Recycled Robots – for your inner automoton

Found art with personality! First up is Etsy artist, Ken Swallow who creates his “KenBots” in his “Bot Cave” down near Tampa, FL. His artwork runs the gamut of creatures, motorcycles, and ROBOTS. Many of his pieces have a steampunk influence. Very creative and wonderfully inventive! Check out his website at www.kenbots.com or his Etsy Store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/KensArt

 


 

Next stop is artist Branimir Misic from Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. His bio mentions that he is a mechanical engineer and has been working on mixed media sculptures from recycled objects for over 30 years. His creations are true works of art. Check out his Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/BranMixArt

 


 

Next up is Will Wagenaar from Reclaim2Fame who has been featured on GreatGreenGoods previously. He is a Floridian who has been creating with recycled re-purposed materials for more than 30 years. His work always communicates the powerful message of creative reuse. You can view his creatures on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/willwagenaar/ or read his blog at: http://willwagenaar.tumblr.com/. You can view his Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/reclaim2fame

 


 

Cheri Kudja from Hollywood FL loves to tinker with small found objects, hardware & jewelry scraps and has a special fondness for spark plugs & lugnuts. Her creations generally contain at least 75% of recycled or upcycled items. LOTS of personality in these robots! She can be found on Etsy at BittiBots: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ckudja

 


 

From Erica Elgin who has a degree in sculpture from Portland State University. All of her robots have names and a backstory. Her site is bubbling with enthusiasm. Erica obviously had a lot of fun making these creatures. Her Etsy site is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/enca

 


 

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Recycled crayons for the inner artist


Who can resist to sit down and color? I bet I could find the time to play with crayons, if I had this great set with all the colors! These are shaped like stars and are made from 100% recycled materials (I guess they are made from other crayons!) All non-toxic materials. Each star is about 2 inches length …with 5 points.
$10.50 at Amazon for 20 colorful stars

 


 

If stars aren’t your thing …how about ice cream cones?

$14.00 at RedElmDesigns Etsy Shop for 14 ice cream cone crayons

 


 

Or fish?

$13.50 at RedElmDesigns Etsy Shop for 15 fish shaped crayons

 


 

This etsy artist have every shape imaginable…See recycled crayons in the shape of airplanes, penquins, cupcakes, dragons!

 


 

Etsy artist art2theextreme has a different take on recycled crayons and jumbles all the colors together in one shape. I like these better!! …it is more creative, less controlled and more open to chance! We’re talking about coloring after all!! …we’re supposed to go outside the lines!

$7.00 at art2theextreme Etsy Shop for set of 3 recycled crayons

 


 


$7.50 at art2theextreme etsy shop for a set of 9 Recycled Crayons – el Dia de los Muertos

 

Perfect for favors or little gifts for your friends!

 

Want to make your own recycled crayons?

 

Here’s a place to recycle your old unloved crayons>>

 

Recycled Felted Wool Hearts

recycled wool felt hearts
Take one part recycled wool sweater and add two parts of beads, buttons and embroidery embellishments and then dump a whole lot of colorful creativity on top and you get these cute little heart pins ready for anything.
Prices range from $5.00 to $10.00 perfect for your little valentines from SueandSew’s Etsy Shop

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Recycled Copper Hearts


Created from repurposed recycled vintage copper roofing shingles, cute hearts, that are hand cut and hammered with a true artisan one-of-a-kind look. They are lightweight and inscribed with the words LOVE/YA. On top of it all they are adorned with itsy bitsy silver tin hearts. Check out Ruddle Cottage Etsy shop there are several variations.
$18.00 at Ruddle Cottage

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