November 2nd, 2010

Groovy Green Livin GIVEAWAY and Product Review: Rotorcaps

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“In trash we shall find treasure”.  That’s the tagline for a super cool company that recycles bottlecaps collected from Philadelphia bars and transforms them into unique pieces of jewelry.  Rotorcaps turns bottlecaps into pendants, earrings and cufflinks.

Jen Roder is the superstar behind these amazing pieces.  Jen has been making jewelry for most of her life.  She studied fine arts in college and majored in metals.  She is a carpenter and woodworker by trade and uses salvaged and recycled materials whenever possible.

Jen tells us that “Rotorcaps are made with materials from everyday life that would normally end up in the trash. My aim is to transform these materials into jewelry for adornment and quirky personal expression. It is also to get people excited about recycling and the idea that we can look at these items in a different way and see that there is beauty and value in them. I collect bottle caps from local bars here in Philly. I save cans and tins – pretty much anything that is printed on metal will do. Most importantly though, Rotorcaps are about fun!”

There is no question that Jen has succeeded-she has handcrafted jewelry that encourages people to see value in the things we throw away.  Her jewelry is eye-catching, interesting and whimsical. She is inspired by her interest in common symbols found in mainstream advertising. Jen has found that by removing the symbol from the context of an everyday bottle cap, she transforms the meaning into a personal icon, to be celebrated by the individual.

Time for the GIVEAWAY!

One lucky Groovy Green Livin reader will win one of Rotorcaps sylin’ pendants!  Rotorcaps was kind enough to send me an ultra groovy pendant for review and GIVEAWAY! The pendant has already been selected and the winner will be thrilled and surprised-the pendant to the right is only an example, not the actual prize.

Here are the rules for entry:

You must complete ALL FOUR STEPS to qualify {please don’t forget to leave your e-mail address in the comment so I can notify you if you win}:

  1. ‘Like’ Groovy Green Livin on Facebook-let me know if you aren’t on Facebook
  2. Follow @Groovygreenlivi on Twitter-if you don’t have a Twitter account let me know
  3. Subscribe to Groovy Green Livin via RSS feed or Email
  4. Answer this in the comment section below: Which Rotorcaps pendant do you hope to win? Hint-you will have to go to the Rotorcaps website to check them all out.  In your comment also mention that you have completed steps one, two and three.

For Additional Chances to Win – Please leave separate comments to let me know you have done any of the following:

  • Tweet this post
  • Like Rotorcaps on Facebook
  • Share this post on Facebook
  • E-mail this post to a friend

Giveaway ends on Thursday, November 11, 2010.  The winner will be announced November 12 on Groovy Green Livin’s Home Page and contacted by email. You must have a US shipping address to win.

Good luck!

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20 Responses to “Groovy Green Livin GIVEAWAY and Product Review: Rotorcaps”

  1. LOVE THESE. I would love to win the Chinese Tea Tin.

  2. I liked Groovy Green Livin on Facebook and I am following you on Twitter. I also subscribe to your site by email. I really want to win this necklace-I love all the necklaces on the site. My favorite is the one with the paw print-reminds me of my dog.

  3. I follow you on Twitter and now by email as well. I like you on FB too! :) I love the pendants – my favorite is the Chinese tea tin.

  4. would love this!

  5. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jen Roder, Groovy Green Livin. Groovy Green Livin said: Try your luck at WINNING an ultra cool pendant by Rotorcaps. http://bit.ly/bHtqP5 [...]

  6. okay, i’m followin, i’m likin’ and i’m subscribin’. love the rotorcaps…hard to pick my fave, but i think that it’s the “blue moon”.

  7. Very creative work! I like “Magic Hat”.

  8. Really like the Pink Izze and Blue Moon – can’t decide!
    already like you on Facebook and subscribe to your feed – not on twitter.

  9. Would love to win any of them! But, my favorite is the Chinese Tea Tin.

  10. I liked Green Izze. I follow you on FB, get the emails, etc. I posted groovygreenlivin on my FB status and 30 of my friends “like” groovygreenlivin. Awesome!!

  11. I follow you on Facebook, subscribed by email, follow on Twitter, Loved the Rotorcaps site, hoping Jen can do custom work for me. I like the Rolling Rock pendant the best, but they are all cool!

  12. I like you on Facebook (Erin E)
    I follow you on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)
    I subscribe via google reader (RSS)
    I love the Bird pendant. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  13. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/SewMuchStuff/status/2556380657483776

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  14. I like Rotorcaps on Facebook (Erin E)
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  15. Updated my facebook status:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000503974042

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  16. twitter: @ferriza2
    fb: xferriza2 (danielle b)
    email subscriber: ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    i like the izze soda one too! i drink that stuff all the time. I just wish they had the sparkling clementine cap, those are my faves!

  17. fb fan them: xferriza2 (Danielle b)

  18. fb fan tony l smoaks
    twitter follower @fdp4life
    rss feed subscriber
    i like the tusker lager

  19. I hope to win the Lucky Dragon.

  20. [...] A big THANK YOU to everyone that entered the ROTORCAPS pendant GIVEAWAY. [...]

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