Monday, November 30, 2009

Order Deadlines for an ecocessories Christmas

The holidays are upon us and an excited energy fills the air. My fiance and I have been planning gifts for friends and family and we are trying to be as eco-friendly as possible in our choices. This means recyclable wrapping, less packaging, and more meaning. Luckily ecocessories offers all of those things so beautiful, sustainable gifts are just a click away!

{Black Gothic Skeleton Key Necklace with matching earrings}

There are just two deadlines to keep in mind:

December 9th - Last Day to place orders and take advantage of Free ground shipping
December 21st- Last Day to choose Xpresspost shipping and guarantee Christmas arrival

Shop for my eco-friendly, sterling silver jewelry online. All jewelry orders come wrapped in recyclable and beautiful packaging, ready for gift-giving!

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wanted: Pierced Ears to Model Eco Earrings

Do you have ears? Are they both pierced? Then you are the perfect candidate to be a model of ecocessories earrings! This weekend at Portobello West my eco-assistants and myself will be inviting visitors to the ecocessories booth to model a pair of ecocessories earrings! With over 100 pairs on display to choose from, individuals will be asked to model one pair of my handmade eco-friendly designs.

A close-up picture of your eco-adorned ear will be captured for my latest marketing campaign. After the shoot, you'll be given a card reminding you to visit the ecocessories blog or YouTube page on Monday, December 7th to find your ear.

Is there an eco model in you? Visit ecocessories' booth at the Portobello West Fashion & Art Market this Sat./Sun. Nov. 28/29th between 12pm -6pm!

ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Granville Online Covers Vancouver Fashion Week

I was reading one my favourite blogs - Citizen Style at Granville Online (they featured ecocessories back in February) and I came across a great video with coverage of all the eco-fashion that was happening at Vancouver Fashion Week.

I recently attended An Evening of Sustainable Wine, Food & Fashion Design for the David Suzuki Foundation and got a chance to see many of the same designs being modeled on the runway. Next year I will have to see about getting ecocessories jewelry featured with the clothes!

New designs are being posted frequently in the ecocessories online shop. Have you visited lately?

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Green Consumer Research Survey

This week I was invited to participate in a survey about my decisions as an eco-minded consumer, and was entered to win a sweet $100 gift basket full of eco-goodies! The research is being conducted by the University of Conneticut.

The research will help provide an insight into the green market that will ultimately help green oriented consumers locate eco-friendly businesses and products. Participation will help the researchers understand the needs of green consumers and what businesses can do to help those needs.

I thought you might like to participate too, as any research about this demographic as a whole can help us all succeed at living on a more sustainable planet. Plus, you'll be entered to win too! Click here to complete this 5-10 minute survey.

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Video: New Studio Space Tour

I made a 2 minute video this weekend of my new studio in Gastown. If you are curious, check it out! ecocessories has some fun videos planned for the upcoming future, but this one is pretty basic. Let me know what you think, and be sure to visit the shop as I am adding new designs every couple days now!

P.S. Pick up the December/January issue of Homemakers Magazine to see ecocessories jewelry and my jewelry recycled service featured in the holiday gift guide!

P.P.S. Today is the David Suzuki Fundraiser! I'm so excited to see my jewelry in the silent auction, and I made myself some special pieces to wear that complement the "Eternal Earth" collection up for auction. To grab last minute tickets call 604.488.8643!

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

David Suzuki Fundraiser is Tomorrow!

Earlier this month I announced and showcased a set of eco-friendly jewelry that was inspired by David Suzuki. The "Eternal Earth" collection is a one-of-a-kind set that is being auctioned off tomorrow night at "An Evening of Sustainable Food, Wine and Fashion Design" at the Terminal City Club. To see if tickets are still available, please call 604-488-8643.

This event is going to be a blast and I can't wait to see who the winning bidder is. It means so much to me when my jewelry goes to a great home with an eco-fashionista!

Hope to see you there!

ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Homemakers Magazine Features ecocessories

Imagine my excitement and surprise back in September when my cell phone rings one day and on the line is Jessica Ross - Executive Editor of Homemakers Magazine and writer of the Ecologic blog at This fellow eco-fashionista was calling me from Toronto inviting ecocessories to be part of Homemakers holiday gift guide, about all things that give better health and well-being, and go easy on the planet to boot!

{"Evening Orchid Circle Bracelet" as seen in Homemakers Magazine. Buy Now!}

I jumped at the opportunity and got busy designing something that would be perfect for the holiday season. It seems to me that all I see in my wardrobe is black and grey these days! That is why I rely on my accessories to add a bit of colour. Purple seems appropriate for winter as it invokes a feeling of holiday glamour. I designed the "Evening Orchid" set featuring two necklace styles, a bracelet, and some black earrings to go with your Winter 2009 wardrobe.

{"Evening Orchid Circle Lariat" as seen in Homemakers Magazine. Buy Now!}

Pick up a copy of the December/January issue of Homemakers to find ecocessories. Jewelry featured is available for sale online, but each piece is one-of-a-kind, so act fast! To celebrate this occasion, I am offering 10% of all purchases when you enter "Homemakers" at my online checkout until Dec. 31, 2009.

{"Evening Orchid Long Necklace" as featured in Homemakers Magazine. Buy Now!}

Please take some time to explore the ecocessories site. Learn about my mission to recycle jewelry from women just like you. Shop for an eco-friendly, sterling silver piece of jewelry for yourself or a Christmas gift. Browse the gallery of past ecocessories creations. But most importantly, place your order before Dec. 9th for Free ground shipping, or Dec. 22nd for Xpresspost to guarantee arrival in time for Christmas!

ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Adria Vasil: Ecoholic

I was reading the latest e-newsletter from Green Living, a fantastic Canadian print and online publication that is jam packed with articles about the sustainable movement in Canada.

An interview with Adria Vasil caught my attention. Adria recently wrote a book called Ecoholic which contains the "greenest, cleanest and most energy-efficient information under one (Canadian) roof!". Green Living interviewed Adria and I love what this eco heroine has to say.

A few of my favourite snippets from the interview are,

On going green and saving money: "Green stories aren’t on page one [of most newspapers] as much as they were before the recession hit, but people inherently started going back to some of the green home strategies that our grandparents used in the Great Depression to save money. Without necessarily thinking about it, we’re starting to turn the lights out more, consuming less and ultimately realizing that this is exactly what they meant when they said going green could save you money."

On starting with small green steps at home: "Your home is ground zero, so I think once you make the changes in your home, then you can branch out to working on changing the world around you. You get inspired. You get on a roll."

On going beyond the products/services we buy: "We can’t buy our way out of this mess. It can’t start and end with shopping. It can start there but it can’t end there."

Read the whole interview with Adria here, and pick up a copy of Ecoholic for someone on your Christmas list this year!

ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Recycle Brooches and Buttons as Gift Toppers

I was checking out one of my favourite sites to visit for inspiring ideas, Craft, and I was immediately drawn into this project that uses none other than recycled jewelry! I guess you could use any button or brooch but it would be fun, personal, and eco-friendly to adorn a gift you give this year with a sparkling recycled brooch from Grandma's retired jewels or that statement of bling you chose to ring in the new millennium.

Check out the details here:
Bugs and Fishes by Lupin: Gift Wrap Idea: Brooches & Badges

P.S. On Nov. 16th pick up an issue of Homemaker's Magazine to see ecocessories featured in the Dec./Jan issue holiday gift guide!

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Win an $80 Gift Certificate to ecocessories' Store

Are you ready to join the Ecolution? If so, head over to the EcoPerks section at Ecocentric where you could win an $80 Gift Certificate to ecocessories' online store! It is very easy to enter. Simply sign up for the tribe over at the Ecocentric website - a Toronto, Canada based blog that is a fantastic resource of articles about everything green.

I previously shared Ecocentric with you back in August when they kindly profiled ecocessories jewelry designs and my mission to recycle jewelry. If you did not get a chance to read the article, check it out now.

I love sites like Ecocentric that make it fun and enjoyable to dive into the world of living green in Canada. I could spend hours perusing the sites wide variety of editorial about eco food, fashion, decor, health, travel and more. Thanks for including ecocessories as the November EcoPerks prize!

Remember: Enter to win an $80 Gift Certificate to ecocessories online store by simply visiting Ecocentric and Joining The Ecolution. But hurry! You must join during the month of November.

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.