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September 20, 2013

Surprise Sale!

I don't know about things in your part of the world, but it has been a rough week around here, to put it lightly. So I think that calls for some happiness:

There are a few dozen pairs of earrings already on clearance on Katya Valera's Facebook page. We're talking $6 and $7 a piece. But through Monday, all those earrings are half-off their already reduced prices!

Just a sampling of your many options

So that means the majority of these earrings are now on sale for $3 and $4 a piece. That's insane. You can buy as many as you want, through Monday, September 23. 

Just take a look at my clearance album for all your options and comment or message me to claim the ones you love!

September 8, 2013

Help for Our Angels

In just under a week from today, Katya Valera jewelry gets to take part in a very special event.

The Roanoke Strollathon for Rett Syndrome Research is to be held Saturday, September 14 in Roanoke, Virginia. This yearly event is dedicated to raising funds toward cutting-edge research with the goal being a cure for this devastating neurodevelopmental disorder.

Children with Rett Syndrome typically begin developing normally after birth and then development regresses, often a few months into life and affecting girls much more often than boys. Here is a description of the syndrome that I've found extra helpful and easy to understand, written by the mother of a child with Rett Syndrome; please take a second to read it here.

These children, or Rett Angels, as they are often lovingly called, are in essence trapped in their own bodies, with their words and feelings unable to be expressed in the ways of other children their age, as they often cannot talk, walk, feed themselves, or control their movements. Yet these Angels have their own way of communicating, particularly with their eyes, and capture the hearts of everyone they come in contact with, a phenomenon anyone who knows one of these Angels can attest to.

My beautiful cousin Isabella was diagnosed about 10 years ago, and she is the giver of so much joy in our family. We are all so thankful for the Angel we have been blessed with.

Every cent donated to Rett Syndrome research brings these children closer to help, and a cure. If you have even a couple of dollars you would like to contribute to this cause, you can donate here, or on my aunt's page here. :)

Another exciting way you can contribute is by bidding in person at the silent auction at the Strollathon, where you'll have tons of awesome items to choose from, including these one-of-a-kind items by Katya Valera!

These long cluster earrings are composed of various purple beads with silver accents dangling from gunmetal kidney hooks:

And assorted beads in Virginia Tech shades make up this clustered bib necklace on double strands of silver tone chain:

I'm so thankful to be supporting Rett Syndrome research with my jewelry! Please share this info with friends, and thank you so much in advance for any help you can offer!

September 5, 2013

The Seasonal Collections: Starfish to Poinsettias

In addition to the four year-round collections, Katya Valera has three seasonal collections to cover special times of year.

The Mermaid Collection features beachy pieces perfect for summer:

Shells, mother of pearl, and sea creatures are plentiful in this collection.

The Symphony Collection celebrates the colors of fall:

Leaves and beads in autumn hues make up these one-of-a-kind pieces.

And the Fireside Collection covers winter, from Christmas through the end of the season:

Lots of red and green, poinsettias, and more...

Of course, the pieces in the Journey Collection, the Veranda Collection, the Juicy Collection, and the Cordelia Collection are perfect for any time of year, including summer, fall, and winter.

But the pieces of the Mermaid Collection, the Symphony Collection, and the Fireside Collection are equally perfect for their special time of year!