Common Threads

Another cool show! This one is november 1 from 12-4 at 2707 Spruce St at Common Threads and features the work of some very cool local artisans including myself and my good friend Shannon Sunderland of Hot Mama Designs. Common Threads, a relatively new store here in Boulder has an amazing concept not to mention a lovely, light and airy space. Common Threads is successfully merging high end consignment with a creative lab, offering classes like belt making, knitting and silk screening. The best part is that they employ young men and women from AIM House, whose mission it is to help individuals discover how capable, resilient and resourceful they truly are. I hope to see you all at the show on November 1. Come see me and check this great store out.

Going Green

Life Circle Earrings made with recycled sterling silver

Boulder Colorado is one of the original "hip to be green" places in the country and having been born and raised here, I feel like those principles were ingrained into me by my family at a pretty early age. I've shamed many a friend into recycling, always buy non toxic cleaning products, walk when I can, carry canvas bags etc. Recently my lovely friend Shannon Sunderland of Hot Mama Jewelry Designs mentioned that she wanted to start an eco friendly Hot Mama line. It got me thinking...what am I doing to ensure that my studio and my jewelry is as green as it can possibly be?
A few things I have started doing...
1. replaced lightbulbs with earth-friendly fluorescents
2. use wind powered energy
3. use recycled package and packing materials
4. recycle scrap metal
5. keep everything on a power strip and turn off entire strip when not in use

I've started the list but I want more ideas.
Please leave me comments on more things I can do, and things that you do in your life to make it more sustainable. My sister has a brilliant email signature, it reads What have you done today to decrease your ecological impact? Good question.