It should go without saying that as an environmentally-minded individual (and avid shopper), I am always on the hunt for cool, eco-fabulous handmade goods. The things that always catch my eye and win my heart are the ones that start off as ordinary household items, but become objects of beauty once they pass through the imaginations of clever, talented people. One such piece is this upcycled necklace by Danish maker PalePink, which I stumbled upon during a recent browse through the many “green” shops on Etsy. At first glance, you would never guess that something so lovely could’ve started its life as a common rubber inner tube! Each one-of-a-kind necklace is carefully cut by hand from a single tube in PalePink’s Copenhagen studio. Each piece is as unique as its wearer.