Friday, May 28, 2010

Eco Fashion Shows and More at EPIC Expo

Today marks the start of a weekend of eco fun here in Vancouver! EPIC Expo is on at the New Vancouver Convention Center and ecocessories is set up at booth FH15 in the Eco Fashion section. That's right, there is a whole section dedicated to learning about and shopping for eco fashion and jewelry from the most talented and sustainable designers in Canada.

{Brown Agate Wrapped Earrings $34 - available at ecocessories.ca}

Every day there will be fashion shows dedicated to showcasing how easy it is to go green and look great! Featured in the shows will be the ecocessories bracelets that the celebrities will be receiving in the gift bags at the upcoming 2010 Leo Awards.

Also at the ecocessories booth is where you can bring me recycled jewelry. I'm offering a $15 gift certificate towards a purchase of new eco jewelry from ecocessories which you can redeem immediately at the show, or towards a future online purchase.

{Brown Agate Ribbon Necklace $109 - available at ecocessories.ca}

Vancouverites, make it a plan to visit EPIC Expo this weekend! This is your one weekend chance to learn about hundreds upon hundreds of green vendors all under one roof. I promise you will be awe-inspired at what's available to you! See you at the show!

EPIC 2010 Hours of Operation
Friday May 28 1pm - 8pm
Saturday May 29 11am - 7pm
Sunday May 30 11am - 5pm

The NEW Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, Canada
Phone: 604.689.8232
Toll-free: 1.866.785.8232 (North America)
Fax: 604.647.7232

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Stephanie's Custom Eco Wedding Earrings

This past weekend a beautiful bride celebrated her wedding with eco-friendly style. Stephanie met me back in January at the Grassroots Wedding Fair, and she called me up to have a pair of stud earrings reinvented. The gold pearl studs were a gift from her grandparents, and held sentimental value. We came up with a way to reinvent the classic pair into a modern bridal style for Stephanie to wear on her wedding day.

Check out the Flickr album and comments for more details about the design.


{If you can't see the slideshow, click here}

For a custom redesign of your heirloom jewelry, contact me at jessica@ecocessories.ca

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Celebrities Take Home ecocessories at the 2010 Leo Awards

I'm proud to announce that recipients of the celebrity gift bags at the Leo Awards 2010, June 4th & 5th, in Vancouver, B.C. will be going home with a piece of ecocessories jewelry.

I felt honoured when Vancouver Eco Fashion Week (VEFW) and the Leo Awards approached ecocessories to include my eco-friendly jewelry designs in the gift bags! I think it is great that the Leo Awards value eco-fashion so much and hope the recipients really enjoy the style and timeless appeal of my unique designs.

{Léa Kiefer modeling "Green Crystal Round Earrings" ($34) available online - photography by Brian Hill Photography}

The jewelry that the celebrities will be receiving is all hand crafted using sterling silver & recycled beads, sourced from ecocessories’ jewelry recycling service.

It makes sense to me to use recycled beads because having old, broken or unwanted jewelry around is an issue many women can identify with. I feel good about providing this jewelry recycling service, and find inspiration in whatever materials come to me. Each season I choose a colour palette and pair recycled beads with precious metal to create high quality, unique jewelry designs.

{Hayley Reiss modeling Silver & Gold Earring Pendant ($79) available at Poppy Hair Boutique on West 4th in Vancouver, the Silver & Gold Curve Earrings ($39) available online, and the White Wrap Bracelet/Necklace available at Fine Finds Boutique in Yaletown, Vancouver - photography by Brian Hill Photography}

Sterling silver components, such as the signature “S” hook clasps, are hand formed, hammered, soldered and wire wrapped for quality and strength. Earrings wires are all hand forged from sterling silver, and hooks include invisible rubber backs.

{Léa Kiefer is modeling the Magenta Feather Long Necklace ($114) available at Fine Finds Boutique in Yaletown, Vancouver and the Tiny White Cloud Earrings ($29) available online - photography by Brian Hill Photography}

The Leo Awards asked VEFW for help compiling the gift bags, which will feature a number of products made by eco fashion designers. An annual event, the Leo Awards honors the best in British Columbian television and film production. “Artistic excellence is alive and well in BC,” says Leo Awards president Walter Daroshin, “The film and television industry continues to be a driving force in the economy and creative sector of this Province and our 2010 nominees are testament to that.”

{Hayley Reiss is modeling the Peacock Feather Circle & Chain Earrings ($44) available online, the White Swirl Pendant Necklace ($104) available online, and the White Wrap Bracelet/Necklace ($129) available at Fine Finds Boutique in Yaletown, Vancouver}

VEFW is a biannual event being launched on September 28, 29, & 30th, 2010 in Vancouver, B.C. "VEFW wants to position Vancouver as the international capital of eco fashion as Paris is to haute couture" says Myriam Laroche, President of VEFW.

Learn more about eco fashion and shop for ecocessories jewelry at the upcoming EPIC Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 28, 29, & 30th, 2010 or shop online here.


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

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Modern Philosophy - Unique Fashion in Sarnia, Ontario

Modern Philosophy is heaven for fashionistas looking for a great place to shop in Sarnia, Ontario. Growing up in Sarnia, I know that to find the perfect outfit your instinct is to head over the border, or out of town! But thanks to the stylish taste of owner Colleen, Modern Philosophy stocks your favourite fashion labels from Canada and across the globe.


{If you can't see the slideshow, click here}

Modern Philosophy now carries a beautiful selection of ecocessories jewelry. Choose from unique sterling silver & recycled bead necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to accessorize for Summer. Put together your perfect outfit today at 286 Christina Street North!





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

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Deanna's Mobile Wire Wrapping Workshop

On Thursday, May 6th I went over to Deanna's home in North Vancouver and taught her and her friends a session of my Artistic Wire Wrapping Workshop. For 3 hours we had fun, and the students designed these beautiful earring designs:


{If you can't see the slideshow, click here}

To learn more about the workshops, and how to book yours, click here. No experience required! Bookings available for May & June in Vancouver, B.C. and area.

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

Monday, May 3, 2010

Saffron Road Introduces ecocessories to London, Ontario

I am happy to announce that ecocessories jewelry can now be found at the trendy, fashion-forward boutique, Saffron Road, in London, Ontario! For over twenty years, this unique store has been a destination for women looking for cutting trend fashion, personalized service, and a great selection. Owner Gail-Lynn uses her discriminating taste to choose the best clothing, jewelry and accessories for her Richmond Street storefront, now including ecocessories jewelry.



Visit Saffron Road to shop for exclusive designs, located at 577 Richmond Street, in London, Ontario, (519) 673-3406.

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