Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas Shopping Guide!

It's never too early to start your Christmas shopping! Here is a great list of hand-made artists all on one shopping guide! Spread the word for handmade!

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Design!

Here is the new design I mentioned... I've been making earrings using an old New York State map. My mom had the map and it was pretty beat, she was going to throw it out but I knew I could make some interesting earrings out of it. There are so many colors and designs on the map, they're so much fun! I made a few different shapes...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stay Tuned!

I was at Lackawanna Trail high school this past weekend and it was awesome!! I got to meet lots of neat people! Stay tuned for a new design that I will soon be posting. I've been selling this design at shows and I just got to photograph them yesterday. I'll give you a hint about the material I used in this new design; when you're lost this helps you find your way (old school, not a GPS!)...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

History and Art Day at the Roberson

I was asked to participate in the 3rd annual History and Art Day at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, NY (Friday October 23)! History and Art Day is a program that immerses students (grades 3-8) in future career opportunities in the history and art fields. What will I be doing? I will have a small display of my eco art and I will talk to them briefly about what I do. Each professional also provides a hands on activity to do with the students. I will show them how to make bags and envelopes out of magazine pages. I'm looking forward to the experience!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Yay! I'm now at 200 etsy sales!! The lucky customer will be getting a freebie with their order. Hopefully 300 gets here even faster!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eco Coffee Mug Earrings!

I recently came up with this new design! They are little coffee mugs (or tea cups). I wanted a simple but fun design for such a popular drink. The idea actually came to me when I was brainstorming a request from L'aveggio Roasteria. L'aveggio wants me to make some eco-friendly Christmas ornaments for their tree in the coffee shop and for a tree that will be auctioned off by Coughlin and Gerhart. So obviously the ornaments needed a coffee theme. I thought a simple but cute design would come from soda cans. The ornaments will be bigger. I've also made plastic ones from coffee lids, etc. and they were really cute too!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

198 etsy sales...

I'm at 198 sales in my etsy store, hooray!! The 200th sale will get a FREE gift! Can't wait to be in the 200s!!!! Not telling what the free gift is either :-)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

To Do List...

This past weekend at Elk Mtn was great! I met so many great people, it was awesome. I have some new ideas up my sleeve (napkin rings!) and lots of items to make. I also got a second huge order from New Belgium Brewery! Lots to do!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

'Day In The Life' interview!

I was lucky enough to get contacted by Michelle from Michabella Creations to do a 'Day in the life' write up! It's a typical day in my life. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Item!

Here is a new (old) design I'm working with. I'm sure you're familiar with it, a peace sign... I originally got a special request from Earth and Wears to make a pair of these. I was so happy with the end result that I decided to add it to my line. I'm anxious to see how people react to them this weekend. I used a diet pepsi can for this pair...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Elk Mtn Fall Festival

This Saturday and Sunday from 10a-4p I'll be selling my eco jewelry at Elk Mountain's Annual Fall Festival! I had a great time last year so I'm really looking forward to it. See you there!

Elk Mtn Ski Resort
Uniondale PA

Monday, October 5, 2009

Feature on!

Today one of my pairs of eco-earrings will be featured on a site called! "Guffly is a one product per day online store and community featuring eco friendly products and fair trade lifestyle goods like home, pet, clothing, office and personal accessories." ( You'll have to check it out to see which item is featured!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Friday!!

I'm super excited to announce I'll be featured at L'aveggio Roasteria this First Friday! Stop by, have some great coffee (and hot cocoa!) and check out some funky jewelry made from recycled plastics and aluminum cans! I'm making some fun little aluminum tea cups earrings, they're super cute!

L'aveggio Roasteria
Friday October 2, 2009
101 Court Street
Binghamton, NY

Friday, September 25, 2009

Greene, NY Applefest

Tomorrow (Saturday, September 26th) I'll be selling my eco jewelry in Greene, NY for their apple festival 9am-4pm! It will be held on the 'ballflats'. Greene is located at the intersection of routes 12 and 206. It is 20 miles north of Binghamton, 20 miles south of Norwich and 70 miles south of Syracuse.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Consignment Shops!!

So excited to be consigning at more places!!

Enjoy Encores - Binghamton Plaza on State Street in Binghamton NY. This place has just opened! Tons of great buys, you can also consign your own clothing.

Roberson Museum - Front Street in Binghamton, NY. Check out my eco jewelry in there museum gift shop!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Apple Festival!

This Saturday, September 12, 2009 I will be selling my eco-jewelry at the Montrose Apple Festival. This will go on from 9-3 on the courthouse green in Montrose, PA. Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Item!

I'm excited to announce that I'm now making hair clips!! Check out my super cute soda can flower clip. All of the pieces are hand cut from recycled materials!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Autumn is in the air!

Where did summer go??? It's getting darker earlier, and significantly colder at night...I hate to say it but I think summer is coming to a close :-( The only bright side is that I get to make funky fall inspired jewelry. Here are hand cut leaves made from recycled plastic and covered in tissue paper. I love making them in bright colors!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

GUSTO event!

This Friday (8/21/09) I will be selling my eco-jewelry in Endicott, NY at the GUSTO event. This festival will be taking place in the little Italy section of Endicott NY, a block up from Oak Hill. It will be going on from 5pm-10pm. Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A smaller mobile...

Here is a smaller version of my 'mobile' earrings!! Hand-made from soda cans!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Canadian Leaf Earrings...

I've been so busy with shows these past few weeks it's nice to be able to breathe a bit and work on new designs. Here is a pair of canadian leaf earrings made from a canadian beer can. I cut these leaves out by hand with scissors. It's kind of the beginning of my fall leaf series. Stay tuned!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beer Can Items...

Here are some items I made from beer cans! A cute flower ring, and a pair of heart earrings. Can you guess what kind of cans they're made from????

Monday, August 3, 2009

Got through the busy weekend! Unfortunately the Spiedie fest got rained out on Sunday though. I look forward to next year!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

BUSY weekend coming up!!

This upcoming weekend is going to be pretty crazy!

-Friday July 31: We'll be playing at Sand's Casino (St. James Gate), Bethlehem, PA 9:30p-1:30a

-Saturday August 1: I'll be at the Spiedie Fest NY from 10a-6p

-Saturday evening: I'll be playing at the Red Barn Folk Fest 7pm in Deposit NY

-Sunday August 2: I'll be at the Spiedie Fest all day from 10a-8p

So maybe you can catch me at one of these locations!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hometown Days!!!

It's that time of year again! I'll be selling my eco jewelry at Susquehanna's Hometown Days. It'll go on Thursday July 23 - Saturday July 25 from 6pm-close. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Binghamton July Fest

Friday July 10th and Saturday July 11th I'll be selling at Binghamton NY's July Fest. This festival will take place on Court Street around the court house area. I'll be there from 10am-8pm or longer on both days. There will be lots of fun things going on. Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Consignment Places!

So excited to have a couple new consignment shops on my plate! Both are brand new boutiques that will be opening this summer! One is The Hodgepodgery located at 1100 N 3rd St Harrisburg, PA (717)236-0150. This shop (Mother and Daughter team!) will be selling upcycled/recycled and repurposed products from artists all over. The second place, Hello Bluebird is located in the historic business district of West Reading, PA. Hello Bluebird will be an indie boutique, gallery and workshop! I'm so excited to be part of these wonderful boutiques. Check out their websites for updates and grand openings.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Featured on Ecofriend Blog!!

I've been featured on a fabulous blog! It's called Ecofriend and if you haven't been on it yet you should check it out. This blog talks about everything eco from art, architecture, gadgets, name it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2 Liter Flower Ring!

I made this fabulous ring the other day! The green is from a 2 liter bottle. The white color is from a plastic milk carton and the pink is from a shampoo bottle! 2 liter bottles are so fun to work with! You can't go wrong with a transparent green color! Stay tuned for another earring design made from a 2 liter bottle...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Hoops!

I'm so excited about these new hoops I made! They're are a combination of a couple designs of mine. I can see them in so many color combos! The hoops are hand cut from a plastic iced-tea jug (a non-recyclable plastic mind you), then covered in tissue paper. They are time consuming but well worth the effort.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

artwork by kd

Saturday's strawberry festival in Springville, PA was a lot of fun. Despite the rain (all day!) I met a lot of great people.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strawberry Festival

This Saturday I'll be at the Springville, PA Strawberry Festival. It goes from 9am-3pm. See you there!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Design!

Here's a new design I just made yesterday! 4 layered discs hand cut from a plastic milk carton. I also added a tiny aqua circle at the top which was cut from a plastic bottle. I love the look of these earrings! They're super light weight and they will finish any summer look.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Plastic Bottle Earrings

These plastic bottle earrings are one of my favorite designs to make. Once I get started it's easy to make at least 10 pairs. I love seeing and creating different color combos!! I just grab a bunch of bottles and go to town. I especially love seeing them lined up next to each other when I'm finished. color fix for the day!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thirty Eight Cent Feature!

Thirtyeight Cent has written a wonderful blog post about me! Check out her fun blog straight from NYC.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Designs

I have some new designs in the works, so stay tuned!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tethyis Dreams

A couple of my eco-items have been featured on a wonderful blog! Check out Tethyis Dreams and read the article 'All Bottled Up'!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

weekend shows

I had a blast at the Vestal festival yesterday and at Binghamton on Friday! Thanks to everyone who appreciated my work!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Two Toe Design Feature!

Check out my interview with Two Toe Design!! And while you're at it, check out She makes really neat hand painted pendants, brooches, pillows and purses!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Vestal Front Street

Check out these new earrings I made from a ricotta cheese container! They look vintage to me...

Friday and Saturday I'll out and about selling my eco jewelry!

Friday - 5p-9p Festival of Flowers on Chenango St. in Binghamton, NY

Saturday - Vestal Front Street (Vestal, NY) 10a-3p

Monday, June 1, 2009

Festival of Flowers

This Friday (1st Friday) I'll be part of the 'Festival of Flowers' which will be held on Chenango Street in Binghamton, NY. I'm going to make lots of 'flower' inspired pieces for the event. It'll be from 5pm-9pm. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Aluminum Flower Ring...

So, I've been making rings out of recycled plastic. I wanted to experiment with aluminum cans as well. I tried my 'jumbo flower' design, and I'm really excited with what I came up with! This ring is made up of 6 hand-cut layers. The tiny circle in the center is recycled plastic, the next 4 layers are aluminum from various cans, and at the base underneath is also recycled plastic (since aluminum is so thin). The result is a fun, colorful piece of wearable art! It will surely draw attention :-) I'm also making brooches and necklaces with this same flower design.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

4th of July!

I'm starting to make eco items for 4th of July! Last year when I was a newbie, I waited too late to start seasonal items. This year I'll hopefully be on time. These fun 4th earrings were hand cut from plastic bottles. Funky, patriotic and eco-friendly!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Check out my eco-bracelet at Artsy! A fabulous catalog of eco-friendly items!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Weekend Shows...

This weekend I'll be selling at 2 shows.

Saturday, May 16 11a-6p Port Crane Fire Co. (844 State Rt. 369 Port Crane, NY)
Sunday, May 17 8:30a-3:30p Susquehanna Community High School (PA)

See you there!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Eco-Flower Brooches

Here are some brand new eco-flower brooches! They're just in time for the upcoming spring/summer months! The petal parts were hand-cut from milk bottles. The other colorful shapes were made from different plastic bottles. The parts are all movable too!