By Erin Allen & Sara E Walker
As some of you may know, we've been dabbling with Etsy for a couple of years. In 2015, we launched Thank Yur in an effort to upcycle materials we were simply going to recycle — mainly wine bottles. From there, we evolved into reinventing other materials, like turning expired gift and credit cards into necklace pendants and earrings, tile into drink coasters and turning cigar boxes into purses.
Part of our human experiment has been taking our Etsy shop more seriously. We've been gathering more upcycled materials, buying fancy tools and simply brainstorming interesting ideas.
One of our coolest finds has been discarded Aspen tree logs on the side of the road in our neighborhood. We thought these would make great coasters, and they truly represent the upcycling ideal with a great local flair.
We've also been experimenting with our kiln to create one-of-a-kind jewelry using old wine bottles. Those of you who have been following from the beginning know wine is what started this endeavor two years ago.
The holiday shopping season seems to be a good time to relaunch ourselves. And, this blog post will be a testament to our commitment to staying on track.
We appreciate everyone's support and hope you decide to follow our shop on Etsy and "shop small" for the holidays and throughout the year.