01 April 2009

Tab to Fab!

We're giving beverage caps & covers a make-over this week and today's star is the pull tab found on top of soda cans. How on earth can we recycle this you ask? Well, a recent trip to the New York Botanical Garden gift shop made me a believer that pretty things can be made out of pull tabs.

A clutch made of pull tabs

A belt made of pull tabs

A modern-looking brooch made of pull tabs

Decorate your wrist with this chunky bracelet made out of pull tabs

Dangling earrings also made out of pull tabs

These are a product of San Francisco-based Escama Studio who collaborate with Brazilian cooperatives specializing in the craft, "crochet with tabs". Now when your items are sold at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Store and have been featured in many international magazines, that's a big deal! Fans can't get enough of these works of art and that's a good thing: more demand equals less litter equals more jobs for Brazilian women equals a better life for their family! Not only that, they can add "artist" to their credentials because they autograph the tag of each piece that they make. Definitely a blah to Tada success story!

If you're not the crafty type, you can still donate your pull tab collection here.


  1. thanks for stopping by my blog. I love all those pull tab creations! WOW! like you said.....definately a blah to tada success story..

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! You are so creative and crafty!


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