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TrashyCrafter

Recycled Paper Bead, Book, Sheet Music and Map Jewelry

San Diego, California · 1039 Sales

TrashyCrafter

Recycled Paper Bead, Book, Sheet Music and Map Jewelry

San Diego, California 1039 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(172)

Announcement   The deadline for guaranteed domestic shipping in the US is December 15th, anything ordered after that is not guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

Recycled Paper Bead, Book, Sheet Music and Map Jewelry . Our Mission is to give damaged books a second life! All of our jewelry is 100% handmade in sunny San Diego, California.

My Mom, Boyfriend (Dave) and I cut, roll and coat all of the paper beads that are made from the actual recycled book pages. All of the other beads are gathered from the local swap meet, they are repurposed beads from broken jewelry.

We take pride in creating eco friendly, locally sourced 100% handmade in the United States products. If you have a book, map, children's drawing, song, bible verse anything really we would love to create a unique one of a kind custom piece of jewelry for you, contact us in Convo to get started :)

*Custom Orders allow 2-3 weeks for production, once your item is finished it will be mailed to you. Thanks

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2015

The deadline for guaranteed domestic shipping in the US is December 15th, anything ordered after that is not guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.

Recycled Paper Bead, Book, Sheet Music and Map Jewelry . Our Mission is to give damaged books a second life! All of our jewelry is 100% handmade in sunny San Diego, California.

My Mom, Boyfriend (Dave) and I cut, roll and coat all of the paper beads that are made from the actual recycled book pages. All of the other beads are gathered from the local swap meet, they are repurposed beads from broken jewelry.

We take pride in creating eco friendly, locally sourced 100% handmade in the United States products. If you have a book, map, children's drawing, song, bible verse anything really we would love to create a unique one of a kind custom piece of jewelry for you, contact us in Convo to get started :)

*Custom Orders allow 2-3 weeks for production, once your item is finished it will be mailed to you. Thanks

Kimberly Franklin

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(172)
Joy Jacobs

Joy Jacobs on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just wow. I am not sure how these bible pages were made into hardened beads, but the end product is so beautiful. I know my Christian Preschool Director at my son's school will adore this Christmas present! Turn-around time was lightning fast too!

judy notarianni

judy notarianni on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love, love, love!! What a great way to preserve books with sweet memories. Very well made; When I wear a knitted scarf, I double over a single braclet and slip through the ends through -

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About

The Birth of a Trashy Crafter

The story of Trashy Crafter begins with my Grandma, as a little girl after school each day, once homework was done we were able to make crafts. She had an entire back room filled with baby food jars, paint, string, fabric scraps, cardboard, toilet paper rolls and old buttons. It was a place of endless imagination. I had always enjoyed using my hands to create, believe it or not my first artwork was graffiti art, I never used spray paint, but rather tagged on paper and would write friends names or words. In highschool I was too concerned with getting good grades and doing well in Band (played trombone) to have time to make crafts so it was on the back burner until my senior year of college.

My Mom and I loved going to the local thrift stores, and one afternoon noticed them throwing out 100's of damaged and outdated children's books, this broke our hearts, there had to be something we could do with them. I ended up making paper bead jewelry from the book pages. I had learned how to make paper beads back in 3rd grade from my teacher Mrs. Bryant. I started out with making bracelet sets, then that lead to earrings, necklaces and now lanyards as well. Mom and I made them together, it was a lovely way to spend time together as I was much closer to my Dad while I was a little kid, so getting to spend time with her was great. My Mom recently fractured her wrist and is still recovering from that, so my boyfriend of 8 years Dave decided to try rolling beads and he loves it, and is great at it.

Our goal is to use all income from Trashy Crafter to pay off my student loan and become debt free. I like many in the United States was the first in their family to attend college, and went into debt. My new passion and drive is to pay off my student loan in two years so I can be debt free and have more freedom and joy, and I wish to share my message of hope, inspiration and knowledge with others who dream of becoming debt free and following their dreams! I owe all that I have to Lord Jesus Christ, without him or my family I would not be where I am today, I only hope that I can serve others in the most kind, caring and compassionate way, blessings!

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  • Kim Franklin

    Owner, Maker, Marketer

    Kim is passionate about gardening, crafting, traveling, scented candles, decorating, seashell finding, burritos, rainer cherries, Ice Cream, and spending time with her family, doggies and of course her best friend and boyfriend of 8 years Davey Cakes

  • Davey Cakes

    Assistant, Creator, Shipper

    Dave is a full time baker, but when he is not at work he is rolling beads while listen to music or binge watching our latest tv show. He loves cooking, baking, Fishing, UFC, Football (go Chargers!) hanging with the dogs and of course his girlfriend

  • Helen Franklin

    Creator

    Helen (my mom and great friend) enjoys rolling beads and helping out at craft shows and farmers markets. She loves traveling with my Dad, spending time with her doggies, gardening, cooking and reading books. She is the sweetest lady you'll meet!

  • Ish

    Snuggle Bunny

    Whenever we get a little stressed out in the craft studio we take a snuggle break with Ish, he is a mini schnauzer and is the sweetest little man with a beard. He loves to snuggle with you and give you lots of love!

  • Roy

    Security Guard

    Roy is our security guard, if anyone comes to our door or walks by the window he is sure to let us know, and when he is not busy barking he loves to play fetch with his tennis ball. He is sure to remind us to take a break and play! Chiwinnie power!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 6, 2013
Welcome to Trashy Crafter, we are on a mission to re-define "trash" one craft at a time, join us and purchase handmade eco-friendly crafts that are not only awesome, but friendly to the planet!

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Payment
Payment must be made before an item is shipped, Customers that live in California will be taxed, All who place custom orders must make a payment before any work is finished, and also must verbally agree to project terms via email.
Shipping
All items will be shipped within 1-3 days after the purchase has been made and paid for. Each item is carefully packaged and after it has been mailed off a confirmation email will be sent to you with package tracking information as well as estimated day of delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not 100% happy with your purchase, please send me a convo, I want to make you happy, together we can solve any issues and put a smile on your face!