Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Today I'm featuring a very talented artist, Jenn Shon of Chucka Stone Designs. Visiting her etsy shop you will immediately realize that she transforms clothes into things like bags, clutches, and iPod cozies. Almost all of her items are created from upcycled (former clothes, housewares like shower curtains, etc) or salvaged fabrics. Jenn says, "I will cut up clothes that can not go to charity & make just about anything! My favorite is dismantling old blue jeans & working them into bags." When talking about how she stumbled upon creating eco friendly items Jenn states, "I have been an unofficial member of the eco police for as long as I can remember, my mom was always into keeping an eye on the planet and it really rubbed off. Now I frequently feature cool Etsy shops, fellow members of Team Eco Etsy or other environmentally responsible items on my Green Leaf blog every day. It is fun to spread the word about how easy it can be to ensure there is still a beautiful green & blue ball in the universe for all future generations if we just put in a small effort now."
But that's not all! Jenn is also a writer (blogs, working on a novel & also a book of poetry currently in the works) and a specialist is wall treatments, such as faux finishing! I hope you take the time to learn more about this terrific business woman. Check out her main business website at chuckastonedesigns.com. Shop her fabulous eco items at ChuckaStone.etsy.com. And visit her wonderful blog at green-reviewer.blogspot.com!