Thursday, April 1, 2010

Limited Edition Versus One-of-a-Kind

I've published a small collection of new earring designs for Spring/Summer 2010 for sale on my website, and at my new Etsy shop. This season I'm make another change to the way I design my ecocessories jewelry.

Up until now, the majority of my designs have been one-of-a-kind. This makes sense because of the nature of my artistic process - I use only recycled beads that are sourced from my jewelry recycling service. This means I only have a limited supply of each style of beads! Sometimes I only have 1 have a particular charm or vintage component that completes the unique one-of-a-kindness of my designs.

Moving forward though, I am introducing limited edition runs of certain designs. For example, the Tiny White Cloud Earrings, the Blazing Horizon Everyday Earrings, and the Pond Life Chain Earrings are all limited edition, meaning there is more than one pair available. I have chosen beads for these designs that I have more than a few of. I record all my silversmithing patterns in a notebook so I can replicate the hand forged silver components - each piece will still have minor imperfections and differences giving it a unique charm, but the design may be part of a limited edition run.

By offering both one-of-a-kind pieces and limited edition runs, I will be able to grow ecocessories, operate more efficiently, and serve my customers better by being more available to you - whether this comes in the form of more time for custom jewelry projects, offering a wider selection online, or having ecocessories jewelry carried at a store near you!

If you are looking for the perfect small accessory to carry your fashion into Spring, choose a pair of ecocessories earrings. I offer free shipping in Canada for online purchases, and my sterling silver wires are safe for the most sensitive of ears. As my good friend Laura put it last week when she ordered a pair of Custom Everyday Earrings in pearl - "Your earrings are the only ones that don't turn my ears GREEN!".

Only 22 days until the Green Living Show in Toronto, Ontario. Recycle jewelry at Booth #122 and shop for my sterling silver & recycled bead jewelry designs!

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

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