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No Mas! - Handbags from Upcycled Book Covers

Timely Handbags Made from Books – Upcycled for Fashion Savvy Woman

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Now for Fashion! These unusual handbags, made in Mexico from reused Mexican books, with titles en Español, have found a second life for fashion savvy women.  Truly “pocketbooks”!  Rescued from no longer wanted libraries, these unique upcycled book purses have become a fashion accessory with something to say.  The covers range from colorful to […]

Oaxaca - horse grinding for Tequila

Discovering Teotitlan del Valle Oaxacan Artisans + Culinary Traditions-Day 3

Day 3: San Pablo Villa de Mitla Mezcal is one reason to visit this town, but the archaeological ruins of the Zapotecs is another.  There were artisan stands selling local folk art, Mexican toys, embroidered blouses, and handwoven rugs from the neighboring towns of Teotitlan del Valle and Santa Ana Domingo.  We purchased some flutes, […]

Benito Nieto, silver & gemstones jewelry artist from Mexico

Jewelry Artist Benito Nieto of Mexico

“I love making new designs for No Mas!” – Benito Nieto How We Discovered Benito Nieto We didn’t expect to buy silver; we were just enjoying a Sunday afternoon on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. Among all the other beach vendors, one stood out. Abraham was selling his cousin’s handmade sterling silver bracelets. All were […]