Monday, December 5, 2011

Coupons are my new best friends

Hello to all!  I have been busy with working, family time, business time, etc that I have not been too constant w/ my blog.... :(

I have discovered that using coupons have been a great asset for my family.  I go to this wonderful site and print out many needed coupons that I use at my local supermarket. is a great site that I go too.  I wanted to share the link w/ you so that way you can all start saving too.  Even if your local supermarket does not double its coupons, you will still the savings if you sit down and calculate you costs.  I sit down and browse through the local supermarket ad w/ the coupons I have on hand.  Many times I have been able to score FREE items and cut my shopping bill by 75% to 90%! 

Just click on this link, and start saving!!!
(You can also click on the link that is found on the upper right hand side here on my blog....)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Long time no speak

Hello Everyone!

I have been so busy with family life, work, my shop that I have not blogged in a while.  I am slowly but surely adding many items that I have on my Face Book page to my Etsy shop.  Tax season is around the corner that I need to organize all my receipts and my inventory.  This is the first year doing my taxes by adding my business- I usually do it by myself, but this time I will look for some guidance. Argh!

Winter is upon us and I have many wonder items now available in my Crochet Item section of my Etsy shop that are not only stylish, but will keep you warm.  Plus I am having a sale in one of my albums in my Facebook page.  Take advantage of these wonderful prices.  For Black Friday, I will be having a great sale going on as well. 

If you are a Tweeter, you can follow me now on Twitter- just click on this link or the twitter box above on your right hand side....

It was great blogging to you all.  Have a great evening and talk to you soon!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Design a Day for March was a huge success!

I just wanted to thank everyone that helped make Design a Day for March a huge success. 
Kata and I were inspired each and everyday to come up with new designs and ideas.  But we are not done yet.  Oh no!.... We are in the works of more designs. Kata is now making name bracelets, earrings, clips and headbands.  She made a beautiful bracelet and earrings set for me. The colors are wonderful.  (I will post of picture soon).  She even made one for her best friend that she will be mailing to her very soon!
Please feel free to browse thru my Design a Day for March 2011 album- there are still many pieces available that are perfect for Graduations or for any occasion.  All are ready for shipping.  Some are in my Etsy shop and some are in my Facebook page.  Here are a few pieces still available:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Vintage Gypsies.....Embellishments for the free spirited

The Vintage Gypsies.....Embellishments for the free spirited did a custom order for me and I can't wait to receive my personalized jewelry set.... Magdalena does all her work by hand and the best part is that its all handmade! Stop by her page and become a fan- let her know that Maria & Kata Jewelry Creations sent you! ;)
 Here is a little information from Magdalena's shop:
in 2008
Company Overview
We are an online store created in 2008, offering unique and affordable accesories to women of all ages, some designs are vintage inspired and made with vintage components, some are limited designs and some are one of a kind, but all are visual eye candy, all pieces are handmade and will make you feel free spirited.

Somos una tienda por internet creada en el 2008, ofrecemos accesorios exclusivos y de comodos precios para mujeres de todas las edades, algunos disenos estan inspirados en disenos antiguos, y con componentes antiguos otros son disenos limitados o exclusivos no veras otro igual, todos son como golosinas para los ojos, todos son hechos a mano y te haran sentir libre de las restricciones de la moda.
To free women from the restrictions of fashion and trends, be free!!!
Earrings, bracelets, Necklaces, Charms.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Design a Day- Day 7 and 8

Shades of Spring- this multi-color bracelet will go with any outfit. Its made with purple, green and yellow crystal beads, black/clear crackle beads and 3 ivory glass pearls. It measures about 8.25 inches round memory wire (for bracelets).
Kata created this beautiful bracelet because she loves color.  She picked up all my bead boxes, placed them in front of her and started creating.  She would come over to me and show me all the bracelets she created and they are very beautiful.  This bracelet is very comfortable on the wrist as well. 
Please click on SHADES OF SPRING to purchase this beautiful creation in my Etsy shop:

Black Out bracelet- made with black crystal beads that measure from 4mm, 6mm and 8mm. Has one large bead that is wrapped with black stain rope and silver findings.
It measures about 8.25 inches round memory wire (for bracelets).

As you know, I LOVE BLACK.  When I saw these wonderful beads I just had to have them.  They look so lovely in person and you can easily use this bracelet as a causal wear or for an evening event.  It's very comfortable on your wrist and no fear of it falling off your wrist.  I love creating this and I hope you do too.
I have 3 of these bracelets available.  Please click on this link BLACK OUT bracelet to purchase on my Etsy shop.
Thanks! ;)

Custom Order- NY Mets Set- and not for a GUY!!!

I had fun creating this wonderful set for a great repeat customer.  She apparently loves the METS and wants to represent with this beautiful set.

These are official Major League Baseball pendants. Actual pendant measures 2.5 cm across and 2.5 cm tall.
Earrings: Length of earrings w/ hook are about 3 inches long.
Necklace: pendant is hanging off a 16 inches round gunsmoke color chain with a 3 inch extender. Actual pendant measures 2.5 cm across and 2.5 cm tall.Chain also one royal blue bicone and one orange crystal bead hanging on the sides of pendant.

The colors of the glass crystals I used really bring out the details of the pendants.  I shipped them out today and I know that Stefanie will be pleasantly surprised when she sees it in person.  My hubby loved it too.

Woo Hoo!  Let's go Mets!!!

NY Mets Earrings & Necklace Set
close up of earring
close up of pendant
back view of necklace

Monday, March 7, 2011

Facebook Celebration – Giveaway Extravaganza

Hello to all from Maria & Kata Jewelry Creations! Plz head over to this amazing giveaway by Snaptastic Shots PHOTOGRAPHY that is being hosted by Everyday Elements. Check out all the vendors that are participating. Our shop is part of this giveaway & the winner will be getting one of our beautiful jewelry sets! Check it out below.
Here's how to enter: 

Giveaway Specifics:

"To enter leave me a comment with the URL address of your favorite blog or Facebook page you follow. I’m looking for some fresh blogs/pages to follow. 
For extra entries:
  1. - Follow Khim at SnaptasticShots Photography on Facebook (you’ll want to know when she does more super giveaways like this). – ONE entry
  2. - Follow all the vendors Facebook pages listed (their page is linked above the picture of their product). – ONE entry total
So, that is a total of THREE entries you can earn for this giveaway. Nope, you need not like Everyday Elements, I love you anyway. PLEASE, please, please remember to leave a SEPARATE comment for each of the things you accomplish (remember, liking all the pages only results in one comment, and please be honest, if you didn’t like they all, don’t do an entry).
Giveaway ends Wednesday, March 9, at 11:00 PM EST and a winner (and runner up) will be chosen via and announced the next day."
I am donating a gorgeous Ocean-Green Set — made with blue and green glass beads.
Length of earrings w/ hook: 1.75 inches long
Length or necklace: 18 inches long (extended)
Length of bracelet: 7.25 inches round
Please visit my Etsy shop to see her full line of products, and my Facebook page to learn of new products and sales going on right now. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Very busy weekend.....

Hello to all!  It has been a very busy weekend thus far.  We are in the process of painting our living room and dining area.  A fresh coat of paint goes a looooonnnnnngggg way!  Since moving to where we live, we have been "okay" with the drab off-white color.  But after a few years, it grows on you, but in a blah way.  My brother-in-law came this week and started the ball rolling.  We painted the living room a very pretty pastel baby blue that changes colors.  By that I mean that during the day it looks one way, in the afternoon another way and in the evening another.  Strange, but good.  We painted the dining area a brown that looks like chocolate milk.  It compliments the blue so nicely.  Over all its coming along great. 
I am not posting any new creations today because, as you guessed it, I'm beat.  LOL!  But I promise that I will post new creations either tomorrow or Monday. 
Thanks to all that are a fan to my page and I look forward in sharing more in the next few days! 
Good night!!

Design a Day- Day 3 and 4

Day 3
Crystals & Ribbons Set- This wonderful set consists of a pair of earrings and a necklace that are made with black ribbons, black and white crystals. This set is very pretty if you want have a elegant evening out on the town.
This set was inspired by my love of black.  When I was a teenager all I would wear was dark colors and black was on the top of my list.  But as I got older, the world was not just black and white, but full of color.  But black remained as one of my key colors.  It goes with everything, right!?
This set is not just black, but it sparkles and it has such a delicate look to it.  I loved putting it together and I hope you like it too.

Day 4
Burst of Orange and Brown Tones- this set consists of earrings with a matching necklace. A mixture of dark orange and brown resin beads with silver tone round beads.
Length of earrings with hook is 2 inches long and length of necklace is 24 inches round. Beads on necklace are free and can be worn w/ closure in the front, the back or side- whatever your mood is.

This set was inspired by my love of  Yes coffee.  the colors of the beads with the mixture of the silver tone beads just reminded me of a great satisfying cup of coffee I would get at Starbucks.  Coffee is such a pick me up that it makes me feel free and ready to conquer my day.  I hope this set will inspire you to feel that way too.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lola's Glimmering Eyes Collection

Lola's Glimmering Eyes Collection- Crystal Rondelles Earrings Necklace and Bracelet Set

Lola's Glimmering Eyes Collection- Crystal Rondelles Earrings Necklace and Bracelet Set
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Lola's Glimmering Eyes Collection - (Inspired by Sarah Jessica Parker)- this collection is made with crystal clear rondelles- sizes 8mm and 10mm. The pictures do not do this collection justice. The shimmer the light reflects off these pieces are truly lovely.
Collection consists of matching earrings, necklace and bracelet.

This set was inspired by what Joyce from Baby's Breath Handmade asked me to make for her.  She emailed me a picture of what Sarah Jessica Parker wore in one of the movies she came out in not too long ago.  I said to her, "Sure, no problem!  I can do it for you..."  Well the necklace alone is brilliant, but I felt that I needed to make more.  So I made the matching earrings and Kata made the matching bracelet.  Presto! Lola's Glimmering Eyes Collection came to life.  The reason why I chose to entitle this collection Lola's Glimmering Eyes is because Joyce's little girl has such beautiful eyes that they glimmer when she smiles.  I loved and enjoyed put this collection together for Joyce and I hope you do too!

Earrings are made with two 10 mm crystal clear rondelles and silver tone chain.
Length of earrings are about 1.75 to 2 inches long

The necklace is made with 8 crystal clear rondelles- sizes (4) 8mm and (4) 10mm. Length of necklace is 16 inches round. The bracelet is made with both crystal clear rondelles and crystal clear glass beads- measures about 7.75 inches round.

Perfect to wear if you're going out casual or in the evening.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A must see Vintage Newsboy Cap and Matching Diaper Cover

My good friend Joyce from Baby's Breath Handmade has created the most cutest photography prop for new born boys.  Here is what she said in her blog:

"Girls, step aside....this one is for the BOYS!!!! hee hee  My design of the day is a vintage newsboy beanie with a matching diaper cover.  Absolutely perfect for photography!!!  I keep picturing photos with a newborn baby boy with a vintage toy truck or vintage signs in the background.  How sweet would that be???"

This is so cute that I wish I was pregnant just to have it!

Please stop by Joyce's blog and Etsy shop to find out all her latest designs and what she's working on next.
Just let her know that Maria from Maria & Kata Jewelry Creations sent you and you will definitely will not be disappointed!


Design a Day- March 1st and 2nd

It was very exciting to finally start the "Design a Day" for the month of March.  My first piece called "Big, Bold and Blue"
After looking at many different magazines for the upcoming Spring season, big and bold is the "in" thing. When I was shopping for beads and these beads really stood out to me.  They were big, blue and bold.  Perfect for Spring (or any season I say). I thought that these would make a wonderful pair of earrings. 
Kata loved the color too because she loves blue! LOL! 
I hope you enjoy my newest creation for Day 1:

Day 2- Design a Day for March 2011

This design "Blue and Purple Earrings and Necklace Set" was created after having some grapes one day.  I loved grapes- especially the green kind, since the purple one give me an allergic reaction. :(  The color beads I had reminded me of the purple grapes that I cannot have, so I decided to make a set of what I can't have.  I mixed blue resin beads and purple resin beads to make this beautiful set.  I used gunmetal pins to give it a nice smokey feel.  I loved how it came out and I hope you do too!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Creations - one for each day in March 2011

Hello to all from Maria & Kata Jewelry Creations
I will be posting a new design EACH DAY here, on my facebook page and in my Etsy shop from March 1st to the 31st! Woo Hoo!  The best part is that all my pieces are unique, but affordable.
You are most welcomed to check out what new items I have in store for YOU! All my pieces are handmade which makes them unique, creative, chic, feminine & great for all ages!  Why not treat yourself or someone you love with a beautifully handmade piece.....
What is great is that I will be blogging about it here too.  I don't get to me blog too often, but with this, I will surely be here everyday.  I can't wait to share why I love what I made or what Kata made..... Woo Hoo!!!! 
Thank you for your on going support to us WAHMs crafters. 
See you Tuesday, March 1st! ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Where Silverware Meets Personality" by Seth and Michelle King

"Where Silverware Meets Personality" Huh?  That's what I thought at first when I read the business card, but upon viewing what was on MK...kreations vendor table it clicked why they quoted that.

While shopping with my family at our local mall, MK...Kreations vendor table caught my curious eye.  I started looking at their very unique pieces and for a moment they looked very familiar..."Could this be silverware?" I thought....then Kata said to me, "Mommy, look....spoons as earrings and an octopus pendant...." Yup it was spoons and forks handcrafted into beautiful and unique jewelry pieces.  I saw bracelets, earrings, pendants, rings, key chains, necklaces and much, much out the pictures I was able to take with my blackberry below...
I briefly spoke with Michelle and I expressed how beautiful their unique pieces were.  She told me that they just started posting on Etsy and not all their pieces are there. I told her that I have a blog and that I would definitely be posting this on my blog tonight.... and here it is..... the pictures doesn't do justice to actually seeing this beautiful shiny pieces in person. 

Please visit their Etsy shop to see more of their unique "kreations" for yourself.  You will be totally blown away and you will definitely see your silverware in a different light.  I sure am!

Beautiful bracelets uniquely handcrafted

Wall Hangings for your kitchen (for example...)
Large spoons and forks, even hand-mixer pieces; Octopus necklace

Tea Kettles made into wind chimes....

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway!

Welcome to the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway! 

I am so excited to announce that Simply Stacie is  hosting an event that features all handmade shops and my shop is one of them!  Woo Hoo!

There’s 130+ blogs participating in this event so I hope you enjoy visiting each one and seeing all the wonderful handmade prizes to be won.
This is what I am offering in the give away: Its a handmade crochet hat made from ivory and rose/mauve yarn with two crochet flowers.  The first pair of earrings earrings are made from mauve/pink mother of pearl round flat beads, pink crystal beads and burgundy/pink square bead w/ silver findings.  The second pair of earrings is a pair of earrings made with pink crystals and burgundy glass beads. 

The winner of my beautiful giveaway on Simply Stacie was Kim B!  Congrats Kim on winning this fabulous giveaway that is all handmade!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I became a member to "Blogs by Latina"

Upon visiting my friends blog, Crafty Creations by CyndiB and I came upon this blog, Blogs by Latinas

This blog was created by Monique- "BBL was created in 2008 after a lot of researching on the internet for other Latina bloggers. When my search only turned up a few bloggers, I decided to create a place where we could find each other. Today, there are more than 1000 Latina bloggers in our directory. I am so very proud and honored to be a part of this amazing bloguera community." 

This blog contains a lot of helpful information.  I especially like the Blog Tips and Links page.  They have clip art, fonts and templates to help snazzy up your own blog. Stop by and take a look at this wonderful blog created for latinas all over the world.  Even if your not latina, stop by anyway and see what Blogs by Latinas has to offer.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Wine Cork Earrings?

Yup, I made Wine Cork earrings.  Check out my latest creations on my Etsy shop by clicking this link, Unique Wine Cork Earrings

Who doesn't like a glass of wine once in a while? I do.

These following creations were inspired by visiting my local Wine and Spirit store.

Made from 100% cork- has hanging grapes on vine design in gray

Length with hook: ranges from 2.50 to 3 inches long with silver or copper tone findings.

Great for your day look or going out on a date with the love of your life or a girls night out. Wear it with a pair of jeans or your dancing dress....

Please leave a comment and let me know what you thought about my latest creation!  Thanks! ;)

Friday, January 7, 2011

NFL and MLB Charm Set for the whole family

I will doing custom made NFL (32 teams) and MLB (16 teams) jewelry sets: 

  1. FOR MEN or BOYS: Cuff links with matching leather necklace 

  2. FOR WOMEN or GIRLS: Earrings with matching necklace

  3. FOR YOUR PET: Pet collar for your family pet....why should your pet be left out?

I posted  pictures of the charms on my FB page that I will use to create your customized sets and here's the link that will get you there--->, NFL and MLB CharmsI started taking orders already.... Stop by and see if your favorite team is listed... Woo Hoo!!

Plus, Kata and I made some new earrings last weekend which I have photographed, put will be editing tonight and will be posting  on FB and my Etsy shop... can't wait to post them... I like how they came out and I know you will too!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I was featured on Simple Stacie!

It was great feeling when I read my emails today to find that Stacie from Simple Stacie featured me and our shop on her website. 

January 6, 2011 | 
"As I browse through Maria & Kata Jewelry Creations, I am blown away by how beautiful AND affordable her jewelry is! My personal favourites are the unique earrings especially the ones made with geodes.  This Dazzling Black Geodes earring and necklace set is stunning!"

I felt honored and appreciative to see how others can appreciate your hard work.  Katarina was thrill to see her name and that I took pride in her vision as a up coming crafter.  She inspires me to create. 

Please stop by and read my interview and become a fan of Stacie's website. 

Thank you all that took the time to read my story and visit my Etsy shop.  I hope I can service you very soon!
Please continue to refer your friends and family to my Etsy shop and FB pages.
Good Night!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I was featured on an Etsy Treasury today!!!!


Its so cool to be featured on a Treasury in Etsy....there are so many crafters out there that love doing the same thing I do.  We love to create and make a little $$$ on the side for that creation.... 

Many thanks to Indigo Fragrance for including me...Please visit he here:

Kata and I created more new items today that I will be listing on my FB page and on Etsy as well....Kata decided to use black and I decided to use wine corks?!?  Yup, wine corks!!!! 

Hope to service you soon.  Please feel free to add your link on "Who wants to hop on the Blog Hop?!"

New Year and New Ideas!!!

Yesterday I was busy updating my logo and adding new pieces to my Etsy shop.  I was a busy bee...

I was making a wonderful collection of Geodes earrings... what are geodes? 
Geodes (Greek γεώδης - ge-ōdēs, "earthlike") are geological rock formations which occur in sedimentary and certain volcanic rocks.These dazzling Geodes earring are beautiful and its color is so unique. No two pieces are the same.  I was so excited to work with these beautiful stones and will continue to do so.

I also had some fun chatting with my crafter friends on face book.  I laughed so much last night that after being sick all week I really needed it.

Today I'm going to post new items that were used in the "Once Upon A Time" comment game on my FB page and Etsy page.  Its going to be a busy day, but a productive one.

Please visit my FB pages and become fans too.  Plus check out the other shops I have links for here too a become their fans as well! 
Talk to you soon!