Mandy Renee Stos, crafter and upcycling diva behind iamthemandy.com is not only an artist and entrepreneur, but an inventive environmentalist as well. She combines craft with recycling, producing items that are unique, functional, and the ultimate in eco-chic.
Mandy believes that upcycling a single item can help reduce waste and create a more environmentally friendly life style. Upcycling is defined as: the process of converting unwanted materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or higher environmental value. Her product line is designed entirely of 85-90% reused or repurposed materials. They can be found locally, online at iamthemandy.com and in numerous handmade stores across the country. She strives to help promote and encourage other citizens to upcycle or simply donate any unwanted items to local organizations. Doing so keeps landfills down, promotes green efficiency, and makes you feel all giddy inside.
And when you're looking through your Christmas list, getting ready to order great things from Mandy for friends and family, remember that the cut off date for Christmas orders of existing stock is December 12 for both US and Canada. If you're too much of a traditionalist to order anything online, you can also reach iamthemandy.com by PHONE. Just dial 785.274.9516!
Mandy welcomes custom orders for all her products. Please keep in mind when considering a custom order that there will be a two week turn around. If you have fabric, buttons, shirts for a rug, etc. that you would like used in a product, the custom option is available. Turn around time in that case will vary, depending on the delivery time of your item to the studio. Cut off date for custom Christmas orders for the US and Canada is December 1st.
This woman has all the talent I wish I had been born with *sniffle*. If you've been following Handmade for the Holidays, you know that each week as I feature a crafter and their wares, the crafter also offers a giveaway exclusive to Living with Logan readers! This week is no different, and you're going to LOVE this one! Check out this stacked vintage button ring:
|Upcycled Vintage Button Ring|
A handcrafted ring with 3/4" stacked buttons, wire wrapped with
Silver Tarnish Proof Wire. It's a one of a kind (OOAK) item, and
it's ALSO Mandy's favorite!!
And now, all the responsible stuff before the fun giveaway part: iamthemandy, product pictures, and all references to same belong to Mandy Stos and are used here with permission for purposes of this feature and giveaway only.