I am an east coast transplant who has really jumped on the recycling band wagon after moving to an Earth friendly town in California! I grew up in a town that did not have much of a recycling program, in fact I can remember at least 3 large landfills I used to pass on a regular basis. I have made it my goal to upcycle my world and reuse as much as I can.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Upcycle Your World was featured....

Upcycle Your World™ was featured in an article for handmadespark.com!! Thank you to Jennifer Schulting for writing such a great article! The Art of Recycling!

Take a look at some of these great recycling/upcycling ideas! There are some very creative an innovative recycling ideas out there and this article just scratches the surface.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Paper beads made from a 6 pack

I have been playing with paper beads made from thicker paper and cardboard. I used the thin cardboard/heavy card stock from a 6 pack like the one pictured.

I broke it down flat and trimmed it down to the workable parts. I think Eye of the Hawk 6 packs make great beads!

After all the trimming I used a ruler and an x-acto knife to cut the bead strips.

They can be rolled around any kind of dowel but I use a bead roller. I use tacky glue as a base seal as usual and used a spray sealer to finish them off.

I love these beads!

Thanks for reading!