Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

Recycled Glass Jewelry

Glass is one of the easiest things to recycle and/or upcycle. Many people make jewelry out of glass that would otherwise end up in a landfill, but this jewelry is truly unique.

This cool jewelry comes from Loot! The artist behind Loot, Genevieve Church, uses recycled, reclaimed, and vintage materials to create lovely one-of-a kind jewelry pieces. Mom especially likes the earrings and is thinking that she may buy them for herself for Memorial Day. What? That's not a gifting holiday!

There are several colors to choose from and Mom likes this one which is called El Mundo. The wires are recycled sterling silver and the disk themselves are made from broken glass fragments. No two pieces are exactly alike which is what Mom really likes about them. By purchasing jewelry from Loot you are closing the loop with recycling. So many items that end up in landfills can be used again and again. Check out all the cool jewelry and pick you favorite color at

Recycled Flip Flops

It truly amazes me how some people are so creative. I am not creative at all and maybe that is why I admire people who can make something out of nothing. These sandals are proof that you can buy great looking recycled sandals to show off your cute piggies!

Mom is a flip flop queen! She hates wearing regular shoes and when the warm weather rolls around she puts on her flip flops and doesn't take them off until the first snow. I know that she will have to have these Splaff flip flops because they are made from recycled and sustainable materials. The sole is made from recycled race car tires, the straps are made from recycled bike inner tubes lined with natural hemp, and the foot bed is made from recycled rubber and foam. These guys are too brilliant! Made in Baja California, this is another great product made from items destined for the landfill. The warm weather is upon us, so head on over to to get a pair of totally cool recycled flip flops.

Grass Jewelry

This idea is one of the best ones I've found this month. No one will ever guess that the necklace around your neck was made from grass, but don't keep it a secret. This is another example of using sustainable resources to make beautiful things.

Zulugrass strands are so pretty that you will definitely want more than one. The strands are made from grass grown in The Rift Valley Kenya. The grass grows with a hole in it and is hard and durable. That is so cool! The grass is harvested by hand, blade by blade from tall stands and then cut by hand. It's then dyed with low-impact, colorfast dyes and interspersed with glass beads. If you are wondering how durable the necklaces are, zulugrass is water proof and colorfast. The grass is often used in the furniture industry because of its strength.

Purchasing zulugrass jewelry provides employment for rural Kenyans and trains them about business. This great jewelry is just what you need for the summer, so skip on over to to pick up a strand or two.


Apollo-of the Greek God's Pug said...

Neat-O. Your Mom should definately get the earrings. I say any holiday is fair game for gifts.

Pearl said...

Cool finds, Stubby! I wonder if Mom will let me pierce my ears? I love earrings!

Stubby said...

Apollo - Mom thinks the same way you do! Those earrings are super cool and I think she may just order them tonight.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Pearly Poo - You would even more lovely with those earrings dangling from your ear.

I doubt your momma will let you get your ears pierced because then you will want a different pair of earrings for each day!

Stubby xoxo

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Wow- what neat findings!
What an interesting posty you did!

Stubby said...

Hey Tweedles - I love finding neato eco things and sharing them with all my blogging friends.

Mom loves it when I find jewelry made from recycled or sustainable sources because then she doesn't feel guilty for buying it!

Stubby xoxo