What is "Up-Cycled"?

Up- Cycled Jewelry and Handmade Jewelry

Up-cycled cuffs are leather bracelets made using worn leather belts.  Part of the fun of this adventure is the hunt for the perfect leather! I turn these belts into cuff bracelets you wear on your wrist.  How fun is that?

You will find that nearly all of the materials used to create the jewelry in my store have been previously loved.  This means that each piece created is UNIQUE! The scratches and marks in the leather indicate how much the belt has been worn and the leather gets new life being worn on your wrist.  

The stories matter.  It's not the jewelry or leather itself but thinking about the way people felt when they put it on.  Did it make them feel elegant, or pretty, or did it cause them to remember something or someone special?  This is where it's at.  The good stuff.  Taking old pieces with stories and creating new memories with them. 

Each cuff and piece of jewelry is handcrafted by me.  I stamp each metal plate, letter by letter so there will be variations in placement--this is what handmade is all about!