About four years ago we signed up for an eco-art fair called Zeleny, organized by repurposing Queen, Alexis from X37 Adventures. Zeleny (the Czech word for Green) focused on celebrating the repurposing movement and giving back to the community. That is when we were bit by the repurposing bug. We love the personality that antique, vintage and “found” items have. Currently almost 100% of our creations feature repurposed items that may have ended up in a landfill, such as silverware, rusted out typewriters, leather belts & purses, keys, key holes and broken down instruments. That answers the question of how we celebrate Earth Day – every day is Earth Day at Hang Ups!
This is a small sampling of our jewelry made from repurposed materials. You can find any of these pieces of jewelry on our website by clicking on the photo of the piece that you like. Giving back to the community that we live in is very important to us – most of the items on site give back to Literacy Kansas City or Band of Angels KC.
Do you love stuff made from repurposed materials? If so, we’d love to see your favorite item. Please share in the comments section! Happy Earth Day!