Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Launched!

After hundreds of hours of wire-wrapping, photo-editing, wine-drinking and all-around hard work, my jewelry website is finally on the air.

Come visit me at www.alexandraamaro.com!

Special thanks to my web designer Brian, my great friend and jewelry model Tara, to Rico for all the pep talks, and to everyone else who has encouraged me along the path to quit my day job and become a full-time jewelry artist.

8 comments:

rainbowlens said...

Your website is BEAUTIFUL. I'm not sure what I was expecting but I loved the main page.

I see a ring and a bracelet that I really want. I shall be directing my husband to your site for birthday purposes :-)

Congratulations again, I'm so excited for you.

Gem

Teej said...

Oooo, it's beautiful! You did such a great job!

Ali la Loca said...

~Rainbowlens - Thank you so much! It was sooooo much work, but definitely a labor of love. It's super satisfying to have the site on the air after more than a year of wishing for one.

Definitely pass on the hint to your husband! ;)

~Teej - Obrigada! The ability to do e-commerce is definitely one of the advantages of having moved away from Maputo...the whole 'no functional mail system' thing really killed me there!

Anonymous said...

nice colours on your site. hey, your bio pages mentions places you lived, but you didn't mention mocambique for 5 years! just wondering if that was an oversight...

Ali la Loca said...

~Anonymous - Not an oversight, it's in there. Mozambique was a huge influence on my decision to become a full-time jeweler, so there's no way I could leave it out.

"Prior to becoming a full-time jewelry artist, Alexandra was an international development consultant based in Maputo, Mozambique where she lived for nearly five years. There she used her background in Marketing to help local businesses and nonprofit organizations conduct fundraising, write project proposals and develop business and strategic plans."

Ali la Loca said...

But just in case I added some text to be sure nobody misses that important part of my story!

Anonymous said...

geez! right at the end of my nose. i must've been tired. sorry and just ignore my dumdumness. the site and photos really are wicked, i love the scrolling photos on the home page.

Ali la Loca said...

~Anonymous - No worries. It was actually a good opportunity to go back and re-read the bio text. I also really like how the scrolling banners turned out - my web guy is a bit of a genius!