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Folksy Angels

Continuing the recycling theme from yesterday… I love competitions, especially ones that require a bit of thought. Folksy and We Make Christmas (which I will be demonstrating at) have got together to make a quickie competition (entries must be in by 30th November- yikes!) where you have to make a christmas decoration all or mostly made from bits and pieces found around the home that would otherwise be thrown away. It’s an interesting idea, but feel it might be a little tricky! I do have an idea though and I will share it with you when it’s done- if it works!

The winner gets free Folksy listings and no commission for a year, and as things are going well for me on there at the moment, it could be just what I need!

If you want to enter, the Flickr group where you need to post your photo and also has a comprehensive list of rules and what-not is here: http://flickr.com/groups/963614@N22/

Don’t forget to enter the November giveaway here: https://pennydog.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/november-giveaway/

I am taking part in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month), so I will be blogging every day in November. Today is post 12! http://www.nablopomo.com/

Anna Clifton

I came across these on Google today. I love the idea of using recycled materials such as these drinks cans to create beautiful jewellery. It looks just as good as precious metal and I imagine she pierces it the exact same way. Ingenious! My favourites are the “Eco flowers” as shown here.

Photos borrowed from www.annaclifton.com

Don’t forget to enter the November giveaway here: https://pennydog.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/november-giveaway/

I am taking part in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month), so I will be blogging every day in November. Today is post 11! http://www.nablopomo.com/

Beads and Beyond – December 2008 Issue 15

I’m writing a tutorial for Beads and Beyond’s December issue, focusing on a simple embedding technique for recycling fabric scraps. This will be the finished product:

I will be finishing writing it tonight and taking the pictures over the weekend, ready for submission at the beginning of the next week. I’m hoping this will help build my experience and therefore make my book proposal more appealing to publishers for when I send my reminder letters out to those who haven’t responded.

Spotlight on… Numpty

Numpty (http://numpty.etsy.com) is another UK seller who likes to recycle, and I have made some lego brick-esque resin earrings in her style (available here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14435512 ). Her work is bright and brash and proud, “Numptilicious Numptyland” is definitely somewhere I’d like to be, and there’s something to suit everyone (even boys!) including numpties 😉

If you have any great tips for sellers to feature, please drop me an e-mail at kerry@penny-dog.co.uk

Spotlight on… UpcycleMe

So I’ve decided to start showcasing the work of other jewellery and accessory artists that I have discovered and admire, and have started by featuring http://upcycleme.etsy.com a fellow UK etsyer, who shares my love for plastic and my birthday! She recycles items that would be otherwise hard to dispose of in an eco-friendly way into beautiful pieces of limited edition art jewellery. I particularly like her warped lego bracelets, available for around $20/£10! Here’s some of my favourites:

If you have any great tips for sellers to feature, please drop me an e-mail at kerry@penny-dog.co.uk

Happy shopping!