We're super stoked to welcome Beerings and their selection of handmade, recycled earrings to the Ethic family! Read more about their comapny, founder, and product below.
Beerrings started as a small home-based company in the summer of 2017. The idea of re-purposing bottle caps into jewelry came about after repeatedly seeing bottle caps thrown about after parties, along the boardwalk by the beach, and buried in the sand. Not only did the frustration of the overabundance of waste entice the idea of re-purposing, but the artwork on the bottle caps themselves also encouraged embodiment of “trash” as a piece of art to display through jewelry. Since the first handmade pair of Beerrings, a crafty simple pair of fishhook Blue Moons, Beerrings has experimented with creating different styles, including hoops, beads, and pressing.
These handcrafted earrings are made from re-purposed bottle caps. The bottle caps are washed and inspected for quality. Any bottle cap, ranging from soda caps to beer caps have been re-purposed to serve as a fashionable jewelry statement. These Beerrings are perfect for any fun event or casual wear. The variety of styles of Beerrings allows people to express who they are and support their favorite beverage company through re-purposed jewelry.
Beerrings was founded by Samantha Apodaca, whose friends call her Sam, and a special few call Sammy. She grew up constantly playing and basking in the sun at the beach in Huntington Beach, California, and is currently a biology major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Camping, hiking, skiing, surfing, running, and picnicking are a few of her favorite activities, but pretty much anything involving the outdoors grabs her interest. Knowing that Beerrings gives her a chance to explore an aspect of life she once discarded as an afterthought (entrepreneurship), she experiences a special appreciation for those that wear the product. She loves all of her Beerrings and has an unimaginable collection of my own. Choosing which pair to wear on any given day is typically her hardest outfit decision! Sam details her story below:
"After months of one of my girlfriends and I dabbling in the idea of creating the first pair of Beerrings, I finally decided to make the first effort of figuring out how to make a hole in a bottle cap. As a not very mechanically inclined individual, this idea seemed impossible to me… until my dad stepped in with a simple suggestion – a drill! Thanks to his help, I was able to craft the first pair of re-purposed Beerrings - my favorite fishhook Blue Moons. I wore them constantly. My friends began complimenting me on them and wanted pairs of their own. I began making a few for friends here and there and would gift them out for holidays and birthdays. Not only were my friends telling me about all the compliments they were receiving, but I began to notice the number of compliments I was receiving, as well. Since so many people showed interest in Beerrings, my friend’s dad suggested that I sell them. I was tentative at first because I was majoring in biology… not business. After giving it consideration, I thought, “What the heck. Why not? It will be fun.” Now, all of my roommates and friends have at least one pair of Beerrings, some even custom made. Sometimes, one of my friends will even tell me, “Hey! I saw someone in my class today wearing a pair of your Beerrings!” I am overjoyed to hear that more and more people are supporting a small local company that sources almost all of its inventory from re-purposed material."
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