Lorie recently wrote me a email “pitching” me her Rock and Roll Coasters, hand made from old 45 rpm records. I liked the look of these and asked if she could send me sample. She did. It came yesterday: Hey, These are Very Cool — I Like! Click on through for Lorie’s story and how she makes these lovely up-cycled coasters. –>
I would like to submit our handmade 45 rpm drink coasters for your consideration. They are re-purposed, recycled, worn and very cool.
I sold used records for 8 years and 45’s were my specialty. Unfortunately I was sending 100’s of them to the recyclers since they were no longer playable. Wishing there was something I could do with them, I suddenly had the idea that they would be so cool as coasters. After a year or so of trial and error I finally got the finished product I wanted.
The coasters are made from re-purposed 45 rpm vinyl records, cut from a 7 inch record into a 4 x 4 inch square. I include the original iconic yellow adapters in the center. I embed them in thick acrylic epoxy (I don’t use molds) and back them with high quality cork.
Quite a few of the original artists have purchased them from us like Christopher Cross, Bertie Higgins (Key Largo), Jay Ferguson (Thunder Island), Lou Christie, The Association, Pat Boone …
Here is some of our feedback from our shop on Etsy.
“Great product and design. Thanks so much love them all!!!!!”
“Love the coasters…they bring back old memories!!”
“Most awesome coasters ever. seriously. definitely thought about keeping these for myself even though they were a gift.”
I’d love for you to check out my shop when you have the time. I think my story and products would be a good fit for your audience.
Thank you, Lorie. These are so cute. Hey, I could see doing a whole wall — treating them like tiles, they are the perfect size. It would be pricey for me but hey, not for a rocker. Maybe Bruce aka The Boss will read this and order up. Tell him I sent you, and after, I can go to his house to do the story.
I received Peggy Lee singing Winfield Scott’s “Sweetheart.” Did you choose that special for me? Thank you!
Folks, these would make nifty Valentine’s Day presents… You can buy the coasters either individually, and there are also some boxed sets.