Junk Mail Gems

Sometimes a hobby can take on a life of its own. If you are lucky, that hobby turns into a viable business opportunity. Well, consider the creative force behind Junk Mail Gems lucky. What started as a creative outlet for junk mail frustration has now become a line of magnets, beads, wallets and handbags all made from unwanted catalogs, credit card offers and other mailbox invaders. Each piece is hand-made by Junk Mail Gems owner Gretchen in Minneapolis, Minnesota and guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind (styles and colors all depend on what junk mail comes in). Of course, buying items made from junk mail is only one way of making a statement against waste. Be sure to check out our tips on how to stop junk mail before it even hits your mailbox. ::Via gretchen on Hugg