Momo Wang’s Third-Hand UpCycle Collection is a brilliantly colorful example of what can be achieved with reusing found materials in fashion. Inspired by the “third hand” idea of French philosopher Derrida, Wang told Texprint of the 12-piece collection, “They were all made in my hometown Jinzhou in China. I bought all the clothes and materials from local second-hand markets there. The market is very cool.”
Wang finds upcycling to be a creative challenge: “The basic idea is to do what I can to refresh, renew, re-animate precious second-hand materials, and eventually deliver the beauty in them by my realization, and eventually have more and more people doing the same, or at least thinking similarly,” she says.
(via Momo Wang’s Third Hand Upcycled Collection: Inspired by Derrida · Eco-Chick)
truebluemeandyou: This is an amazing Tumblr Blog tianmowang.tumblr.com/thethridhand for inspiration for restyling clothes.
I want to decorate my entire garden with these lovely recycled lanterns!
Love this as an inexpensive way to decorate for weddings, parties etc… :)
truebluemeandyou: DIY inspiration. “Built of Books” by Frank Halmans. Whenever I post altered books I always get people upset about destroying books so I even wrote a post about what happens to unwanted books in my town here.
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DIY Textured Roller for Clay Tutorial from Pottery Blog: Emily Murphy here. These are made using PVC pipe, empty tape rolls, Dollar Store rolling pins - anything round and then glue from a hot glue gun. You could use mini ones gently for polymer clay. First seen at Dollar Store Crafts here.
One of the people commenting wrote:
Having trouble laying down the glue on the roller, I cut wall paper to the exact dimensions of the roller.I laid the paper out flat, transferred a design to the paper, laid down the glue,and then wrapped the paper around the roller.I t was much easier for me to work on a flat surface. This way I can print out designs and then transfer them to the flat paper. This gives me much more control of the glue gun resulting in a neater design(s).
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DIY Easy Recycled Cassette Tape Purse Tutorial from Grinsebacke here. Krazy Glue, zipper and an old cassette tape are all you need for this project and she even uses the extra tape/spindles for a pendant. I have a “recycle” category on my blog because I was getting asked questions about how to reuse old cassettes, CDDs, DVDs etc… I used Chrome to automatically translate from German to English.
For a cassette bracelet, cassette printables and a simple cassette case iphone stand go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/cassette-tape