Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Feature & Giveaway: AdditionsStyle

Today kicks off the start to my celebration of Eco-Friendly Etsy finds.  Earth Day is in April (Aprill 22nd, to be exact), and I thought it would be fun to find some shops that are environmentally responsible in their creative process and the products that they offer.  



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With that said, let me introduce you to Valerie, owner of Additions Style


Valerie offers an excellent assortment of handcrafted jewelry and accessories made from recycled, upcycled, and repurposed hardware at Additions Style.  There are pieces for both women and men, and one of the best parts...It's all SO affordable!

Valerie says: This piece looks great on!

Valerie has been making jewelry for over 12 years.  She started out her career working with Sterling Silver.  I asked if she misses working with it.  Here's what she said:
I miss it sometimes. When I worked with sterling silver I created everything the chains, ear wires, jump rings, and clasps, and it really gave me the opportunity to be creative. After years of working with silver, I was ready to try something new and challenge my skills.

 Valerie says: I love the mixed metals.
I asked Valerie how she got started in working with hardware for her jewelry, and how she decided to use recycled materials.  This is what she had to say:


As my daughter reached her teen years and wanted to wear some of my jewelry, I realized that the silver pieces I made were for an older woman, so I decided to create a new affordable collection.

While in a home improvement store one day walking down the hardware isle I realized that I could use the hardware to create jewelry that looked liked silver, but make a collection that would be affordable for everyone.

I knew from the start that I wanted my new collection to be environmentally responsible. When I found a couple of recycling centers that sold hardware, I was thrilled to know I could create my collection and be mindful of the environment as well.
 

 Long earrings look great on everyone!

What is her favorite tool to use for her creations?  She answered:
I love my pliers, I use them with every piece I create, but anytime I get to hammer something that makes my day.

And since the spring season is upon us, I asked Valerie what about the season inspires her most.  Here is her reply:

For me spring is all about renewal, I love watching thing bloom and turn into something beautiful. 

Where on the web can you find Additions Style?  
Everyday Inspired Blog - http://additionsstyle.blogspot.com

Instagram – http://instagram.com/additionsstyle


Valerie is giving away an Additions Style necklace to one lucky 2justByou Blog reader!!!  Giveaway is open worldwide and ends Monday night, April 22nd at midnight, Eastern Standard Time.  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.

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Good luck, everyone!  =0) 

68 comments :

Tramps & Glams said...

This is great! Keep up the good work, Valerie!

Birgit said...

I like this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/listing/126254968/necklace-pendant-hardware-jewelry?

becca said...

i love the Statement Necklace Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry Industrial Washers Charm Chain

Memories for Life said...

Valerie does such great work! I love these earrings:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/127120666/dangle-drop-earrings-geometric-circle?ref=shop_home_active

Rose said...

It is so hard for me to pick one favorite item from Valerie's shop, but her Steampunk Chain Bracelet Mixed Metal is up there.

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Yay for eco-friendly! Beautiful work!

Cole Nemeth said...

Love Eco-friendly jewelry! Valerie's has very lovely pieces!

Eyelah said...

I love Valerie's Blog!! I love her shop too. She has really affordable jewelry.

Solarride Rivernik said...

love the Steampunk Drop Earrings Hoop Earrings Hardware Jewelry Industrial Black Metal Eco Friendly

Cindi said...

Fantastic collection! Well done!

Jamie said...

Hi there, I learned about you via a post on Rose's (Random Creative) blog today... I LOVE your beautiful jewelery :) Also, I love the name of your blog.. 2justByou.. that is so clever and cute!

Sonya Kanelstrand said...

Valerie is an artist I admire. I love her jewelry and the way she develops her style. Good luck to all participants!

Denysia Yu said...

I love the Dangle Earrings Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry Industrial Washers Eco Friendly! :)

Katie R said...

Love it!

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debdenny said...

I like the Chevron pendant! Stopping by to meet and greet also - Espacularaiesa

Noor Unnahar said...

I like Pendant Statement Necklace Hardware Jewelry Wire Wrapped Copper Industrial Hardware . Its awesome !
Noor @ Noor's Place

eclairre said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/127120666/dangle-drop-earrings-geometric-circle?ref=shop_home_active

Jacqueline Hudson said...

I love the copper accents in some of these pieces. Very pretty!

Lancho said...

I love Steampunk Drop Earrings :)

FallenStar said...

love this bracelet:
Chain Bracelet Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry Industrial Black, Copper, and Brass Washers

Alice Beerland said...

/loved this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/101456626/dangle-earrings-wire-wrapped-hardware?ref=shop_home_active

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Love the
Chain Bracelet Hardware Jewelry Industrial Eco Friendly Gifts under 25:)




Annamarie Magee said...

I love the Long Statement Necklace Steampunk Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry Industrial Strand Necklace

Maegan Morin said...

These Steampunk Drop Earrings are my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/41936483/steampunk-drop-earrings-hoop-earrings?ref=shop_home_active

Audrey18 said...

Like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/120539085/chevron-pendant-necklace-long-hardware?ref=shop_home_active

AdrianaSorrentino
a.d.r.y@live.it

Stephanie LaPlante said...

My favorite item is the Chain Bracelet Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77242362/chain-bracelet-mixed-metal-hardware?ref=shop_home_active

Jennifer Irving said...

I really like the Drop Dangle Earrings Hardware Jewelry

Jennifer Reed said...

My fav item is the http://www.etsy.com/listing/74203594/statement-necklace-bib-geometric-hexagon?ref=shop_home_active

Goosegirl said...

Looooove the Mixed Metal Bracelet with washers.

Damla said...

I like this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/122077167/drop-dangle-earrings-hardware-jewelry

T Iv. said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/126254968/necklace-pendant-hardware-jewelry?ref=shop_home_active

gabrielle.sollis(at)yahoo(dot)com

bloomers said...

I love the Long Dangle Earrings Steampunk Hardware Jewelry Industrial Washers

ajeep said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86395226/statement-strand-necklace-mixed-metal?ref=shop_home_active

Marjolein Kucmer said...

This is my favorite item:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/122352251/dangle-drop-earrings-hardware-jewelry?ref=shop_home_active
*hugs*
Marjolein

trillina palemi said...

i like much this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/115760441/sparkly-statement-necklace-pendant?ref=shop_home_active

Mandee said...

I love the Copper Bracelet Hardware jewelry Chain link Industrial Washers

Georgia said...

I love the Statement Necklace Pendant Steampunk Hardware Jewelry Industrial Ball Bearing :)

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I'd get a lot of use out of this, http://www.etsy.com/listing/94346556/dangle-chandelier-earrings-geometric?ref=shop_home_active

Hardly a day goes by where I don't look at my "Alexander Quote" and think of you. What an amazing gift...

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
Finding Humour in Everyday Life
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Rita Pu said...

my favourite is:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/115761600/sparkly-statement-necklace-pendant?ref=shop_home_active

lovely!!

Glo said...

I like:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/121533503/bib-statement-necklace-hardware-jewelry?ref=shop_home_active

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Lala H said...

i love the statement strand necklace

http://www.etsy.com/shop/additionsstyle

Samra Softic said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86476536/adjustable-ring-cocktail-ring-steampunk?ref=shop_home_active


love it :))

roubeenaj said...

My fav: http://www.etsy.com/listing/76542637/statement-necklace-pendant-steampunk?ref=shop_home_active

Lkay107 said...

Statement Necklace Pendant Steampunk Hardware Jewelry Industrial Brass and Chrome Washer

Marta K said...

I absolutely love this ring!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/86476536/adjustable-ring-cocktail-ring-steampunk?ref=shop_home_active

kitblu said...

What a great idea for jewellery! I really like the Statement Strand Necklace Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry Industrial Copper Brass and Lock Washers.

Valerie said...

I like this: http://www.etsy.com/shop/additionsstyle

Laura Conroy said...

I love the steampunk necklace pendant

Laura Lane said...

Dangle Earrings Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry Industrial Washers

Katlyn Kizzee said...

Multi Strand Bracelet Chain Bracelet Hardware Jewelry Copper and Brass Washers Is My Favorite :)

Lex P. said...

I love the Chevron Pendant necklace but they are all beautiful

blew415 said...

Chain Bracelet Mixed Metal Hardware Jewelry Industrial Black, Copper, and Brass Washers

Kristen said...

I like this bracelet:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/58771565/chain-bracelet-mixed-metal-hardware?ref=shop_home_active

Stephanie said...

i wasn;t too sure of this at first, but it is realling growing on me. On the shop, I think I like these earrings best.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/72238676/steampunk-drop-earrings-dangles-hardware?ref=shop_home_active

TopHat said...

I love the mixed metal long statement necklace.

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sandyandcosmo said...

I love the stamped pendant necklace with copper heart and freshwater pearl.

BERRIES said...

Yaay it sounds so great Dear ♥
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Mateja Novak said...

I like:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/101532933/pendant-necklace-geometirc-hardware?ref=shop_home_active

Mirjana said...

I love http://www.etsy.com/listing/85365777/steampunk-statement-necklace-pendant?ref=shop_home_active

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Christina Zawadiwsky said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Industrial Washers Charm Chain!

Jessica Neumann said...

Partecipo!!

Baci

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femmenoir said...

My favorite item is definitely the Sparkly Statement Necklace Pendant Black Onyx Hardware Jewelry

Sierra Tatum

Shani said...

Love this: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84233222/steampunk-drop-earrings-dangle-earrings?ref=shop_home_active

meki said...

Love the Steampunk Dangle Earrings :D

cassandra said...

i love the Sparkly Statement Necklace Pendant Black Onyx Hardware Jewelry

Patti said...

I love the Pendant Necklace Beaded Wire Wrapped Hardware. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

Jessica said...

really unique!

Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

alaa nile said...

Multi Strand Bracelet Chain Bracelet Hardware Jewelry Copper and Brass Washers Is My Favorite :)
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