Announcement Creating unique handmade items from upcycled trash, while trying to reduce the impact of environmental waste. See something, but would like to have it in a different label? (I work with a lot of customers labels as well) Please convo with me, I would love to work w/you in creating a custom piece!!
Creating unique handmade items from upcycled trash, while trying to reduce the impact of environmental waste. See something, but would like to have it in a different label? (I work with a lot of customers labels as well) Please convo with me, I would love to work w/you in creating a custom piece!!
Maddie Dwyer on Aug 15, 2016
Tracy was incredible to work with! My boyfriend and I just adopted a dog and as beer enthusiasts, decided to name her Abbey after New Beligium's first brew! We were so excited when we found a picture online of a collar made with an old Abbey beer label. Since the item was sold out on her shop I gave it a shot and messaged her asking if it were at all possible for her to make another for us. Tracy went above and beyond making sure every measurement was right so we'd get exactly what we wanted. She was great to work with and we can't wait to buy more collars in the future for our friends dogs! :)
Creating unique handmade items from upcycled trash while reducing the impact of environmental waste.
My re-purposed art developed from a sailing trip my husband & I took, May 2009, around the Croatian Islands. When we would sail into port, we’d stop at the markets to purchase food for that evening & the next day’s sail. In those Croatian markets, the opportunities for junk food were very minimal, there were only 2 options for "crisps" not 20, so we ate a lot of those chips on our trip. The artist in me decided to keep those empty bags & that “surely, I could do something with them & create a souvenir from the trip.” After I created a quilt block for the wall, I then questioned, “what about a handbag or a wallet”?
Then I realized, “what about all of those candy wrappers, chip bags, soda bottle & beer labels that we toss into the garbage every day?” With that, my repurposed art line developed! I am fortunate to have old and newly found friends from the United States to Europe save & send me their crisp (chip) bags, their soda & beer labels, which gives me the opportunity to work with materials that I would normally not have access to.
Through these old and new friends, I share materials that I don’t use. I send my bottle caps to an artist who use them to create bottle cap jewelry and the soda/beer/wine bottles get recycled or given to a home brewer to reuse. I try very hard to not let anything go to waste.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist
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