I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas filled with quality time with you friends and family. K. and I had a really nice Christmas. We went a bit overboard again with gifts. It’s just so hard because there are so many things I think he would love. I absolutely loved the presents I got from him. I got a new winter jacket and hat made from hemp (hoodlamb.com). And they are not just pretty and warm! The outer shell is made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton and the lining is made from hemp and recycled plastic. I absolutely love it!
I made most of my Christmas presents again this year. Here is what I gave as presents: my jewelry made from recycled silver, beach glass, beach/river rocks, hand-made pottery, eco-friendly cup cozies made from recycled clothing, homemade hot chocolate mix and homemade cookies.
Did you get or give any green gifts for Christmas?
I apologize for the bad pictures of my jacket (K. was having a hard time with my camera 🙂 ).
Here is another one of my green creation: The eco-friendly cup cozy made from recycled clothing. The perfect accessory for the fashionable and eco-minded coffee or tea lover. It’s a great way to reuse the fabric from your favorite jacket. 🙂 If you like them let me know! They are $10, which makes them a perfect stocking stuffer.
I have very exciting news!!!! I have set a date for my first solo exhibition. The exhibition will be taking place April 5 – 17, 2012 at cre8ery gallery in Winnipeg. The vernissage/opening night will be on Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
I am so excited and can’t wait to get started on selecting from my existing work and creating more work for the show. More details to follow. YEAH!!!
I’m so excited to share the news that my jewelry made from recycled silver is now available at a shop right here in Winnipeg! Mozy Rue Eco Collective is a eco boutique on South Osborne and I am really thrilled to have my jewelry within their store.
Mozy Rue features handmade eco-friendly products from local artists. The products range from bags, to boots to jewelry and everything in-between. It’s a wonderful little boutique to get some of your Christmas shopping done in. Here are the details for the store: Mozy Rue Eco Collective / 531 Osborne Street (Osborne & Morley) / Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm, Thursday 12-9pm
Make sure to visit the store to see my newest creations with a combination of recycled silver and rocks from Mediterranean beaches. They truly are one of a kind!
I have uploaded more jewelry and photography prints for sale to my etsy store. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at email@example.com if you would like to put in a custom order for somebody special!
I would like to introduce you to my bear “Moonlight”. Yes you heard correctly, I have adopted a bear through AnimalsAsia. A while back I had read about AnimalsAsia rescuing bears from bile farms, giving them the medical care they need and providing them with a save home for the first time in the bear’s life. I have decided that I would like to contribute by sponsoring a bear on a monthly basis with part of the proceeds from the sale of my recycled jewelry. When I got the picture of my bear with her bio (it’s a girl) I knew it was meant to be, considering that her name is Moonlight. She fits in perfectly with the rest of my family, especially with my dog Luna (Moon).
If you are interested in sponsoring a bear or just to find out more about this cause please visit www.animalasia.org
I wanted to thank everybody for the amazing support at the studio sale. I have been busy restocking my inventory. Here are some of my newest pieces. The jewelry is made from recycled pure silver and I have incorporated recycled real freshwater pearls and real turquoise. There is still lots of time for any custom orders for Christmas. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing any of my jewelry or photography.
Recycled silver abstract leaf shape with small hand sculpted silver leaf and a freshwater pearl.
Recycled silver abstract flower shape with freshwater pearl.
Custom order from Switzerland for hand sculpted textured recycled silver cross.
Hand sculpted recycled silver G-clef.
Recycled silver square with flower imprinted with turquoise gemstone beads.
Recycled silver textured circle with lucky stone found on the beach in Gimli.
Custom order for hand sculpted dog name tag made from recycled silver.
Are you ready to get a head start on your Christmas shopping!? Come and visit me at cre8ery this week-end for the 4th annual open studio art exhibition and sale.
Looking for something for the eco-fashionista on your list? A piece of my jewelry might be the perfect gift for her. I have a line of sliver jewelry that is made from recycled pure silver also referred to as fine silver and I have also started to incorporate local beach glass and recycled beads such as pearls from a broken necklace into my newest pieces. All pieces are handcrafted and one of a kind.
Do you have a photography lover or travel bug on your list? One of my original fine art photography prints from this year’s trip to Europe might be the prefect gift.
Come by the studio and get your Christmas shopping started:
Friday, Nov. 5, 5-9pm
Saturday, Nov. 6, 12-5pm
Sunday, Nov. 7, 12-5pm
Address: cre8ery, 2nd floor, 125 Adelaide Street
Here is a little preview of some of my newest jewelry pieces!
I still remember when I first found out about Halloween – watching my first movie “ET”. I loved everything about this movie and I was fascinated with Halloween. Sadly we don’t celebrate Halloween in Switzerland (our carnival does make up for it though). So ever since I have moved here I feel like a little kid on Halloween. I always dress up, carve some pumpkins and give out candy. I should just borrow one of my friends children so I finally get to go trick or treating! 🙂