GRATEFUL

As I look back on 2017, I can’t help but reflect that it’s been an unusual year full of intense emotions with many ups and downs.

I’m especially heartbroken that very special friends have passed, but grateful that I had the opportunity of having them in my life. I’m grateful for my close friends and new friends that have come into my life to bring new perspectives while sharing our dreams.

It’s been unimaginable seeing family and friends in Puerto Rico going through so many difficulties after hurricane Maria, but I’m grateful that they didn’t suffer substantial damages to their homes, that they are healthy and that I’m able to support them despite the distance.

I’m grateful for my loving and supportive husband, who embraces my crazy and wants to live a life full of love and adventures with me.

I’m grateful for my parents that love me unconditionally and have supported my passion for the arts and my decision to pursuit a career that allows me to live a creative life every day.

I’m grateful that I found jewelry design shortly after moving to California and that I get to design architectural modern jewelry for confident women who celebrate being uniquely them. How awesome it is to see them rocking their pieces in their own unique way!

I’m grateful for my community of women entrepreneurs who day in and day out support me and guide me in growing my business. They teach me to be persistent, consistent and continue doing what I love to reach my goals.

Thank you for joining me on this journey and supporting me along the way. That’s the best encouragement that I can receive as an artist…knowing that my art has a purpose and that it makes a difference in people’s lives.

Life is short. Be who you want to be and live the live you want to live, Today.

Enjoy this holiday season surrounded by family and friends and remember those that brought so much joy to your life and are no longer with us.

Lots of love to you and your family,

Cielomar

PS: As my thank you to you this holiday, enjoy 20% off the entire Geo Collection (this is the best sale of the year and it’s designed to kick off your holiday season in style!). Gift yourself or someone you love Cielomar Jewelry. Our Cyber Weekend sale starts Friday and ends Monday at midnight. Enjoy!

Fifteen: The Emerging Artist Show

This month, Shibumi Gallery, located in Berkley is presenting Fifteen: The Emerging Artist Show. The show features a beautiful selection of jewelry designs from 15 emerging jewelry designers in the Bay Area, curated by Gallery Owner, April Higashi. I'm so thankful to April for providing this amazing opportunity to showcase my jewelry designs at her gallery and for supporting the work of new emerging designers. 

"This show gives new talent a venue to present their work to the public in a gallery setting. The work ranges from contemporary art jewelry to fine jewelry and was chosen for it’s high level of consistency, excellence, creative vision and craftsmanship." -April Higashi

April Higashi (Gallery Owner/Jewelry Designer) and I catching up during my visit at the gallery.

April Higashi (Gallery Owner/Jewelry Designer) and I catching up during my visit at the gallery.

The Emerging Artists Show features: Claudia Alleyne, Nina Bocobo, Cielomar Cuevas, Hsinyu Chu, Lydia Elsa Martin, Kate Eickelberg, Benjamin Faryna, Anna Johnson, Taylor King, Kate Mess, Trevi Pendro, Baiyang Qiu, Brienne Rosner, Olivia Shih and Kelsey Simmen.

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I decided to explore jewelry making shortly after moving to California in 2010 in order to merge my graphic design skills with my love for jewelry. It's so amazing to look back and see how much my craft has evolved from simple beaded necklaces that I started designing for myself to launching my own line of modern architectural jewelry and becoming a part of such a talented community of jewelry designers.

For this show, I'm showcasing a selection of my current Geo Collection as well as several limited edition pieces with mixed metals, using Sterling Silver and Yellow Bronze. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the opening reception, but I visited the gallery the following weekend to check out the show and was so impressed by the variety of styles and the level of craftsmanship. I wanted to take a moment and share a few images of the show and some of my favorite pieces.

Artist: Hdinyu Candy Chu, Olivia Shih, Trevi Pendro and Cielomar Cuevas.

Artist: Hdinyu Candy Chu, Olivia Shih, Trevi Pendro and Cielomar Cuevas.

Artist: Cielomar Cuevas

Artist: Cielomar Cuevas

Artist: Claudia Allende and Kate Eickelberg.

Artist: Claudia Allende and Kate Eickelberg.

Artist: Kelsey Simmen 

Artist: Kelsey Simmen 

If you are in the Bay Area, schedule some time to visit the gallery and check out the show, which is up until October 29th. This will be such a treat and a perfect opportunity to collect a special piece of jewelry for yourself or someone you love this holiday season!

I'm so honored to be part of this show and I hope you are able to experience it in person.

Chao,

Cielomar