Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sara Bella* Upcycled at the "Art in the Pearl" - Portland, OR

Sara Bella* Upcycled - Featured Artist at Art In The Pearl

It turns out that years of upcycling and creating beautiful art pieces out of recycled plastic has paid off!  Sara Bella* Upcycled is pleased to announce that we have been invited to have a booth at the “Art In The Pearl” art show in Portland, Oregon this labor day weekend.  We will be located at booth #18 and will be stocked with our favorite recycled purses, recycled handbags, recycled tote bags, recycled messenger bags, and many more beautiful upcycled pieces.   Art In The Pearl runs from the 1st through the 3rd of September and will be a collaboration of some of the best and most talented artists in the state. 

Speaking of 'Upcycling' Artists, here are a few of our faves: 

Enno de Kroon
Jason Mercier
Dave Hind

Recycled and Upcycled Lunch and Sandwich Bags

It's the perfect time for back to school shopping. See our recycled lunch bags and matching sandwich/snack sacks for your student! You'll never have to throw away another plastic or paper bag again! 

SB*U Classes -
September Schedule
Thursday September 6th 3:00-5:00

Tuesday September 18th

Call 541-420-4961 to register


Schedule your own class with your friends, or, make it a birthday party!
Call us at: 541-420-4961

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Recycled Purses, Recycled Handbags and The Art of Upcycling

Introducing The Bella* Designer Line of Recycled Purses, Recycled Handbags and Recycled Totes

Hi Everyone, 

It's been quite some time since we last blogged.  I am glad to be back and have some great updates for you about Sara Bella* Upcycled including our introduction of the Bella* Designer Line. 

Every piece in this collection is designed by the owner of Sara Bella* Upcycled, Sara Wiener. The fabric and materials for each piece is 100% hand-made by Sara.  Each recycled piece is carefully crafted out of used plastic bags and all of the colorful pieces have over ten layers of plastic for added durability.  The fabric is thick, smooth, washable and extremely tough.  These recycled purses and recycled handbags are sure to last a lifetime.  Wouldn't you rather have your plastic bags last a lifetime of function and fashion instead of a lifetime in a landfill?  

To Date, Sara Bella* Upcycled Has Saved Over 67,500 Plastic Bags From Landfills!!!

The Bella* Designer Line's recycled purses and recycled handbags are made of at least 95% upcycled materials.  The metal fittings, snaps, grommets, thread and tubing handles are the only parts of our upcycled pieces that are new.  Strong plastic tubing covered with plastic bag fabric that matches the bag color makes up the strong and durable handles for the Bella* Line. 

All of the Bella* line recycled purses, recycled handbags and recycled totes have a large inside pocket area that is great for makeup, cellphones and other odds and ends. Nickel k
ey rings are also conveniently located on each recycled purse, recycled handbag and recycled totes to make finding your keys a cinch. 

The Bella* line is named after Sara's grandmother who spent her life as a master seamstress and was as beautiful as her name suggests.  The bright, fun colors in the Bella* line pay homage to Bella's bright spirit and energy. 

Shop our Bella* Line Collection of Recycled Handbags, Recycled Purses and Recycled Totes:

Bella* Recycled Handbags 
Bella* Recycled Purse 
Bella* Recycled Totes  

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more upates soon!


Friday, May 28, 2010

Plastic in our seas. It's not good. Do something.

And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: "Look at this Godawful mess." ~ Art Buchwald. BE the change! Join the Plastic Pollution Coalition, 5 Gyres andFake Plastic Fish today ♥ GJM

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

At Sara Bella* Upcycled we use empty dog food, cat food, and swine food bags for our products. Yup- swine food...you know, for those cute little piggies that grow up to be your bacon. Well, the bags make great material for our products. You can even see one in this photo with the green graphic in the middle of the white bag. Here I am hanging the freshly washed (at the laundromat in the xxl machines) animal food bags out to dry. Too bad it started raining one minute after finishing the job! But that's ok- here in Bend, Oregon you can wait a few minutes and the sun will return!
Save those bags!
Love, Sara*

Monday, May 10, 2010


Welcome to the blog for Sara Bella* Upcycled!