Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday...

On black Friday (November 28th) I will be selling at the Artist's Market in The Steamtown Mall. This takes place on the second floor in front of Steve and Barry's. The Artist's Market is put on by a co-op called The Star Gallery which is right next door to Steve and Barry's. There will be around 20 artists attending. I will be there from 11am until the evening.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Commission for a Dietitian...

I was recently asked to do a special order by a registered dietitian who does research at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She wanted to give her study subjects a pair of fruit based earrings as a reminder of her (and the nutrition study) and also as a thank you. She wanted earrings based on their different personalities, so I was to come up with a variety. I decided on 2 kinds, one of them a little funky, and the other a little more simple. The simpler ones were my locket earrings made from recycled yogurt containers and recycled aluminum cans. The funkier ones were made from recycled plastic, recycled newspaper and tissue paper.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Life Magazine...

Throughout my life I've always been a 're user' and a 'recycler' (probably borderline pack rat too). About 10 years ago I came in contact with a bunch of Life magazines from the early 1950s. I've held onto them, and I finally found a use for them! Although I'm only using the issues I have doubles of...Guess I can't let go of them yet. I'm really pleased with this series. I'm using recycled plastic for the base, tissue paper for that funky 'pop' of color, and of course the vintage Life magazine text.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recycled Plastic Necklace...

I've recently made my first necklace! I'm pretty excited about it too! I used 3 layers of recycled plastic. It's really comfy and attractive! Fishing line was used as the string, so it does not take away from the pendant and it fits into my funky style. I also learned how to make a secure knot (googled it!)! I will definitely have more necklaces soon! I'm also going to be selling pendants for those who already have a favorite chain. Let me know what you think! Would you wear this?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free Pair of Earrings!

So I'm at 78 sales on my etsy shop, my 80th sale will enjoy FREE shipping and a FREE pair of my small round earrings in any color! My goal is to get to at least 100 sales by my 1 year anniversary. Hopefully I can double that in this coming year!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My 1st Friday...

This past 1st Friday at L'aveggio Roasteria was awesome! I met a lot of great people . Two wonderful authors were also featured, Angelo Zuccolo and Francis Battisti. I got the pleasure of meeting and talking to them both. It was a great night!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Featured on the Eco Etsy Blog!

My eco-mailers are featured on EcoEtsy's blog! Check it out!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Weekend stuff...

Friday Nov. 7 6p-9p Featured 1st Friday Artist at 101 Court Street, Bing, NY

Saturday Nov. 8 10a-3p Mt. View Elementary School Craft Show

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

First Friday in Bingahmton, NY...

I'm so excited to be a featured artist this Friday at L'aveggio Roasteria in Binghamton, NY! This is my first 'real' art gig since graduating from college. I feel proud that I'm making a name for myself as an artist. Throughout college I always struggled with the feelings of inadequacy. The pettiness and seriousness at times made me feel out of place. Another annoyance was when I told people what I was studying in college they looked at me as if I were majoring in pie throwing. Now when I explain my work I'm often congratulated! It's weird! I'm proud to be starting my career from the ground up, making contacts, networking, creating, reusing, I finally feel like myself.

L'aveggio Roasteria
101 Court Street
Binghamton, NY
Friday November 7

I've designed a special line of jewelry to be sold exclusively at L'aveggio.

Monday, November 3, 2008

New stores...

My eco-jewelry line can now be found at 2 more locations!

Earth and Wears in Dallas, PA (Tues thru Sat, 11am-5pm)
Pure Pennsylvania in Great Bend, PA (Open most days. 570-879-6808)

Earth and Wears just had their grand opening this past Saturday!