Garden of Eden Chopstick Rack
       
     
Upcycled Art
       
     
Driftwood Jars
       
     
Terra-cotta Wire Tree
       
     
Concrete Donut Hole Notes
       
     
Light Sconce Fruit Dish 1
       
     
Palm Tree Burlap Vase
       
     
Free Being Wire Sculpture
       
     
Love Jar
       
     
Tiny Trinket Jars
       
     
Blue Braid Collage with Nails
       
     
Light Sconce Fruit Bowl & Glass Chunks
       
     
Peach Seed Retro Lamp
       
     
Peach Seed Retro Lamp - detail
       
     
Light Sconce Fruit Bowl 3
       
     
Pedestal Light Sconce Bowl
       
     
Glass Chunk Cloud Chopsticks Rack
       
     
Aqua Collage Chopstick Rack
       
     
Glass Chunk Cloud & Chopsticks Wind Catcher
       
     
Spice Jar Chandelier
       
     
Teacup Chandelier
       
     
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Art Scarf Chandelier
       
     
Chip Dish Chandelier
       
     
Garden of Eden Chopstick Rack
       
     
Garden of Eden Chopstick Rack

A friends cast-off painting combined with my fancy, chopsticks on hooks, make a fun place to store these washable, reusable chopsticks. 

Upcycled Art
       
     
Upcycled Art

Using ordinary cast-off materials that we encounter daily, and giving them new purpose is deeply satisfying. Chopsticks, jars of all sorts, old light sconces...even peach seeds have all popped onto my radar of inspiration. Reminding me that we are free spirits that thrive on fun and creativity, who can make priceless treasures out of the cost free materials all around us.

Driftwood Jars
       
     
Driftwood Jars
Terra-cotta Wire Tree
       
     
Terra-cotta Wire Tree

A broken flower pot inspired this recycled wire tree, that's now used to hang jewelry.

Concrete Donut Hole Notes
       
     
Concrete Donut Hole Notes

Using my Wabi Sabi photo of a hole in the sidewalk where grass had grown & died in our drought years. The colors and sculptural shape are gorgeous to me, having a quality of a morphing moving bubble and the dangling chopsticks musically support that.

Light Sconce Fruit Dish 1
       
     
Light Sconce Fruit Dish 1

A vintage light sconceI found at a neighbors curbside, combined with a candlestick base makes for our favorite fruit bowl.

Palm Tree Burlap Vase
       
     
Palm Tree Burlap Vase
Free Being Wire Sculpture
       
     
Free Being Wire Sculpture
Love Jar
       
     
Love Jar
Tiny Trinket Jars
       
     
Tiny Trinket Jars

Made with gemstones, bottle caps and hardware found on the road.

Blue Braid Collage with Nails
       
     
Blue Braid Collage with Nails

Vintage nails hung from cast-off jewelry chains, hung from a canvas of collage art.

Light Sconce Fruit Bowl & Glass Chunks
       
     
Light Sconce Fruit Bowl & Glass Chunks
Peach Seed Retro Lamp
       
     
Peach Seed Retro Lamp

Using all Cast-off materials including a retro modern lamp and shade, trimmed with peach seeds from my friends delicious peach tree.  

Peach Seed Retro Lamp - detail
       
     
Peach Seed Retro Lamp - detail
Light Sconce Fruit Bowl 3
       
     
Light Sconce Fruit Bowl 3

This vintage Light Sconce & candlestick holder combined to make our favorite fruit/veggie bowl. 

Pedestal Light Sconce Bowl
       
     
Pedestal Light Sconce Bowl

Vintage ceiling light sconce and candlestick base, combined to make  and Pedestal Bowl.

Glass Chunk Cloud Chopsticks Rack
       
     
Glass Chunk Cloud Chopsticks Rack

Restaurant chopsticks were sanded, hand painted (with recycled house paint & nail polish), leaving the end of each stick free of paint and safe to eat with. They can be used to dine with, or as hair pins, washed and rehung by their hooks on the 3-D wall hung art.

Aqua Collage Chopstick Rack
       
     
Aqua Collage Chopstick Rack

Stretched canvas photo collage paired with hand painted chopsticks (recycled house paint).  The chopsticks can be used for dining, or hair picks, washed and rehung on their "art rack".

Glass Chunk Cloud & Chopsticks Wind Catcher
       
     
Glass Chunk Cloud & Chopsticks Wind Catcher
Spice Jar Chandelier
       
     
Spice Jar Chandelier

Wired as our dining table lighting, this chandelier was made with cast-off wrought iron table legs and liquid filled spice jars (with food coloring).

Teacup Chandelier
       
     
Teacup Chandelier

Made with 3 vintage, green glass teacups (the right number for our small family) and a table top votive candle holder hung from a photo bonded yogurt container.  Wired to act as an over sink light, easy access to rehang the teacups after washing.

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Art Scarf Chandelier
       
     
Art Scarf Chandelier

A rarely worn scarf, weighted with beads at each corner, gets much more use hung over a ceiling light sconce and used as a chandelier. 

Chip Dish Chandelier
       
     
Chip Dish Chandelier

An inverted potato chip dish and cobalt blue glass drippings made a funky but fun kitchen light.