Re-Creative : 50 Projects for Turning Found Items into Contemporary Design
This unique book inspires art, creation, and environmentalism with 50 projects that transform yesterday's trash into today's stylish and useful objects. Using found, discarded, and cast-off items as a foundation-from old computer cases, soda cans, and record album covers to foam packing-readers can fashion stylish clocks, end tables, frames, and much more.
Rediscovered Treasures : A New Life for Old Objects
If you can see potential in an old lampshade or a discarded cake-tin, then you'll find inspiration on every page as the authors share ideas for tuning unloved pieces into beautiful objects for every room in your home.
Semiprecious Salvage : Creating Found Object Jewelry
The jewellery techniques introduced include the basics of wirework and soldering, but go beyond the typical jewellery book to include mixed-media applications such as sewing, plaster work and the altering of found objects.Pieces include brooches, pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and belts. In making their own inspired pieces, the reader will be introduced to the possibilities of bringing small objects, whether from nature, one's travels or the comfort of home, into their wearable pieces.A simple, organic approach will provide the reader with not only practical jewellery-making techniques, but a thought-provoking, visual experience as well.
Simply Green Giving: Create Beautiful Gift Wrapping, Tags, and Handmade Treasures from Everyday Materials
Danny Seo's brand Simply Green is a way of living that embraces certain rules–Be Authentic, Be Resourceful, Be Simple, Be Unexpected, Be Truthful, and Be an Individual. In Simply Green: Giving Danny takes these goals and creates projects that are both thoughtful and sustainable while still being stylish and beautiful.
The book has 50 quick and simple projects to create beautiful gift wrapping, tags, and handmade treasures from everyday materials.
The Sweater Chop Shop : Sewing One-of-a-Kind Creations from Recycled Sweaters
Recycle, Re-create, Re-enjoy
You don't even need a sewing machine to upcycle old sweaters into new wearables, blankets, pillows, and dolls that are fresh, playful, and utterly captivating.
It's easy as felting the wool, cutting the pieces for your new project, and stitching everything together using simple hand-sewing skills.
Noted designer Crispina ffrench shares her techniques and passion as she introduces you to the beautiful possiblities in old sweaters.