Style & Stuff Editorial
They say that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. This may be true in some cases, but I reckon that there are plenty of examples where this is categorically untrue, and that a lot of the time, rubbish is in fact just that. Think about it, things like cigarette butts, crisp packets, nobody really wants them do they? I mean who’d have thought that anyone would want bits of smashed up guitar? Well actually, north-east based company, Owleyes, do like that kind of thing. Broken guitars, I mean (not crisp packets or fag butts!).
Launched by Fine Art graduate, Chloe Booth, Owleyes specialises in creating one-of-a-kind jewellery, vintage accessories and homeware made from reclaimed and recycled items. Using recycled material, Chloe makes lovely little pieces out of things that would normally be someone else’s junk, like necklaces made out bits of broken guitar. By scouring for vintage and second hand items across the UK and Europe, Chloe uncovers all kinds of treasures (saving you the time of trawling through flea markets and the like), to reinvent as quirky bits of jewellery. With pendants made from seed bottles containing secret messages, button rings, and vintage stamp brooches, her latest assortment features a range of natty pieces made from all sorts of bric-a-brac. You’d be a twit-to-woo to miss it. HL