When my sister and I were little, we had this cool kit that allowed us to turn paper into beads. Anyone else remember these?? I thought it was the coolest thing, however, I'm not the most artistic. More often than not, I ended up with a glue-y mess.
Kim from the Trashy Crafter, on the other hand, is very artistic! She makes these beads from recycled books (be still my reading teacher heart)! How awesome is that?!
Her bracelets even come wrapped in a recycled map! I'm not going to lie, I didn't open it for a few days because I thought the package looked so cool.
In her Etsy store, you can choose specific books or genres. I chose Where's Waldo! I may need to go back for the Harry Potter and Dr. Seuss ones though.
Since the beads are made from paper, I was a little nervous to put the bracelets on. They are super sturdy though!
I am really looking forward to wearing these at school this fall. What a great conversation starter they'll be with students and teachers!
Kim makes bracelets, earrings and necklaces. You can even do a custom order with a book or map that has a special meaning to you!
I'm going to be featuring Kim's story on the blog on Wednesday so make sure you stop by to read it - very inspiring! She is even going to give away a set of 2 bracelets to one lucky winner! All you need to do is enter below and I'll announce a winner over the weekend.
Also, Kim is offering my readers a discount in her store this week! Just use coupon code: tc2014 to get 15% off until the end of the week.
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