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August 24, 2013

Made Just for You!

As I mentioned in my last post, even though my Etsy shop is currently empty, I've really been cranking out lots of new pieces  (see them here). And lots of custom orders!

Several times people have given me a bracelet or necklace of theirs to remake differently or upcycle into a completely different piece for them, and it's so much fun!

This bracelet was once two strechy bracelets that were too tight. Now it's a cuff bracelet the perfect length!

With beads left over for earrings!

The beads on this necklace once made up a thin stretchy bracelet. Now a one-of-a-kind, dainty necklace!

And this necklace is one of my favorite pieces I've made. I love how just white beads from simple, unwanted stretchy bracelets could be linked and braided into such a gorgeous focal point! And the customer loved it too. :)

Do you have beads you'd like used in a piece, or a piece of jewelry you want upcycled into something completely different? Feel free to message me on Facebook or Etsy to discuss a custom order!

August 18, 2013

Just a Few Dozen Brand-Spankin' New Pieces!

You may have noticed that my Etsy shop is currently empty... :( But that doesn't mean I'm out of items by any means! I'm currently in the midst of party season so am holding off on listing items until there's a break from parties long enough to do so.

But in the meantime, I'm still cranking out pieces--somewhere near 100 since we moved and I finally got all my supplies unpacked and settled in.

So for now, all the pieces up for sale are available for your viewing and shopping pleasure on my Katya Valera Facebook page here.

While you're there, under my photo albums, you'll find all the Available Bracelets, Available Earrings, and Available Necklaces, complete with prices. Pretty self-explanatory. :) You'll also find Matilda's Favorites, which contains my my antique mannequin Matilda's past and present personal favorites, and Only One Ever, a collection of the pieces that I absolutely do not have the supplies to duplicate--so act fast!

You'll also see the Custom Orders album and the Found Their Happy Homes album, which is all the pieces that have sold in 2013. I just love all my pieces so much I have to have an album for the ones that have left me...

So take a look! If you see a piece already sold that you love, or would like something made similarly, feel free to message me on Facebook or on Etsy, and we'll talk! And if you see a piece for sale that you would like to buy, just let me know, and I'll happily list it just for you on Etsy!

August 9, 2013

The Cordelia Collection: An Extra Touch of Elegance

Yet one more collection at Katya Valera has its own distinct qualities: the Cordelia Collection.

While the Journey Collection and the Juicy Collection cover everyday wear, the Cordelia Collection offers pieces perfect for evening and formal wear and special occasions. 

The contents of the collection are always changing, but every piece is ready to give you that added touch of elegance.

Which one do you love?