28 June 2012

Free shipping voucher

The Salmon Festival Craft Fair is coming up soon and everyone who stops by my table inside the Steveston Community Centre gymnasium will get a free shipping voucher like this one, except it will have the code!

25 June 2012

Ladies in Pink

The 2012 PINK in the City fundraiser took place at Society on June 24th and ARIA INDUSTRIES was proud to be a sponsor! The one-of-a-kind Christelle earrings were a raffle prize and all attendees at the fundraiser took home a code for free shipping for the shop. As well, the first five people who said "cancer sucks" also got a special code for 25% off any online order!

L to R: Socorro, event organizer Ying Ying of Sophisticated Adventure Consulting, me, and Hannah.

20 June 2012

Pay in person with plastic!

ARIA INDUSTRIES is excited to announce that in addition to cash, credit cards will be accepted at the Salmon Festival Craft Fair this year! With picture ID, customers can pay for their purchases with MasterCard or Visa - this will be a trial run to see how well Paypal's services mesh with a craft fair environment. Come see the jewellery in person in the Steveston Community Centre gymnasium on July 1st!

14 June 2012

Trio of beauties

Three of the most recent additions to the shop have interesting names: Circe was named after the goddess that Homer's Odysseus spent a year with on his fabulous journey; Damietta was named after the Egyptian port city where the Nile meets the Mediterranean Sea; and Sarinda was named after an Indian stringed instrument I fell in love with at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The last one features a large pink tourmaline in the centre of a shiny sterling silver frame, while a large citrine, lemon quartzes, and mystic pink quartzes dangle below with crystal quartzes:

05 June 2012

Worldly Gia

Eighteen new items have just been added to the shop at aileen.etsy.com including the Gia earrings. Sharp eyes will notice they feature the same sterling silver component as the Paige and Cyrilla, but these earrings have their own style.

A true study in international collaboration, the stunning Swiss and London blue topazes were handpicked at a bead show in New York, while the sparkly lemon quartzes were found at a similar event in Hawaii. The tiny crystal quartzes were sourced during a trip to Seattle, and the chandelier components were from my favourite sterling silver shop in the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po. Doesn't the combination look amazing?