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!