Salvos Club Card Competition

Just when we thought the Salvos Club Card couldn’t get any better they’ve launched a competition. I opened an email this morning and got a little excited, as only an avid op shopper can understand!

Salvos Club Card Competition

Salvos Club Card Competition

The cards can be picked up in store where you have to activate them online.

Each time you spend you accumulate points, basically $1= 1 point, when you have accumulated 50 points you can redeem as $5 off against your next purchase.

It’s a loyalty card that rewards you for shopping for an already great cause.  Thank you Salvos, I think I will!

You can find your local store via their website here.

Salvos Club Card Competition

Salvos Club Card Competition

How Does the Competition Work?

  1. Make sure your card is activated.  This can be done via their website here
  2. Take a photo of your Salvos Stores goodies and upload it to the Salvos Stores Facebook using #shopwithsalvosstores
  3. Share with your friends and get them to like your post, the picture with the most likes wins.

Now If anyone knows the huge varity of what can be found in an op shop I’ll be up there having been seeing all your goodies on I Love To Op Shop.  This could be a tough decision!

The competition ends midnight 31st May so what are you waiting for…. not that most of you need an excuse to op shop! Make it count though you only get one entry.

Top 10 Upcycled Jewellery Ideas

You’ve seen how much jewellery op shops now have well here’s some inspiration to make you look a little longer at them and in a new light or to look in the other aisles to get creative to suit your own personal style. Here is my top 10 upcycled jewellery ideas, hope they get your creative juices flowing!

Upcycled Lockets

Lockets could be modernised with a little spray paint or nail enamel to look like these from Alder and Co

Lockets from Alder and Co

Lockets from Alder and Co

These Constellation lockets were created by Astrid & Rose who have a shop on Etsy.

Created by Astrid & Rose on Etsy

Created by Astrid & Rose on Etsy

Upcycled Pendants

Here’s some super cute pendant ideas, the first is from a great shop seen on Etsy called The Broken Plate Pendant Company

This is just stunning!  It’s a whimsical antique spoon creation made by Anomoli Jewellery in South Africa.

Upcycled Rings

Head to the kids corner in many op shops and you can find a sad box of coloured pencils, we have a tin full of them now but this makes me want to get my craft on!!  You can also see variations which are also stunning on Etsy and Pinterest but this one which I liked for its raw appeal and texture is from Angela Design

Angela Design's upcycled pencil ring

Angela Design’s upcycled pencil ring

Paper based jewellery is cost effective and can look really modern.  This ring is by Just For Who on Etsy and is beautiful and colourful.

Just For Who upcycled ring

Just For Who upcycled ring

Upcycled Earrings

Getting all technical now with some gadget based upcycling, beautiful inverted triangle earrings.  These are made by Upcycled Jewellery who as the name suggest specialise in recreating everyday items into must have accessories.  Geek swoon alert  – Level HIGH!! I love them.

Upcycled circuit board earrings from Upcycled Jewellery

Upcycled circuit board earrings from Upcycled Jewellery

These classic earrings believe it or not are made from upcycled milk bottle plastic, I saw them via Pinterest  and are designed by Mud Horse Art who sell via Etsy.

Mud Horse Art upcycled rings

Mud Horse Art upcycled rings

Upcycled Bracelets

I love comics, I don’t read them so I don’t buy them but I love the graphics.  Here’s an idea I may try if I stumble across a stash in the op shops soon.

This Comic bracelet was sold on Etsy by Custom Comix who does craft with this media.

Custom Comix Batman Bracelet

Custom Comix Batman Bracelet

Tin cans get a makeover here, this was found at Fat Cat Studios who specialise in one of a kind pieces made from vintage in cans.  This shop is amazeballs!!!

Fat Cat Studio upcycled bracelet

Fat Cat Studio upcycled bracelet

Which one if your favourite?

Let me know if you’ve tried any of these and if you have any tips.  I’d also love to hear from any upcyclers, recyclers or vintage peeps who’d like to write about their projects or be featured on I Love To Op Shop, just drop me a message here.

Featured Op Shop

Show off your op shops!

Show off your op shops!

Do you volunteer or work in an op shop, would you like to show off why your op shop is worth a visit?

I’d like to feature some of our best op shops and I need your help.

You may be part of a chain or an independent op shop, we love to see them all.

You may be a bustling metropolitan op shop or a small country op shop.

Drop me a message via the form below and I’ll send out some questions.

I’ll post the finished result on the website and share on the page and group.

It’s a great way to let op shoppers know more about you, what you raise funds for, your opening hours, contact information and we get a quick peek into your shop.

thrift shops wanted

 

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