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May. 9th, 2010

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Pick your favorite!

Asilomar Works is going to be featured on a blog, and the blogger needs one image of my favorite piece. Asking for one favorite piece is akin to asking a parent which child is their favorite. But I've narrowed it down to my top five that best represent what I can do. (Is it a surprise that four of the five are inspired by Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, with the fifth inspired by the first Pirates of the Caribbean?)

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Jan. 31st, 2009

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New pieces added!



New pieces added today in my Etsy shop: antique porcelain shards on sterling chains. These are the same shards I use in my bestselling pottery shard earrings. Based on customer requests, I am now offering these lovely pieces on simple chains. If you want a different type of chain (antiqued silverplate, natural brass, gunmetal/base metal), please let me know what you are looking for - I would love to work on a custom piece for you. What other chains do you want to see regularly offered with these pendants?


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Jan. 24th, 2009

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    BOGO SALE - Pottery Shard Earrings

    This weekend through Monday, I am having a BOGO sale on all pottery shard earrings in my Etsy shop! Buy one pair of pottery shard earrings, get a second pair for 50% off. That's two great, unique pairs of earrings for $22.50 plus shipping. These are some of the most popular items in my line, and they don't go on sale very often. But, it is a new year and I want to make room for new designs. This means there is no limit to how many pairs you can buy in this BOGO sale!


    Click the photo above to see the earrings

    Thank you for your interest!
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    Nov. 30th, 2008

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    Where to find Asilomar Works: Amazon.com

    Four special pieces inspired by the incredible characters of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth are now available to purchase on Amazon.com. You will find these limited edition pieces in the Unrealfind storefront on Amazon.com (search "Lord of the Rings Unrealfind" for the most reliable results).

    Nov. 26th, 2008

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    Upcoming announcement and my geeky side.

    Recently, I have really let my passion for J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth inspire my jewelry designs. It goes beyond my love of Peter Jackson's recent movies and is not just limited to the epic fantasy of The Lord of the Rings. Not unlike the Dwarves of Khazad-dum, I have delved greedily into Professor Tolkien's other treasure, The Silmarillion, and his extensive background material regarding the history of Middle-earth. There is so much to discover and ponder. I can easily lose myself in that world for hours, if not days, at a time. Middle-earth has been a big influence on my life and my art in the last few years. The people I have met, and the events I have attended, and the creative endeavours I have been part of, all thanks to this Middle-earth. I just love it! So it is with barely restrained glee that I will be posting a very special announcement next week. It will be regarding a project a long time in the making, and I'm absolutely thrilled with it.

    Nov. 22nd, 2008

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    Where to find Asilomar Works

    Asilomar Works has teamed up with online scuba retailer Unrealfind.com to create a line of ocean-themed jewelry! Most of these designs are exclusive to Unrealfind.com. If you are in San Diego, you can stop by the Unrealfind showroom located off Interstate 5 near Mission Bay (clicking the picture will take you to their website; then check on the left for a link to directions). Through our partnership, you will also be able to purchase most of these designs on Amazon.com.





    This is such an exciting opportunity. The ocean and everything related to it have fascinated me since my childhood. I am truly looking forward to developing more designs for this line, so check their jewelry section often for the latest!

    Sep. 16th, 2008

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    EJA featured artist of the month: Cerca Trova Jewels

    This month's EJA featured jewelry artist is Marie of Cerca Trova Jewels. Marie's signature is bringing together intricate, artisan lampwork beads and high quality gemstones in colorful, elegant designs. Her interview can be found on the EJA site (clicking the picture will take you there):




    EJA is the Eclectic Jewelry Artisans, an Etsy street team composed of artisan jewelry designers. EJA members hail from all over the world and offer a variety of aesthetics. Our website features an artist of the month, newsletter, a shop featuring member-created jewelry, and a gallery of banners which link to each member's Etsy shop.
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    Apr. 1st, 2008

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    April Fools Day Sale!

    You don't want to miss out on this grand sale! Get FREE shipping and 15% off everything in our Team EJA Store*. Not only that, visit individual member's stores for even more savings!

    * Items in stores are not marked down. Please place your order and then wait for an updated invoice from seller. One day only!

    ~~ Visit the Team EJA shop on Etsy~~

    Participating Members in the April Fools Day Sale:

    Broken Teepee Designs - 20% off regular priced items

    Art Created by Ahna - Free shipping and 10% off plus free makeup sample.

    NTroske - Free shipping and 15% off.
    DBrownDesigns - 20% off.
    Elements Jewelry - 15% off all pmc items.
    Cubicle Boutique - Free shipping and 15% off.
    Gibson Wire Creations - 15% off.
    Mona Song Designs - 15% off.
    Mandala Jewels - 15% off.
    Baxters House - 15% off.
    Azure Islands - 15% off.
    Asilomar Works - 15% off.

    Mar. 28th, 2008

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    Taking a quick break from the jewelry-making frenzy that has been my life the last few weeks. I am so stoked about the Spring Line Up show on Sunday. Word is really getting out there--this is going to be huge!

    The Spring Line Up--everything you could possibly want to know & more!
    A sneak peek at the swag bags going to the first 100 shoppers.
    Recommended in Maya's Weekend Stuff courtesy of 94.9FM
    One of San Diego CityBeat's picks of the week!

    What a week for Maya to have Thursday off. I really enjoy her segments on 94.9FM and had high hopes she might mention the show. Alas! But having it up on the website works, too. See you there!
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