This was actually the very first purchase I ever made on Etsy. I was feeling a little homesick for where I went to college and lived for 5 years (my longest consecutive stay EVER). I typed the city into Etsy and found this adorable pendent from Recycled Design.
It's made from a Scrabble tile and an old atlas and is coated with lots of resin for a shiny, sturdy little picture.
Worth: The pendent was only $5.50. I just put it on a thin silver strand I had.
Works For: There is something for everyone. Her store has all kinds of pendents with map pieces and photos. If I'd gone to Japan, I'd love that one. And I'm going to El Paso at least once this year - maybe I'll get this! I also looove this Paris pendent.
What I Love: It's recycled, it's sturdy, it's bright, and it is a cute and subtle memento of my love for southwest Ohio. (Am I totally lame? Wait. Don't answer that. I tend to be wistful all too often.)
Me today - my shirt matches Kentucky! And...pay no attention to the ugly color of our carpet. Thank you. Move along.