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« on: April 08, 2013 12:59:41 PM »

I went to a craft show a few weeks ago and saw a booth where a fabulous mother daughter duo had some fantastic jewelry.  I bought a pendant but what really caught my eye were these wrap bracelets.  I didn't buy one at first cause it was a bit spendy but I couldn't stop thinking about them.  Before I left I went back and splurged (it was my bday weekend after all) and I asked her what she made them from since they were just so unique.  Turns out you can buy rubber bracelets that are made from recycled flip flops.  Thousands of flip flops litter the East African coast and cause tons of damage so they are collected and recycled into lots of things.  The vendor didn't want to share her source for buying them which is understandable so I scoured the internet until I found a store I could buy them from.  Using memory wire and other beads and charms here is what I came up with. 

A pile of six that I made over the weekend:


Here is each one individually:




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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013 01:14:13 PM »

Lindy, those area amazing!  and so environmentally conscious, too!
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013 01:46:27 PM »

Those are way cool! So pretty! Wow!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013 01:59:32 PM »

They are so pretty!  I love that they are salvaged from something bad, too!  <3
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013 03:12:40 PM »

Thanks!  I have a whole bunch more and will be making them like crazy I'm sure.  Now I have to figure out what to do with them all!
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013 03:19:14 PM »

You should do a give away on your blog or save them for Christmas presents (teacher presents, party presents).
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013 03:43:10 PM »

Good ideas!!!!  I am going to be making one for my bestie who's birthday is later this month.  I just need to decide on the "theme" for it.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013 05:54:13 PM »

Very cute and fun.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013 07:10:24 AM »

I think these are so fun looking.  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013 04:30:04 PM »

Super cute & environmentally friendly! Fantastic! Wink
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