Kintsugi is a Japanese art in which broken ceramics and pottery are fixed with resin and powdered gold dating back to the 15th century. It is the process of taking something that is broken and, to many, now worthless and transforming it into a work of art. It became so popular that people were accused of purposely breaking expensive pieces in order to have the coveted repair done.
Kazmok transforms industrial waste into luxury products.
At first glance, the above photo looks like a well crafted leather briefcase. But in fact, these leather-looking goods are made of a material you’d never suspect — recycled industrial conveyor belts previously used at shipping warehouses, postal services, flower distribution centers, and recycling facilities.
Have a stain on your jeans? Embrace it!
Give your old jeans another chance!
Here is one handmade idea in seven simple steps.
1. Buy a textile colours (I used those for cotton and for silk and they worked great). Choose as many colours as you like.
2. With small, sharp scissors cut a pattern on a sheet of paper.
3. Take a brush and paint freely over your jeans using one or two of the lightest colours.
4. Place the patterned paper sheet over your jeans. Take a brush and using a darker colour paint/stamp through the paper over your jeans.
This is a bright and wild rug made from upcycled t-shirts. The fresh green and yellow reminds me of early spring sunny days and it will brighten up any room.
I cut some old t-shirts into yarn and crocheted this rug using size 10 crochet hook. It goes very fast and you can make it while watching one movie.