Friday, February 27, 2009


I wanted to start a blog swap for the ecoetsy team I'm involved in. This is the first participant! So today I'm featuring a very talented etsy artist, Ecogeneration! She makes creative items by reusing and upcycling materials. She also uses
sustainable and renewable sources like organic cotton yarn, bamboo
yarn, recycled yarn, and upcycled yarn. Ecogeneration recently discovered recycled felt, so she's also starting to experiment with that too! If you'd like to learn more about Ecogeneration, she has a blog where she dishes
about eco friendly items, environment, and other "stuff" ( Click the title above to visit her etsy store!! She makes wonderful items, perfect for gift giving! I especially love the brooches, coffee cup sweaters and magnets! Enjoy!

If you're an ecoetsy member and you're interested in participating in the blog swap let me know!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Shampoo Earrings!

My hair stylist at Sorelle Salon (Johnson City, NY) saved me some great shampoo bottles to work with! These are a couple designs... I think they're just perfect for spring!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

more fish bone earrings...

Here is another pair of the 'fish bone' earrings, but in red. I saw a similar design in my magazine and I thought it would be neat to make an eco design. Also the ones in my magazine were priced at $795.00!! Just so you know mine are $9.99... I could not imagine getting $795.00 for 1 pair of earrings! As always, these were hand made from recycled plastic. It was the same container as the red bracelet I posted a couple days ago. More colors to come!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Shampoo Bottle Earrings...

These earrings were hand cut from a shampoo bottle! I really like the mixture of colors, text and texture...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Red, Recycled Bracelet!

I created this bracelet from a coffee container! Each oval was carefully, hand-cut with scissors. The result? A super cute, durable, red bracelet that will finish off any outfit! And you can feel good knowing it's made from recycled materials!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

News Channel 34...

I got to play live on News Channel 34 tonight! Click on the link above to watch!

Friday, February 13, 2009

One Year on Etsy!

Yesterday February 12, was my one year anniversary selling on etsy! And one solid year of my business, Artwork by KD. This past year flew by! I've learned so much about having a business, and I feel like I made great progress in the past year. I started this business with nothing but a dream! To celebrate I'm offering free shipping on all orders from my etsy shop. This next year I hope to learn even more, double sales, and be at lots of art shows. Thanks so much for your support!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


When I was in Florida we went to Everglades City and took an alligator tour. It was so much fun! The alligator pictured was about 10 feet long and at one time I was about 3 feet away from it. We were on an air boat, which was a blast too. I learned a lot about alligators from the tour guide.

1. The scales seen are actually their bones sticking out.
2. Alligators can run up to 25mph on land
3. They can swim up to 10mph in water.
4. They can be up to 24 feet long.

Pretty interesting, right!?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eco Fish Bone Earrings...

These earrings are a brand new design I'm working on. I call them 'fish bone' earrings because the design kind of reminds me of bones! Or what we think of fish bones. This clean design is very modern and hip. Perfect for spring! I hand cut the pieces out of a plastic bottle and attached them to each other with jump rings. They are super light weight too!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Back From Florida...

Well, I got back from Florida Thursday night. The cold was very un welcoming. I had a really great time though and I have lots of cool pictures to post too! Tomorrow I'll be playing at the Elk Mtn. Ski resort from 2-6pm

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

Saturday February 7th from 2pm-6pm

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Niagara Falls

The week before Christmas my husband and I took a trip to Niagara Falls. Other than the blizzard we drove through to get there, we had a blast. It was my first time seeing the falls and it really was breath-taking. The low rumble of the falls gave me chills, there is just so much power. I'd love to go back in the spring or summer...