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.
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.
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!
I love the Persimmon sparkle earrings.
This ring is adorable: http://www.etsy.com/listing/106286947/chevron-cocktail-ring-ultramarine-green
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!”
I also like CAGW on Facebook. 🙂
I love the red polka dot earrings!
I like the blue sparkle earrings!
I like the flower pendant necklace!
I also like CAGW on facebook.
AND I like Starlight Woods on facebook.
I love the green glitter chunky ring but all of her items are amazing!
I’ve linked with Starlight Woods on Twitter!
I’ve written a blog post including this competition to help you get interest. It’s her: http://kirajones.co.uk/?p=847
I’ve also linked with you (CAGW) on Twitter 🙂
I like CAGW on facebook! Always great ideas thanks
I like starlight woods on fb
Its hard to pick one item from the shop. I like the earrings and the pendants best. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love the Blue watercolor boho statement ring – I love the colors!!!
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 =)
Oooh just went to the etsy shop and I am CRUSHING on these:
Swoon, swoon, swoon….
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.
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”.
Just liked y’all on Facebook!
Just liked CAGW on facebook as well!
I really like the flower pendant!
I like cagw on Facebook
I like starlight woods on Facebook
My favorite item on the Etsy site is Best friend necklace set wood peas and carrots nature lover necklace.
I like Starlight Woods on Facebook.
I Like CAGW on Facebook.
I liked both Starlight Woods and CAGW
I love the blue watercolor cocktail ring
I love the Pendant necklace white floral Necklace!
I like Starlightwoods on facebook!
I like CAGW on facebook!
I love so many of the stud earrings and the pendants…I can’t decide!
I love love love this ring! http://www.etsy.com/listing/94865823/wood-cocktail-ring-adjustable-ring
I liked Starlightwoods on fb – Kelynnma M.
I liked Crafting a Green World on fb – kelynnma m. – thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I think the turquoise watercolor cocktail ring is beautiful!
I like Starlight Woods on Facebook. Thanks!
I like Crafting a Green World on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!