Thursday, April 9, 2009

Shades of Green

The current EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival from Lilbees had the following two choices:

Since April 22 is Earth Day... Let's Go Green!
1) What is green in your shop? (this can be something literally green in color, or something eco-friendly)
-OR-
2) What do you do (or what can you do!) to make your etsy business or home a little bit greener?

Since we live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, there is green all around us.
The beauty of green in nature influences some of the items in our shop and it certainly influences the names I come up with such as this Forest Meadow bracelet.
And there's no denying the abundance of apples every fall which helped me name this Tart Apple bracelet.
As an animal lover, we of course have a bracelet with a name inspired by the Emerald Eyes of kitties!
And the whole reason we started BeadedTail is For The Love of Animals.

23 comments:

Anya said...

Waaaaaaw they are beautiful :))
We are call that green stone JADE !!
Very NICE bracelets !!

Cat with a garden said...

It must be lovely where you live to ispire you to such beautiful names for beautiful bracelets.

the Casbah Kitten said...

Lovely bracelets...I love the Forest Meadow one! Hmmmm, may have to do some shopping. And the waterfall photo is spectacular. *sigh with envy*

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

We know you and your Mom do wonderful green things, like help (recycled) animals find new homes!By donating you are going above and beyond what the average person does and we salute you!

storybeader said...

beautiful bracelets! And that photograph - WOW!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's what I do love about living up here - I hate the rain - but I have to admit that it makes the northwest gorgeous!

Mishkat said...

So beautiful! I particularly like the tart apple bracelet.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Those are lovely. My favorites are the Forest Meadow and Tart Apple.
Marnie

NICO Designs said...

Great way to feature your "green".

erika

Becky said...

That waterfall is amazing, and I love all your bracelets, pretty, pretty, pretty.... :D

Hot Rocks said...

You jewels are lovely! I adore the Pacific Northwest, you are so lucky to live in such a pretty region.I am off to Vancouver Island in a couple of days to partake in some of that gorgeous green stuff myself!

Tulip's Talking said...

Oh my...that 1st photo is breathtaking! I want to build a home right near there...really!

x0

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khool!

After purple, GREEN is my next favouritest kholour!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Sadie!

The Army of Four said...

The bracelets are as stunning as that waterfall scene! Woo!
Luv,
Dave

tahtimbo said...

My wife would love the Forest Meadow bracelet. I love the picture of Multnomah Falls. It brings back a lot of great memories:) Have a great day!

SLColman said...

That photo especially is stunning :) So is everything else though too!

Meghann said...

That photo- Oh My Gosh!
Your bracelets are just gorgeous too - and very well made, you can tell just by looking at them :)

glorybe1024 said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Carl said...

The first picture. That's oregon, isn't it? We were there last summer and did the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls tour. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Hey sweetie! Great post!

I've recently been going through a bit of a transition in my shop to be more 'green'...

My soaps are all now packaged in paper, rather than plastic, and I'm slowly making the transition on my bath salts too. They'll soon be packaged in glassine paper packs, rather than plastic bottles. I also recycle shipping materials when I can, and buy things like tissue and ribbon, whenever I can at thrift stores, yard sales and the like.

Kudos to anyone who's even THOUGHT about going green, or making an attempt. Every little bit helps!

Janell

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I want to visit the Pacific Northwest..maybe one day! And those bracelets are gorgeous!

Beadin By The Sea said...

What a great idea for a post. Your bracelets are beautiful!

Yes, the abundant rain is the price we pay here in the Pacific Northwest for all of our green!

Let's see. For my business, I try to reuse packaging materials and bubble envelopes when I can. I also recently ordered recycled kraft jewelry boxes.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Looking at that waterfall makes me yearn for a vacation so bad right now!!! Beautiful photo and beautiful items in your shop :)