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We want to show off some of the genius Upcyclers who take ordinary items and make them extraordinary:

Sea Designs
Encinitas CA
Owner: Carolyn Raskauskas

The Upcycled Word appreciates any upcycling with words, especially books; that's why we like Sea Designs Vintage Book Wall Hook.  Carolyn utilizes 90 - 100% salvaged materials to incorporate into her one-of-a-kind designs. 

We caught up with Carolyn while walking the beach in Encinitas CA; she was collecting stones for her Sea Stone Magnets. The magnets have been a top seller for her because of the smooth natural surface and charcoal grey color.  Carolyn works in a variety of mediums; she has a wide selection of items for the home listed on her Etsy Site from Driftwood Wall Racks to Stone magnets with jewelry and beach totes too. We asked her what key element she likes to work with; her reply was simply if she finds it, she'll create a use for it. We believe her.

More from her shop:


Check out her Etsy shop for more: http://www.designsea.etsy.com/