About Us

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Our Story

My passion for jewelry began at a very young age with things as simple as a can of old skeleton keys and jewelry that was once my grandmothers. Looking back it seems I was always drawn to the classic vintage pieces that my grandparents and parents had, which perhaps were my first true sources of creative inspiration. Years later the elements I find beauty in remain similar.

For my business I spend a considerable amount of time shopping for unique parts, researching supplies, and crafting each piece myself. The line is constantly changing with new materials and concepts, which keeps it inventive and appealing to a diverse clientele. 

Antiques and vintage pieces were made to last which is why using recycled and repurposed materials is such a simple choice. The jewelry I create encompasses everything I adore: antiques, vintage items, recycled materials and even a little sparkle. Every piece has a story that makes it unique. It was once gently loved, holds someone’s memories, and can be Upcycled as a new treasure for new memories and more love. Hearing that my jewelry reminds people of things like their mother, their grandfather, or a childhood home brings me great joy and is an aspect of this career that I truly love.

I reside in beautiful Southern California, and travel whenever possible to find new inspiration. I am deeply grateful to have the support of my loved ones as I pursue this passion. Their encouragement motivates me to continue down this path of creativity. 

- Andrea

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2017 Shows

  • Earth Day Balboa Park                   April 23
  • Encinitas Street Fair                        April 29 & 30
  • Carlsbad Street Fair                        May 7
  • North Park Arts Festival                 May 20
  • San Diego County Fair                    June 2-July 4
  • CityFest                                             August 13
  • Adams Ave Street Fair                    September 30, October 1
  • Harvest Festival                               October
  • Little Italy Festa                               October
  • Carlsbad Street Fair                       November
  • Fountain Hills                                  November
  • Good Guys Car Show                     November
  • Encinitas Street Fair                       November             

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Welcome to Upcycled Works

My husband and I take great pleasure in hunting for unique treasures to UPcycle into something beautiful for you to love for years to come.  We love what we do and hopefully that shows in every piece we create. Our goal is to have unique quality and personality in every individual piece created.