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March 31, 2013

Time's Almost Up!

Just one hour left to qualify to be entered in Katya Valera's first jewelry giveaway! Every purchase made puts your name in the drawing to win one of three gorgeous pieces, winner's choice! To find out more and see those pieces, take a look at this post. You can browse 116 items and get your name in the drawing at my Etsy shop.

Don't miss your chance, and happy shopping!

Also, Happy Easter!! :D

March 27, 2013

Always Something New to Try

The jewelry at Katya Valera is always limited edition--the most I've ever made of the same item is 3 or 4, and that is exceptionally rare. That means I don't just have 5 or 7 styles I make over and over in different colors; I'm always coming up with or discovering different styles to try!

The new style to enter Katya Valera's Etsy shop is lariat necklaces! My brain really had a hard time believing the concept would truly work as people claim. But I've now got three new necklaces to prove it!

All you do is pull the dangle bead(s) through the circle or oval at the other end of the chain, pulling more or less through to get a longer or shorter look. Amazing!

Which one is your favorite?? :)

You can find additional pictures of each along with more info at my Etsy shop by going here.

March 25, 2013

One Week Left!

There's only one full week left in March--and that means only one week left to be entered in Katya Valera's jewelry giveaway! Here are the three pieces for the winner to choose from:

Some happy customers have already added their names to the list, so make sure to take your turn, and you might win some jewelry valued at up to $12. And considering there's earrings on Sale at my Etsy shop for $6, that's a pretty good deal!

Every piece you buy enters your name in the drawing, so be sure to take a look around at my Etsy shop!

March 20, 2013

The Calendar May Be Lying...

...But it claims it's finally spring, so I'm going to go with it! Maybe the weather will get the memo in the next few weeks.

Yes, we're only about an hour into spring, so I'm really jumping on it. Everyone to the west still has another hour or two left in disgusting winter, I know, but it's here now, right? :D

And in case you missed it, the long-awaited, much-longed for season brings one more piece of happiness with it: the chance to win a handmade piece of happiness from Katya Valera!

Of course you'd love to win a free necklace or pair of earrings, right? And if for some reason these 3 pretty diverse choices don't suit your style, any would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift!

Here's more info on how you can be the winner, just by doing some fun shopping, along with lots of pictures of the potential prizes.

What a great start to spring--free springy jewelry! =)

March 14, 2013

Spring Jewelry Giveaway!

Congratulations--you here on my blog are the first to find out: Katya Valera is having a Giveaway in honor of spring! I know, it's not here yet, but it will be by the time the contest is over! ;)

You could be the proud owner of one of Katya Valera's most popular items--for free! Which one would you pick?

Each features polymer clay flowers, molded and baked by me.

The first features magenta, "shabby-chic" roses on silver, diamond-shaped filigree bases. 

The middle is composed of a gorgeous, large red rose on a heart-shaped bronze base and hangs from black ribbon.

The third is a unique, sideways-hanging silver heart embellished with earth-toned flowers.

Each is one-of-a-kind, and ready to be yours! Here's how:

Beginning now through March 31 at 11:59 pm EST, every Katya Valera purchase made, of any amount, will enter the customer's name into a drawing. The winner will be randomly selected directly after the above time and will be notified soon thereafter.

A way to increase your chances? Your name will be entered again for every purchase you make!

One last note, if for some reason there are 5 or less purchases made between now and then, we'll try again another time, okay?

So, go ahead and get a head start on everybody else--take a look!

Can't wait to announce the winner! Thanks so much for looking!

March 13, 2013

More Happiness for Sale!

Bronze, silver, and gold chain,
Understated and bold styles,
Evening and everyday pieces

All of the above are in these and more brand new items up on my Etsy shop. They're all limited edition (if not the only one ever) and ready for spring and summer!

I absolutely LOVE the gold bracelet, and the purple and teal bracelet in particulardefinitely my style. Someone buy them quick before I cave and keep them (I've done that too much already)!

And if there's a couple pieces here you can't find in the shop yet, they're coming--after all, I've only two hands; be patient! =)

March 11, 2013

What I’ve Been Up to Lately

This is what inescapable creativity looks like…. 

It appears to be mass chaos, but I actually know what’s going on here. ;) 

I just get so excited when I sit down to make jewelry and don’t want to forget all my ideas, so I think, “Oh, I need to use these … and I need to make this necklace … and I need to make something with these … and these … and…,” and that is what it looks like. :D

Maybe over-eagerness. Maybe this has something to do with it?

But when this comes of it, I guess it’s a good thing:


March 6, 2013

So Glad You're Here!

Welcome to my jewelry shop blog, home of behind-the-scenes info, exclusive photos, and all kinds of good stuff about one of my most favorite topics ever—jewelry—specifically, the jewelry found at Katya Valera, my beloved shop. 

All kinds of possibilities with this newest aspect of Katya Valera, so be sure to follow along (see subscribe options below) and watch what comes next!

Just a quick word for all my customers—thank you so much for loving Katya Valera so much that a blog is even needed! Your support and excitement over my pieces is deeply felt and appreciated. <3

A sampling of Katya Valera yumminess ready for spring :)