Monday, December 21, 2009

Wish For an Eco Wire Wrapping Workshop This Year

If you have ever been curious about how ecocessories jewelry is designed, now is your chance to participate in a group workshop where participants will have the chance to design a sterling silver & recycled bead piece of jewelry! Or, if you have an artsy individual on your gift list, purchase that individual a seat in ecocessories' Artistic Wire-Wrapped Jewelry Workshop Series.


Through Vanterra Community Education, I will be teaching monthly workshops starting on Feb. 2, 2010 and Mar. 2, 2010 to beginner jewelry design students. No experience is required for this workshop. Using pliers, hammers, and sterling silver wire you will learn quick and easy techniques to assemble wire wrapped jewelry. Each workshop will provide you the tools and materials to leave the night with at least one complete piece of jewelry handmade by you. Recycled beads from my personal collection will be available for use, as well you are encouraged to bring your own beads, or old jewelry to disassemble and recycle into a new, high quality design.


Sign up online today by visiting Vanterra Community Education here, or purchase a seat as a gift and print the workshop information to tuck in a card for Christmas morning!

Questions? Please comment below.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Eco Earrings Photo Shoot at Fine Finds

You may remember a couple weeks ago we conducted an earrings photo shoot at Portobello West - you may have even been one of the models! On Sunday, Dec. 5th we repeated the photo shoot at Fine Finds - a retailer of ecocessories jewelry in Yaletown, Vancouver, B.C.

Yaletown is a trendy area with some of the finest fashionistas around, and we invited those who were shopping at Fine Finds to model a pair of my ecocessories earrings:



Did you find your ear? Comment below!

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Gift Of Design: A Night of Fashion, Cocktails, and Chocolate

On Thursday, December 17, 2009 ecocessories will be showing support for some local fashion students from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. The students have planned an amazing event called the Gift Of Design (and tickets might still be available!) hosted at the gorgeous Vancouver Club.


The fashion show will consist of one-of-a-kind garments by young and upcoming designers Caitlin Butcher, Emily Spence, Laura Tanner, Marriki Schlifer, Tessa Hewlett, Monika Buttjes. The fashion show will be taking place in the prestigious club’s beautiful Georgian Room and music will be provided by Vancouver’s own DJ Ashley Marie.

In an effort to raise money for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, a large portion of the proceeds will be donated towards food vouchers and toys for underprivileged families this holiday season. Established in 1930, the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau acts as a central year round toy warehouse collaborating with ten other local Christmas Bureaus for those in need.

ecocessories jewelry will be featured at the event on Thurs. Dec. 17th, so contact giftofdesignvancouver@gmail.com to purchase your tickets today!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

EcoStiletto.com Promotes a Green Christmas

I'm always excited to come across a new site that represents the wonderful world of eco-fashion. Lately, EcoStiletto.com has been my go to source for what is happening in the green fashion world. Christmas is right around the corner (only 11 shopping days left at ecocessories.ca!) and I loved watching this video that encourages us all to think more eco-friendly this holiday season:



Anna Getty is the author of "I'm Dreaming Of A Green Christmas" and points out that even us greenies lower our standard a bit around the holidays! But with the average American's production of trash up 30% on average during this season, there is room for us all to make a few simple changes.

What are you doing to have a greener Christmas? Comment below!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Poppy Hair Boutique - Style and Designer Fashions in Kits

On West 4th Avenue in Vancouver, B.C. enter Poppy Hair Boutique, where you can achieve the hair style of your dreams, and score designer jewelry, knits, handbags and more while you wait. Salon manager Trish will tell you the details about the designer goods while your colour treatment sets, or will help you choose the perfect pair of earrings to accent your new hair style.

{Poppy Hair is located at 2686 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. in an area known as Kitsilano}

ecocessories jewelry designs are prominently featured by the counter, and there is shelf after shelf of unique sterling silver & recycled bead designs to choose from. Vintage coloured glass vases display necklace designs with vintage clip on earrings, and hand forged silver components. Poppy Hair is also the exclusive retailer of the highly coveted ecocessories neck cowls in Vancouver, B.C.


Remember! Today is the last day for FREE ground shipping in Canada with guaranteed Christmas arrival. Canada Post Xpresspost shipping is available up until Dec. 21st for $13. Place your order ASAP at the online shop.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reminder - Last Day for Free Shipping

Just a quick reminder to holiday shoppers that tomorrow is the last day to order from the ecocessories online shop, and be treated to the free ground shipping option, with guaranteed Christmas arrival in Canada.

{Vintage Clip-On Earrings Pendants}

Canada Post Xpresspost option will still be available until Dec. 21st with guaranteed Christmas arrival for $13 per order.

Remember that my designs make stylish, meaningful gifts because they are both high quality and eco-friendly too. Give the gift of handmade, sustainable designs this season. Gift certificates are available too!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Eco Earrings Photo Shoot at Portobello West

On Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 my eco-assistant and I invited women at the Portobello West Fashion & Art Market to model a pair of ecocessories earrings! Those who participated got to choose any pair they liked from the collection, and we captured a close up shot of just the ear (no faces for those shy ladies!). The photos were compiled into a video for my website. Watch the video below to find your ear, or to find your style:



A little background info:

The photo shoot was simply a way to interact with women at the market and create a fun atmosphere in the ecocessories booth! Most women were all for participating once they heard it was a shot of just the ear.

It was great for me as a designer because I gained feedback on my designs, and I got to see which styles suit which ladies! I also loved how happy the women were from modeling the earrings. Literally any woman can model for this campaign (assuming her ears are pierced) and it really helped bring out all sorts of beauty in my models.

We repeated the earrings photo shoot yesterday at Fine Finds in Yaletown and will be at Two Of Hearts boutique on Main St. next Saturday! Ladies who modeled at Fine Finds can see their photos being published on Mon. Dec. 14th. Anyone who wants to model is invited to come on down to Two Of Hearts on Sat. Dec. 13th between 12pm and 3pm. See you then!

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