The other day a friend asked me: How do the makers of the Greca button ornaments and jewellery that we have in the store make all their stuff? This fun video gives an insight into how founder Rocio and her team based in Argentina, create their pieces. Enjoy!
A few ideas for the girls in your life … 1. The perfect stocking filler: upcycled fair trade coffee sack purse for make up or pencils $15.00 2. Unique earrings for your loved one made from antique found porcelain $62.50 3. For the fashion conscious, a stylish ‘Mighty Purse’ that charges all smartphones $99.95 4. The ultimate in fashion eco-chic: beautiful tote made from fire hose $275.00 5. For book-loving girls: a bracelet made from the pages of a vintage book $30.00 6. Brighten up a sundress with this bold, chunky necklace made from buttons in Argentina $60.00 7. Everyone needs a multi-purpose carry bag like this one made from reclaimed plastic bags in Cambodia $35.00 8. Every girl loves a bangle, especially one handmade from discarded buttons! $50.00 9. Perfect for students: an upcycled fair trade coffee sack laptop bag $35.00
This week I’ve collated some goodies that are perfect for both the indoor and outdoor life … 1. Perfect indoors or outdoors, the ingenious upside-down Sky Planter, created by New Zealand ceramicist Patrick Morris. Comes in ceramic or recycled polypropylene styles. From $20.00 2. Jazz up your outdoor space, picnic area or beach spot with this stylish rug made from plastic bags. Comes in three designs. From $70.00 3. Who doesn’t love a little night life? Collect sunshine during the day for a soft glow at night with this mason jar-turned-Sun Jar $49.95 4. Plant lovers will adore this original, brightly coloured flower pot made from buttons all the way from Argentina. Also comes in yellow $85.00 5. Decorate your outdoor (or indoor) table with this cute green frog made from buttons and resin $60.00 6. Is it a pencil or a plant? It’s both! Sprout pencils are the ultimate sustainable stationery and come in three varieties: Flower, Herb, Garden $35.00 P.S We will ship overseas, just email us for a quote @ email@example.com.
Since Christmas is coming up I thought I’d collate some gift ideas each week for the month of November from our store. This week it’s things for the person who has everything … 1. ‘Pero’ the dog ornament from Argentina, made from discarded buttons and resin $60.00 2. Giant champagne cork doorstop for those who love things practical and original. $160.00 3. Sticklebook: an invisible bookshelf for paperback hoarders $40.00 4. For your loved ones who want to diet in style: silver-plated half-teaspoon $45.00 5. Splash out: stylish bowling bag made from fire hose that looks just like leather $300.00 6. NEW! Gorgeous lacquered coconut bowls inlaid with different coloured mother of pearl mosaics that can be used for just about anything! $20.00 7. Stand out from the techno-crowd with this vintage book iPod dock $60.00 8. For all those ‘techies’ who love a bit of retro: a pencil touchscreen stylus $14.95 P.S We will ship overseas, just email us for a quote @ firstname.lastname@example.org.