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Earth Day 2012 celebrations

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EARTH DAY 2012 – APRIL 22 – SALE AND EVENTS
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Celebrate Earth Day by purchasing a beautiful, green, footprint free accessory.
Twice offers 10% OFF the entire collection for the entire month of April. Enter coupon code EARTHDAY12 at checkout.

Twice will donate 5% of all Aprile sales to http://www.earthday.org/

Necklace review and Giveaway

Want Twice for free? Now you have the chance to participate in the giveaway that Jordyn is generously sponsoring at The Green House. The giveaway will also give you the opportunity to visit her blog, which is neat!

So what are you waiting? Click and Win!

Twice at The Green House Giveaway

Good luck!

Stefania

 

 

 

 

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Interview and giveaway

Twice is featured on A Life Sustained. The article includes an interview and a giveaway.

A lucky reader of A Life Sustained will receive pair of upcycled circular dangle earrings.

 

Visit  A Life Sustained and follow the instructions to enter. The winner will be chosen by November 5.

 

Good luck!

 

Stefania

 

 

It’s mother’s day in Costa Rica

Find the perfect gift for your mom, with my first ever Etsy treasury dedicated to moms. Because you probably don’t know but today is mother’s day, at least in Costa Rica and in Antwerpen, a small city in Belgium. Surprise your mother with an unexpected, hand-made, beautiful and eco-friendly gift.

Visit Twice on Etsy to find even more.

It's mother day in Costa Rica by Twice

Photo credit: CraftCult.

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Twice is for sale

The wait is over. Twice, is finally for sale. Take a look at my Etsy store. So far, Etsy is the only venue where you can buy Twice, but more will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

Go to my Etsy store

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Taking photos of jewelry at sunset

It it well known that the best light for taking pictures is at sunset. yesterday, I took a million pictures (well, more than 100 but definitely less than 200), but I wasn’t really satisfied about any of them. Ans the sunset came. So I took my camera once again, ran outside with a bunch of earrings to take advantage of those 3 minutes of light before the end of the day.

I clearly wasn’t planning it, so I had to face the problem of how to keep the earrings up and what background to use… not easy. But I found a wood stick and that worked, especially because I could not find a better background than the dusty bench in my front porch. Well, here’s the result. You can judge yourself. I am not sure if I am going to use any of those, but it was surely a fun photo session.

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Diamonds last forever, and so does plastic.

I am a minimalist jewelry designer. I transform waste material in ethereal, elegant, sustainable pieces of wearable art, perfect for any occasion. Twice offers hand-sculpted, unique pieces of jewelry. With any of the Twice creations, you will own an eco-friendly, green, sustainable accessory that will conciliate your fashion needs and your eco-chic lifestyle.

Twice makes you pretty, guilt-free.

Materials

Twice cares about the environment. I reuse materials that would be wasted otherwise, or that are produced without drawing additional resources from the environment.

HDPE, high-density polyethylene

Plastic is extremely durable and degrades very slowly. Recycling plastic is not easy, due to the difficulties in sorting various plastic materials. Did you know that unrecycled plastic is often disposed in landfills or it accumulates in the ocean? I use a particular type of plastic—HDPE—which will make a durable, non toxic piece of jewelry. HDPE is is also used in food storage because it has very low risk of leaching BPA, a toxic component present in plastic.

Recycled Sterling Silver

I buy my silver from a trusted supplier who offers 100% recycled silver wire. Recycled silver leaves a lower carbon footprint, if compared to silver that is freshly pulled out of the ground.

With the purchase of any of the Twice pieces of jewelry, you will receive a beautifully packaged gift that will last forever.

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Metal scrubber chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa


Upcycling is becoming widespread among artists, but it rarely reaches sublime levels such as in the case of Daisuke Hiraiwa, a London based artist born in Tokyo, who created a chandelier using metal scrubbers. His creation will be exposed at Grønbechs Gård in Denmark until August 15th. The artist is not new to upcycling. His work includes lamps made out of disposable tableware and toothpicks.

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Winter collection sneak peek

Hello! I added some new pictures of my 2011 Winter Collection, which is going to be available around August 16. Enjoy the sneak peek and choose your favorite: a give away will be probably take place soon… stay tuned!

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Solar bottles: light for the poor

A bottle filled with water and bleach. That’s what takes to bring light into windowless houses for up to five years. The bottles are installed through holes in the roof of poor huts and shelters, which are typically windowless and therefore incredibly dark, even during the day. The light enters through the hole, but it propagates by means of refraction in the water and bleach solution. The project has been developed by students at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and now curated by Illac Diaz, creator of MyShelter Foundation. The solution is clever, sustainable and remarkably inexpensive. Nonetheless it has the potential of improving the “standard of living” of low income communities, according to Illac Diaz. There are several ways to contribute to this project: you can bring light to your community, sponsor a bottle or donate money through Paypal.

Go here for more information.

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