Our Holiday Sale has started!

Happy Thanksgiving! By now you have probably eaten your turkey dinner, washed the dishes and are now sitting down relaxing. Now is the perfect time to sit by the fireplace in your comfy clothes and start your holiday shopping while skipping the craziness at the mall and shopping handmade/small business.

This holiday we are grateful for all of you and are offering this special now through Cyber Monday. black friday fb good

Limited quantities are available on most items so don’t risk waiting! Each piece of jewelry is packed in a lovely logo stamped gift box wrapped with an aqua ribbon. You may also choose free gift wrapping at checkout and we will wrap your gift in some lovely holiday paper.

Happy Shopping!

xo Andrea

 

Gifts for Mom

Do you have a mom or wife that you need a gift for but you are stuck on what to get her for Christmas? Besides beautiful jewelry which she will obviously love, why not get her something really special. We are now offering a small selection of stamped jewelry. You can get the kids or grandkids initials stamped on leaves, or get our organic oval with a name.

Holiday gifts for mom

Shop our new Family Collection here: http://www.andreawysocki.com/family-collection/

Let her open something Christmas morning that she will cherish forever.

Holiday Events around Portland

Are you wondering where you can find Andrea Wysocki Jewelry around the Portland, OR area this holiday season?

Our jewelry is sold year round at the Portland Japanese Garden Gift Shop near the Oregon Zoo. Stop in and tell them I sent you!

If you are looking for some Holiday Shopping Events I will be showing my entire line at these two great events.

November

Girlfriends Shopping Extravaganza

November 18th, 2013

10am-2pm and 5pm-9pm

Erin’s Wine Cellar

525 NW Saltzman Rd

Portland, OR 97229

This year’s event is a benefit for the Muhs family, to help offset the expenses from their sweet daughter Elliott’s medical treatments. To learn more about Elliott, visit Pray for Elliott.

December

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

5th Annual Holiday Market

Sunday December 8th, 2013

12-5pm

4045 NW Cornelius Pass Rd

Hillsboro, OR 97229

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If you aren’t in the Portland, OR area or can’t make it to one of these events visit our website 24/7. www.andreawysocki.com

Our jewelry is also available at these fine retailers:

ALASKA

Miele Gallery & Framing     
Petersburg, AK 
 

CALIFORNIA

Jewel Orchid
73-575 El Paseo
Suite C-1318
Palm Desert, CA 92260
 
Urban Bazaar
1371 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
 
 OREGON
Portland Japanese Garden    
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
 

WISCONSIN

Cornerstone Gallery
101 4th Street                            
Baraboo, WI 53913

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EMAIL LIST SIGNUP

We try to get a newsletter out once a month to keep you up to date on special events, promotions or any press we have gotten. During the holidays you might get a couple extra but we make sure not to bombard you with emails.

Inspiration necklaces for Sarcoma Foundation research

A good friend of mine Renae, was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer this past January and her story really hit me hard. She was the second of many people in my life that was diagnosed with cancer this past year. I asked her to tell us a little about her story.

“I always feel full of hope as a new year approaches. I love imagining all that the year ahead has to offer, and how it will be the year I really do make it to the gym 5 days a week, have more patience, and start meditating daily. It would turn out that 2013 would be my hardest year yet and that fitting into skinny jeans would be the least of my concerns.

On January 2, 2013, I received a call from my dermatologist with the biopsy results from a mass I had removed from my left index finger in early December.  He told me I had something called Epithelioid Sarcoma and that I needed to find a specialist right away, that I would need surgery and probably radiation. I had no idea what he was talking about and I finally interrupted to tell him I didn’t understand. “You have cancer. I’m so sorry. This is horrible news to deliver to someone at the start of a new year,” he said. Thinking of that moment still brings tears to my eyes almost a year later. All I could manage was to write down my diagnosis, tell him thank you, and hang up as quickly as possible before I started to cry. I had never heard of sarcoma cancer prior to my own diagnosis.

So what do you do in 2013 when you get diagnosed with something? That’s right, I turned to Google. There was very little information about my type of sarcoma cancer and very little about sarcomas in general. They make up only 1-2% of cancer cases in adults, around 15% of cases in children and there are 50+ subtypes. The information that I did find was absolutely terrifying – the statistics were not in my favor for long term survival.

I am fortunate to live in Portland, OR that has a sarcoma treatment center at OHSU, and I was able to get in to see them within a week. That sounds really fast, but when you have a week to do nothing but read scary things on the Internet and wonder if you only have a few months to live, a week is an eternity. By the time all of the tests were done and I had results, it was closer to 3 weeks passing. The worst 3 weeks of my life. I could hardly look at my 2-year-old son without crying. My absolute biggest fear was leaving him without a mom at such a young age.  These tests were especially scary for me because I had the mass on my finger for 2 ½ years before it was finally removed and biopsied. It actually first appeared while I was pregnant with my son. I had given the cancer 2 ½ years to have its way with my body and it was hard to stay positive and imagine that it hadn’t already metastasized (spread) since it’s an aggressive form of cancer. The tests confirmed the Epithelioid Sarcoma cancer, but that it had not spread to any lymph nodes or into my lungs (these are the areas where it most commonly metastases to)! The relief was overwhelming. That’s an understatement but there are no good words to truly capture it. I went on to have surgery to ensure that all the cancer was removed from the finger. We had thought amputation was going to be necessary, but I was blessed once again and they were able to save it.

While my journey is far from over and my life still involves a lot of tests for many years to come, my story is truly a best case scenario. Many Epithelioid Sarcoma patients undergo radical surgery and/or amputation most commonly of their hands, feet, arms or legs. The 5-year survival rate for all sarcoma cancer is about 50%. Most are diagnosed when it’s too late for hope that any current available treatment options will work. There has only been 1 new drug developed in the last 30 years to treat sarcoma cancer. Being that it’s so rare, there isn’t much funding for research.  I feel so fortunate to be cancer-free today. I know not everyone receives good news like I did, and that’s why I volunteer with the Sarcoma Foundation of America. They devote their resources to research and finding a cure as well as better treatment options until that day comes.

I’m a huge fan of Andrea’s jewelry and asked if she’d be interested in designing a piece with sarcoma patients, their family and their friends in mind. Then, I took the favor up a notch and asked if she would also consider donating a portion of the proceeds from the inspiration necklaces to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Luckily for me and the Sarcoma Foundation of America, Andrea has a huge heart and was happy to help. I think these make any excellent gift for anyone. Who doesn’t need a little reminder to have more “hope”, “faith”, “courage” or “love” in their lives?  I’m still trying to decide if I want mine to say “faith” or “survivor”. I may just have to do one of each! I hope you’ll wear one of Andrea’s necklaces proudly and know that you helped support important research that often receives very little funding or awareness.”

To purchase one of these necklaces visit our website: http://www.andreawysocki.com/inspiration-collection/

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GBK 2013 Primetime Emmy Gift Lounge

Did you watch the Emmy’s last night? Well our business cards were in The Artisan Group gift bag that was handed out to attendees of GBK’s gift Lounge in Honor of the Primetime Emmy nominees and presenters. We also gifted members of the press with a pair of our Triple open leaves with champagne citrine earrings.

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Here is the long list of attendees over the two day period of the gift lounge that got our business card. Even the host of the night got one, Neil Patrick Harris!

Meghan Rory
Brian McKnight
Dot Marie Jones
Lesley Nicol
Harry Hamlin
Steven Bauer
Dennis Quaid
Yvette Nicole Brown
Jim O’Heir
Joyce Giraud
Tony Hale
Retta
Brian White
Tim Pocock
Camille Grammer
Sufe Bradshaw
Joelle Carter
Neal McDonough
Matt Walsh
Dania Ramirez
Ed O’Neill
Jackson Pace
Brook D’Orsay
Raphael Sbarge
Timothy Simons
Matt LeBlanc
Jeffrey Klaric
David Crane
Lori Greiner
Jason London
AJ Buckley
Annie Ilonzeh
Willie Garson
Brianna brown
TJ Thyne
Robert Baker

Max Burkholder
Beth Grant
RJ Mitte
Victoria Summer
Neil Patrick Harris
Jason Issacs
Lennie James
Mary Murphy
Tim Daly
Taylor Spreitler
Barry Bostwick
Joe Morton
Chuy Bravo
John Benjamin Hickey
Nico Tortorella
Terry O’Quinn
Paul Michael Chan
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Travis Wall
Eden Sher
Penny Marshall
Tempest Bledsoe
Andrea Bowen
Buddy Valastro
Erin Cummings
Gleb Savchenko
Rumer Willis
Jayson Blair
Chris Noth
Eric Szmanda
Austin basis
Elisabeth Harnois
Hayley Orrantia
Kyle Schmid
Karina Smirnoff

Look who got our jewelry at GBK’s NY Fashion week Luxury Gift Lounge!

Yesterday we were given the list of attendee’s at GBK’s NY Fashion Week Luxury Gift Lounge that took place September 6th and 7th. All of these amazing people were gifted our Hammered leaves with tunduru sapphire earrings in their The Artisan Group gift bags!

Hammered leaves with tunduru sapphire earrings

Celebrities and Stylists
Adrienne Bailon    FOX’s “The Real” (Co-Host)
Alysia Reiner      Lionsgate / Netflix’s “Orange is the new Black”
Amanda Bertoncini    Bravo’s “Princesses Long Island”
Annaleigh Ashford     Broadway’s “Kinky Boots” (Tony Nominee)
Anya Ayoung-Chee    Lifetime’s “Project Runway” (Winner Season 9)
Big Ang    VH1’s Mobwives
Carissa Rosario    Maxim Model
Carla Facciolo    VH1’s Mobwives
Coco Austin     “Think Like a Man Too”, Model
David Alan Basche     TV Land’s “The Exes” (Stuart Gardner)
Dr. Rosetta Garries     Renowned NYC Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Emma Kenney     Showtime’s “Shameless”
Glamo     Celebrity Stylist
Hofit Golan     FashionTV
Ice-T     NBC’s “Law and Order SVU”, “Once upon a time in Brooklyn”
Jack Noseworthy     “Killing Kennedy” (Bobby Kennedy)
Jay Manuel     CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” (producer), “Canada’s Next Top Model”, Style Network’s “Style her Famous”

Jeannie Mai     Style Network’s “How Do I Look?”, Fashionista
June Ambrose     Celebrity Stylist
Katie Findlay     CW’s “The Carrie Diaries”
Laura Burk Gelles     Laura G Productions, Inc.(President/Exec Prod), The Idea Factory (Exec Prod)
Marcus Stewart     Bravo’s “Dukes of Melrose”
Matt Letscher     ABC’s “Scandal”, CW’s “The Carrrie Diaries”
Miss J Alexander     America’s Next Top Model, Runway Extraordinaire
Nancy Pearson     Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York City”, Interior Designer
Nole Marin     CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” (Guest Judge / Judge/Stylist); “Fashion News Live”

Patricia Field     Fashion Designer
Phillip Bloch     Fashion Designer
Po Johnson     VH1’s “LaLa’s Full Court Life”
Raquel     VH1’s “Miami Monkey”
Richard Brooks     BET’s “Being Mary Jane”, NBC’s “Law and Order”
Ryan Serhant     Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: New York City”
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola     MTV’s “Jersey Shore”
Siggy Flicker     TV personality, Author
Sonja Morgan     Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York”
Toni Trucks     CBS’s “Hostages”

Press/Media
BBC Capital
Beauty News NYC
British Vogue
CBS Radio
Examiner
Fashion Daily Magazine
Fashion TV
Financial Times
Fuse TV
Hamptons.com
Hollywood Life
Huffington Post
In Touch
LA Splash
Life & Style
Lucire
Lucky Magazine
Maxim Magazine
Modern Salon Magazine
News USA
Newsday
Niche Media
Ny Social Diary
NYFW For Yahoo!
OK! Magazine
BBC Capital