Saturday, September 26, 2009

I was going to have a treasury… and then I lost the internet.

I was all geared up to have a treasury today. I had the time tacked down written on a posted note on my wall, and the idea for it was going to be:
I’m Dreaming of a GREEN Christmas
I had found some fabulous Christmas ideas that were recycled and I wanted to bring them all together and display them in my first ever treasury. Well I suppose that will have to wait, but I thought I would show you a few of the ones I had found.
What do you think? I’m so excited for Christmas!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Double Digits!

ReLoved Designs has had 9 Sales!

This is very exciting, and I thought I would
something special to coax the 10th.
To honor the DOUBLE digit, I thought a
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Sale was in order!

However because of the current set up at Etsy it is difficult to do this kind of promotion in store, so with the help of my blog, I thought I would give a small list of unlisted options for the buyer to choose from. So the next person who makes a purchase from ReLoved will just have to indicate which of the following items they would like, and that item will be included free with their purchase!

Here are the choices:

#1: Rolled Paper Bead Necklace


#2: Plastic Wire Coating

#3: Scrap fabric Necklace

All of these Necklaces are made out of recycled materials!

If you make the 10th purchase just leave in the comments #1 #2 or #3 and I will ship the items off to you!!

Hurry up there's only one "10th Sale"

Monday, September 14, 2009

Junk Mail!

It's so bazaar I just have to declare that I LOVE JUNK MAIL!
That being said let me explain myself!

About 4 days ago I got a response to a thread I posted in the etsy forums, the thread was requesting a critique for this polymer clay necklace:

But I got this response instead:
"I love your shop and hearted many of your unique and eco-friendly creations.

I use upcycled copper electrical wire in my jewelry. I strip off the colored insulation and then hammer the wire. Do you want any of the insulation tubing? I have white, red, blue, and black. You could probably make many cool things with it."

My thought was... AWESOME!

And so this morning I received in the mail a padded envelope filled with electrical insulation and also some other odds and ends like silver findings, odd buttons and other nifty junk. I was so excited!!
I can't wait to start creating some masterpieces! I'll be sure to photograph what I concoct and post it here for your viewing pleasure!

One last thing... make sure to check out IvyTalagaDesigns to see some of those amazing upcycled copper wire creations, they are truly beautiful!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

How to Brooch the isssue.

I've always loved brooches, especially antique costume jewelry ones.
My favorite are flowers, I wear flowers in my hair, pinned to my coat, and just about everywhere else it's appropriate to put them. Well I've Finally Started making brooches of my own and here some of them are:

This is my Fuzzy Flannel Flower Brooch made from old flannel pajamas!

This is my Christmas Lights Brooch and it's made of just that, old dead Christmas light bulbs, sequins and beads.
It's quite sparkly when the light hits it.

These Brooches are definitely some of my favorite! These are my pistachio shell brooches, made entirely out of pistachio shells which are all hot glued onto a wooden disk and then painted different colors.

These brooches are 3 1/2" and less than 1" tall. I painted the red one by hand, and added a slight gold finish on the outside. The brown and green one were spray painted.

All in all I just love making brooches!