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Sway "Intuitive" Book Washer Necklace

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Cat says: I have an upcycled and sustainable design studio at the Jersey Shore called Olive Bites where I make really cool new stuff out of really cool old stuff. I was lucky enough to locate during a dumpster dive (AKA flea market) a HUGE supply of '70s metal macrame hoops - the kind artists made those amazing big-eyed owls with back in the day. I had already been experimenting with new ways to work with metal washers (an industrial material with a small carbon footprint since they are already being produced for so many useful purposes) and began to cut, grind and drill the hoops in halves to add the washer and vintage dictionary pages and create a little industrial necklace book that sways (I love jewelry with 'fidget' potential)!

MATERIALS
industrial washer, '70s macrame hoop, vintage dictionary pages, pewter, steel, industrial chain and attachments
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Cat Ivins
SUBMITTED BY
Upcycling Design Challenge
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

November 20, 2012 03:19:18 PM

We love Cat's statement, "I make really cool new stuff out of really cool old stuff." That's what upcycling is all about, and this piece proves it. Do you love this mixed-material necklace with "fidget" potential?

Donna
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November 21, 2012 02:05:03 PM

love the unique design

Denise
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November 21, 2012 07:39:17 PM

cute

Diane
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November 21, 2012 11:15:45 PM

Ok

Judy
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November 21, 2012 11:42:10 PM

Different

Christina
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November 22, 2012 06:35:05 AM

Love this and would totally wear it

Tori
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November 22, 2012 11:00:08 AM

Adorable(:

rene

November 22, 2012 06:06:30 PM

cool

Darlena

November 22, 2012 08:08:54 PM

nice

Lisa
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November 22, 2012 11:48:26 PM

Like it.

Tori
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November 23, 2012 06:41:32 AM

love it

george
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November 23, 2012 09:33:29 AM

very cool

amanda
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November 23, 2012 10:55:07 AM

I don't like the macrame loop--I'd prefer the pendent to hang from a chain so it could swing.

Mayra
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November 23, 2012 02:42:18 PM

Love it

Christopher
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November 23, 2012 04:12:28 PM

Fun..

Nancy
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November 23, 2012 06:58:09 PM

Wow very nice.

victoria
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November 25, 2012 10:51:01 PM

Cool necklace !! Love it !!

Elena
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November 26, 2012 06:07:57 PM

Nice idea. It would be better without the flower.

Vincent
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November 26, 2012 11:13:09 PM

Wonderfully imaginative

Lisa
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November 26, 2012 11:38:19 PM

unique and and rare...like it

Marsha
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November 27, 2012 02:56:52 PM

I remember those macrame owls. Think I even owned one. Great idea, and cute.

Arelis
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November 27, 2012 10:08:06 PM

Ehhhhhh

Amanda
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November 28, 2012 12:07:54 PM

no

Maria
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November 28, 2012 05:29:00 PM

Very attractive

thanks for commenting

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