01 August 2014

A new workspace

The last two years have been full of change - I first moved to a different suburb of Vancouver, then changed careers, and then moved to downtown Vancouver. The last was a long time coming because I had to go through renos, buy new furniture, and do a lot of cleaning before the place was in good enough condition to live in. But I am all settled in and thinking of sparkly jewels again. So keep you eyes peeled on the shop for new items. In the meantime, here is a shot of my dining table, where I will be making a lof of jewellery:

20 July 2014

Ice and lights

I'm back! I enjoyed my cruise aboard the Celebrity Century a lot more than expected and really miss the fantastic food (the crème brûlée was out of this world) and the fun shows (the dance contest was hilarious!). The three Alaskan ports we stopped at sold a lot of gemstone jewellery including diamonds, tanzanites, and mystic topazes. The last was dubbed northern lights topaz, which was a little strange for me since I know the real name, which isn't used for marketing to tourists. There was also another coated stone called glacier ice topaz and that name made me smile too. In any case, here is a snapshot of the Hubbard Glacier:

11 July 2014

Ahoy mateys!

Guess who's about to go on a trip! Me! My cutiepie cousin is visiting Canada for the second time in two years and this time, my family is taking hers on a cruise to Alaska! Of course, this means nothing in my shop will ship while I am away, but to make up for the wait, here is a discount code... Just enter 2014ALASKANCRUISE when checking out and you will get 15% off everything in the store! Don't wait too long because the deal expires July 20th.

03 July 2014

A new winner!

Canada Day and the Salmon Festival in Steveston are over, which means there is a new winner - congrats to Ashka Dudzic, who won a $25 gift card toward anything at aileen.etsy.com! The next scheduled craft fair appearance will be in November, which is just in time for Christmas shopping... The dates are noted in the Events section so mark them on your calendars!

28 June 2014

Flowers and jewels

It's that time of the year again... Just a few days until the Salmon Festival Craft Fair at Steveston Community Centre in Richmond! Here is a picture of the prep table...

28 February 2014

Blushing beautiful

After having my pieces chosen for several recent treasuries on Etsy, I needed to curate my own collection! Named Blushing Beautiful, all of the items are personal favourites:

23 February 2014

Blue and orange

How fabulous! ARIA INDUSTRIES jewellery was selected for two Etsy treasuries on the same day! The Tarina earrings were chosen for a collection called Womens Fashion, while the Joelle earrings made it into one called Christmas Gifts. Isn't this exciting?

18 February 2014

Winter collection

About a month ago, the Georgia bracelet was listed in a treasury called Winter Picture Ring Thoroughbred and I forgot to post about it because I was on my way out of the country for a weekend trip. This is one of my favourite bracelets because the large spinel nuggets are uncommon and I got them from a trip to Vancouver Island.

01 February 2014


Happy February! Shipping is on the house for the entire month! Use the code SHIPRUARY at aileen.etsy.com until the 28th for free delivery anywhere in the world. Wouldn't it be nice to get the Cressida earrings without the extra charge?

Note: This offer cannot be combined with other discounts and promotions.

22 January 2014

Orange is the new orange

There must be something in the air because another piece has been chosen for a treasury! The theme of this collection is apparent from its name, Wednesday Carnelian Bracelet, and the ARIA INDUSTRIES piece is the June. The orange stone is definitely a player, but the bright tropical blue apatites and large aqua chalcedonies are just as stunning: