My name is Chris Vasconcelos and I have been Up-cycling ocean debris collected off of local beaches since 2016. I took my two young sons to the beach one day to pick up trash and realized most of what we found could be re-purposed. Shortly after, Harborside Upcycled was born.
I was awarded a U.S. Copyright for my Rope Waves and moved to a 1500 sq-ft location in New Bedford MA in 2022. I strive to make a high-quality product using recycled materials along with providing the best customer service.
Up-Cycled Product Categories
Framed Recycled Fishing Rope Art
100% recycled fishing and lobster trap rope framed under glass. All rope is either collected off of local beaches or donated straight from fishing boats. The rope is cleaned, rinsed, and sun dried.
Fisherman's Friendship Bracelets
Adjustable sliding knot bracelets handmade from 100% recycled fishing net twine collected off of local beaches and scraps donated by local fishing net repair shops.
Branded Fishing Rope
Branded and framed recycled fishing rope. My custom machined branding irons are heated over coals and different nautical silhouettes are burned straight into the rope. This process exposes the bright internal colors of the rope giving each piece a unique appearance.
Harborside Bottle Openers
Tow Grannies on the Road
Two Grannies on the Road visited Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and visited my shop!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSzs4QGC9YI
A clever and unique way to create beauty. Crafted with talent and a great compliment to the classic beach house feel. Nice work!
Absolutely love my new recycled rope art! Chris made a custom size and even delivered it to my house! I'm so happy to be the first Rhode Island customer!
April Pool Briner
Chris we LOVE the custom piece you did for Sol-Haven! www.solhavenma.com