I own a junk yard and a mechanic shop, and it has at all times been to my advantage to find as many uses for used car parts as possible. Even though both are profitable businesses, there is substantial overhead, so the smaller amount of stuff I have actually store or throw away, the better that it is for me and my business. Of late, I have discovered a novel idea. Not that I thought of it, actually came from my crafty niece.
She always had the talent to make quite a cottage industry out of bags from torn blue jeans, or interesting bracelets out of scraps of things she finds around that kind of stuff. So it was hardly that surprising when she created a license plate purse out of a custom license plate from some old Corvette. It wasnt until then I had realized what a great idea license plate purses would make.
So thats how it all started, I went into business with my niece. Each morning, the two of us would meet up and make a license plate purse or two. Recently she has also figured out how to make other kinds of license plate hand bags, some of them made out of several plates carefully folded over together to create a seamless whole.
Though I am aware that...