Makeshift Accessories

I strive to tell a story about humanity with every piece I create and feel any artistic endeavor should be environmentally friendly and sustainable. I accomplish this by using a variety of recycled, salvaged, antique and found materials from all corners of my life. To me, each material is an artifact. I choose those that are beautiful not only for their colors and textures, but also for their historical and technological significance. I bring these characteristics, which are often mechanical and industrial, to the surface and release the energy of each artifact’s past life as I re-work it into each piece. - Devin Johnson

  • Makeshift Braille Bible Cuff - L RJB274

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Braille Bible Cuff - Large
    This is a men's cuff. Repurposed from sections of braille printing plates for the Book of Genesis. The base metals are strips of vintage brass and bronze door kick plates. World coins and handmade rivets securely fasten the braille to the base for an added bit of detail. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2 10/16". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1 3/16" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $55.00
  • Makeshift Braille Bible Cuff - M RJB266

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Braille Bible Cuff - Large
    This is a men's cuff. Repurposed from sections of braille printing plates for the Book of Genesis. The base metals are strips of vintage brass and bronze door kick plates. World coins and handmade rivets securely fasten the braille to the base for an added bit of detail. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2 10/16". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1.25" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $55.00
  • Makeshift Braille Bible Cuff - M RJB267

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Braille Bible Cuff - Medium
    This is a men's cuff. Repurposed from sections of braille printing plates for the Book of Genesis. The base metals are strips of vintage brass and bronze door kick plates. World coins and handmade rivets securely fasten the braille to the base for an added bit of detail. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2.75". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1 2/16" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $55.00
  • Makeshift Braille Bible Cuff - M RJB291

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Braille Bible Cuff -Medium
    Repurposed from sections of braille printing plates for the Book of Genesis. The base metals are strips of vintage brass and bronze door kick plates. World coins and handmade rivets securely fasten the braille to the base for an added bit of detail. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2 10/16". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1 2/16" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $55.00
  • Makeshift Braille Bible Cuff - S RJB290

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Braille Bible Cuff -Small
    Repurposed from sections of braille printing plates for the Book of Genesis. The base metals are strips of vintage brass and bronze door kick plates. World coins and handmade rivets securely fasten the braille to the base for an added bit of detail. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2. 7/16". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $55.00
  • Makeshift Buffalo Nickel Money Clip RJB276 SOLD

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Buffalo Nickel Money Clip
    Worn and weathered Buffalo Nickels have travelled over 80 years in the hands of people. Each nickel has been hand riveted onto a strip of salvaged brass or bronze kick plate. 2.25" long and 1" wide. You receive the money clip pictured.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $19. Difference charged after checkout.

    $35.00
  • Makeshift Buffalo Nickel Money Clip RJB277 SOLD

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Buffalo Nickel Money Clip
    Worn and weathered Buffalo Nickels have travelled over 80 years in the hands of people. Each nickel has been hand riveted onto a strip of salvaged brass or bronze kick plate. 2.25" long and 1" wide. You receive the money clip pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $19. Difference charged after checkout.

    $35.00
  • Makeshift Buffalo Nickel Money Clip RJB278 SOLD

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Buffalo Nickel Money Clip
    Worn and weathered Buffalo Nickels have travelled over 80 years in the hands of people. Each nickel has been hand riveted onto a strip of salvaged brass or bronze kick plate. 2.25" long and 1" wide. You receive the money clip pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $19. Difference charged after checkout.

    $35.00
  • Makeshift Cola Cuff - Men's M RJB265

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Cola Cuff - Med
    This is created from asset tags from a soda bottling company in Miami. The edges are finished and affixed to a salvaged brass band with hand forged rivets. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2.5". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1.5" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $19. Difference charged after checkout.

    $49.00
  • Makeshift Cola Cuff - Men's M RJB268

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Cola Cuff - Med
    This is created from asset tags from a soda bottling company in Miami. The edges are finished and affixed to a salvaged brass band with hand forged rivets. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2.5". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1.5" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $19. Difference charged after checkout.

    $49.00
  • Makeshift Cola Cuff RJB269

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Cola Cuff
    This is created from asset tags from a soda bottling company in Miami. The edges are finished and affixed to a salvaged brass band with hand forged rivets. Each piece is one of a kind.  I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2.5". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1.5" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $19. Difference charged after checkout.

    $49.00
  • Makeshift Cymbal Cuff - L RJB286

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Cymbal Cuff - Large
    Repurposed from found and salvaged metals. Over time brass and bronze cymbals tear from the sound vibrations ripping through them. Music stores, band members, and schools often discard them once broken. With care and good finishing, Devin builds them into wearable cuffs which still carry the story of their musical journey. Each is one of a kind. I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2.75". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 1" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $27.00
  • Makeshift Cymbal Cuff - M RJB289

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Cymbal Cuff - Medium
    Repurposed from found and salvaged metals. Over time brass and bronze cymbals tear from the sound vibrations ripping through them. Music stores, band members, and schools often discard them once broken. With care and good finishing, Devin builds them into wearable cuffs which still carry the story of their musical journey. Each is one of a kind. I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2 10/16". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is 10/16" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $27.00
  • Makeshift Cymbal Cuff -M RJB287

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Cymbal Cuff - Medium
    Repurposed from found and salvaged metals. Over time brass and bronze cymbals tear from the sound vibrations ripping through them. Music stores, band members, and schools often discard them once broken. With care and good finishing, Devin builds them into wearable cuffs which still carry the story of their musical journey. Each is one of a kind. I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2.5". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is .5" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $27.00
  • Makeshift Cymbal Cuff -M RJB288

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Cymbal Cuff - Medium
    Repurposed from found and salvaged metals. Over time brass and bronze cymbals tear from the sound vibrations ripping through them. Music stores, band members, and schools often discard them once broken. With care and good finishing, Devin builds them into wearable cuffs which still carry the story of their musical journey. Each is one of a kind. I'm going to assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2 10/16". Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is .75" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges. You receive the cuff pictured.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $21.50. Difference charged after checkout.

    $27.00
  • Makeshift Diamond Plate Cuff - RJB263

    Owner/Artist Devin Johnson collects the artifacts of everyday life and fashions them into a wearable piece of art. All the work created in his Makeshift Studio is 100% reclaimed materials and 100% upcycled. Most material is salvaged at metal recycling facilities in the Midwest. The rivets are hand forged from scrap copper and aluminum wire. Makeshift is a family run studio based in historic Northfield, Minnesota.

    Diamond Plate Cuff - Black
    This is a men's or women's cuff made from aluminum diamond plate scraps. They may have been scraps from a truck toolbox, side rails, stairs or from something else in commercial and industrial buildings. I assume that if you are looking at a cuff, you already have one or two on top of your bathroom counter. I will share the measurement across the cuff - the widest part. So, the measurement across the widest part is 2.5" or 2.75. Compare that to the cuff you have to see if they match. The cuff is about 1.25" wide. Devin finishes the edges beautifully so there are no sharp corners or edges.

    See more Makeshift Accessories

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the happy event you purchase more than one item during a visit and they can travel safely together, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item and the actual combined shipping. Credit is issued after checkout. Ships to Canada for $19. Difference charged after checkout.

    $19.00