Combining shining threads with gleaming aluminum, Neide Ambrosio presents a delightful backpack-style purse. She crochets the chic, modern piece by hand. By recycling pop tops, she affirms environmental responsibility.
"I am very happy to be able to help other people getting a better life. I am also very glad that I can help the environment by using recycled items."
"I began to crochet four years ago when I was looking through a magazine and I was enchanted with a piece all made of beautiful stitches. I practiced making some experimental models and suddenly I was creating my own designs. Then, when participating in an arts-and-crafts fair, I saw some pieces made of recycled materials and I thought of incorporating them into my designs. I set to work and soon the first models appeared. I loved them! It's wonderful when you get to transform an idea into a real object. What started as a hobby makes my day. I am never able to lay my crochet hooks aside. Wherever I go, they are with me and I take advantage of every free minute to elaborate new stitches.
"Such delicate work requires a lot of patience, dedication and attention. Perfectionism is fundamental to creating quality items. I am happy exhibiting my works and I feel great satisfaction with each compliment I receive. I am very happy to be involved with Novica and to show my work to more people, as we can be creative by taking advantage of some of our day to day materials."