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Baltimore ACC – always a treasure trove

March 14, 2016

… for art made with reused materials. In February, the American Crafts Council holds on of the larger crafts show in the country, with both wholesale and retail days and hundreds of artists.

One of my favorite artists in that category this year was Devin Johnson of Makeshift Accessories in Minnesota. His booth was packed with innovative uses for salvaged materials, including rings made from metal measuring tapes and signage.

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Ruler rings

His bracelets made from industrial flooring and license plates were what drew me into the booth.

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License plate bracelet

After a nice stroll through his fascinating booth, my eye fell on an amazing collection of bracelets made from salvage metal from a WWII German Messerschmitt Me109 downed by US flak 1945 and reclaimed from a boggy area near Schoenberg.

One bracelet in particular was the one I couldn’t resist. Ah, a piece of history and a gorgeous object!

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