Friday, October 23, 2009

great green-ies: with alex keller


greening.... i find it exciting and hopeful that while there sure are lots of terrible things going on to pollute & harm our planet, there are so many wonderful folks doing fabulous things to help make the world a greener, healthier place! so, the rikrak studio is happy to feature great green-ies : snapshots of amazing, inspiring. eco-forward-thinking folks & groups from all sorts of fields and paths in the greening movement. some inspire by greening at home, or in their business; in their art or the larger world, or on many levels at once! i've asked each green-ie to suggest an easy eco-idea or tip we might all be able to add to our daily lives. today i'm honoured to present the next in this series!

My creation

you know what i really like & admire about handmade artist alex keller?
pretty much everything!

she's an eco-forward jewelry artist that crafts gorgeous new statement pieces from precious vintage works.

she's a fabulous cheerleader for the handmade world & is always encouraging the extended handmade community with interesting ideas, great posts and more.

she's a fun & engaging mommy who inspires me with her great ideas on parenting & participating in eco-forward living in greener ways.

she's an enthusiastic thrifter who shares my joy of vintage finds!

she's an amazing leader in the eco-artist & trashion world, where i think she's trend-setting the way for trashionistas to add beauty, glamour & style to their ensembles. (i love it when trashion doesn't look like it's necessarily trash! :)

and she's always sending a little note or hello or comment that certainly cheers my blogging days and those handmade folks that know and adore her! i think that's a great thing!

so thanks, alex. you're wonderful!
you're a wonderful, talented soul, and the world is a greener ,and better, place because of you!

and here's alex's eco. tip:

"my simple eco tip is a result of living in the desert:
when you run the shower to get warm water,
use a bucket to collect the water and then you have water for your plants!"


love it! thanks alex!
check out alex's gorgeous upcycled jewelry shop. be sure to follow her fun tweets.
and catch her fabulous small-business articles here.
(great suggestions and ideas, nicey!)
& have a great green weekend, lovelies!

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  1. I've love her long and luxurious necklaces. That's a great tip, too. We try to do that whenever we can!!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring me! I'm just so flattered :) Have a wonderful weekend, k!

  3. :) you're most welcome, nicey!
    thanks for being so great!

    and i love those necklaces, too, tara!

  4. Beauiful work. I love that it is all vintage!

  5. She ridiculously sweet and talented. Double whammy!

  6. I have to agree with Kristin, she is so very sweet and talented!

  7. great feature - alex keller always amazes me by stretching the limit of elegant and beautiful - and yet still 'trashion'

  8. I love alexkeller. Her work is always so beautiful. Great feature!


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it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!