Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday to ecocessories!

I am so excited to wish Happy Birthday to my 1 year old company. A year ago it was Earth Week. I'd made a pledge to sustainability and had converted most of my household products and produce to organic. I was hyped up on sustainability!

We were out and about in Vancouver and visited a sustainability expo. Afterward the idea seemed to just hurtle towards me. I had always been interested in designing jewelry, and wouldn't it be cool if I used recycled beads? I could be eco and fashionable at the same time. I'd be at the mercy of my materials - I don't always have the perfect blue bead, but it makes designing exciting. Especially as word about my mission to recycle jewelry had spread and my collection of recycled beads has grown!

People seem to get my idea right away, which is exciting. You might have it - old, broken, out of fashion jewelry. You like it a lot, but you just don't wear it anymore. It seems a shame to throw away perfectly good materials... Recycling jewelry is just like anything else you recycle. You hate to see the material go to waste, and here is an opportunity to see the beads go to a greater purpose!

It's been an exciting year of website launches, and relaunches, press releases, silversmithing, custom designs, weekend knitting, business plans, doubts and successes. I'm focused on growing ecocessories full time now, so please get involved with the community to stay involved!

See the right sidebar to join me on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, E-newsletters, or RSS. You'll get insider info about my designs, interesting do-it-yourself projects and ideas, and exclusive discounts for my supporters!

P.S. For 3 Days Only - 20% everything in my shop. Enter coupon code "firstbirthday" at checkout!


  1. What a great deal, Jess! I've had my eye on the White Surf necklace for a while now... and I just bought it! :) Congrats on ecocessories' 1st birthday - and I'm sure there are many more to come!

  2. Thanks Kristen! I have packaged your jewelry and it's in the mail. This is a great deal as I won't be offering a coupon worth 20% again until Christmas time.

    The necklace will go awesome with the earrings that you won from the Facebook contest!

  3. Happy Birthday Ecocessories!!

  4. What a great blog! I look forward to reading all of it!

  5. Thanks Dianne! And if you are interested in recycling jewelry, you know who to contact :-)