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!
We both feel so blessed with the support of our families, friends and our customers on this crazy fun journey we’re on.
If you’d like to come out and see us in person in December we’ll have a pop-up shop open at Meyer Music in Overland Park (corner of 133rd and Quivera) on Saturday December 5th and at Meyer Music North (at the Boardwalk Square Shopping Center) on Saturday December 12th.
We wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!
One of our goals for this fall was to introduce our Band of Angels Collection to symphony gift shops across the country. Our Band of Angels Collection features handmade jewelry created from retired musical instruments. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry collection goes to Band of Angels KC, a non-profit dedicated to collecting and distributing instruments to kids in need.
We are very proud to announce that select pieces from our Band of Angels Collection can now be purchased at the Kansas City Symphony Alliance Shop! This shop is located in the Brandmeyer Grand Hall of the award winning Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
We are passionate about our work with Band of Angels KC and have great plans for the future of this collection. We have a favor to ask of you. If you have any contacts at Symphonies, Operas and Performing Arts Centers across the United States, Canada or anywhere else in the world please share our work with them. Word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool.
Thank you for accompanying us on this wonderful journey!