Monday, January 31, 2011

Reworked Vintage Brooches

Last week I was excited to come up with a new product! In my collection of recycled jewelry I have a number of brooches. Some come to me with minor defects so they need reinventing, or modification. Others arrive in perfect shape, but perhaps need a bit of modernization! In honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day I played with a few heart brooches in the ecocessories studio on Friday and came up with these 3 new pieces.

{Royal Love Golden Brooch, $44, Shop Now}

Continuing with the theme of hearts, these brooches feature recycled heart beads and draping recycled chain. The golden brooches are hand wrapped with 14K Gold Fill wire, and each piece is one-of-a-kind.

{Blue Crush Golden Brooch, $44, Shop Now}

For the past year I've been setting aside all of the hearts that came in through ecocessories' jewelry recycling service. I made these pieces in celebration of Valentine's Day coming up soon! These lovely, unique brooches would make a thoughtful gift for a girlfriend, best friend, mom or sister. Order by tomorrow, Feb. 1st to enjoy free shipping in Canada with guaranteed Valentine's Day arrival! Feb 8th is the deadline if you upgrade to Xpresspost shipping.

{Silver Heart Draping Brooch, $39, Shop Now}

I would love to hear what you think of the brooches. As this is a new product, I'll rely on your feedback to decide what direction to take this line! Comment below. Thank you!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Jewelry Photography Tent

For Christmas this year, my husband got me this incredible photography tent to take pictures of my jewelry pieces! He certainly knows how to romance a jewelry designer. I am thrilled and excited to get to know this beautiful tent and the great photos it will produce. Photography has always been a challenge for me - but a necessary one to overcome so I can bring more great pieces to you here at the online shop.

{EZ Cube Light Box for taking shots of my jewelry}

Gone are the days where I pray for a sunny afternoon to take pictures by the window! Photography now has it's own dedicated corner in the ecocessories studio.

{Purple Pearl Ribbon Necklace - recycled faux pearls, purple glass, hand forged sterling silver circles & clasp - more details}

I still have to work on the lighting a bit more, but for a first shot it is pretty good! What do you think?

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