from storm-damaged trees and transforms them into rings, pendants, and earrings. Her work has gotten a good deal of press lately, including a feature in the latest Real Simple magazine
February 23rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell
Jill Porter recycles soda cans from drinks consumed by her family and friends. Then, she designs, cuts, embosses and assembles them into upcycled jewelry!
September 14th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Store bought jewelry can come with a hefty environmental impact. From the new materials to produce them to the carbon footprint that goes with shipping them all over the world, that snazzy pair of earrings from the big box store are a little bit on the heavy side. Luckily, you don't have to buy mass-produced jewelry! Instead, you can divert some waste from the landfill and whip up cute, DIY jewelry of your very own. Here are some projects to get you going
September 11th, 2011 | by Julie Finn
Turn costume jewelry into your favorite jewelry with a quick and easy paint job that uses nothing more than a few coats of nail polish
August 16th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Action figures are all well and good, but what could be cooler than a Superman-style badge with the first letter of your very own name?
July 26th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Crafter Sadie Sigford rescues discarded bicycle parts from her local bike shop and turns them into handmade treasures
July 22nd, 2011 | by Karen Lee
Here is an easy how-to for making a lace necklace using an all natural fabric stiffening method.
April 27th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
You might not think of animal products when you think jewelry, but there are more sneaky animal components to jewelry making than it might seem at first glance. Like we've talked about before, vegan doesn't equal green, so it takes a bit of extra love to find eco-friendly alternatives to animal products. Here are some places where you might encounter animal products in jewelry making and ways you can replace those products
January 12th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
One thing that I don't think gets enough attention is the metal that we use in our crafting. Between chains, clasps, and wire for wrapping, metal plays a huge part in any handmade piece of jewelry, but that metal can have a huge impact on the environment.
September 17th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano
Littlefly in the UK has created something truly unique- jewelry made from the pages of books
June 2nd, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Proprietress Anka got her crafty roots growing up in Russia, where sewing and making things were part of the school [&hellip
March 30th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Red and pink coral beads are popular in handmade jewelry as well as in couture jewelry lines. Coral beads are [&hellip
March 16th, 2010 | by Becky Striepe
Fab Fabrics took a little hiatus, but we’re back and ready to get the ball rolling again with lovely, sustainable [&hellip
August 26th, 2009 | by Becky Striepe
Craft show season is getting close, and that means all of you green crafty biz owners are probably working overtime [&hellip
June 19th, 2009 | by Wenona Napolitano
I love vintage glass. I have a few hoarded bottles and unique finds that are currently stashed away so my kids [&hellip
March 22nd, 2009 | by Lucille Chi
Weeks back I highlighted Etsy and their brilliant blog curator spotlights. Now we’re on the topic again with our very [&hellip