Wednesday, November 12, 2008

California Crafters Holiday Gift Guide 2008

The Etsy team of California known as California Crafters Club of Etsy (CCCOE) is preparing for the Holiday Season 2008.

Visit from now until Dec 31, and see the amazing work of all these artists.

Offering beautiful gifts in all price ranges, all types of art, jewelry, sewn items, pottery, paper items, anything you can think of we got it!

Tiring Weekend Full of Fun

Thank you all who came to both shows this past weekend in Irvine and Santa Ana.
Both shows were very fun to do and got lots os sales, so that makes me happy, and happy that a lot of pieces found new homes. Thank you for your support.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Patchwork Show in Santa Ana, CA

Come and see us at the biggest Indie Craft Show in Orange County! Over 50 vendors of the most innovative, fun and handmade stuff you can think of.

I will be sharing a space with Susan from Red Bess Bonney Creations. The Show is this Sunday November 9th, from 11 am to 5 pm. It's free, it's fun with music and good food! See you there!

Holiday Faire at the Irvine Fine Arts Center

This Saturday Nov. 8th I will be selling at the Holiday Faire in Irvine, I will be sharing a booth with Genene from Genene's Jewelry, come and visit us if you have a chance! Over 150 vendors will be at the show it's a family event and lots of fun for everybody.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

You're it!!

Amy a friend from the CA Etsy group was very sweet in thinking of me by tagging me. I'm supposed to tell 7 interesting things about me, which will be very hard..I'm not interesting!?! but anyhow, here we go to give it a try.

1. I am the youngest of 9 children, born and raised in Tijuana Mexico. I have 4 brothers and 4 sisters and a whole bunch of nieces and nephews. I am blessed that my Dad is still alive, and unfortunately my Mother passed away in 2000. I miss her everyday and think of her a lot.

2. And after being raised among so many kids and always thinking that I would have a bunch myself... I have only one child, a daughter who is 17 and is a Senior in High School. Which comes to be sweet to only have one specially when you are dealing with the teen years...Wheww!!

3. I have worked in many fields from an assembler in an electronics factory, a florist, retail, property management (my longest job 16 years), as a realtor, and now a days I'm embarking into a new thing as we speak Medical Interpreter, let's hope I stick to this one for another 16 years perhaps.

4. I immigrated to the US in February 1983, my decision to come here was to save money to buy a car and then go back. Well, I loved it here so much I never went back and have decided to stay here for ever. I became a US Citizen In May of 1997. A proud moment for me, the memory of being at the LA Convention Center among thousands of people and taking the oath to be loyal to my new country will stay with me for as long as I live.

5. I have always been a crafty girl, I think I take after my Mom in that regard. I can remember going to the craft store with her as a little kid when raffia flowers were in, and when you'd make trees out of wire and seedbeads. She was always working on something, she was a good seamstress and always knitted and crochet. It wasn't until my young adult years that I realized how much I liked making things with my hands.

6. My clay endeavors started when I took my daughter 10 years ago to a clay class that her parental grandmother was teaching in Laguna Beach, and man I was hooked!
I started building a small studio little by little, bought a kiln then a wheel and have been collecting tools and what nots ever since. I started making jewelry two years ago and right after that started making ceramic beads and pendants. It's this year that I started doing shows, craft fairs, boutiques, and different sales with friends to sell our stuff. I am happy where I am right now with my ceramic's jewelry.

7. I consider myself a peaceful person, hardworking, fun and friendly, concerned about issues going on in the world right now, I don't like conflict so I'm pretty mellow, I like to read sometimes, I like to exercise sometimes, watch tv a lot,
Ohhhh,,,,I procrastinate a lot that's my worst quality.

Well there you go, you know a little more about me....boringggggggg.
Thanks Amy for giving a chance to look back.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Halloween is Almost Here!

I've been working on Halloween pieces for the last few weeks, adding some to my etsy store. It's been fun making them, so now I will have fun selling them this coming Saturday.

Join me and Catherine from at the 27th Annual Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire in Claremont California, Saturday October 25, 2008 from 9am to 5pm. Free Admission, Chldrens Halloween Costume Parade, Kids' Korner, Unique art and Original Crafts and much more! Off the 10 or the 210 Frewways.

Please come and visit us, we will be at Booth 494!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Where to buy my ceramics, and help a cause

Hello, long time I haven't been here. There is that little thing that gets in the way callled life, so some things get put in the back burner. Bad Yolanda, bad.

I want to invite you to visit my booth this Saturday and Sunday at the Mistletoe Madness Craft Faire, October 11 and 12, from 9 am to 4 pm. Presented by the La Habra Woman's Club, at the La Habra Community Center located at 101 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631, corner of La Habra Blvd. and Euclid Blvd. Lots of vendors showing their handmade creations. Admission is free, and the nice thing is that proceeds benefit the La Habra Senior Programs and Scholarships. So what better than enjoying a day with the loved ones, do a little shopping (or a lot) and helping a cause. This is the way I like spending my Saturday.

Hope to see you there! Come and say hi.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Private Ceramic Jewelry Classess

If you live in the Orange County area in California, and would like to learn how to make your own ceramic beads, pendants and jewelry. I will start giving classes in a private setting, your place or mine. Email me at for further information.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

March 29 Etsy Members Backyard Sale!

Five etsy sellers are getting together this Saturday for a backyard sale,
lots of goodies for you to look at and purchase. Jewelry, candles, home decor, paper arts, sewn bycicle bastket liners, aprons, baby items, ceramic beads, pendants and things.

Come join us, check the flyer for an address!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Aardvark's Workshop Update

Last Friday was the second class of three were I am teaching ceramic bead making at Ardvark Clay in Santa Ana, CA. I have eight wonderful women take the classess, we made clay beads the first class, and this past friday we did the glazing. This coming is going to be putting our jewelry together.

Aardvark asked me to do another workshop in the summer, lasting longer than three weeks. I am working on a program where we have more time and choices on the fabrication of beads. We will continue the handbuilding and stamping methods, but I will also show how to make plaster and clay molds, slip casting of beads and also adding glass to them. This should be fun and can't wait for summer! also because I am tired of cold weather.

Have a great week and visit again. I will post some pictures later in the day.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Best wishes for a great 2008 everybody! I know I have not been as good as I should on the posting here. Things get in the way and time is flying so fast lately, I can't keep up with all things I'd like to do.

I am excited that I did my first show and things were really well, sold some pieces, recouped my fees so I'm happy. I am not going to say that I made money because that would be a lie, I have so much money invested in supplies, equipment, clay materials
etc, etc, etc. But I am getting in gear to add more venues for the cause. So, in a way I am excited about that beginning for me for the new year.

I am also going to be teaching a six-hour workshop on making ceramic beads, pendants and ultimately the last class is making jewelry with the ceramic pieces made. I will be teaching it at my local supplier,in Santa Ana, California. The workshop will be held Fridays, February 15,22 and 29, from 9-11am.

This Chritmas was fun for me, I got to spend time with my Dad, brothers, sisters and their kids. Some of them I had not seen for a few years since they live in Yucatan, they are all grown and beautiful kids. Lots of food, screaming, laughing, and games we played that almost turned into a was fun.

More later,