Re-Usin' By Susan
Handcrafted Jewelry and More made From Recycled, Reused, & Re-purposed Materials
What is Upcycling?
Fortune Neclkaces made from mini blinds.
Upcycled Credit Card Bracelet
New Geeky Jewelry
What do you do with those old keys that are lying in the bottom of your junk drawer? Got out-dated maps in your glove compartment? Or a mason jar of Grandma's old buttons in the garage? For some its just junk and its taking up space. For me, it is inspiration. I turn ordinary objects into something new, giving them a new purpose. I am always on the look out for raw materials. If you have something you think I could use, let's talk! Email me and maybe we can work out a trade. Seems like I have more ideas than I have time! So keep checking back often to what new products I have added.
Re-Usin' By Susan
I've always been a creative person. I come by it naturally. My mother was a ceramic artist and had a ceramic shop when I was growing up. I had a paintbrush in my hand before I could walk! My father had a gift for woodcarving and whittling. I started making jewelry just after high school. A few years later I began selling my creations at flea markets and the occasional craft show. Eventually I found my way to the Ybor City Saturday Market. I can be found there most Saturdays. At first I was doing wire wrapped jewelry and more traditional beaded pieces. About 5 years ago I saw a necklace a woman had made from all the credit cards she had paid off and an idea was born. What if I used recyclable items in my jewelry? I started with credit cards, can tabs, and then eventually guitar picks. Now nothing is off limits. I look at everything as a possibility. I often say that I have more ideas than I have time. So please take a few minutes to explore my site. I am often adding new items. I also do costume jewelry repairs, such as bead re-stringing, new clasps, and even redesigning an old piece into something completely different. Just email me with any questions, comments, or feedback. Thanks for stopping by! -Susan