Purple Ducky Designs At Moscow Artwalk 2017

I was able to get a booth to demonstrate and sell my jewelry and art at this year’s Moscow Artwalk. I had quite a bit of fun, tho only made one sale. But I did talk with a lot of people and gave away a few cards. Quite a few people also took pictures to post on Snapchat and other social media.

Picked up a pop up canopy from a friend who sold it to me for $40, brand new, never out of the box. It is a very good color too:

I had a very nice location also. Weather was troublesome tho, wind was annoying. Luckily I’d brought pretty much all my gear and supplies as a couple of my bins were heavy enough to use as weights, as was the Del computer I was going to take apart:

At this point it was more useful as an anchor than for materials LOL! I had plenty of hard drives and laptops to take apart if needed:

Had a very good view up and down Main,  tho being downwind of Duke’s Place was a bit problematic, it smelled so good my mouth kept watering all evening LOL! I’d brought munchies along, but grapes and string cheese just wasn’t what my taste buds were wanting.

Tried to sprinkle a few times, but the rain held off. The wind however! Tried to move my canopy a good 2-3 feet at one point, so glad I had the weights on at least 3 corners. Will be looking at a better solution than bins and Dell computers. Wrap around sandbags maybe, or just fund barbell weights at the thrift shops. We’ll see.

But I love my new canopy. Need to get a banner to hang across the front. Have one designed thru my Zazzle shop, just need to order it before the next event in July.

The sun finally did come out:

Tho the breeze didn’t quite go away. I was taking my jacket on and off all evening and I’d dressed in layers as is.

Made quite a few items, a couple pair of Pride earrings using spindle rings, here is one set:

Will be uploading all the new items to my Amazon shop in the next couple of days. Need to get some good photos of them all.

Getting a lot better at chatting with people, tho my brain derails frequently when I try and think of a particular word when I am discussing the materials I am using. But I have the most fun talking with the little kids who just are amazed at what I can do with dead computers. I keep a regular hard drive and a laptop hard drive intact with the covers off so they can look at it and spin the platters around. I also have one desktop mostly intact so they can see what the inside of one looks like. Same with a couple motherboards (tho eventually all those will be replace with others as I use up my display models LOL).

Made contact with a couple people who I can get more dead computers from, so that is nice. So while not the most profitable event I have been too, it was fun and I hope to do it again next year.

Now to see about getting booth space at two more events this summer.







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Purple Ducky Designs is about reusing and recycling items such as computer parts in order to keep as much of the waste out of landfills while turning it into unique wearable art as jewelry and interesting art pieces. The whole thing started when I took some read/write arms from hard drives my husband had dismantled and made them into a Christmas ornament for a party. Someone jokingly suggested they would make great earrings and I took that idea and ran with it.

Since then I have been thinking up different ways to use dead computers as jewelry and art. I haven’t looked at computer e-waste the same way since. I even find ways to use as much of the leftover materials such as wire, etc in my art pieces to further reduce the amount of waste that gets thrown out.

Plus I really love turning stuff that people wouldn’t generally think as still useful into something they would see in a new light.

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Hard drive spindle ring earrings with sea shells


Earrings made from recycled computer hard drive spindle rings, cat5 wire, beads and sea shells. The sea shells were brought back from the South Seas by my grandpa when he came back from WWII. A unique piece of wearable art.

These earrings are fairly light weight.

These earring are shown with ear wires. They can be converted to posts at no extra cost, just let me know when you order.


These can be prurchased for $15 thru Purple Ducky Designs on Etsy.