Second Life

“Second life” are handbags made of fabric that was used for a different purpose in its previous life. My passion for upcycling comes from an inclination to see objects around me not for what they are, but for their potential – what they might be and what they could be transformed into. I enjoy finding new ways to use discarded items, items that will no longer be used for their initial purpose.

upcycled blue jeans handbag

Rockette, Upcycled Blue Jeans Handbag

  My friend has many faces: a mother, a wife, an MD, dance lover… this is just the beginning. Rock chick is one of her faces too. And what does a rock chic do with her favorite blue jeans? She wears them until they fall apart. Until they they are torn, until those torn areas can be elegantly [...]
Jeans clutch bag with handmade lace

Denim and Old Lace

Have you seen „Arsenic and Old Lace“? The movie directed by Frank Capra in 1944, starring brilliant Cary Grant. One of the best comedies of all times, as far as I am concerned. It does not matter how many times I have seen it, every time I watch it again, at some point tears of laughter start [...]
upcycled blue jeans clutch bag with hand embroidered anchor

Blue Jeans and Anchor

It is summer, time for a bit of nautical touch, isn’t it? So, thinking of a casual clutch bag for a slow and easy evening walk, and looking at friend’s old and torn jeans… (Siniša, thank you for the jeans!) some blue embroidery thread later… jeans and anchor bag! Love, Mare Anchor clutch bag [...]
upcycled-pink-handbag-vines

Lassie

The speed at which the nature changes these days! I do not manage to notice everything. I take a look through the window, and see the garden full of daffodils. I do not remember they were like that the day before. I go outside to have a closer look and see violets winking from the grass. I pass by [...]
snowy-bag

Snowy Bag

A tote with flowers, but a snowy tote. Snowy because it is made of warm fabric, because its colours look like winter and snow, and snowy because just as I was finishing it, it started snowing for the first time this winter. Why did I make a white bag? Because white fabric bag sounds quite [...]
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