UpcycledStuff

Upcycled Stuff

195 Sales

UpcycledStuff

Upcycled Stuff

195 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Tricia

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Announcement   Spoon jewelry, pallet signs, pet products and paper beads...it's all here on the Upcycled Stuff shelves. You'll find many unique and one of a kind recycled / upcycled products for you, your pet and your home. Go ahead, get comfy and take a peek at how I turn yesterday's trash into tomorrow's upcyled treasures!

Announcement

Spoon jewelry, pallet signs, pet products and paper beads...it's all here on the Upcycled Stuff shelves. You'll find many unique and one of a kind recycled / upcycled products for you, your pet and your home. Go ahead, get comfy and take a peek at how I turn yesterday's trash into tomorrow's upcyled treasures!

Tricia

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Tricia

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Dumpster Diving for the Animals

So, I haven't actually ever jumped into a dumpster but I do try to keep most stuff from ever hitting the dumpster. When I started my Etsy shop it was an attempt to lighten my impact on the earth in order to preserve the animals habitat that I share the planet with. You see, my background is in Zoology and I've spent more than a decade working with animals in Zoos and wildlife rehabilitation shelters. The most important thing I learned is that EVERY single action I take has an impact on the environment ...and the animals trying to make a home in it.

It started out small, my obsession with trash that is. I took all that paper that was headed to the landfill (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, etc) and started cutting it up, rolling it into tiny paper beads and making jewelry from it. Then it got bigger! I started making pet beds and toys, jewelry from silverware, scrapbooking embellishments from soda cans, etc. Now, I relish the challenge that every piece of trash brings to me. Many of my creations don't actually end up in my Etsy shop, instead they become tutorials for my blog readers and YouTube subscribers.

As a member of Team EFA (Etsy for Animals), ten percent of all my shop sales go to the Jane Goodall Institute to help them continue their work of conserving chimpanzees and their habitat. In addition, I often make pet toys by the dozen to send off to pet shelters in need.

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2015
Thanks for dropping by the Upcycled Stuff storefront! Every artist has a favorite medium to work with and my favorite is TRASH! It is my policy that 100% of my shop items have some component of re-purposed materials in order to reduce waste in our landfills. You'll find a lot of ingredients rescued right from the recycle bin, too, making a lot of my products recyclable. No two items that leave my shop are exactly identical and I hope you'll enjoy wearing or using your selections as much as I loved making them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept PayPal, Etsy Gift Certificates and Direct Checkout through Etsy using major credit cards. Once an order is marked shipped it cannot be cancelled, and I ship FAST so be sure you're selections are just right before submitting your payment information. Please see return policies below.
Shipping
Nearly all of the items listed in my shop are ready to go and will ship within one business day. Custom orders will ship as soon as they are ready.

Unless otherwise noted, all items are shipped via first class US mail. If you need it shipped faster, please convo me before making your purchase and I'll make any necessary price adjustments to accommodate shipping upgrades.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each piece that I list in my shop is one that I pour my heart and soul into, I love it before I list it! Of course I want you to love it too! However, if you decide that you bought the wrong size or color, you changed your mind, etc. I will accept a return less a 20% restocking fee and shipping fees IF the item is still in new condition.if the item is defective, I will glady accept a return. In either case, items must be packaged well and sent back before a refund will be issued. Please take a moment to convo me BEFORE leaving public feedback so that I may have a chance to make it right.

Please understand that the uniqueness of the products that I offer may prevent a replacement from being possible. If at any time you have questions about your purchase please don't hesitate to contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm available for custom orders on most of my products, just convo me to get things started.