Go green for Twilight with Forks High School - Stephenie Meyer Day 2011

While enjoying the Stephenie Meyer Day 2011 vendors, we met Tena Gagnon, jewelry designer and owner ofThe Forks Forest. A resident of the Twilight town, she launched her jewelry business in 2009 on Etsy, first making Twilight-themed items but recently adding pieces representing The Hunger Games.


Tena’s stunning SMD 2011 display featured beautifully hand-made jewelry, but what caught our eye was her Upcycled Collection fashioned out of debris from Forks High School’s past structural improvements and recent demolition. The repurposed items, crafted from the gymnasium floor, facade bricks, copper pipes and aluminum scrap, are limited editions and all one-of-a-kind.



The Forks Forest Upcycle Collection includes wooden boxes, bricks, bookends and bracelets – all available for purchase on Teena’s Etsy site.  At SMD 2011, we couldn’t resist buying a copper and aluminum bracelet with “Dazzle Me” stamped on it.


Twilight Bond purchased this keepsake bracelet made out of copper pipes and aluminum scrap from FHS.
Photo credit: Megan L. Reese.


Forks High School Historical Book Ends made from 1925 bricks and 1963 gym floor.
Metal stamp on the front says FHS. Photo credit: The Forks Forest.


Forks High School Upcycled 1936 Flooring Box and 1925 brick.
Photo credit: The Forks Forest.

Built in 1925, Forks High School added a gym in 1963 and replaced the wood floor in 1996. At that time, West Waste and Recycling,  owned by Tena’s husband, salvaged and stored the wood in its facility for almost 15 years until Tena reinvented it. Last summer, Forks High School was torn down to make room for a new FSH building, which provided additional materials for the innovative, green designer.

Forks High School demolition.
Photo credit: Chris Cook, Forks Forum.

Immortalized in The Twilight Saga after Edward and Bella met and fell in love while attending classes there, Forks High School was a must-see on the to-do list of TwiHard tourists. Fortunately, visitors can now own an actual piece of the school as a special, unique keepsake!



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Comment by Twilight Addict! on September 17, 2011 at 2:57pm
So cool :)


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