First Friday Santa Cruz
Alissa B is an officially registered vendor with First Friday Santa Cruz. We will be looking to collaborate with other local artists to set up trunk shows with various local businesses. To view our profile, please click the following link:
Alissa B at the San Mateo Gem Show
I was like a kid in a candy store at the San Mateo Gem show last wkd. Jon Green snapped a few shots for the Mercury News while I was sifting through Gems. To read the blurb, click here. This is just one of about a 1,000 booths at the gem show!
Press from the AHSC kick off party
Alissa B. was showcased at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration kick off party at CBS studios on May 9, 2012. Thanks to Jong Arcega photography for capturing some great photos of our displays. To view photos please click here.
Jewish Artisans Faire in Santa Cruz Sentinel
Alissa B. participated in the first annual Jewish Artisans fair over the holidays at Temple Beth El in Aptos, CA. To read the article and view the pictures, please click here.
Scotts Valley Artisans in the News
Alissa B has been a part of Scotts Valley Artisans since the beginning of 2012, with a 2 shelve display of pearl and coral collection to represent an oceanic theme. The scotts Valley Artisans is an amazing artist coop where many local artists of all mediums can showcase their work, from wine bottle stands, to wall art, paintings, clothings, accessories, jewelry, and everything in between. We love SV artisans! Check out this article in the local Santa Cruz news!
To go directly to the scotts valley artisans website, please click here:
Scotts Valley Gala Donation
The Scotts Valley chamber of Commerce annual Community Awards event “Black Tie & Red Roses” will be held on November 12th at the Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley. Alissa B. has donated a signature pearl ring for the silent auction to help raise money for the community.
2011 Hep B Gala Silent Auction
The AsianWeek Foundation, the producers of the annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration, is hosting the 4th Annual San Francisco Hep B Free Gala on November 4th at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco. Alissa B is proud to have donated a smoky quartz ring to the silent auction. The gala serves as an opportunity for the organization to raise funds in order to continue their campaign to create a Hep Free San Francisco.
Make a Wish Foundation
Alissa B is proud to support the Make a Wish Foundation by donating a set of turquoise jewelry for the live auction, scheduled to take place at the prestigious Monterey Gala on Oct 22, 2011.
Santa Cruz Farmers Market Wednesdays
Alissa B. has returned to the local Santa Cruz Farmers ‘Makers Mart” market held every wednesday from 1:30-6:30 in downtown Santa Cruz. All retail prices will be discounted by at least 10%, so stop by and support local!
The Handmade Gift Guide
Alissa B. is now included in the wonderful blogspot The Handmade Gift Guide directory. Check it out for some great creative DIY ideas!
A Haiku For You!
Alissa B’s perfectly pearl ring has been featured on haikuesday portion of the Jennasauras blog spot. Check it out for some creative whimsical handmade goodies!
Perfectly Pearl Ring
Handmade by Alissa B
Valentine’s Day Sale!!
It is that time of year again. The one day of the year, where its almost required to get a gift for the special person in your life. Say ‘i love you’ with a custom piece of jewelry from Alissa B. Heart charms, earrings, and ‘key to your heart’ wrap bracelet are just among some of the great ideas to show how much you care.
Save 20% by simply entering coupon code VALENTINE2011 if shopping via our etsy shop. If what you want is not yet up on Etsy, contact Alissa B and we will custom design something unique.
Alissa B on Etsy!!
After many inquiries from fans and customers asking us if we were on Etsy, we are finally excited to be able to say yes!! We have spent quite some time building our online shop, but still have many more items to go. We will be listing new items daily, so check back from time to time!
As a welcome to Etsy sale, Alissa B would like to offer all of YOU (customers, friends, fans, and anyone reading this!) an exclusive discount on Etsy. Simply enter coupon code ALISSAB upon checkout and receive 15% off!!
To view our new shop, please click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlissaBcustomjewelry
Alissa B 50% sale with Signpost
Alissa B teamed up with www.signpost.com (a great source to find deals in your city) to offer more than 50% off entire Brass earring collection. Click here for details.
Sheckys Girls Night Out will feature Alissa B.
Alissa B. is among the new up and coming designers and artists who have been preselected by Shecky’s to be featured online as ‘A Designer to be Thankful For’. Additionally, the Shecky’s edit team has recruited Alissa B to set up at the upcoming ‘Girls Night Out’ event in San Francisco, CA on Dec 10. Come eat drink and shop with your ladies and get all your holiday gifts!
The end of summer….
As Labor day is fast approaching, after some recent success at variousl farmer’s markets including Los Altos and Monterey, Alissa B will no longer be set up during weekly markets, and will continue on wkds only until the Holidays. This sunday you can find Alissa B at the Campbell farmers Market. We have been very busy sending in applications for the upcoming holiday season for events all around the bay area. Stay tuned for local listings and dates.
Additionally, Alissa B. is excited to set up at the upcoming Ainsley House Bridal Faire in Campbell CA on September 26 in efforts to do more custom bridal party jewelry. Soon to be updated is he bridal section of this site with a gallery of photos from recent weddings.
Alissa B. is officially part of the San Francisco Street Artist program
Alissa B was thrilled to learn about the wonderful SF Street Artists program. After a detailed jurying process, Alissa B was accepted by the San francisco Art commission to be a Street Artist this summer. Starting in July, you will be able to find Alissa B. custom jewelry set up in areas like Union Square, Fisherman’s wharf, the Ferry building plaza, Grant and post, and other happening locations in San Francisco. Come shop!
Want to learn how to make beaded jewelry?!
Learn how to make beaded jewelry this summer with friends or family! Alissa B will be offering 2 hour classes starting at $25 (depending on location), which will include all materials/supplies and each student is guaranteed to leave with one finished item! Beginner classes include instruction with using bead tips and clasps to provide a professional finish to bracelets and necklaces. Students can range from 9 years old to adults. Birthday parties are wonderful options as well. Alissa B will travel to your house and can set up shop in your living room, patio, or a local school/park. For more information, please use the Contact Us form to send any questions or to sign up!
Alissa B and the ACPWC
Alissa B attended a cocktail meet and greet at the San Jose Hilton hotel on Wed night with the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants. It was a very successful evening with many wonderful people who had a lot to offer from event planning/catering to jewelry and music and more. After learning even more about the intricate process of planning a wedding, the decision to hire a wedding planner seems most ideal for brides to be. Alissa B looks forward to collaborating with the ACPWC and the many well trained and experienced wedding consultants to help offer special custom jewelry to match the various themes each bride creates for her perfect wedding.
Alissa B. to be featured in Urban Outfitters!!
This Saturday, May 8, Urban Outfitters is hosting a trunk show for 5 local independent designers, including Alissa B. custom jewelry. Come shop!! Last chance to get mother’s day gifts!
Happy Mother’s Day!
With Mother’s Day around the corner, tell her you love her and show your appreciation by adorning her with handmade jewelry! Now through May 9, you can save 15% off your online purchase when you enter MOM2010 upon checkout. Thanks and Enjoy!
Welcome to Alissa B. custom jewelry!!!
Welcome to our online store! We are thrilled to finally launch our new and improved website and hope that you will sign up for our mailing list. Simply go to the mailing list tab on the left and fill out your name and email so you can receive exciting updates on new products, upcoming events, and special promotions! Don’t worry, we do not want to junk up your inbox and will only send notices with coupons about once a month, if that!