Saturday, December 29, 2007

Holidays - I'm Tired!!! - Oh and Happy New Year!

Well, I don't want to make this a totally negative post, but I'm tired. I'm tired of cooking, cleaning, shopping, working. Does anyone else feel like this?? I don't want to think of taking down the Christmas tree (maybe it will be up till March) or what I'm cooking for New Year. I feel like it all catches up with you in the end.

Ok, I'm done with the rant and I feel much better. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Indiana Trip Photos




A few more pics. Here is Ray, Jessica (my niece) and yours truly in front of a Christmas display. I also wanted to show you a pic of us in front of an anchor at the Pier in Chicago. Do I look cold? The first picture is Ray, my brother Jim, sister-in-law Valaine, nieces Lily and Jessica coming out of the General Store, which was a great place to buy souvenirs.

Back From Our Vacation to Indiana





Well, I'm thawing out from our trip to Indiana. I thought I would have computer use but I didn't so I'm posting after our trip. Here is an eatery in Shepshewana.

As you may have guessed it is in Amish country and the food was great! Thanksgiving was great at my brothers home.
We had a chance to go to Chicago and my favorite place was Millenium Park and the Hancock Building. It was very chilly but I loved the country living and city excitement. Our two weeks flew by but we are so happy to be back in Hawaii.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Leaving Hawaii to Visit Indiana

It's finally here! My hubby Ray and I are leaving the Islands tomorrow to visit Indiana. Fort Wayne to be exact. We are planning to visit Chicago while in the area. Looking forward to the two weeks we will be on the mainland. Will keep you all posted.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hickam Craft Fair



We have now tried a craft sale to sell our items. This was my (AmorDePlata.etsy.com) and my hubby's (HawaiiRayRay.etsy.com) first craft sale. We joined up with Angela (AMKstiches.etsy.com) to sell our Etsy items. Angie had the greatest sales and did well, Ray sold a few and I had a sale.

My items apparently are not for craft sales, maybe home shows would be better for me. It is lots of work and took about 10 hours of time. I have to make more items and I just can't find the time. I am very happy to have had this experience and we did give out lots of business cards and Etsy Hawaii Street Team postcards during the craft sale. This may be good for future sales and maybe Chrismas sales.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Amor De Plata - FREE shipping on items over $100.

Visit my shop and receive FREE shipping on all items over $100. New items have been listed.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Talent Database

You must go to this website, it is absolutely amazing. It's pretty new and has the best talent in the world. Artists, photographers, writers, dancers etc. They give you your own page and of course it's free. Who knows, maybe you can be discovered!

Anyway I have my new page and they give you a pop-factor number starting at 50. As you socialize, people bookmark you or comment on your items or pictures your pop-factor rises. I was amazed that my pop-factor was 118! They keep the key to the rising pop-factor very secret. I had quite a few people bookmark me and my number just rose by a few numbers and now it jumped to 118. Check it out:

http://www.talentdatabase.com

Thursday, August 9, 2007

A First! - Fine Silver Dot Ring


Look at this lovely dotted and lined silver ring. I love it! I will be listing another ring tomorrow.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

I'm a Level 1 Certified Art Clay Instructor

Whoo Hoo, I now have level 1 Art Clay Certification. After a 3 day course of instruction on all types of Art Clay silver, I have passed the test. We made rolled rings with stones, band rings with syringe details, pendants and earrings. It was a grueling 3 days, but I'm happy it's finally over. I feel qualified for anything now. I will probably list a few of my projects on Amor De Plata at Etsy. Be on the lookout.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Etsy Poster Contest

Etsy is having a poster contest until the end of July. Here is my poster submission entitled "Lush Nature."

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=4161

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I listed on Talent Data Base

I listed on talentdatabase.com yesterday. It's a global database of all types of artists. I posted pictures of my jewelry and some basic information but I have yet to fill out my complete bio.

A very talented artist from Japan already bookmarked me which is good. I will read up on it and figure it out soon. I heard it's a good way to get your art, craft, talent out to the world and be discovered!

Crossing fingers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fine Silver Shell Earrings - New Listing



Here is my latest creation. I found the cutest tiny shell on the beach, made a mold of it and created these earrings.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Amor De Plata Domain Name is Mine!

I'm so happy I just purchased my domain name. Since I really don't have any computer skills and don't want to stress, I'm having all my amordeplata.com searchers forwarded to my Etsy shop at amordeplata.etsy.com automatically. Oh my gosh, it took all of 2 minutes to sign up, entered my Etsy site name and done. If I had known it was this easy, I would have done it years ago.

A special thanks to Blissbyheather.etsy.com for all of her helpful tips and information on promoting your site in the Etsy forum. Yahoo domain names for $1.99 a year at yahoo business site! You can't beat that. Regular price is $10.00 per year, which is not bad. I LOVE Etsy, they help you so much in all aspects of promoting and success in your business. Remember to buy handmade at Etsy.com everyone.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Liquid Silver Drop Pendant



Check out my latest listing in my shop. I love this silver drop pendant, don't you?

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Italy - My Dream

I dream of going to Italy all the time. Went to Bravo's (Italian food restaurant) yesterday and had spinach ravioli. I swear I must have been Italian in my former life. I absolutely adore anything from Italy, love the food, love the glass. Everything is gorgeous in Italy and really makes me want to go there. I think I might study the language, although I do a good job of faking it. I can pretty much get the idea of what someone is talking about.

Received a catalog for cruises (yes, to Italy) a couple of days ago. One day when I have enough money I will go. My hubby thinks I just want to run off with an Italian guy when I get there. No, honey, I love you!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Flu bug

Must be a bug going around, I'm so sick. Enjoyed the 4th of July fireworks last night at Ala Moana Center. Beautiful show set to music. Will write more when I'm feeling better. Will continue sneezing, coughing and wheezing.

Friday, June 29, 2007

My Etsy Site is now on Crafts Galore

I've listed my Etsy site on Crafts Galore. It's a new website to promote our Etsy shops. Click here to check it out and to vote for me at the same time!



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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lychees in Hawaii



My hubby took this pic of the Lychees in the yard. Very delicious. They taste somewhat like strawberries without the seeds.

Free Shipping on Items over $100.

I will be offering FREE SHIPPING on all items over $100. in my Etsy shop. I upgraded some of my items to show how a pendant will look hanging from your neck. I hope this will help you visualize the pendant while being worn. Take a look!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Para Mis Amigos Latinos

Favor de visitar mi tienda de joyas de plata
Amor De Plata. En este momento estoy comenzando mi tienda. Pronto espero tener mas paginas con mas joyas. Si tienen una pregunta trato de contestar. Muchas gracias por sus visitas!

Our Etsy Hawaii Street Team

Come to our Etsy Hawaii Street Team page and check out other Hawaii Etsy sellers!
http://hi808etsy.blogspot.com

Monday, June 25, 2007

My Etsy Shop

Certified Metal Clay Instructor


I'm a member of the Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer.
I can't wait to take my certified metal clay instructor course. The course is an intense 7 hours a day for 3 days.
When I'm finished, I will be a certified metal clay instructor. Sounds pretty scary but I'm going for it. I hope I pass the course.

Silver Leaf


Check out my silver leaf in .999 silver. I think it's exquisite, don't you?

My Hubbys Shop


visit my hubbys shop hawaiirayray.etsy.com


He sells watercolors, art and ACEO's. The artwork is done by both of us and I wanted the art to be separate from the jewelry site. Check it out.

Monday, June 4, 2007

New Photo Stamps


Hi,

Just wanted to show you my new photo stamps. They are adorable and have my logo with Etsy.com address.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Amor De Plata - Silver Art Jewelry

Original Fine Silver Art Jewelry by Martha Sanchez. Coin Pendant, Leaf Pendant to name a few. Visit my shop at www.amordeplata.etsy.com
Thank you for supporting the arts.