Rad Fad or Bad Fad?


While recently scouring the internet for great eco fashion finds to blog about, I discovered a few designers who are turning vintage camera parts into wearable accessories. Now, I certainly wasn’t the first to discover Craig Arnold, the Aussie whose passion for cameras and recycling led him to develop his re:vision collection of “camera cuffs.” I give credit to the folks at Gearfuse, GeekSugar, Inhabitat, and Five Non Blondes for scooping Craig’s work, but I’m going to go one step further and give you more than just a product write-up.


In my research, I also found artist Debra Dresler’s camera lens watch on 3r Living. A common trend in creating eco-friendly jewelry, turning non-traditional materials and everyday objects into accessories is no new idea. But, here’s what I’m wondering – is vintage camera part turned accessory a new eco-fad? While I personally don’t love any of these looks (although you may just catch me in one of Craig Arnold’s simple cuffs), I do appreciate original concepts and unique finds. I also have a few friends who would go gaga over these picks.

I think I’m still on the fence about this one, so I’m going to leave it to you to decide. Is it rad or bad?

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