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assiduously Beetle trio

Seraing Today Karen and I spent all day putting the finishing touches on the first batch of beetle belts.  You all know how I love to recycle t-shirts, so it seemed fitting to make their dust bags out of old laundered t-shirts.

Bag shot 

Karen and I were pleased with how they turned out.

Making the belts 

Cutting the belts–this is the leather before it's polished.

Black triangles 

A beetle waits to be assigned it's belt.

2 bugs 

Marching off to their new homes………

We start shipping tomorrow.  I have invoiced or written to everyone that ordered a beetle belt–if you ordered one, and did not by chance get an invoice, just let me know.  We had orders from both sites, and one could have been easily overlooked. 

All for now…….


  • Prêt à Porter P
    May 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    This is really corny, but I am envisioning a little stop motion animation of the beetles crawling along.

  • Viv
    May 10, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I love the recycled t-shirt idea! Does each pouch have a message?

  • The Photodiarist
    May 10, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I love the recycled t-shirt idea too. So creative.

  • mr. freddy's mom
    May 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    You guys are talented!
    This is another way of sisters bonding!
    I wish you more and more success in life!

  • Chris
    May 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Love the handmade dust bags very cool!

  • liz
    May 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I second the stop motion video, what a great idea!

  • jules
    May 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    You guys are so creative! Lovely ideas from you. =D
    The Brown Mestizo

  • Kazuko
    May 10, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    this is gorgeous! also love the t-shirt idea. your beetle-belts are so special. make me start liking those little creatures. 🙂

  • revital
    May 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    the beetle is simply adorable! cool that you shared your workspace with us! it was extremely interesting! (:

  • Danielle
    May 10, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Judy, I hate to comment on something not pertaining to your post, but I think it was your blog that highlighted a young fashion blogger. I can’t remember her name, but she lived in London I believe, and her url possibly had the word ‘avenue’ in it? I’m hoping it was your blog, I went through most of the archives, but my scrolling finger got tired. Thanks if you can help! And thanks for the fantastic blog posts!

  • Sophie
    May 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Great idea with the recycled t-shits as dust bags!
    Do you have any plans of other styles for belt buckles except for the beetle and the octopus? 🙂
    Best regards

  • lisa from london
    May 11, 2010 at 12:32 am

    love the rich texture of these. great dust bag idea. really works!!

  • Glamour
    May 11, 2010 at 6:24 am

    How fun… business mixed with fam and friends and fun…. great idea!! xox

  • Emily
    May 11, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Love seeing part of the process!

  • Brooke
    May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Love them! And, what a fun thing to do with family. If my sister and I went into business together, I’m pretty sure we would spend 99% of our time drinking wine and shopping. So, congrats on accomplishing something! Haha.

  • Max
    May 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    will you be selling any more of the beetles?

  • Audrey
    May 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I love the octopus belt! I wish I could afford one right now.

  • SMG
    May 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

    these look very cool… very Franz Kafka and the Metamorphasis

  • hanako
    May 23, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Hi how can i get one of those belts, please let me know, i really would like one

  • Ehmonie
    May 25, 2010 at 11:41 am

    those beetle belts are adorable!