Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Bejeweled Vegan Earth Day!

Blogger of the Day: Tamara at McFarland Designs

Tamara is a marvelous vegan cook but another reason to know and love her is because she's a fabulous Earthloving jeweler too! Her handmade designs are simple and stunning, and made from 100% recycled silver and gold using only fair trade gems (obtained from companies that promote environmental health, ensure worker safety, and preserve local communities). Her spinningly cool rings are my favorite and her White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies are too...I'll take a stack of each!  :)

Fair Trade Blue Sapphire and Recycled 18K Yellow Gold Ring

Forever Brilliant Moissanite and Recycled 14K Rose Gold Ring

Forever Brilliant Moissanite and Recycled 950 Palladium Ring

Moissanite and Recycled 14K Yellow Gold Ring

Forever Brilliant Moissanite and Recycled 14K Rose Gold Ring

Forever Brilliant Moissanite and Recycled 950 Palladium Wedding and Engagement Set

Recycled 14K White and Rose Gold Two-Tone Wedding Bands

Chatham Lab-created Ruby and Recycled 950 Palladium and 14K Yellow Gold Ring

Forever Brilliant Moissanite and Recycled 950 Palladium Engagement and Wedding Ring Set

Fair Trade Pink Sapphire, Recycled Sterling Silver and Recycled 14K Yellow Gold Ring

Forever Brilliant Moissanite and Recycled 14K Rose Gold Wedding Set

A few more treats...
Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and Pasta Fagiole
Lemon-Basil Kale Salad and and Potato Broccoli Chowder
Artichoke Tapenade, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Teatime Cucumber Sandwiches and Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Amazing Coconutty Brownies
Badass Berry Muffins
Strawberry Streusel Pie

And precious trinkets...


Another reason to love Tamara...every month she donates 5% of her sales to a compassionate charity. Her April donation goes to Vegan Outreach...yay!  :)

Bonus...a 50% off sale!

Do you pay attention to things like sustainability and fair trade when you shop? Have you ever bought handmade jewelry? If you could have any piece of Tamara's beautiful jewels, which would it be?  ;)

Check out the rest of our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!

6 comments:

  1. My goodness, what beautiful wearable works of art! For the first time ever, I may be even more enchanted by the jewelry than the food. They're firmly outside of my budget, but a girl can dream, right? Every last one of those rings are definitely wish list material!

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    1. Dreaming is just being prepared for when luck falls in your lap. :)

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  2. I have handmade jewelry bought from the artist who made it. I'd have a hard time choosing just one of Tamara's pieces as my favorite!

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    1. Yay for you for supporting independent artists! You are so lucky to live by Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery and have so many other galleries and art festivals in the area. :)

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  3. Thanks so much for featuring my work and recipes! What a nice write-up! :-)
    Tamara

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    1. You're welcome...thanks for stopping by! :)

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