Monday, November 24, 2014

More Light bulb Repurposing




Meet Suzette

.....another burned out lightbulb

 rescued from the landfill and 

transformed into the Snowdiva

 she should have been all along






Until next time


Fidi

xoxo

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Light bulbs Repurposed



Meet
Oscar




This cute little snowman 

was a burned out light bulb 

with nothing to look forward to .

...I just had to rescue it 

from a lonely existence 

and worse ..death at the local dump.

....With a little help 

of a hat, 

crochet with vhs tape,

scrap of ribbon, some beads 

and a little bit of paint 

the lonely old light bulb

 became Oscar the Snowman

 guaranteed to bring joy and cheer 

for years to come.


Until next time
Fidi

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fun With Paperclips



Crochet hook
+
Yarn
+
Paperclips
=
Red Skate Ornament



Until next time

Fidi

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Miss Fidi




Meet Miss Fidi 

(pss pss pss my take on D&G) 




Crochet with VHS Tape , Gift Ribbon

 and painstakingly collected mauve 

plastic bags my newspaper comes in. 




Fully lined with salvaged fabric 

and a zipper from my zipper collection.




The handle I created with hand painted wooden beads 

salvaged from a car seat and a metal hanger








and voila...

a new eco glam purse was born .


Come visit me on my facebook page for more up cycling adventures


Until next time

Fidi
xoxo




Sunday, September 21, 2014

More Jewelry With A Past


Angel Wings

Vintage faux pearls,
chandelier bling,
 hand painted wooden beads 
and an earring with a past 
make for this gorgeous ecoglam statement piece


For more upcycling and other creative projects 
hop on over to 

See you there
Fidi 
xoxo







Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer Glam



Hanging on to summer with my latest creation......


Limelicious



This delicious looking eco beauty 
I created from salvaged copper wire
and rescued vintage beads


Just looking at it  I suddenly crave a Margarita :)
Cheers

Fidi
xoxo

Monday, August 25, 2014

Upcycled Deliciousness



...and just because the last couple of trees I made were so much fun,
I just had to make another .

This time I used copper wire
 reclaimed from about 30 feet of cable wire
....Thanks Rogers 

I repurposed an amber color  bangle for the frame
 and amber colored beads from previous projects...

hmmmm... I shall call it my

  Chocolate Toffee Tree  


Uplycled deliciousness 


Until next time

Fidi
xoxo 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Glacier Medley




Jewelry With A Past




I created this simple yet elegant pendant 
from a blue crystal hoop earring,
a translucent blue dangler 
that belonged to a vintage necklace I had taken apart earlier for other projects,
added a a frosted blue , a pony and a translucent blue hex bead
 to pull the look together.


To complement the unique pendant,
 I choose to string translucent blue hex bead for the necklace
 to keep it simple. 

I love the cool crispyness of this piece....
it reminds me of a glacier glistening in the sun


Until next time

Fidi
xoxo




Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer Fun Crochet



Meet 
Marvelous Marvin


My leftover yarn creation


Stay tuned
and
remember to

Reuse 
Reduce
Recycle

Fidi
xoxo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Funky Planter Cover



From this.....

sorry Howard Stern :)


to this.....



then this.....



one more.....



and voila.....


Planter cover made from VHS Tape


More exciting upcycling adventures 
are just around the corner.

Stay tuned

Fidi
xoxo





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beach Findings



So.....what do you do with all the shells and beach finds
 you brought back from your summer vacation?



Fruits De Mer Jambalaya



Eco friendly Summer Fun


xoxo
Fidi

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ocean Dream Jambalaya





Reclaimed copper cable wire 
fused with a variety of vintage glass and pony beads make for this eco glam beauty 


Stay tuned for more
upcycling glam

Fidi
xoxo


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Salvaged Vintage



*Cool Water*


I made this pretty bracelet /necklace set
 from two previously
loved necklaces 
and
an old earring.

Giving them a new life of glamour ,
every jewelry piece deserves.

Until next time

Please remember 

One woman's trash is another woman's treasure 

Fidi
xoxo




Sunday, August 3, 2014

One Of A Kind



Life is too short
to wear mass produced jewelry

Mystic Love

Another vintage rescue
given 
new 
lease
on life


until next time

Fidi
xoxo

Saturday, August 2, 2014

More Video Tape Adventures

Unlike my last design,
 I decided to use a plain DVD with decorative etching to to give it that little bit of extra flair.
 Since the bag was created during my beading frenzy ,
embellished it with some sparkling bead work
The handle I created with wooden car seat beads that I stained black,
 added a few clear chandelier beads on the sides to compliment the intricate seed beading in the center.
 Fully lined with a zippered pocket
 and of course with a zipper closure....



Upcycling glam at its best 




More creative adventures
coming 
soon


Fidi
xoxo

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jewelry Eco Style

 Tree of Life 
Inspired by the Ice Storm we had in December.
I used part of an earring for the circle, distressed it a bit to give it a bit more of an icy look, added a variety of previously loved bling and painted the silver wire trunk with a bit of sparkly glitter to get more of the frozen solid look ...




Stay tuned
and remember
to


Fidi
xoxo









Sunday, July 27, 2014

Smart Repurpose



Take a discarded wooden bead car seat



Paint the beads



And Voila.....



Up-Cycling Glam

at

its

best



Stay tuned for more
up-cycling adventures

Fidi
xoxo

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rescued Vintage


After finally taking all my vintage

 and previously loved jewelry apart,

sorting the salvaged pieces by color,

I had the urge to create something purple and mauve.

Voila....

another unique Eco-Glam piece.



Royal Mauve Jambalaya 



Stay tuned 
and remember
to


Fidi
xoxo

Friday, July 25, 2014

Eco Bling


An earring with a past,
beads and a chain from a broken necklace 
and of course some VHS Tape crochet
 make up for this statement piece


Up-cycling Chic at its best 


Stay tuned
and 
 remember 
to

Reduce
Reuse
&
Recycle

Fidi
xoxo

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Eco Glamour with VHS Tapes



This unique bauble I created with a variety 
of rescued materials.


Aqua Medley


I had previously rescued these pretty turquoise vase gems,
 that were used to decorate the tables at a baby shower I attended,
from their sudden death in the trashcan.

Always thinking of what I can do with peoples discards,
I decided to give them a new and glamorous life
 in the form of jewelry.

I started crocheting the encasing with VHS Tape,
then backed it with leather 
for a more comfortable feel on the skin.
I usually line all my VHS Tape jewelry with fabric or leather,
as it can be a bit scratchy if you have very sensitive skin.

Adding the gems in the casing, 
I was not satisfied with the look.
Rummaging through my jewelry stash,
I found some vintage turquoise beads as well as a few smaller pony beads that were just perfect for the look and texture I wanted to achieve for the piece.

For the final touch
I took a black one strand vintage bead necklace and turned it into a four strand choker style,
attached a drum closure and a jump ring for the pendant
and 
voila.....

A new star was born



Stay tuned for my next upcycling adventure coming soon.

Fidi
xoxo