Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our First Meeting of 2010

Our first meeting of the new year had quite a bit of business, old and new. We are starting to discuss the date and location for our spring show. If you are an artisan in the Houston area, watch the blog for further details. We are thinking next show will be around the last week in April, or the first week in May.

We are going to showcase various members of our group. If you are a member with authoring rights to the blog, you may post your own article, provided at least a week has passed since the last artisan posted theirs. :) Ana Maria did an awesome job with hers last year, so we are bringing it back up to the top of the blog.

Reminder: upcoming events for artisans are posted in the Ning discussion group, if you need an invitation to it, and have paid your yearly dues, email Jo

OUR NEXT MEETING will be February 16th, 7pm at
La Madeleine
770 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, TX 77024 US map Location #1 on the map is where we will be meeting.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Introducing Ana Maria Sanchez of Amaria

The designer behind Amaria is Ana Maria Sanchez. Born to Paraguayan parents, Ana Maria was raised in Houston, Texas. As a child, Ana Maria was impressed by her family’s South American style. She was taught the importance of style and an appreciation for all things handcrafted at an early age. Her mother taught her that women must always respect and adorn their bodies.

Ana Maria studied the native lace making in Paraguay called nanduti which means spider web. Her logo incorporates the nanduti. She pursued her love for design, studying fashion design and merchandising. The pursuit of luxurious, impeccably made designs fine tuned her eye for the exquisite.
Her family and friends encouraged her to pursue her longtime dream of creating her own designs. In 2007, Ana Maria started her own company. She is currently designing feminine, delicate, jewelry in sterling silver and 14 karat gold fill. Her designs catch and intrigue the eye.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy New Year! Monthly Meeting Jan 19th

This will be our first meeting in 2010! We are meeting January 19th at 7:00 in a new location. so check out the map! We will have a private meeting area. As there is a small cover charge for the area, please let them know that you are with the Artisans group if you are buying a meal, beverage, or dessert . :) It will be wonderful to hear each other with ease! Hope to see you there.

La Madeleine
770 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Houston, TX 77024 US map Location #1 on the map is where we will be meeting.

If this is your first time to attend an Artisans meeting, please read the linked post called Artisans 101 to be ready for the meeting , and make it most useful to you.