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miércoles, 23 de diciembre de 2009

Top 10 Christmas Selection


Thanks for the talented artists on this selection for sharing their work.
Happy Christmas to you all! Enjoy the season.

lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2009

Fourth Etsy Selection: Dolls


Isn't this lovely? Thanks to the wonderful artists who shared their work this're fantastic!

1. GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE--zoe by Kookydolls

2. Bossom buddies - breast cancer awareness by goosegrease

3. Handmade Miniature Love Canbot Robot by sage12888

6. PDF- Knit Owl Pattern by AmyGaines

8. Little Wood Holiday Treats People by littlewoodpeople

9. Bea. A tiny paper art doll by runnerbean

10. Mr. Very Happy Rabbit Man by Elze

Lápices de colores / Colored pencils

Esta es parte de mi nueva colección "Lápices". Estos son los primeros diseños en los que trabajé y hay más por venir.
Encuéntrenlos en Etsy
y en Dawanda

This is part of my new "Pencils" collection. These are the first designs I've worked in and there are more to come.

viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2009

Alida Joyas interviewed by World Artisan Gems / Alida Joyas entrevistada para World Artisan Gems


I'm very proud to tell you that World Artisan Gems chose me as a featured artisan for their lastest publication. They showcase the most creative artisans from around the world so I'm honored that they think I deserve to be there as well.
Read the whole interview here.

Estoy muy orgullosa de contarles que World Artisan Gems me eligió como artesano destacado para su más reciente publicación. Ellos exhiben a los artesanos más creativos alrededor del mundo así que es un honor que crean que merezco estar entre ellos.
Lean la entrevista completa aquí.

lunes, 9 de noviembre de 2009

Lovely Clusters

This is a very nice site I found the other day. Its called Lovely Clusters. They promote different artists that sell online by posting their work. Artists can even be selected as featured shops.
In the case of the clusters, you can find them by product (accesories, apparel, jewelry, decor, etc) or by color. These clusters are curated by the the website owner, but you can also create your own once you register to the site.

To apply to the site you simply write to Rachel (who is a great help, by the way) on the contact tab.

You can also visit the blog

Here you can see one of their curated clusters where 2 of my earrings were included.

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2009

My Funky Set

New on Etsy and Dawanda! Funky earrings and ring.

This fun set is actually one of my favorite designs. I love its shape and colors, specially the serpentine (green) which is my favorite color.

You're invited to take a look at my Etsy and Dawanda shops.
Nuevos en Etsy y Dawanda! Aretes (aros/pendientes) y anillo (aro) Funky.
Este divertido set es en realidad uno de mis diseños favoritos. Me encantan la forma y los colores, especialmente el de la serpentina (verde), que es mi color favorito.
Están invitados a pasear por mis tiendas en Etsy y Dawanda.

lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2009

Interview to Evelyn Brooks / Entrevista a Evelyn Brooks


Last week I attended to Promperú's "exporter's wednesday". Promperú is a peruvian organization that promotes tourism and exports. Every wednesday they give informative talks on different topics, and last week's guest was Evelyn Brooks.

I have to admit I never heard about Evelyn before but it was great to know her.

Evelyn is a peruvian jewelry designer that achieved to start her own company in United States. Not only does she dedicates to her business and family but also she's a community supporter giving lectures to students and ex-prisoners to help them reintegrate into society. She's also a member of Fashion fights poverty and was selected to be part of the 2008 campaign.

La semana pasada fui a los "miércoles del exportador" de Promperú. Promperú es una organización peruana que promueve el turismo y la exportación. Todos los miércoles ofrecen charlas informativas sobre diferentes temas, y la semana pasada la invitada fue Evelyn Brooks.

Evelyn es una diseñadora de joyas peruana que logró empezar su propia compañía en los Estados Unidos. No sólo se dedica a su negocio y famila, sino que también contribuye con la comunidad dando charlas a estudiantes y ex prisioneros para ayudarlos a reintegrarse a la sociedad. Evelyn también es miembro de Fashion fights poverty y fue seleccionada para ser parte de la campaña del 2008.

1. What kind of art do you make and how would you describe it? (Qué tipo de arte desarrollas y cómo lo describirías?)
Jewelry, modern and fresh sometimes ethnic but yet exotic.
Joyería, moderna y fresca. A veces étnica pero exótica.

2. What’s your favorite material to work with? (Cuál es tu material favorito para trabajar?)

3. What do you like most from your profession? (Qué es lo que más te gusta de tu profesión?)
To inspire others to dream and make their dreams come true
Inspirar a otros a soñar y a hacer sus sueños realidad.
4. What’s the most challenging thing you had to face? (Qué es lo más difícil que has tenido que afrontar?)
To break in the American Market
Entrar en el mercado americano

5. Where do you find your inspiration? (Dónde encuentras tu inspiración?)
In my trips, my hometown background and new trends.
En mis viajes, my ciudad natal, orígenes y tendencias.

6. If you had the possibility to create your ideal studio, how would it be? (Si tuvieras la posibilidad de crear tu estudio ideal, cómo sería?)
Good question. It will be in my basement close to my family.
Buena pregunta. Sería en mi sótano cerca de mi familia.
7. Which are your favorite artists? (Cuáles son tus artistas favoritos?)
Robert Lee Morris, Stephen Webster

8. What music have you been listening to recently? (Qué música has escuchado recientemente?)

9. Last book you read or you are reading right now. (El último libro que leiste o estás leyendo)
Don’t read much but I love and recommend American Chica by Marie Arana and hope to meet her sometime soon ;)
No leo mucho pero me encantó y recomiendo American Chica por Marie Arana y espero conocerla pronto.
10. Which are your favorite blogs? (Cuáles son tus blogs favoritos?)
Don’t have any
No tengo

11. A line for your readers. (Una línea para tus lectores)
Whatever you do in life do it with passion and pursue your dreams no matter how far they are to become a reality.

Cualquier cosa que hagan en la vida háganla con pasión y sigan sus sueños no importa qué tan lejos estén de hacerse realidad.

12. Where can we find you? (Dónde te encontramos?)
Follow my fan page on facebook: Evelyn Brooks Designs, and through our website at
Sigan mi fan page en facebook: Evelyn Brooks Designs, y a través del website en

sábado, 31 de octubre de 2009

Alida Joyas at / Alida Joyas en


This time with my Makin' Whoopee earrings. Take a look at Try handmade's gallery.

martes, 27 de octubre de 2009

20% off on every listing

Discount season thru november 15th...don't let this change slip away! Etsy and Dawanda!
Temporada de descuentos hasta el 15 de dejen pasar esta oportunidad! Etsy y Dawanda!

Background thanks to Lucy Nieto at

lunes, 26 de octubre de 2009

Great tips for photographing jewelry


I found this article with photo tips from 10 top Etsy sellers. They are really simple and will help you a lot on your work.

I personally think that having a light box is a must. My pics changed so much when I made mine. You don't need a fancy one, and you'll see it on the first tip by Elizabeth Williams.

miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2009

Alida Joyas featured at Joyas en

Thanks Erika for choosing my blog!

domingo, 11 de octubre de 2009

Birthday week discount!!! / Descuento por semana de cumple!!!

Because this week is my birthday, I'm offering a 20% discount in all my jewelry. Keep an eye on new listings throughout the week.
Debido a que esta semana cumplo años, estoy ofreciendo un 20% de descuento en todas mis joyas. Estén al tanto de las nuevas joyas que estaré listando durante la semana.


sábado, 10 de octubre de 2009

Saturday Morning Surf

This is a good moment to surf on the web for interesting blogs. Its not hard to find them. The difficult thing is to choose which ones to post because there's a huge amount of handmade and decor blogs online. And probably, if you entered one you may have found it also includes a list of recommended blogs. I'm a brand new blogger so this is a new field for me.
Here are 3 blogs I want to share with you:
1. Try handmade ( I actually found this blog a couple of weeks ago. They feature artists at least 3 times per week and you also can submit your own pics on their gallery. What I found today is that they have a shop ( with fabulous items. You can tell that they care about offering good products with good photos.

2. Papernstitch ( They have an extensive artists' display. You'll find the items on sale after you click on a name which will also link you back to their shop. If you are interested in selling, they charge a monthly fee for exhibition. There are no fees for selling items.

3. Mixed Plate Blog ( A little bit of everything: artwork, decor, jewelry, accesories, clothing, name it! The feature and interview artists as well.

viernes, 9 de octubre de 2009

Dawanda selection: Birds!


I always have so much fun doing this. Hope you like it too! Take a look at the artists' list below:
4. Birdie 3 original handmade watercolor postcard by Mariasart
6. Stripe Bird stacking ring by chocolateandsteel
9. Birds on a perch earrings by birdlandcreations
10. Birds Ver.Blue- 8x8inch Photo Print by lorandherworld

jueves, 8 de octubre de 2009

Interview to Photography by Bomobob

My first interview. Thanks Bomobob for your time!

1. What kind of art do you make and how would you describe it?
I'm a photographer. I do other things as well, but that's my main artistic endeavour.

2. What’s your favorite material to work with?
Film. Even in this digital age, I still mostly shoot film. I love the tactile nature of it, holding it up to the light, the richness of the colour of saturated slide film.

3. What do you like most from your profession?
I love the way the world looks through the viewfinder of a camera, the way you have to choose what fits in and what doesn't. It makes me see light and lines differently than with the naked eye.

4. What’s the most challenging thing you had to face?
Honestly, keeping dust off my gear in Southern Africa.

5. Where do you find your inspiration?
Most of the time I don't find it, but it finds me. Being outdoors in nature invariably makes me see things I never would have thought of. I travel a great deal, and am always immersing myself in new surroundings, and when that happens, it just comes. I think being out of my own local "world" is the greatest inspiration for me.

6. If you had the possibility to create your ideal studio, how would it be?
Big. Two big rooms, two floors. One for photography and one for woodworking!

7. Which are your favorite artists?
I love the architecture of Antonio Gaudi. He had an amazing ability to fuse technology and physics with nature.

8. What music have you been listening to recently?
Puccinin's "Tosca". You asked :)

9. Last book you read or you are reading right now.
"The End of Mr. Y", by Scarlett Thomas.

10. Which are your favorite blogs?,

11. Where can we find you?

miércoles, 7 de octubre de 2009

Meet Peru I


Enjoy Perú! Thanks to these talented photographers for sharing their pics on this selection...and for loving Perú!
1. Lima Catheral by Martintoy
2. Peppers by Mike O’C
3. Totoritas sunset II by @ires
4. Círculos (Hotel Bolívar) by Onemarie1
5. Hibiscus en playa de Máncora by Julio Matinich
6. Choclo (corn) by Gû
7. Paragliding along the coast of miraflores III by @ires
8. Peru (Arequipa) - Stesso colore, altro mondo! by Marghe00
9. Doliente (Presbítero Maestro Cementery) by Onemarie1
10. Do not touch the walls! By Martintoy

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2009

Second Etsy selection


This time I want to thank the following Etsy artists for sharing their art on this second selection:

1. AlyshellsCraftShack: Hotdog of the Sulfur Lagoon Ceramic Holder
2. Spacejam: Vintage egg warmers
3. Icanspellit: Little Pink Flower Fine Art Photo Print
4. Foxygirlboutique: Etched copper ring
5. Nikifashion: Classic Magic White and Blue Fingerless Gloves
6. Banished: Read contemplation collection
7. PatrickIanFore: Rope
8. Vonderberry77: Piano Keys Black Tote/Reusable Bag
9. Splurge: SALE caramel ammonite and sterling silver necklace
10. CrochetMaggie: Set of 3 Crocheted Cotton Face Cloths in Fire Hot Colors

lunes, 28 de septiembre de 2009

My first Etsy selection / Mi primera selección de Etsy


Thanks to the talented artists listed below, it was possible for me to make my first Etsy selection. From top to bottom I want to thank:

1. DeniseAnnette and her Lampork pig

2. Flowerleaf with its Filigree leaf earrings

3. JunkerJane and her Curiouser print

4. TheLemonDropTree and its Chipboard Epoxy buttons

5. LovelyCrochet and its Crochet necklace

6. SimplyHibiscus and its Zombie couple

7. LathersbyLinds and its Peppermint candy whipped soap

8. Natalya1905 and her Coffee /Tea cup cozy

9. SpankyTease and its Grumpy Norkel Fook

10. WoolAndMore and its Hand sanitizer keychain

I want to apologize to the sellers to whom I promised to post their pics but I lost the info. If you read this post please contact me.

viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2009

Alida Joyas at


My Sympathique earrings have been featured at Try Handmade's gallery. Take a look, its a wonderful blog!

miércoles, 23 de septiembre de 2009

My second interview / Mi segunda entrevista


Sara's Texture Crafts ( Nov 30, 2007

Mi primera entrevista / My first interview


Setiembre 24, 2007 / September 24, 2007

domingo, 13 de septiembre de 2009


I sold this pair of earrings yesterday in Dawanda. They're going to Switzerland...thanks Raquel!

Today's my first day as a blogger


Bienvenidos! Welcome! Bienvenue! Benvenuti! Willkommen! Benvinguts! Velkommen! Aloha! Bem-vindos!
Welcome to Alida Joya's blog. I'm Alida. Joyas is not my last name, but is spanish for jewelry. I was born and I live in Peru...and if you hadn't guessed yet, I make jewelry. I'm focused in offering handmade silver designs in the best quality. I also like using natural stones to add color to the pieces.

So now you're maybe wondering..."do peruvians speak english?". Our mother tongue is spanish, but some of us speak english too because we learned it at school or somewhere else. "If she speaks spanish why is she posting in english?". Well, I'm currently offering my products at Etsy and Dawanda ( and and its not easy to sell in these places, as easy as it may seem, because there are tons of talented artists. So I decided to create a blog for people in other countries to get to know me and my work. This is why I post in english. If you speak spanish, me avisas!

I'll be posting news and pics regulary so stay tuned. Hope to hear from you soon and thanks for stopping by!!! Let me know if you have any comments or questions.