“Upcycling”: The New Way of Going Vintage [Pics]

We’re all familiar with the phrase, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”

Well, Buttoned Up Girls took the adage to heart by creating vintage and antique-inspired jewelry using old buttons and pins, specifically for ladies.

They call their process “upcycling”, because they are taking discarded accessories and trinkets and giving them new “life” by transforming them into one-of-a-kind custom baubles with styles for women from all walks of life.

They’re also great for cosplay enthusiasts — especially those who dabble in Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Dieselpunk, or Lolita!

[Via Etsy]