Tuesday, September 21, 2010
XO Handworks: Custom Recycled Pendants, Pins, Magnets & More!
I am still in the process of sharing what I saw at this year's Junk Bonanza in Shakopee, and for today's vendor highlight I would like to share the work of XO Handworks of Osseo, MN.
I was really drawn in by this great display of jewelry made from recycled maps. They have buttons, pendants, keychains, you name it. I love how they displayed the soldered map pendants on a board with the map behind it, so you can find the location you want. This is such a neat gift idea for someone who wants to show off their home state, country, favorite vacation spot, hometown, or whatever! Be sure to check out their beautiful creations here! They also have some really great items made from Scrabble tiles, bottle caps, and more!
A while back I used to sell pocket mirrors and buttons made from recycled maps, which were really fun. I'm still hoping to offer more recycled map items in my shop in the future...once I get some better button making equipment that produces less duds!
What's going on in the world of Junk Mail Gems, along with other cool, hand-made "green" products, DIY projects, and more!