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Recycled Sterling Silver Discs

Recycled Sterling Silver Discs

I’m not really into New Year’s resolutions, but this year I did decide to make a greater commitment to using eco-friendly material in my jewelry.  To this end, I’ve started buying most of my sterling silver from Hoover & Strong, a company that has been providing eco-friendly, recycled precious metals to jewelers for decades.  While I do still have a lot of material from other suppliers on hand, I will be restocking these with their more environmentally-friendly counterparts as they run out.  I am already using the recycled silver in many of my pieces, including my Constellation Earrings, Galaxy Ring, Skyline Earrings, and several other items.  I’m happy with how the silver looks, and I feel good about using something that is a little less harmful to the planet.

In other news, I’ve finally gotten around to updating my shop at Big Cartel.  I like the different formatting options there, as well as the reasonable monthly fee.  Click HERE to take a look at the whole shop!

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Swag!, originally uploaded by antigenre.

2009 got off to a good start with a trip to a taping of the Martha Stewart Show on January 6th! I met up with some members of the EtsyNJ Street Team at a Starbucks in Manhattan, and we trundled off through the cold to the Chelsea Studios and waited to get inside for the morning taping. The show was terrific (you can see almost the whole episode here), and meeting other team members for the first time was great fun!

The Mario Badescu products in this photo are just some of the free goodies everyone in the audience received. The bath gels are my favorite, but as someone whose hands are ravaged by work and weather, the handcream is perfect for me!

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Seleno Earrings

Seleno Earrings

Happy New Year!  The last few months of 2008 felt like a terrific success to me, so to celebrate, and to kick off the new year in style, I’m having another sale!  Yep, selected items in my shop will be 20% off through midnight tonight.  Click HERE to see what’s in the shop.

2009 will bring some changes to my shop, including new materials and new techniques, but I’ll get to those later in the week.  I also promise to post photos from recent holiday festivities with my friends and family to my Flickr page.  For now, though, I think it’s time to curl up on the couch with some hot coffee and watch the rest of the Rose Parade.

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