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Published on August 8th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe


Green Crafter Profile: Fallen Tree Limb Jewelry from Starlight Woods (and a giveaway!)

starlight woods earrings

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.

Lisa is giving away a $25 gift certificate to her Starlight Woods shop (giveaway deets are below), and she was also kind enough to answer a few questions about what she does and why she does it.

Crafting a Green World: How did you get started making jewelry?

Lisa DiSciascio: I started making jewelry last year, after the summer of 2011 after a summer of crazy storms, there were SO many downed trees and branches that I was determined to find a use for.

starlight woods necklace

CAGW: Why fallen branches?

LD: I have always loved working with wood- particularly reclaimed wood- I love to take something that seems like a throw away and make it into something wonderful. With so many downed tree branches this seemed like the best choice at the time to recreate into something wonderful!

CAGW: Who is your crafty hero?

LD: My crafty hero, I have a couple, my mother of course, she has always been so innovative and is such an artist although she will never admit that herself. Also, my stepfather, I watched him my whole life take old worn out objects and turn them into wonderful useful items. When I had an idea about something to make- he would always help me figure out how to make it happen. Because of those to people, I see everything in life as an interesting challenge of innovation.

CAGW: Why is using reclaimed and eco-friendly materials important to you?

LD: I feel using eco-friendly materials should be important to everyone, I like to feel that I am doing my part where I can and still being as creative as possible. Re-claiming old pieces is a passion, I have always seen the beauty in old worn out pieces and love to bring them back to life.

starlight woods ring

Giveaway Details

Lisa is offering up a $25 store credit to her shop to one lucky Crafting a Green World reader. It’s easy as pie to enter, and you can get your name in the hat a few different ways. Just make sure to leave a separate comment below for each thing you do, so that we can count all of our entries! Here’s how you can enter:

1. Head over to the Starlight Woods Etsy shop and tell us your favorite piece in the comments.

2. Like Starlight Woods on Facebook or follow her on Twitter, and let us know with a comment here.

3. Like CAGW on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, and let us know with a comment here.

That’s it! We will announce the winner on August 15, so stay tuned!

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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

41 Responses to Green Crafter Profile: Fallen Tree Limb Jewelry from Starlight Woods (and a giveaway!)

  1. Amanda says:

    I love the Persimmon sparkle earrings.

  2. I love the Winnie the Pooh quote keychain! “Pooh’s Grand Adventure” is one of my favorite movies and that quote has helped get me through difficult finals when I feel hopeless. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think!”

  3. I also like CAGW on Facebook. 🙂

  4. Bree says:

    I love the red polka dot earrings!

  5. Roxanne says:

    I like the blue sparkle earrings!

  6. Christine says:

    I like the flower pendant necklace!

  7. Christine says:

    I also like CAGW on facebook.

  8. Christine says:

    AND I like Starlight Woods on facebook.

  9. Donna W. says:

    I love the green glitter chunky ring but all of her items are amazing!

  10. I’ve linked with Starlight Woods on Twitter!

  11. I’ve written a blog post including this competition to help you get interest. It’s her:

  12. I’ve also linked with you (CAGW) on Twitter 🙂

  13. charlotte says:

    I like CAGW on facebook! Always great ideas thanks

  14. charlotte says:

    I like starlight woods on fb

  15. charlotte says:

    Its hard to pick one item from the shop. I like the earrings and the pendants best. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Kristina says:

    I love the Blue watercolor boho statement ring – I love the colors!!!

  17. Angelina says:

    oooh thanks for sharing all of this. I loved browsing through the website at all of the jewelry and such. it was tricky trying to decide on a favorite, but I’d probably choose the piece that says, “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss” =) Gosh I like so many of them! =)
    thanks for entering me into the drawing too =)

  18. Kate says:

    Oooh just went to the etsy shop and I am CRUSHING on these:

    Swoon, swoon, swoon….

  19. Brittany says:

    I would like to thank you for your extreme concern for the environment. It’s people like you, and with the little bit that you do, that will help preserve the earth and all it’s beauty. I love the “Good Morning Beautiful” pendant pictured above. Waking up in the morning, wearing that, great. Start to the day.

  20. Brittany says:

    It’s absolutely amazing how concerned you are for the earth. Very rare to find someone so dedicated to saving it. Thank you. I love the necklace pictured above, “Good Morning Beautiful Pendant”.

  21. Brittany says:

    Just liked y’all on Facebook!

  22. Brittany says:

    Just liked CAGW on facebook as well!

  23. Sara says:

    I really like the flower pendant!

  24. Sara says:

    I like cagw on Facebook

  25. Sara says:

    I like starlight woods on Facebook

  26. Amanda Bradley says:

    My favorite item on the Etsy site is Best friend necklace set wood peas and carrots nature lover necklace.

  27. Amanda Bradley says:

    I like Starlight Woods on Facebook.

  28. Amanda Bradley says:

    I Like CAGW on Facebook.

  29. Jessica says:

    I liked both Starlight Woods and CAGW

  30. Jessica says:

    I love the blue watercolor cocktail ring

  31. Iliana R says:

    I love the Pendant necklace white floral Necklace!

  32. Iliana R says:

    I like Starlightwoods on facebook!

  33. Iliana R says:

    I like CAGW on facebook!

  34. Amber says:

    I love so many of the stud earrings and the pendants…I can’t decide!

  35. Kelynnma says:

    I liked Starlightwoods on fb – Kelynnma M.

  36. Kelynnma says:

    I liked Crafting a Green World on fb – kelynnma m. – thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  37. Erin B says:

    I think the turquoise watercolor cocktail ring is beautiful!

  38. Erin B says:

    I like Starlight Woods on Facebook. Thanks!

  39. Erin B says:

    I like Crafting a Green World on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

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