Wednesday, January 28, 2009

'Season of Love' Poll!

Don't forget to vote for my earrings in the 'Season of Love' poll! The polls close at 12pm on January 29th. Results are hidden until voting is closed. Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I'm off to Florida today!!! Yay! My aunt has a condo in Fort Myers, so my sister and I are spending a week there. This is the slowest time of the year for me, so I'm going to take advantage of it! Any orders will be worked on/mailed out on February 5th. I'll be sure to post some photos when I get back!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Wearable Abstract Art...

I've finally added brooches to my eco-jewelry line! These brooches are made from pieces of recycled plastic. I really enjoy making them. I don't think about anything except color and feeling. I want each brooch to have it's own little personality. Making these is a great exercise for my painting. I tend to worry and think too much, I want to paint the same way I make these brooches.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Vote For Me!!!

A pair of my earrings has been picked to be in the 'season of love' poll!! You can vote for my item! Top items will be featured in the gift guides and etsy blog!! These are the earrings to look for in the link...

Click on the 'Vote For Me' title to follow the link and vote!

Re Dos...

Natural lighting is great, but when you shoot by a window you may have a dark side. I was struggling with this until someone suggested I use a mirror for the other side. The reflection acts as a light source. This tip really helped me out! Now I always use a mirror when photographing my work.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Re Dos

This photo (the smaller, darker one) really lacked the bright rich color these earrings have in real life. I decided to use a simple white back drop so the colors would pop. This improved picture was picked for a treasury which happened to make it to the front page!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Picture RE DO S

This winter I promised myself I would improve my etsy store by taking better pictures and by re doing ones that needed work. Every week I re do at least one listing that needs some love in addition to adding new items with the same intentions. Pictures are so so important on etsy!! The better your pictures the better chance it will be clicked on, and the better chance it will be picked for a treasury and possibly make it to the front page. Front page is huge because people from all over the world see that first when they visit etsy's site. That's how you get a following on etsy. So for the rest of this week I'm going to post 'before' and 'after' photos of some listings I re did...kind of like makeovers! It's amazing what a few minor details will do for your photos. A good quality camera is a must too!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Spring Design...

Here's a new design of mine that incorporates recycled aluminum and plastic. The small silver circle is aluminum and the 2 bigger circles are plastic, all hand cut from recycled bottles and cans. They are a great way to add a punch of color. More colors to come!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

FREE Shipping Weekend!

Free Shipping all weekend, in celebration of my b-day!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

So I'm 25 today....

Wow! I can't believe I'm the big 25 today... It's kind of weird because I always think of myself as being in my early 20' I'm in my mid 20's. Oh well! I guess I've accomplished a lot so far. Now I just need to make my business grow...

My mom told me that the day I was born was the coldest day of the year, much like today. It's always interesting to think about the day that you entered into this world. Can't wait to have cake later!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Artist's Market Cancelled...

Just got word today that the Artist's Market scheduled for this Saturday (Jan 17th) is cancelled.

Artist's Market...

I'll be selling my eco-jewelry at the Artist's Market this Saturday from 11am-6pm. The Artist's Market is at the Steamtown Mall (2nd floor) in Scranton, PA. It's put on by the Star Gallery, which is also on the 2nd floor of the mall. I have lots of new stuff! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Eco Gift Set...

This adorable gift set was created with recycled plastics and aluminum! The colored circles were hand cut from plastic bottles and the small silver circles were hand cut from aluminum soda cans. This design is part of my new spring line.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jumbo Hearts...

Here is another pair of my eco-heart earrings. 2 layers, both cut by hand. Great for all year and perfect for Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Featured in a gift guide!

I was browsing through the etsy gift guides today and I noticed that a pair of my earrings is featured in the 'Environmentally Friendly' gift guide!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Soda Can Circles...

These guys were cut from coke cans. I bend the top circle for added texture. They are super light-weight and fun!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Detergent Bottle Earrings...

I love using contrasting colors in my work. The yellow and blue combo is one of my favorites. I cut these shapes from clothes detergent bottles. They're simple, yet super funky.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Elk Mtn...

Elk Mtn. was a blast Saturday! I'll be there again on February 7th, 2009.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Elk Mtn today!

Today I'll be performing at the Elk Mtn Ski Resort! It looks like a perfect day for skiing too! If you can't make it, I also be there on February 7th.

Elk Mountain Ski Resort
344 Elk Mountain Rd.
Union Dale, PA 18470-9528
(570) 679-4400

Friday, January 2, 2009

I Heart U!

These heart earrings were hand made from recycled plastic bottles! The textured plastic catches the light really beautifully. Both layers were cut out by hand with scissors. Why do I always mention the scissors? Because I take pride in cutting my designs by hand. There are hole punches available where you can simply cut the heart (or other shapes) out in one punch. I think that takes the art and design away. Everything would look the same. What fun is that? Maybe I am nuts for doing it by hand, but I think that the hard road is the better one.

I'll be playing at Elk Mtn. tomorrow (1-3-09) from 2pm-6pm!

Elk Mtn Ski Resort
Union Dale, PA