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As the host of EtsyBloggers' blog carnival this time I knew I wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as well as spring off the Green by hearing what others are doing in our community to bring more Green in to their lives.

I thought I'd tell you about one of the things I've done to reduce my impact on the planet.  I've always been ecologically minded so when I started my jewelry business several years ago I wanted my packaging to reflect my values.  It was also important to me that it be attractive even if the packaging ended up getting tossed at the receiver's end.  My hope of course is that it will get used or re-used for another purpose. 
I first wrap all my jewelry items in sustainably grown mulberry paper from Thailand.  "As it requires little care and can regenerate branches harvested for the bark, this beneficial tree also helps preserve indigenous plant biodiversity in the area."  I then place it in a handcrafted mulberry paper gift envelope impregnated with rose petals that is suitable for gift-giving.
Along with my business card and stationery being both made from recycled paper, I usually place the items in a box or bubble-wrapped envelope that I previously received in the mail.  This pile of boxes and envelopes isn't pretty in the corner of my studio, but I just can't throw them away if they're clean and reusable.  Some recipients may see that it has been recycled and I hope when they do that they are either happy about it or think about starting to recycle their packaging materials, too. In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day here are a sampling of items from my shop that will keep you from being pinched this year.
Garden Time (SOLD)
Mixed Media artisan necklace by Honey from the Bee 
Art Nouveau Artisan Necklace by Honey from the Bee 
Fresh Bracelet
"May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you"  Irish blessing


Cute Blog! I’m a new follower

Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Saturday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

Love it Janet! I adore

Love it Janet! I adore mulberry papers and use them in a lot of different ways too... from crafting to packaging..trying to stay green the scouts say "Leave no trace"

I like the idea of that

I like the idea of that mulberry paper--never have heard of it before! Very nice selection of 'green' creations, too!

I am definitely a green

I am definitely a green person, I think that lead to my art. I am a folk artists,I use lots of found items. I was also an antique dealer by trade,so I made my living in a very green profession.I had never heard of mulberry paper,sounds fascinating.

Janet, I'm sure receiving one

Janet, I'm sure receiving one of your items in the mail must be a special treat! I love it that you use mulberry paper scented with rose pentals! Thanks for sharing.

Wow! I'm going to buy

Wow! I'm going to buy something just for the packaging you do. Love the thoughtfulness that you put in your packaging as well as the skill you use to create your pieces.

this is great! very pretty,

this is great! very pretty, practical, and green. i struggle with the Big Ol Pile Of Packaging Materials To Be Recycled as well :-) nice post!

I'm glad I'm not the only one

I'm glad I'm not the only one having a tower of clean, recycled boxes waiting to be send on another journey :-) What a lovely idea using mulberry paper for gift wrapping. That is such a great paper. I've used it for crafting quite a bit.Birgitte

Love your post. So

Love your post. So interesting to see everyone's very different interpretations of "green" Funny that you were hosting another blog hop! Anyway, my fav is "from an acorn" it's gorgeous!

opps...forgot to leave my

opps...forgot to leave my "signature" (jewelry) (jewelry making supplies)

Great use of recycling the

Great use of recycling the packaging. Your jewelry is so very nice!

You rock Janet! I get to play

You rock Janet! I get to play with mulberry paper tonight at my resin paper class. She is going to have some there to play with, but when I was looking it up on the internet I found some with very interesting patterns too.

Kim - Mulberry paper since

Kim - Mulberry paper since it's handmade can be made up of lots of natural things and dye in it. The green I use is just the paper and it's soft so easily wraps - almost like cloth. Hmmm I wonder if you can buy just mulberry branch pulp? Resin paper - oh want to see what you're going to make!

I love your packaging!! I was

I love your packaging!! I was so pleased when I received your HAF secret Santa gift. I too have a pile of boxes that just sit in my living room. I wish I could find a creative, organized way to store them.

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