Susanne Norton's Profile

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Hello and welcome to my shop. Let me tell you a little about the origin of "trashdeco." Over the years, two things have occurred to me (well, not only two, but only two apply here)--the earth is getting clogged by too much "stuff," and beauty can be found in all kinds of objects with all kinds of histories. Since I've always liked to visit flea markets and thrift stores, it seemed logical to try to reclaim some of the "stuff" that's been cast off by others. After all, most of the things I find are only slightly used, and it seems they should be used again. If I reinvent these objects, they're new once more. This conviction has lead me to my hobby, decoupaging objects that are visually interesting. Except for the decoupage medium I use, my works are crafted solely from recycled items.

About my prices. A number of people have asked how I can keep them so low, considering how long it takes to complete…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 2
  • Joined October 1, 2010

Favorite materials

vintage comic books, fashion magazines, film magazines, clothing patterns, unusual handbags, furniture, and home decorations

About

Hello and welcome to my shop. Let me tell you a little about the origin of "trashdeco." Over the years, two things have occurred to me (well, not only two, but only two apply here)--the earth is getting clogged by too much "stuff," and beauty can be found in all kinds of objects with all kinds of histories. Since I've always liked to visit flea markets and thrift stores, it seemed logical to try to reclaim some of the "stuff" that's been cast off by others. After all, most of the things I find are only slightly used, and it seems they should be used again. If I reinvent these objects, they're new once more. This conviction has lead me to my hobby, decoupaging objects that are visually interesting. Except for the decoupage medium I use, my works are crafted solely from recycled items.

About my prices. A number of people have asked how I can keep them so low, considering how long it takes to complete a piece. I have a simple explanation: I don't want to sell anything I couldn't afford myself. Because of that, I don't pay myself for the time I spend in creating what I sell. It seems to me that if I'm really concerned about recycling objects, I can't just create things that will accumulate in my closet; I have to send them out into the world. So if something you like seems too inexpensive, don't assume the workmanship is poor. Just go ahead and buy it!

Note: If you'd like to see more of my work, visit my website at http://susannenorton.wix.com/metamorphoses.

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