Alterechos by Char Chiarito-Childs

Alterechos offers one of a kind wearable art pieces crafted from 100% upcycled, vintage or repurpose Welcome to the Alterechos Studio on Facebook!

My workspace is the loft of a barn connected to our 180 year old farmhouse. One of the things I love about living in Maine is that I am always finding old items that inspire me to create cool, updated pieces that will make people feel special. This also helps me to convey my strong belief in sustainable practices. All of my work is composed of 100% upcycled, found and bought old treasures (with th

08/17/2015

A lot of interesting things happening at the studio over the past couple of months! I am currently in the process of rebranding and transitioning to an ecommerce site, and have closed my Etsy page. HOWEVER...You can now find my work at The Northport Landing Gallery in Northport, ME and Generations Boutique in Brewer, ME.

If you are looking for something special please contact me to do a custom piece or to see what I have in my inventory! Thanks for everyone's ongoing support. Growing is fun!

Timeline photos 07/23/2015

Happy Birthday to my father, Robert Chiarito, who was the first love of my life and my inspiration as I sit in my studio today. I feel closest to him here. For those of you that didn't know my Dad, he was an artist who worked on our childhood favorites like Heckle and Jeckle, Batfink, Thor and Captain America. He was the coolest.

Photos from Alterechos by Char Chiarito-Childs's post 06/10/2015

I am very excited to announce that I will soon be showing my work at the Northport Landing Gallery! I am beyond excited and thankful to have met someone who took a minute to look at my work and say to me, "You are an artist". All of the hard work has been worth it!

03/27/2015

Is anyone interested in working my booth at a pre-Mother's Day craft show the Saturday before Mother's Day? I am going to be busy that day but would like to make sure my customers can still find my work!

Upcycled Composites 03/20/2015

Brass Mask Brooch

Upcycled Birdbaths and Teapot Totems 03/20/2015

TAKING ORDERS NOW! It's not too early to start thinking about Mother's Day! Give Mom something special this year. I have or can create one of a kind upcycled birdbaths or totems that would make the perfect gift for your Mom or Wife!

Upcycled Birdbaths and Teapot Totems 03/07/2015

TAKING ORDERS NOW! It's not too early to start thinking about Mother's Day! Give Mom something special this year. I have or can create one of a kind upcycled birdbaths or totems that would make the perfect gift for your Mom or Wife!

The Buddha Collection 03/06/2015

Thai Buddhist Medalions and Clay Cameos Lockets made in Thailand and blessed by Buddhist Monks. Lockets hung from black velvet necklace cord.

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Light up your special space with this teacup "candleier"! Iron frame with teacup candle holders and a pearl and filigree chain drape.

Upcycled Composites 02/23/2015

Upcycled Composites

Shredded Sari Jewelry 02/23/2015

Beautifully shredded indian silk jewelry.

The Buddha Collection 02/23/2015

Thai Buddhist Medalions and Clay Cameos Lockets made in Thailand and blessed by Buddhist Monks. Lockets hung from black velvet necklace cord.

Photos from Alterechos by Char Chiarito-Childs's post 01/30/2015

Valentine's Day is a special time. I've put together some new pieces but also understand that this is a very personal celebration. Don't buy flowers that will die in a week...Give your special someone a one of a kind wearable piece of art!

I just received a new stock of wings, butterflies, hearts, owls, skeleton keys and lots of other steampunk style elements.

12/22/2014

A special thanks to everyone who came by to see me at the craft fair this past weekend! Love to see my work go home with people who I know will love it! Happy Holidays to all of you.

12/19/2014

It's the last weekend before Christmas! Come and see me at the Airport Mall craft show today and tomorrow and pick up something special for someone on your holiday list! I will have my usual jewelry and yard bird accessories like wine bottle hummingbird feeders, houses and tea cups!

12/12/2014

Thanks to all of my regulars and friends who stopped by today. For those of you that we're not able to make it I will be here tomorrow and next Friday and Saturday!

Photos from Alterechos by Char Chiarito-Childs's post 11/30/2014

Thanks to all of my repeat customers and new ones who stopped by my table at the craft fair this past weekend. I literally got cleaned out of pins and had every last necklace left available on the table. Guess I have some.work to do before the next show on the 12th. Started working on a few steam punk pieces while at the last show!

Photos from Alterechos by Char Chiarito-Childs's post 11/27/2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you all have a day of happiness with bellies full of home cooking and laughter!

Support your local artists tomorrow at the Maine Craftah's Show at the Airport Mall in Bangor.

I will have my entire collection of upcycled vintage jewelry and holiday decorations at the lowest prices of the season - and you can enter to win this beautiful Candle-lier to help brighten up your next power outage! (one set of tea lights included!) Made from 100% upcycled materials.Drawing will be held during the last Maine Craftah's show before Christmas!

11/01/2014

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit at the Maine Craftah Show in Bangor today! I love it when my customers find me and say "I was hoping you'd be here"! Makes it all worth while!

10/29/2014

Please stop by and see me at the Airport Mall in Bangor this Saturday during the Maine Craftah's show!

Steampunk Embellished Filligree Necklace 10/22/2014

Steampunk Embellished Filligree Necklace

Fall is here and that means a new line of jewelry and holiday craft show season! Please visit me on Etsy and at upcoming craft shows in Bangor to get your one of a kind wearable art to give as gifts or as a gift to yourself!

Steampunk Embellished Filligree Necklace Elegant with a dash of punk, this filigree necklace is decorated with wings, light blue crystals, flowers, gears and a watch face. The overall affect

07/22/2014

Great summer wrist wrap bracelets made from upcycled vintage necklaces and other interesting found bead items!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/197248664/green-upcycled-vintage-bead-memory-wire?ref=listing-5

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Some "garden echos" from Alterechos! Getting ready for an upcoming show, but if you see something that you like please speak up and I'll set it aside for you!

Chunky Yellow Bead Bib Necklace 06/19/2014

Chunky Yellow Bead Bib Necklace

I've been working in the garden and up in my studio and am getting ready to release my summer collection! Over the past several months this chunky asymmetrical necklace has gotten a lot of attention at shows and has been featured in several Etsy Treasuries.

A great piece to wear against your glowing summer skin! This piece features a long back chain with matching beaded end. Very sexy!

Chunky Yellow Bead Bib Necklace A palette of yellow beads draped in a chunky and high fashion bib. Silver chain with bead extension on the hanging part of the chain for an eye

Photos from Alterechos by Char Chiarito-Childs's post 04/15/2014

Mother's Day is right around the corner! Aside from the jewelry that I regularly feature, I now have upcycled glass birdbaths, birdhouses, hummingbird feeders and wind chimes that will make the perfect Spring gift! Please IM me if you are interested!

My World of Glass by Cheri Christenson on Etsy 04/06/2014

My World of Glass by Cheri Christenson on Etsy

Featured in an Etsy collection!

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/Mzc4NjUzNDV8MjcyNTkyNzg2Mg/my-world-of-glass

My World of Glass by Cheri Christenson on Etsy Being Stuck behind my glass windows, watching winter linger and linger I have found beautiful glass items created by my fellow mainers stuck behind their windows as well.

Photos from Alterechos by Char Chiarito-Childs's post 04/04/2014

It's Spring cleaning time! Stop by and see me at the Craftah's show at the airport mall tomorrow, April 5th. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets buy one get one free! Will also have upcycled glass birdbaths, birdhouses, hummingbird feeders and much more! Mother's Day is right around the corner, lots of great gifts!

Timeline photos 03/14/2014

Tired of Winter? Visit my shop and help me do some Spring cleaning! Use coupon code SPRINGCLEANING14 to receive 25% any order!

Light Teal and Aqua by Sandy Lamontagne on Etsy 02/05/2014

Light Teal and Aqua by Sandy Lamontagne on Etsy

And another!

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjA0MjcwNTl8MjcyMzEwMDU3Nw/light-teal-and-aqua

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The Promise of Spring by Lorien on Etsy 02/05/2014

The Promise of Spring by Lorien on Etsy

Treasuries featuring work from Alterechos!

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTk2MzQxNXwyNzI1NjY4NDEy/the-promise-of-spring

The Promise of Spring by Lorien on Etsy Looking forward to spring on this snowy day. Follow me: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/knittooetsy Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/knittooetsy Twitter: http://twitter.com/knittooetsy

AlterEchos 02/02/2014

AlterEchos

Check out the Valentine's Day Gifts available at the Alterechos Studio! Find something for your special someone or something you'd like to receive!

Once on the page type in page search words "heart", "flower" or "valentine's" to help you find something perfect.

AlterEchos Welcome to the Alterechos Studio on Etsy! My workspace is the loft of a barn connected to our 180 year old farmhouse. One of the things I love about

Pink Pearl and Stainless Mixed Chain Necklace 02/02/2014

Pink Pearl and Stainless Mixed Chain Necklace

https://www.etsy.com/listing/177972054/pink-pearl-and-stainless-mixed-chain

Pink Pearl and Stainless Mixed Chain Necklace Pretty with a little bit of an edge, this stainless necklace is dotted with pink faux pearls and a sweet heart within a heart.

01/22/2014

Looking forward to a snowy day in the studio tomorrow (or I guess it's today now.... !

STAY FIERCE! by Cristina on Etsy 01/20/2014

STAY FIERCE! by Cristina on Etsy

Alterechos featured in another treasury on Etsy!

STAY FIERCE! by Cristina on Etsy

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