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Crafting with Leather Scraps

Yesterday I came across these really cool bags made from leather scraps. Just like the leather scraps I craft with, these bags were made from factory scraps. If you don’t have access to scraps, you can recycle leather from old gloves (even baseball gloves), belts, wallets, boots and leather jackets. I have upcycled old clothes […]

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DIY Recycled Jewelry: Glass Pendant

Here’s a first for Eve of Reduction: Recycled Jewelry! I have to admit, I was a little timid with this one, especially breaking the wine bottle that I used to make this pendant. It took me three hits to smash the wine bottle, but I got a couple good sized pieces of recycled glass to […]

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Reduction Rebel Interview: Recycled Skateboards

Today’s Reduction Rebel in the spotlight is an upcycling artist who has cornered the market on cool. Her name is Katie  McGinnis and she recycles old skateboards into jewelry. You can find her upcycled jewelry for sale on her Etsy shop Trebird Buffalo where she sells beautifully handcrafted earrings and bangles. As soon as I heard about her […]

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Upcycled Mason Jar: 2 in 1Craft Project

Last week my mother dropped off a jar of canned tomatoes…then an upcycling opportunity struck. I’ve been hating the totally outdated sconces in my bathroom and I don’t feel like I need to replace them, just a little DIY decorating is all that’s needed. For starters the “hurricane” glass that’s currently in the light fixure […]

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