If you entered the last South-Africa-related giveaway, then you know RSA is home for me ... and I recently returned from a month of summer! In my last SA-upcycling post, I focused on crafts consisting, primarily, of repurposed soda cans. In this post, I want to show a more varied mix of "art"and craft. Work that pushes the definition of "repurposing" ... work that highlights color, street-art sensibility, creative mixing of media and, yes, includes a whole lot of "found" materials.
Like wood scraps. I love this kind of mixed media stuff... so I was delighted by these coloful pieces of continental drift ...
Scroll down for much more, and a chance to win a hand-made piece of your own!
Forgive the irreverence, but the face of Madiba (Mandela) is used (and re-used) everywhere. Bottom right is the Mandela Capture site Memorial... a breathtaking installation.
Out and about in Cape Town and the peninsula ... I loved the color everywhere!
Repurposing old appliances and bathroom "pieces" outdoors is popular - everywhere I think! Bottom right: glass-bottle garden borders.
I fell in love with these tables! Especially the multi-level mishmash coffee tables created using old wine crates, silverware cases, mis-matched table legs etc.
I saw lots of great upcycled jewelry and interior accessories ... how about that chandelier??!!
Fun with playing cards. From store displays to a little SA slang (howzit!)
Repurposed books and maps! The "I love chaos" pieces are constructed using old maps and clock mechanisms... so they move.
I wouldn't be South Africa if I wasn't tripping over tons of wire and bead work. I bought myself a bouquet of flowers bead flowers and a few local creatures ... one of which I'm giving away:
Here he is! Enter below for a chance to win the wire and bead ostrich pictured above! ($25 value)
Giveaway opens 12:01am EST Mon, 2/25 and ends Sat, 3/2 at midnight. WINNER announced Mon 3/4. It's easy to score multiple entries and increase your chances of winning - see below for details... (Open to the citizens of the wolrld, 18 and older.) Yes, I'm happy to send a bit of South Africa anywhere USPS ships! This quirky ostrich measure approx 5"H x 4"W. He's very solidly made and bends rather than breaks - that means he'll survive in a home with kids!