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Showing posts with label craft with postage stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft with postage stamps. Show all posts

Repurpose: Playful Postage ...


My dad collected stamps as a kid and I loved paging through his carefully arranged (and stored) stamp albums. But now that I think about it, why were all those beautiful stamps hidden away in heavy volumes? I know that my dad's answer would be "because they're valuable!" I wonder ... is that still true?  I mean, I'm sure there are some rare, valuable old stamps out there. But for the most part, wouldn't it be better to just show them off? (Dad - I hope you still have those stamps!) Here are 16 beautiful ways to bring to refab them and show them off! 

Giveaway: Foxglove Accessories {Postage Stamp Pendant}


Let's talk utterly beautiful (poetically postal?) refabbing! Foxglove Accessories is the brainchild of photographer, artist and friend Betsy Treacy Siber. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, created from postmarked vintage stamps from around the world. Each piece tells a story. Each piece preserves a little history inside a perfect pool of resin. What more can I say? Betsy inspires me as an artist, a visionary, a maker, a doer and a mom. Speaking of making and doing, take a look at the recent Apartment Therapy tour of her (and artist husband Matt's) Chicago home!  
(Pssst... sale now on at her Etsy store!)


And now, onto the giveaway! Enter for a chance to win the beautiful pendant pictured above. Here's Betsy's description:


"This is a 20mm, large sized pendant that hangs from a 17" acrylic-coated stainless steel cord. The pendant is made from a blue toned 1960s postage stamp from Indonesia. It's created by cutting a section of a postage stamp and placing it at the base of a sterling silver bezel cup onto which I've soldered a basic bail. I then pour resin on top to seal everything in and attach it to the necklace. The necklace is held together at the back with a sterling silver spring clasp."


Giveaway opens 12:01 EST Tues, 7/17 and ends Fri, 7/20 at midnight. WINNER announced Mon 7/23. It's easy to score multiple entries and increase your chances of winning - see below for details... (Open to US residents 18 and older)



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