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I grew up on a commercial fishing boat so I've always had a love for knots and the different designs you can make with simple ropes and cords. I met a lady who was making handbags and purses out of plastic bags and I was intrigued.

So one day I ran out of cigarettes and was just going crazy job searching and couch surfing and just needed something to keep my hands busy for a moment. But I was also out of hemp, my usual medium. But doesn't every one have a ton of plastic grocery bags under their sink? After a couple You tube videos on how to make plarn this crazy hobby of mine was born. That was about four or five years ago and I have come up with a few different designs since then. I couldn't even begin to guess how many plastic bags I've recycled since then or how many packs of cigarettes I've traded for a bracelet made of one man's garbage. lol ;)…

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  • Male
  • Born on September 10
  • Joined February 6, 2010

Favorite materials

hemp, recycled plastic bags, naturals, rocks, wood

About

I grew up on a commercial fishing boat so I've always had a love for knots and the different designs you can make with simple ropes and cords. I met a lady who was making handbags and purses out of plastic bags and I was intrigued.

So one day I ran out of cigarettes and was just going crazy job searching and couch surfing and just needed something to keep my hands busy for a moment. But I was also out of hemp, my usual medium. But doesn't every one have a ton of plastic grocery bags under their sink? After a couple You tube videos on how to make plarn this crazy hobby of mine was born. That was about four or five years ago and I have come up with a few different designs since then. I couldn't even begin to guess how many plastic bags I've recycled since then or how many packs of cigarettes I've traded for a bracelet made of one man's garbage. lol ;)

My number one design aesthetic is durability. The best complement any jewelry designer can get is when some one doesn't want to take a piece off and loves wearing it as much as you did making it so I really do try to make pieces that will last.

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