Sunday, December 26, 2010

After Xmas sale

To get ready for 2011, we are having a 40% off sale today through Monday January 3rd. Use coupon code NYE10 at checkout. Enjoy the savings!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Sheny's Holiday Art Market December 11th

It's that time again! Time to shop, shop, shop for holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones. So, why not shop from local artisans at the SHENY 2010 Holiday Artisan Market?

This fun, new event will be held on Saturday, December 11th from 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM on 1740 & 1742 Sunset Blvd Houston, TX 77005 in front of the Sheny Boutique.
Shop from amazing artists who will be spending the day with us.

Participating artists:

2nd Nature- mobiles, windchimes, painted signs, painted flower pots and wreathsAmaria- bohemian chic gem jewelry
bLuGrn design- sterling silhoutte jewelry
Everyday Accents- Hip, Handmade, Crocheted Hats and Accessories.
Frilled and Feathered- handmade artistry and originality in the form of wearable art!

Giving Tree Botanicals - work is based on Lavender. Californian transplant has been growing and crafting with lavender for many years.
Gypslet - one of a kind little girls dress collection for special occasions.
Julie Pettit- various size handbags and totes and aprons out of mostly vintage fabrics and trims.

KabulogluArt- everyday materials, and sustainable ingredients over canvas or construction paper.The Little Illustrator- fun happy illustrations that hope to bring a smile to people's faces.Mamapainter - original, mixed media artwork.
SHENY Designs - metal smith working with precious and semi precious gems.

Buy local.
The artists will personally thank you.

Monday, December 6, 2010

First Saturday Art Market- The Holiday Edition

Had such a great time this past Saturday at the FSAM! There were more than 60 artists and artisans. The turnout was awesome and I am so happy that people came out to support their local art community. Are you planning on supporting your local art community this holiday season? Here are a couple of pictures from Saturday....

IMG_7891Shan from Acute Accent
Pens Ink
IMG_7890IMG_7889Heartwood CreationsB. Bags and Emilee RoseIMG_7879.jpg

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Coupon

For all of you wanting a piece of Amaria jewelry, I am offering a 25% DISCOUNT for Black Friday 11/26. Just use THANKS1 when asked for a Coupon Code at check out.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Winner of Earrings Contest

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for entering! The official winner is JFKIDDER!!! Congratulations!! Please make sure to email me ( ) your address information to send out the earrings! You have till Wednesday this week to contact me before I have to draw again!
Thank you so much once again everyone!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Birthday Month Earrings Giveaway

This is the first Amaria giveaway ever!!!!! I am feeling extremely generous for my birthmonth November. A shout out to all my fellow Scorpios!
I will be giving away these sterling silver leverback earrings with faceted tourmalated quartz and soft white freshwater pearls. The earrings are worth $30 in my shop.

For a chance to win you must:

1. Enter your email in the far right side bar and subscribe to my blog.

2. Enter a comment on my blog about your favorite piece of jewelry in my shop by adding the link.

I will pick the winner and post the winner on my blog!

GOOD LUCK- Only one winner!!!!!

Entries will be accepted until November 7, 2010, Midnight Central. I will notify the winner the following day! You will have 48 hours to claim your prize or I will have to pick another winner.

Open to US and Canadian residents only ( Next contest I might open it up to the world ) We will see how this fabulous contest goes...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Artisans from A Fair to Remember

We had a great time this past Saturday at a Fair to Remember! If you missed us this year we will be planning our next show soon... Check back with us later. Here are just some of the artisans that participated. Go to our Flickr photographs group to see more artisans and their artwork.

Nate from Nate's Recycled Art
Emilee from Emilee Rose
Shan from Acute Accent
Jennifer from Jennifer Kirby Designs

Pam from Serendipity Rose

Debbie from Debbie Doodles
Linda from Visual Smiles Gallery

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Artisans of Houston presents A Fair to Remember

On October 23, 2010 from 10am to 3pm Artisans of Houston will be having their 2nd annual A fair to remember at Bethany Christian Church 3223 Westheimer Rd.. Amaria will be there ready with some new goodies just in time for holiday shopping. Come on out and support your local artisans!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Feeling Red

My family took a trip to Italy this summer and I was inspired by all the fabulous vibrant colors. Inspired by the red and gold seen on these Roman "soldiers", I decided to make this red coral cluster bracelet with pyrite accents. I also fell in love again with Chair of Saint Peter by Gian Lorenzo Bernini at St. Peter's in the Vatican.
The colors used on these masks from Venice are also a source of inspiration. I have so many ideas floating in my head I just cannot keep up with them. Stay tuned for more designs!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

White Linen Night in the Heights

I had such a great time this past saturday at White Linen Nights in the Heights! It was super hot and humid but fun at the same time if that is possible! I met such great people!!!!! Had no idea how big this show was as it was my first time participating. It is estimated that 30,000 people passed through WLN!!!! Not sure how many came through the artisan market but it was the largest show I have ever participated in. I will certainly plan on participating again next year!
I loved that some of my previous customers came back and made a point to say hello and tell me how much they have enjoyed their Amaria pieces! Makes me sooo happy!!! So many Artisans of Houston came by to say hello too! Love the support! Thanks everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Film- Eat, Pray, Love

Can't wait to see this movie but first I need to read the book! Has anyone read the book? Thoughts?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Busy Bee

I have been busy looking at my lil' biz and deciding where I want to go with it. I am currently looking at different woman's charities to donate to and trying to decide which ones line up with my vision or mission statement for my company. In the meantime, I have also been busy designing away and getting ready for the upcoming fall seasons. I have many projects going on and trying not to get too distracted. Wish me luck! Oh and if you have any suggestions on women's charities, I am looking for a international/global one and a local ( U.S. ) one. Suggest away! Thanks!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ladies & Gentleman I will be teaching a basic beading class at Sheny Designs 1740 Sunset Blvd. Houston, TX 77005 on Friday June 25, 2010 from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. I will be supplying all materials and the COST is $50. You will leave with your own unique jewelry and jewelry making supplies!
So gather your friends, grab your favorite bottle of wine, and get ready to create a beautiful piece of jewelry!
After enjoying the company of your friends and some wine, you'll be ready to go out in style, wearing the gorgeous piece you just made!

Hope to see you there!
And remember to invite your friends!

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP by end of the day Wednesday June 23, 2010! Pay now through paypal on the button below.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Remembering 4 years ago....

June 10th we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary.I had a great friend make us an anniversary cake. She is so talented and made us this cake out of dark chocolate, raspberry, dulce de leche and prunes. Just amazing!

If you have found love in your lives hold on and treasure it because not everyone finds it!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Nanduti Paraguayan Lace

I am thankful that I was invited to speak on Saturday at the Institute of Hispanic Culture in Houston on Saturday May 15, 2010. I was invited to do a presentation about nanduti lace as I studied this particular lace in Paraguay for 4 months. I had a teacher who came into the capital twice a week from Itagua and taught me how to make this lace. The lace is a source of pride for Paraguayans and it can be in seen in various artworks, songs, and even furniture. I even incorporated the nanduti into my logo. I will be uploading my power point presentation this week online for those interested. I highly recommend reading the book "Encaje de Paraguay" by Annick Sanjurjo. This book is available in Spanish only at this time but is currently being translated. The book comes with an amazing DVD available in both English and Spanish. You can purchase the book directly from the author on

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New stones & goodies

I attended the gem show last month and bought some amazing stones and pieces. I have not had a chance to work with my new goodies yet, except for one piece I was able to design. I found some rare mother of pearl hand carved medallions which I had been eyeing for a while but not ready to make the $$ commitment. I finally sucked it up and purchased them. Here is what I created with those medallions, blue topaz & moonstones my Basilie earrings. What do you think? I am in love with them.......

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bellaire Arts Festival April 17, 2010

Come on out this Saturday to the Bellaire Arts Festival in the Bellaire Town Square from 9 am to 5 pm. Amaria will be out there once again this year. Looking forward to the new location! Hope to see you there!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Cross Creek Ranch Arts Festival in Fulshear, TX

Escape the city this weekend! Come on out to Fulshear and see all 70 artist & artisans that will be present for the first Cross Creek Ranch Arts Festival. Amaria will be one of the artisans there! Come on out! Can't wait to see you!

Event: Cross Creek Ranch Fine Arts Festival
When: April 10, 2010 - open 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 6450 Cross Creek Bend Ln Fulshear, TX 77441