Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fresh Vintage 80s Stickers


I may not get the chance to add fresh 'Junk' to the shelves very often these days, but one of my favourite items to add is always vintage stickers. Today, it's a fun blend of Sandylion, Decal Specialties, and Cardesign Toots.

If you're not familiar with these brands, take a quick peek at the pictures below and memories will start flooding back for any 80s kids who had beloved sticker books. Enjoy!

Koala Decal Specialties Vintage Stickers

Cardesign Toots Vintage Pink Elephant Stickers

Cardesign Toots Vintage Jack-In-The-Box Stickers

Sandylion MOP Mother of Pearl Butterflies Stickers


https://www.etsy.com/listing/294537141/sandylion-pastel-hearts-stickers
Sandylion Pastel Hearts Stickers

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Creepy Side of Junk


We're clearing the cobwebs out of the basement this month and rediscovering some 'new' old favourites. So what better time to highlight Beyond Junk's oddities and curiosities? After all, trash, treasure, junk, and jewels are all in the eye of the beholder.


Winding Web Flycatcher Cyberpunk Necklace

motor winding necklace


Silvery Bird Skull Pendant Bead Charm

silvery bird skull charm


Brass Bird Skull Pendant Bead Charm

brass bird skull charm


Creepy Sleeping Jointed Plastic Baby

jointed sleeping plastic baby


Cyber Doll Hard Drive Vintage Eyes Pendant

butterfly doll eyes upcycled friendship necklaces


PAIR of Cyber Butterfly Crystal Friendship Necklaces

butterfly doll eyes upcycled friendship necklaces

Sunday, July 19, 2015

New MOP Mother of Pearl Vintage Sandylion


I've always had a soft spot for stickers. As a child, I coveted and collected, creating a treasure trove of shiny, sparkly, smelly and fuzzy creatures big and small.

I had bears and clowns, cats and dogs, horses and unicorns. The staff at the Vernon, BC Hallmark probably saw me coming a mile away with my allowance, ready to hum and haw over their rolls and rolls of awesomeness.

So stocking vintage stickers now at Beyond Junk didn't just make sense, it was a nostalgic must-do. So browse through my latest additions. And check out the first round here.


















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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Recycled and Upcycled Beads and Charms


Fresh old beads and charms have just popped up at Beyond Junk. They're pretty straightforward, so the pics speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Lampwork Glass Bead Bracelets


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Recycled Brass Silver Plated Greek Bicone Bead


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Recycled Brass Large Greek Bicone Bead


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Red and White Recycled Bottle Cap Charm


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Harp Icon Recycled Bottle Cap Charm


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Lime Green Recycled Bottle Cap Charm

Monday, March 30, 2015

Skeleton Key Selection


Skeleton keys available at Beyond Junk vary, depending on availability. Some are replicas and others vintage or antique. Some are large skeleton keys (perfect for pendants) and some are small keepsake box keys (ideal for charms). Find copper, steel, and brass skeleton keys, all ideal for jewellery and mixed media artwork.

Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Antique Master Padlock Keys


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Art Deco Copper Skeleton Key


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Small Brass Skeleton Key


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Small Steel Skeleton Key


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Miniature Silvery Skeleton Key


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Miniature Golden Skeleton Key

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Wearable Twist on Upcycled Vintage Toys


Check out the fun upcycled vintage toy car pendants that just parked at Beyond Junk!


Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage

Silver Sports Car Micro Machine Car Pendant



Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Yellow Cab Micro Machine Car Pendant



Beyond Junk Upcycled & Vintage
Red Sports Car Micro Machine Car Pendant

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Recycling Leather, Tank Tops, Socks and More!


https://www.etsy.com/shop/beyondjunk?section_id=7946035&ref=shopsection_leftnav_8

At the Junk shop, I've been brainstorming a few ideas for working with some of the awesome recycled leather and faux leather I've been accumulating over the last year. And I thought, why not save a pair of jeans or a jacket while recycling scrap fabric? Patches!

The best part of these cute patch ideas is that they each use another recycled component. T-shirts, socks, jeans - things that can't be saved can help another beloved garment last a bit longer.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/73180024/faux-leather-heart-patches
Broken Heart = faux leather, salvaged tank top

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150283772/denim-heart-patches


https://www.etsy.com/listing/160611214/dark-chocolate-leather-scraps?ref=related-3

Monarch Butterfly = leather, salvaged tank top



Matryoshka = leather, salvaged socks and tank top

https://www.etsy.com/listing/160362980/red-pieces-small-leather-scraps



https://www.etsy.com/listing/175242234/mocha-leather-scraps

Horned Owl = leather, salvaged socks, tank top, and denim

https://www.etsy.com/listing/173637027/caramel-leather-scraps