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Mangled but the Highlight of the Weekend

October 21st, 2013 at 07:58 am

Call me crazy, or maybe just an eco warrior, but the best moment of my weekend was taking the mangled metal frame of our former pop up tent to the recycler. It happened at an outdoor show; the 5+ year pop up popped that is, a couple of the metal arms snapped. Impossible to rehabilitate, a goner.

I squished it into the back seat of the car and carried on with the show under the open sky. S'ok. I got the necessary use out of it, a return on the original investment. I had bought an inexpensive one (not EZ Up brand) knowing something like this was going to happen.



My tidy self had planned to take it directly to the trash company, they would likely charge me $20 for 'hard to manage' items.

My husband advised me to take it to the recycler as scrap metal. OK, worth a shot. He had, but I hadn't been to the location, in a kind of industrial area but not too far from us.

I was pleasantly surprised at the welcoming atmosphere. Everyday people were bringing stuff (cans and bottles of course), but the place was organized well, the workers were efficient.

On the scale it went, and I got $2.36 cash!

The canopy fabric was perfect and it's already gone to a Freecycler.

From chaos to classic ~ the latest in wire weave work this weekend is a 3 strand fancy necklace featuring a large glass pearl and tiny violet crystals. See it online at Pink Romance

2 Responses to “Mangled but the Highlight of the Weekend”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm like you. A recycling junkie! I take everything I can to the scrapyard.
    Also, lovely jewelry. It looks like it takes a long time!

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    The attraction of the wire weaves is in the detail, yes looks complicated but is probably more on the scale of old-fashioned embroidery (with the many types of stitches and steady hand and experience necessary) in difficulty. Thx!

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