Friday, December 28, 2007

Welcome, 2008!

I am excited for 2008, as I believe it will be an exciting least for me! Here are my commitments...what are yours?

1. I am making the commitment that this year to be the year I stop dieting and make a serious lifestyle change. I want to lose weight, but mostly to get healthier, make my heart healthier and live longer to enjoy the people that I love! Check out Lifechange2008 to see how I am going to achieve that change! And, in the process, I hope to help other's realize their potential to change their lifestyle and get healthier!

2. I am making the commitment to growing my jewelry business, and launching at least one other business idea with my fiance. Check out K. A. Mace Jewelry to see what I am offering for 2008! I am doing this to try to continue to work from home so that I can be there for the people who really need me two babies! I also offer ways for others to join the K. A. Mace Jewelry team and sell my jewelry as a commissioned jewelry sales rep! I love to help others make money, too!

3. I am making the commitment to a new relationship (well, a year in the works, so obviously the commitment is already there!) and look forward to marrying an amazing man this year! We are brining together two fantastic families, and I truly hope that it brings everyone involved more love and stability. It is not easy to bring two families together, but I believe that the more that we love, the more love we get in return!

4. I am making the commitment to dedicate myself and my resources to assisting other artists get exposed to a wider audience. I am part of TalentDatabase, where really great networking occurs in a diverse artistic community. I will be blogging and trying to spotlight other artists in the hope that building and developing that community brings us all more business, and more ways to develop our art!

Whew! I am glad that I have the whole year ahead of me, that is quite a list! Wish me luck, and I hope that you find yourself part of these commitments!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Looking to the New Year!

I can hardly believe that the Holidays are upon us, I am still scratching my head wondering where October went!

Looking ahead to the New Year, K. A. Mace offers a special Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show to jewelry lovers everywhere! Many of us have hosted or attended home jewelry parties, or other home parties in which we bought candles, gift baskets, makeup or other products. I know that I personally have NOT been able to attend countless home parties due to work schedules, not having a babysitter for the kids, being out of town, etc. So...K. A. Mace unveils her Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show to make buying jewelry fun and easy...and lucrative for those of you who "host" the Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show! And...who couldn't use some extra $$$ to pay off those holiday bills!!!

Here is how it works:

1. Contact Kelly Alvarez Mace at to inform her of your interest in hosting a Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show.

2. Create a mailing list for K. A. Mace, and at no charge, she will send a special newsletter on your behalf to invite your friends and family to the K. A. Mace Jewelry Trunk Show! In this newsletter will be special pieces of jewelry exclusive to your Trunk Show, and/or special discounts or offers! This is your Trunk Show, so K. A. Mace will work with you to make it personal and special!

K. A. Mace can create exclusive collections that focus on a special price range, on specific gemstones of your choice, or any specific theme that you have in mind!

3. For an entire week (or longer, if you prefer), your friends and family can order K. A. Mace Jewelry using a code that will be offered to them on the newsletter. This will ensure that you get credit for the sales from your Virtual Trunk Show!

4. Any offers, discounts, or exclusive promotions will be extended to you, your friends and family, and highlighted in the newsletter. Offers are extended to all people to whom the newsletter is forwarded to as well.

5. For all orders received during your Virtual Trunk Show, you will receive a 10% commission!!! Yes, upon completion of all orders, including receipt of full payment for all of the orders, you will receive a check in your name that is 10% of the total of all of your Virtual Trunk Show orders! This is not all! If TWO of YOUR Virtual Trunk Show attendees book their own K. A. Mace Jewelry Trunk Shows, you will receive another 5% in commission! Your total commission could be as much as 15%!

K. A. Mace does all of the work for your Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show! You do not need to be bothered with orders, K. A. Mace compiles all orders and does all of the paperwork. K. A. Mace Jewelry accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Paypal so you do not have to worry about the awkward task of collecting money from friends and family. K. A. Mace offers everyday free shipping and handling, so all orders are packed and shipped by K. A. Mace. Could there be an easier way to make a commission while supporting a fellow entrepreneur?

6. You will also receive a K. A. Mace Gift Certificate in the amount of 10% of the total for you to apply toward your own order of K. A. Mace Jewelry! This jewelry order is also included in your total commission amount!

Contact K. A. Mace Jewelry to book your Virtual Jewelry Trunk Show today! The bigger your mailing list, the greater your commission! You could be a Commissioned Jewelry Sales Representative TODAY!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Cartier, Bulgari and K. A. Mace Jewelry

Yes! It is officially true. Cartier and Bulgari have followed the lead of K. A. Mace Jewelry in swearing off rubies. Okay, well, I cannot prove that they are following my lead exactly...but, top jewelers are not buying rubies according to Fortune Magazine, Dec 10, 2007 issue. Why? Due to the actions of the military regime in Myanmar (where 90% of rubies are mined) the jewelry industry is hoping to avoid a PR disaster like the controvery surrounding the "blood diamonds" mined in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

I do take a stand on how and where I buy gemstones and findings as it is important to me to create jewelry with a social conscience. I try to buy findings that are Fair Trade Certified (including some of the findings used in the pictured piece above). I ask suppliers for proof of origin and want to make sure that I am buying conflict-free gemstones.

In today's world of imported items from countries with questionable labor practices, lack of protection for workers and their rights, rampant destruction of precious natural resources, oppressive political regimes, and other abuses, we all need to think about what we are buying and ultimately what we are supporting. Support K. A. Mace in her effort to buy Fair Trade Certified and create socially conscious jewelry. Not only will you look great in these designs, but feel good about the investment you have made in the jewelry as well!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday Jewelry

I get countless requests for Holiday Jewelry, and this is one of my favorite pieces to refer to customers! Holidays at the Beach!

There are five special reasons that I believe that these gorgeous Starfish convey five incredible messages for the Holiday Season:

The five arms of the Starfish are symbolic of the five forms of earthly happiness: Wealth, Longevity, Peace, Virtue and Health.

Wealth: Focusing not just on monetary wealth, but wealth of spirit and love. This is not about how fat your portfolio is (although having monetary stability is a very good thing!) but about how fat your heart is with love!!!

Longevity: Living long and strong to enjoy friends and family for many more Holidays. Enjoying generations to come!

Peace: Living with peace in our families, peace of mind, peace on a global scale. How I wish it were as easy as living with peace in our everyday lives to spread that message of peace throughout the world!

Virtue: Living with the Golden Rule in mind. Nothing judgemental here, just treat others as you would want them to treat you!

Health: Being good to your body to live happier and longer. And, it is perfect that this is the last one, as it seems to be the foundation to achieving the other forms of earthly happiness!

Give the gift of a K. A. Mace Jewelry Starfish Necklace to someone you love to share these five forms of earthly happiness this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Other pursuits and distractions!

So...the other weekend, my mom taught me some basic knitting. I have been wanting to try my hand at knitting for awhile, and finally got brave enough to try it! And, I am really amazed and surprised by the gorgeous results! This is my very own scarf!

My mom and I went to one of our favorite shops for all kinds of needlework supplies (my mom knits and crochets, I do a lot of cross stitch and needlepoint) to find some fun yarn and supplies. Strands and Stitches in Laguna Beach is an amazing shop for unusual things and they have a wonderfully knowledgeable staff. They also do a lot of classes, workshops and even one-on-one tutorials.

I was immediately drawn to some of the dramatic blues, and honed in on this wonderful turquoise blue. The yarn is handcrafted kettle dyed wool from Manos del Uruguay. This is a non-profit organization of artisans that helps to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women. Beautiful wool!

I am almost done, it will be a full 84" long. YUMMY! I am scheming up some interesting fringe or some kind of cool way to finish it off...

Just a little distraction from my jewelry designs! Don't forget that all K. A. Mace Jewelry orders must completed by 12/15 for holiday shipping!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I love Beer and Whisky!

Yes, that is right! I am a Beer and Whisky kind of gal! A shot and a chaser?? NO! Beer and Whisky Quartz! Intoxicating stones without the nasty hangover!

Beer and Whisky Quartz are a couple of true Quartz stunners! Just behold the Beer Quartz briolette drops on the hand-woven Cross Necklace (the Sarah Necklace) and the Whisky Quartz briolette drops on the hand-woven Cross Earrings (the Victoria Earrings). Truly gorgeous earth-tone colors that look rich and regal!

Beer Quartz is a gorgeous hue of gold, like a glass of light ale. Sometimes Beer Quartz has a golden tone with a green undercurrent. Whisky Quartz is a richer, deeper color, the hue of a glass of fine whisky, neat!

Are you in need of some energy and/or healing? Beer Quartz is one of the most versatile multi-purpose healing stones. Beer Quartz can both draw and send energy. Wear the most powerful clear ones for meditation, sending/receiving guidance. (and I only source the clear ones!) Beer Quartz can stimulate natural crystals in your body's tissues and fluids to resonate at new healing frequency.

Come and take a shot of Beer or Whisky with K. A. Mace Jewelry! Intoxicating stones and jewelry, without the hangover!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Its Raining, Its Pouring...

...and I wish I were snuggled warm in bed snoring!!! Somehow, however, this picture is making my day feel a bit warmer! This bracelet is one of my favorites, from one of my first "official" collections, and is made of hand-knotted Pink Garnets....LOTS of hand-knotted Pink Garnets, let me tell you! My first collection was entirely garnets, in every color possible.

I am still drawn to Garnets, they hold a top spot in my list of favorite gemstones. Why?

Color range. Garnets are in the a full color range of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. Other varieties of color-changing garnets exist. In daylight, their color ranges from shades of green, beige, brown, gray, and blue, but in incandescent light, they appear a reddish or purplish/pink color. With all of these possible colors, Garnets are versatile for a designer, but also for the collector. Why settle on just one color?!

Meaning. The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business. It is often said that having a garnet on your desk will improve your business, or wearing garnet jewelry to an important business meeting will swing it in your favor! It is believed that putting a garnet under your pillow or consistently wearing garnet jewelry can help with depression and improve self-esteem. It helps protect one on trips, so be sure to wear garnet jewelry while traveling!

Symbolism. The Garnet is also considered a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. The Garnet will help the wearer feel more secure and more spiritually aware. And, it can help your...ah...romantic life!

Healing Powers. The Garnet is associated with the circulatory system including Heart, Lungs and Blood. Many believe that the Garnet can help to ease problems with high and low blood pressure, anemia, inflammation and exhaustion.

If you are feeling that you could use some Garnets in your life, visit K. A. Mace Jewelry and add some Garnets to your jewelry collection! You will not only be purchasing a beautiful piece of K. A. Mace Jewelry, but you will also be enhancing various aspects of your life and health!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

K. A. Mace Jewelry Available at Tres Jolie!

I am excited to share with all of you that my rings (and more jewelry to come!) is now available at Tres Jolie! Tres Jolie is an AMAZING accessories boutique in Beverly Hills, and Glenda Lugay is a leading force in finding the newest and hottest accessories in the Los Angeles area! Ms Lugay has impeccable taste, so I am honored that my jewelry will be featured on her website!

I am finalizing some new pictures (one seen above!) for her, but hit a snag today. First of all, the lighting has been terrible, and something personal grabbed quite a bit of my attention today. I have watched "The Secret" and am trying to apply some of what I learned from that movie to the personal issue. I truly believe that the power of positive thought will propel me forward. I also believe that I need to visualize and focus on the big picture to conquer the small challenges that life has thrown my way.

So with that said, I am off to continue to create fine, handmade jewelry! I am visualizing YOU wearing my jewelry! So, please, visit Tres Jolie and check out my K. A. Mace Jewelry rings! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kelly Alvarez Mace, Spotlight on SpinDaily

I just love SpinDaily! Each day Kendall Rhodes spotlights different artists from all possible genres, including Fashion, Design + Home, Beauty + Wellness, Lifestyle and Arts + Culture. I was lucky enough to be invited to show my work to Kendall, and have that interview posted on SpinDaily.

Now, she has also included me as an In The Spotlight interview that she conducted with me. I am just thrilled and honored to once again be highlighted! Please take a moment to read my In The Spotlight and feel free to comment on the interview. I can't wait to find new and exciting designs to present to the wonderful and supportive SpinDaily fans!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kelly Alvarez Mace, Featured Artist on Jewelry and Beading!

I was thrilled and honored to be the featured artist on Jewelry and Beading! (Click on Jewelry and Beading to read the interview!)

I was interviewed by Cyndi Lavin, who is not only an amazing jewelry designer (check out to see her gorgeous jewelry!) but also a generous and gracious artist who takes the time to profile fellow artists. Cyndi is someone that I truly admire, and I deeply appreciate her time and energy to support me and my jewelry designs! Enjoy the interview, and please feel free to leave feedback to post with the interview!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

K. A. Mace Jewelry Featured on!

I was recently interviewed for, and the interview is now posted at!

I discussed some of my newest designs and inspirations. It was really exciting to be able to discuss the pieces one by one, and of course, not all of the pieces could be featured in a short segment. However, I did get to talk about a couple of my favorites, including the Golden Glory Ring (pictured above!).

I also wanted to convey to viewers the importance of buying handmade this holiday season, and any time of the year! It is so vital to support artisans and ensure that the arts and cultures are vibrant and thriving! Go to to pledge your support!

I am so excited to share this interview with all of you, and I hope that you enjoy it! Freel free to contact me at with any questions or any feedback. Visit! Happy Holidays and BUY HANDMADE!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Spring Trends

Each day I receive emails from some of my fave retailers that are showing Resort and Spring trends! Each time, my heart skips a little beat as so many retailers are showcasing designers that are showing amazing FLORAL prints for spring! Like this one:

I am all about floral jewelry! For me, it makes me feel happy, alive, and inspired. I love the idea of wearing floral jewelry and feeling like I, too, am renewed with each passing Spring...that I too, seek out the sun to bloom...and that I, too, bring color and happiness to someone who stops to notice.

Preview the floral accents in the K. A. Mace Collections at! Don't forget to take the poll on the blog and register at the K. A. Mace Jewelry Group to be entered to win a $100 Gift Certificate for K. A. Mace Jewelry! Go to You, too, could be wearing a key spring trend from K. A. Mace!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Spring Forward!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? For the Holidays? Ready for Spring? WHAT, you ask!
I am already creating for Spring! That is right! I have great plans for my existing lines to segue into Spring very nicely! My gorgeous Ocean Treasures will be luring you back to the beach (and in new and exciting colors!), and my Vine Designs will be blooming anew in exquisite gemstone and freshwater pearl colors!

Please take my poll, and let me know what YOUR favorite color is for Spring. What will you be wearing to Spring shake the winter welcome the warm sun and new blooms?? Just by telling K. A. Mace your favorite Spring color, you may have a $100.00 gift certificate to spend on K. A. Mace Jewelry!

The first 25 visitors who complete my poll AND register on the K. A. Mace Jewelry Yahoo Group (go to will be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 K. A. Mace Jewelry Gift Certificate! All I ask is that you register on the group and create a post on K. A. Mace Jewelry Group to introduce yourself and by 12/15 I will contact the winner! The winner will also be posted here, hopefully along with a picture of them wearing the gorgeous piece of K. A. Mace Jewelry that they select with their gift certificate!

Good luck!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Holiday Sale!

Ready to buy some amazing K. A. Mace Jewelry...and save money doing so??? This special 10% discount will be offered by K. A. Mace Jewelry and dozens of Etsy stores, so here is the scoop:

Visit my Etsy shop at and create your holiday wish list!

The discount and shipping offer only apply on sales made starting Friday, November
23rd, through midnight, EST, Sunday November 25th! (And remember, K. A. Mace offers every day free shipping!)
While you may be shopping from other Etsy shops as well as mine, orders cannot be combined from different shops to receive any discounts.

Make your shop selections and put "etsyBEAD THANKS" in "Notes to Seller" at checkout and WAIT for a revised invoice before making payment. Only one discount code may be used per purchase.

This special discount is offered IN ADDITION TO the current K. A. Mace Jewelry RING IN THE BLING promotion. So, your opportunity to save just got better! So order now to ensure Holiday shipping!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Ring in the Bling with K. A. Mace Jewelry!

"Ring in the Bling" is the first promotion from the K. A. Mace Jewelry 2007 Gift Guide!

Starting Monday, November 12th, purchase any K. A. Mace Jewelry Ring and receive 20% off the retail price of any and ALL additional rings! This is on top of every day free shipping! What a great way to treat yourself for the holidays, and give the gift of jewelry to those that you love! Order early to ensure holiday shipping!
Go to to view the entire K. A. Mace Jewelry Ring Collection. Contact K. A. Mace at with any questions regarding this fabulous promotion!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How does a girl choose???

Yummy new rings from K. A. Mace Jewelry! Not sure how a gal can choose just one, so you just might have to buy them all!!! The Sunshine Ring is created with Citrine "Onion" Briolette Drops, Citrine Roundels and Gold Swarovski Pearls. The Frost Ring is created with Light Blue Topaz, Dark Blue Topaz and Green Amethyst "Onion" Briolette Drops, Apatite Roundels and Cream Swarovski Pearls. The Purple Passion Ring is created with varying shades of Purple Amethyst "Onion" Briolette Drops, varying shades of Amethyst Roundels and two shades of Purple Swarovski Pearls. Just try to pick only one of these gorgeous rings! Visit to see these rings, and many other gorgeous designs!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Buy Handmade! Come and take the pledge!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!
BubbleShare: Share photos - Here comes Halloween!

Etsy Update!

K. A. Mace Jewelry has posted new items on Etsy, come and visit at!
OOPS! The pic for K. A. Mace Jewelry on the Etsy Halloween showcase has changed! will need to follow those gorgeous Beer Quartz and Multicolor Tourmaline Earrings to get into the K. A. Mace site! Enjoy!

K. A. Mace Jewelry featured on Etsy Halloween Showcase!

K. A. Mace Jewelry is featured on the Etsy Halloween Showcase on 10/26, 10/28, 10/29 and 10/31! Please check out the K. A. Mace Jewelry on this Showcase at http://etsy. com/showcase. php?showcase_ id=6! Click on that pretty purple starfish to see everything that K. A. Mace offers on her Etsy site. More K. A. Mace Jewelry is available at http://www.kamacejewelry. com!


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