Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Visit ecocessories at the Green Living Show 2011

In just a little over 3 weeks ecocessories will be participating for the second year in the Green Living Show in Toronto, Ontario! I loved being a part of this show last year - I got a chance to connect with so many like-minded individuals and introduce my designs to Toronto! This year ecocessories will be participating as a part of the Fashion Takes Action boutique. Fashion Takes Action is a local organization that represents eco designers from across North America. The organization provides information, opportunities, and a community for eco-fashionistas like myself and has the collective goal of incorporating sustainability into every aspect of the fashion industry.

At the Green Living Show - happening from Friday, April 15th to Sunday, April 17th - there will be a Fashion Takes Action boutique featuring 20 eco fashion designers, and on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm don't miss the fashion show!

I hope to see you there!

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

Today, Tuesday March 8th is International Women's Day. All over the world there are events happening that celebrate women, and their accomplishments. This is pretty amazing when you think about it - there will be one day where women across the globe will be devoting their energy towards this single celebration! That is a very powerful thing.

{Some amazing women in my life - my Nana, my mother, and my Grandma - thank you all for being such strong role models, and for all the love & support you've shown me!}

ecocessories is proud to supporting Ethik BGC's Women Day Event - retailer of ecocessories jewelry in Montreal, Quebec - with the donation of a door prize. This amazing event will feature an eco fashion show by the designers of Ethik BGC - a collective of over 40 women entrepreneurs from around the world.


{Top - donation to Ethik BGC in support of International Women's Day, Bottom - Arlene Dickinson, telling her story in support of Women's Resources in Lindsay, Ontario}

As for me, I will be spending International Women's Day with one of the strongest women I know, my best friend Ashley. Tonight, we're going to see one of my business idol's speak - Arlene Dickinson of Dragon's Den. Arlene is one of Canada's top business leaders, and she comes from humble beginnings. I can't wait to hear her story and be inspired by her path to success.

How are you spending International Women's Day? If you don't have a specific plan, maybe just take a minute to reflect on and appreciate the accomplishments of women in your life
! Happy International Women's Day!

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

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eco-friendly Upcycled Bangles for Spring

For ecocessories Spring/Summer 2011 collection "Tell a Story" I've been working with some recycled jewelry that I haven't reinvented before! In my collection of old, broken, unwanted jewelry, I've been saving brooches, stud earrings, and bangles, waiting for the perfect inspiration to strike.

Introducing wire-wrapped upcycled bangles! In my jewelry recycling service I received this set of tired bangles. These simple base metal bangles are painted, and their once vibrant finish has been somewhat muted with time. I found charm in the various shades of the bangles and selected an assortment of recycled beads to go with each bangle.

{Upcycled bangles, wrapped with recycled beads and 14K gold fill wire. Shop bracelets here!}

I cut pieces of 14K gold fill wire, and hammered a swirl in each end after threading on the bead. Each wire is tightly wrapped around the bangles, giving each piece a new artistic life! These bangles look great on their own, or with a few layered together! At only $24, these unique bangles are a great deal! Shop bracelets online now - but hurry, this set is one of a kind.

Hey - do you have any bangles that you'd like me to reinvent? I'd love to give your old jewelry a custom redesign - contact me to discuss your project today! Let me know what you think of the bangles... comment below.

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