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Inspiring Style: Mouse and Moe Eco Friendly Jewelry Review

1/16/2012

Happy MLK Day!
Today's Inspiring Style post is all about eco-friendly jewelry. I love just about all types of jewelry, but it's an added advantage when you can get jewelry that is not only nice to look at, but also good for the environment.

That's exactly what Mouse and Moe is all about.

Creator Emily Grace Goodrich decided to use her knowledge and experience as a painter and photograph to form jewelry and accessories made from recycled plastic shopping bags. Each piece of jewelry is heat fused and hand stitched.
Here's what Emily had to say about her line:

Muse: Why did you decide to make this type of jewelry?
Emily, Mouse and Moe: When I started making jewelry as a business, rather than just a hobby, one of the first priorities I had was to use recycled materials in one form or another. I'd like to say it's because I'm really into recycling, but it was more of a financial decision, as I was between jobs at the time. I started with broken costume jewelry, but continued to experiment with other materials, looking for something unique. 

After seeing a video tutorial on fusing plastic bags, I was intrigued by the notion of finding a way to make fused plastic look like something other than melted trash. I also design jewelry for a fair trade company called Ember Arts that sells paper bead jewelry, and between the two, I've learned that I really just love the challenge of working with unconventional materials. 
Muse: How difficult is it to make jewelry from plastic bags? 
Emily: I have a penchant for choosing tedious activities for myself, and you might say that this jewelry is pretty difficult to make. I have to keep an eye out for specific colors of plastic, then wash and dry it, prep it, melt it, cut out shapes, and then hand stitch those tiny plastic shapes to wire. For some reason, I love the meditative hand stitching process, though, so it's definitely worth it to me!
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The best part about the jewelry on Mouse and Moe is that, although they are made from recycled materials, they don't looked recycled at all. The plastic bags are paired with sterling silver and wire to spruce them up.
I received the Sundance necklace in cranberry and teal and totally love it. The material is sturdy and the color combination works very well.This is a preview of an upcoming lookbook post!So use the code Muse20 until the end of February on Mouse and Moe to get your own piece of eco-friendly jewelry for 20% off. Remember, each piece that you buy keeps another plastic bag out of landfills and the ocean.

What do you think of Mouse and Moe?

Post = sponsored; Opinions = my own 

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  1. oh, so so lovely! always adore to find new jewelry goodies! x

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  2. I have never thought of jewelry as being eco friendly. Mouse and Moe have some amazing pieces. I love the Sundance Earrings and the Arroyo necklace.

    Diego
    www.howtozipyourfly.com

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  3. Ohhhh I enjoyed the interview I can't believe its made out of plastic so pretty and I love the colors.

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  4. These creations are fantastic! And I absolutely love the geometric designs. I also love that they are Eco-Friendly! Looks great on you hun ;)

    Stay FABulous!
    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  5. Woahhhhh love the necklace, the color is so cool :)

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  6. Gorgeous pieces!
    Love the geometry!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. First off, just stumbled upon your blog and think you're gorgeous!!

    Now onto this beautiful jewelry! It's so unique and lovely, I really like the colors and shapes. Very nice :) Have a great day!!

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  8. how cool! i am loving that necklace!

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  9. Such a great post, I like it!!! These pieces of jewelry are simply fab!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

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  10. Anything fashion and eco-friendly and I am all ears. Thanks for featuring this jewellery brand, its good to know that are some stunning designs like these are also great for the environment.

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  11. That jewelry looks beautiful! I love the necklace you are wearing. Almost has a native american vibe to it.

    xoxo
    mandy
    http://blog.klury.com/2012/01/valentines-day-gift-guide-the-mr-edition/

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  12. These are all beautiful pieces Cheryl! I also scrolled down to see your H&M Versace post. I didn't get to the launch right away so when I visited the store at night, the items left were the lavender dress, the leopard and tropical print skirt, and some belts. :(

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  13. Oh I'm loving these pieces! That necklace is just fabulous! Thanks for introducing me :) xoxo

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  14. love it!!
    kiss kiss

    http://thepinkillusion.blogspot.com/

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  15. i love their shapes and colors. it really adds to an outfit.
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow! What incredibly unique pieces. Love! :)

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  17. Love the bold tribal-inspired earrings! =)

    pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. i think the pieces are all pretty! i love your necklace! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  19. Such a great concept for a jewelry line. Thanks for featuring it...will take a look at her stuff for sure.

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  20. Love those original and unique pieces!! Great idea!!
    xoxo

    Jelena

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  21. You know this is right up my alley, right?! The pieces are so so so pretty.

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