Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ostrich Feathers ARE NOT Ethical.

Did you know that Ostrich feathers can NOT be collected ethically? The worst of the ways to obtain ostrich feathers is to hand pluck each feather one by one from the socket while the bird is alive and immobilized. Nine months later, once all the feathers have grown back, the bird goes through the process again - for their entire lives. 

Cruelty-Free feathers from other birds, like the ones I use, are picked off the ground after the birds drop them during seasonal molting which most birds do on their own. I make sure that I only buy from sellers who have happy free range birds. Most of my suppliers even post pictures of their happy birds laying around on the porch in the sun like a family dog!

Buy Cruelty Free!

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Buy Art For The Holidays!

'No sweeter gift than ART' by 10eisha

An art inspired gift guide for those who would like to feed a starving artist for the holidays!

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Flower Girl Sets

Ive started making little flower girl hair barrette sets for offbeat weddings.

I am trying to stick with things that will possible match an offbeat bride like black & red veiling, dark colors, etc. 

What do you think?

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Monday, November 01, 2010

The creative world of 10eisha

Here is what is going on in the creative world of 10eisha:

1. I am to be in an Art show this coming weekend for my printmaking. I am very excited about this! But of course it comes with lots of matting and framing tasks, picking what to show, making labels, etc., etc. But again, I could not be more happy about this and 20% of the proceeds go to help art programs at a local high school!

Close Up of a Colograph -->

2. I landed a consignment deal with a non-local shop and I have been making a few custom pieces to send to the owner. Unfortunately I have hit a few road bumps during production such as running out of my metal tags I put on the backs and loosing a rhinestone here and there. But they are coming along!
Not one of the consignment pieces -->

3. I realized when it came time to re-order my custom stamped metal jewelry tags that I was paying WAY too much so I found an alphabet stamping set on ebay and blank discs to stamp myself...hopefully its as easy as it sounds to make them!

4. I am trying to re-vamp and update my site because it seems that magazines and such are sick of showing etsy sellers all the time so having a stand alone website/shop might set me apart from the crowd. Or so i hope :)
NOT the revamped version -->

5. My new team, offbeat etsy weddings team, has been a huge success. We won a team grant for advertising which we plan on using for and have really kept the energy up about doing press releases and all this other stuff that seems so daunting on your own.

6. I am completely out of money but have 3 fairly large custom orders on my plate so i am hoping that the completion of those will help jump start my winter season. Keeping my fingers crossed.

What has been on your creative to-do list?

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