Thursday, July 28, 2011

recycled tape measure goods!


While browsing on etsy, I happened upon these fun accessories made from tape measures! David from HomeMade Karma is making earrings, bracelets and wallets in all colors. We share a love of recycling and making something from what other might see as nothing. Here are my favorites:


I love the classic yellow tape measure on these earrings and the pink on the rocker chic bracelet! Check out the shop for more...



What inspired you to start recycling?

I had always been collecting old things, broken machines and other useless items from the streets, trashcans and flea markets. When I was 15, I made a lamp out of a 50´s hairdryer and other stuff like that. But I really started making handycrafts during a travel in South America where I learned macrame and other traditional techniques from a group of artisans. Back in Europe, I continued to make things on a small scale but bit by bit changed to using other materials and techniques. I see making recycled handicrafts as a statement. Recycling & reusage is the future.


Yes! I love how you put it. What are your other hobbies?

Running, reading, mountain & water related sports, festivals, making impossible plans, spontaneous adventures, bingeing on life, too much too name...
Thank you so much David! We look forward to seeing more recycled goods in the future. In the meantime, check out these cool bags for wine or baguettes that he makes with a friend!

2 comments:

Baby By The Sea said...

I really must have one of those bracelets. It's what every seamstress needs, right?!?
I'm trying to decide what to sew my daughter for our upcoming County Fair's Trashion Fashion show. Last year it was Marie Antoinette out of bedsheets and batting. This year I'm thinking Elvis from bubblewrap and trash bags with bottle caps. What do you think?

victoria said...

@Babybythesea - how fun! are there pics on your blog? Elvis is sure to be a crowdpleaser...