CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: RumiArtShop

As time goes on, and people become more ecologically conscious, creativity blossoms. How do we make the most of the resources we have? I love featuring shops that use resources that most people would normally throw away, and this featured shop is no exception. Meet Rumi, owner of RumiArtShop, which is based in Oreshak, Bulgaria. Using scraps left over from leather apparel production, RumiArtShop handcrafts home decor & 3D wall art statement pieces that are sure to strike up a conversation at your next dinner party or family gathering. Opened earlier this year in April, RumiArtShop has over 50 items currently in stock for you to choose from! Here’s my top 3 picks from Etsy shop RumiArtShop:





3D Hand-Painted Leather Wall Art Decor, Wooden Plate, Hand Painted Ceramic Vase, Leather Roses, Leather Leaves, Unique Gift




Unique Wine Holder, Leather Monster Face, Home Decoration, Wine Lovers, Original Wine Holder, Cranky Wine Holder, Brown Wooden Wine Holder




Handmade Ceramic Mask, Leather Mask, Wooden Eyes, Leather and Wooden Earrings, Coloured Leather Art, Home Decor, Wall Decor, Wall Hanging
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

CraftyGirl’s Featured Shop: SlothJunk

I love seeing handmade creations from all over the world…but I especially like to see handmade creations made from materials that most people would just throw away. Sometimes, out of the rejects and the supposed trash, the best creations are made. Etsy shop SlothJunk agrees; all of their items are made from recycled electronics! Whether it’s video game consoles, circuit boards or other electronics, owner Rosie Jury aims to bring new life to things that no longer work. Right now, SlothJunk is offering a special coupon code – craftygirl – for 10% off your purchase! Here’s my top 5 favorite items from SlothJunk:
 
PS3 (Playstation 3) Recycled Clock




Circuit Board Stud Earrings 
Original Xbox Recycled Clock





Xbox 360 Recycled Button Cufflinks 
Make sure to check out SlothJunk to see the rest of their upcycled creations!
Until next time, stay crafty (and buy handmade)!
-Katie

Recycled, Up-cycled and More!

The more I search Etsy, the more I’m amazed with the products that our crafty Etsy sellers come up with. Today, I wanted to showcase some finds that feature recycled and upcycled objects – Something that everyone can benefit from! Recycling takes a little extra time out of your day, but it’s completely worth it… Did you know… If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year? (According to DoSomething.Org) That’s amazing!

Let’s take a look at some of the creative and inventive recycled, up-cycled and eco-friendly products our lovely Etsy friends have to offer. 🙂

MOLESKINE®  notebook with recycled hand screened printed cover. MOLESKINE®  journal with 'my secret plan to conquer the world' cover.
MOLESKINE® notebook with recycled hand screened printed cover, $8.73

 12th Man Seattle Seahawks Loopy Infinity Scarf - Upcycled from Recycle Tshirts - Blue Green Gray Football Jersey Necklace
Seattle Seahawks Loopy Infinity Scarf – Upcycled from Recycle Tshirts, $20

Shark art, made of recycled fence wood. JAWS, Great White, outdoor art
Shark art, made of recycled fence wood, $28

Reflamed Glassworks Recycled Glass Tumblers from Amazing Yellow, Green, Amber and Cobalt Blue Michigan Wine Bottles
Reflamed Glassworks Recycled Glass Tumblers, $40

Upcycled GA License Plate Bird House Nest Box For Black-capped Chickadees or Carolina Wrens gardening nest gift for your birder friend
Upcycled GA License Plate Bird House, $30

Be sure to check out these great shops! 🙂

Until next time…stay crafty!
-Katie
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