Wednesday, December 30, 2009

AMULETO Convertible Crochet Cuff Bracelet and Necklace By anadiazarte

AMULETO Convertible Crochet Cuff Bracelet and Necklace is an exotic art piece to be weared and enjoyed by all women that appreciate the versatility of a necklace/bracelet.It is made of 100% cotton thread in shades of blue, gray and beige with green felted wool bead closure, the focal point is a beautiful lampwork bead in dark blue, green and gold, created by the prestigious artist from Arizona, Jodi Price.Measures:Pendant: 3" x 3 1/2"Cord: 15 1/2 inches
An Ana Diaz Arte Original.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Black Cake Recipe for Christmas!!!

(The photo is from a Christmas trip to Leavenworth, WA!, lovely place!)

Black Cake Recipe
Perfect for Christmas!!!, Enjoy :)


1 pound raisins; minced

1 pound prunes, pitted; minced

1 pound currants, dried; minced

1 pound cherries, glace; minced

6 ounces lemon peel, glace; minced

6 ounces orange peel, glace; minced

3/4 liter Passover wine

3/4 liter rum, dark

2 pounds sugar, dark brown

4 1/4 cups cake flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, grated

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 cups butter, sweet; softened

10 large eggs1 tablespoon vanilla

1 1/2 cup almond paste

In a large bowl, mix all the fruits thoroughly with the wine and the rum; let the fruit macerate, covered, at room temperature for at least two weeks. In a heavy skillet combine one pound of the brown sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and gently boil the syrup, swirling the skillet occasionally, for a few minutes, or until it is reduced to 1-3/4 cups. Let the syrup cool; reserve. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg together into a bowl. In the large bowl of an electric mixer cream together the remaining brown sugar and the butter until it is fluffy; then beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla, the flour mixture, and 1-1/3 cups of the burnt sugar syrup, reserving the remaining syrup for another use. In another large bowl, combine well the flour mixture and the fruit mixture and divide the batter between two buttered and floured 10" springform pans. Bake the cakes in the middle of a preheated 350F. oven for two hours, or until a tooth pick inserted in the centers comes out with some crumbs adhering to it. (The centers of these cakes will be quite moist.) Let the cakes cool in the pans on a rack, remove the sides and bottoms of the pans, and wrap the cakes in foil or wax paper. Let the cakes stand at room temperature for a week. Roll out half the almond paste between sheets of plastic wrap to form a 10" round and remove the top sheet of plastic wrap. Fit the almond paste layer over one cake, trimming the edge if necessary, and remove the other sheet of plastic wrap. Roll out and fit the remaining almond paste onto the remaining cake in the same manner.

serves/makes 2 cakes

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Emerald and gray RUGOSA BRIZIX Freeform Crochet Cuff Bracelet By anadiazarte

This is a very special Freeform crochet cuff bracelet featuring a precious Lampwork Focal Bead named BRIZIX, a pattern of plunged bubbles in an ocean of Aquamarine, Turquoise and Emerald Green, a Wonderful handmade Artwork from the prestigious Arizonian artist Jodi Price @ The crochet Bracelet is made of 100% cotton thread in shades of Emerald green, and 3 tones of grays, with green glass beaded crochet round button closure.The name RUGOSA comes from the round crochet center simulating the "Solitary Rugosa Coral", they are an extinct order of coral that were abundant in Middle Ordovician to Late Permian seas .
Measures:Lampwork Bead measures:7/16 of an inch x 5/8 of an inch.Bead was made on a 1/16" mandrel, handmade with high quality Moretti(Italian) and Lauscha glass and has been properly kiln annealed.The crochet cuff bracelet measures 8 inches long x 2 1/2 inches wide, please convo me your wrist size as this can be easily adjusted
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Now 15% OFF @ my shop just for my blog followers

Hello friends!:
December is here!!!, how exciting!, everybody is in a Holiday mood, and so I!!! I would like to thanks all my blog followers, I am offering 15% off of everything in my shop, this offer is just to my blog followers!!!!, please enter promo Code: BLOG15off during check out in note to sellers... and I will refund your money via Paypal!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Loving my new beads!

I am loving my new beads form, they are just awesome!, the artist who made them is Jodi, she is from Arizona, she enjoy working with hot glass (or lampworking), glass blowing, stained glass work, metal-smithing, jewelry design, wood working/turning, pyrography, crochet, tie-dye, painting, and many other medias of artworking and she's amazing!, I am loving her unique art pieces, I wonder if I should do more crochet freeform bracelets with them, they will look great!, I am more than happy and ready to create!.
Have a wonderful day everyone! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I am a proud member of the Etsy Spanglish Team and this month we are celebrating the team anniversary!!!! This is your chance to win a piñata full of wonderful Etsy Spanglish team prizes!!! The Fabulous Giveaway will start today, Wednesday Nov 11th till Sunday Nov 15th. Enter today!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

My wish list have been featured on the front page of !!!!

Thanks a lot Dorana from for featuring my wish list on the front page of!

Buy Handmade

Monday, October 26, 2009

Receta para el pan de calabaza y cranberry

Les quiero compartir una receta que me encanta y siempre la hago por estas fechas, queda divina. Luego les pondre la traduccion en ingles....

Tiempo de preparacion: 20 mins
Tiempo de coccion: 50 mins
3 tazas de harina todo proposito
1 cucharada de especia para pie de calabaza (pumpkin pie spice)
2 cucharacitas de polvo de hornear
1 y 1/2 cucharadita de sal
3 tazas de azucar granulada
1 lata de 100% pure de calabaza
4 huevos grandes
1 taza de aceite vegetal
1/2 taza de 100% jugo de manzana
1 taza de cranberries congeladas o secas (tipo pasa)
Precaliente el horno en 350 grados F, engrase un molde y enharine ( el molde es molde de pan, rectangular, 9x5x3 inches).
Cambinar: Harina, pumpkin spice, polvo de hornear y sal en un bowl. Combinar azucar, pure de calabaza, huevos, aceite vegetal y jugo de manzana en un bowl grande, batir hasta que la mezcla sea uniforme. An'adir la mezcla de calabaza a la mezcla de harina, mezclar bien, an'adir cramberries a la prepacion. Con una cuchara ir rellenando el molde para pan con la mezcla.
Hornear por 50 a 55 mins.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

International Ring Size Chart

Here is a very useful conversion chart for ring sizes.
And my new Hummingbird Nest on the Sun Freeform Crochet Ring

Once upon a time, there was a little Hummingbird who loves the sunshine and decided to create a dream come true. This tiny bird builded his nest on the warmest place on earth, on the sun. "This way my family will have the a cozy place to stay forever", he thought, since then you can always see the humminbirds flying around the sun, specially when the day is sunny...:)

I hope you enjoy this beautiful Humminbirg Nest on the Sun Freeform crochet ring.

Turquoise and red acrylic yarn
Yellow Cotton thread
Round Turquoise beads

Ring Size:
Approx. Size US 7
For conversion chart please visit:

Care Instructions:
Hand wash with mild detergent in cold water.
Dry flat.
Free tissue paper wrapping with any order.
If this is a gift, let me know and I can add a special note for you and package it accordingly.

An Ana Diaz Arte Original.

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Will ship on receipt of payment.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Upcycling plastic, a good way to keep your threads in place and GO GREEN!

I just found a good way to keep your threads in place if you have some remanents from your project, this is a good idea, easy to do and excellent to keep the threads from tangling, keep the plastic closures that comes with the bread and potatoes bag!, I just did and I can tell you it works!, what a nice idea!, it helps the plastic for going into the landfields! wonderful way to reuse!. Share the idea and help the planet! GO GREEN!
Encontre una manera de guardar mis hilos sobrantes sin que se me enreden!, es una buena idea y facil de hacer, solo guarda los plasticos que se usan para cerrar las bolsas del pan y de papas!, lo acabo de hacer y funciona!, una genial idea!, ayuda a que el plastico no vaya a la basura, una manera maravillosa de reusar! Comparte la idea y ayuda al planeta!, GO GREEN!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day of the dead and skulls crochet cuff

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

The festival that became the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl, known as the "Lady of the Dead," corresponding to the modern Catrina.

Monday, October 5, 2009

De Sirenas / Just for Mermaids- Crochet Silk and Swarovski Crystals Choker Necklace/ FREE SHIPPING

De Sirenas design is a special choker just for mermaids!, the lovely colors will make you dream with a wonderful paradise, maybe a remote island or crystal waters where you can get lost yourself.The elegant silk thread, silk chiffon and Swarovski will add a femenine touch to your outfit too.This creation has a lot of details and all of it is hand-done. It's crocheted from 45 yards (40 metres) of 100% handpainted high quality silk thread, in shades of aquamarine, violet, and greens, handmade with great care and love. The flower application is 100% silk fabric mermaid ribbon, hand-dye in teal blue, the paint is ecologically responsible, non-toxic and safe, I added a small crystal at the center of the flower. I crocheted 3 clear Swarovski Crystals on the back for closure, finally I added the very soft velvety crinkle "rag" chiffon silk in aquamarine and green with the blue mermaid flower as a focal point.

This item ships free!

Happy Swimming!

I recommend you treat this choker as you would any fine silk garment. It can be gently hand washed and air dried. Do not dry in direct sunlight

Sunday, October 4, 2009

What a wonderful sensation! super soft bamboo!

I love the super soft organic bamboo yarn!!! This is my new design comming soon!, take a peek...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Shop!

I just opened another shop: Vellum Creations!, there you can find vellum shapes perfect for your scrapbooking, card making, tags, albums, etc. Take a look to my pretty vellum ladybug!

10 Vellum Embossed and Handpainted Chocolate Teddy Bears!

For scrapbooking, cards, tags, etc. You will get 10 Vellum Embossed and Handpainted Chocolate Teddy Bears, they measure approx. 2 x 2 inches.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tunisian Crochet Video Tutorial
This stitch goes by many names. It can be called Tunisian Crochet, Afghan Stitch, Tricot Crochet, Shepherd's Knitting, Hook Knitting, Railroad Knitting {Working Class girls in England waiting for the train to take them to the mills did Tunisian. I'm sure there are more that I haven't found.
Kim Guzman, Knit and Crochet Pattern Designer said: "I think the most difficult part about Tunisian crochet is finding the hooks and finding the patterns".

Some of the stores where you can find the tunisian crochet hooks and patterns online are:

Saturday, September 26, 2009


My friend from Piruli Jewelry is giving away this Tiny Buoy Necklace!, check this out! @

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pure Luxury Silk and Swarovski Crystals Choker Necklace/ Headband FREE SHIPPING

You deserve the best materials,Luxury Silk and Crystals all for you!Use this delicate design as a choker or headband, just tie the ribbon with a bow and add a femenine touch to your outfit.This creation has a lot of details and all of it is hand-done. It's crocheted from 45 yards of 100% handpainted high quality silk thread, handmade with great care and love. The flower application is 100% cotton thread in shades of violet and light blue, I sewed Swarovski Crystals on the centers in violet and teal and finally I added a very soft velvety crinkle silk chiffon!FREE SHIPPING!Enjoy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


10% off on all items in my store! Please use PROMO CODE: CCT during check out.
I will process the refund by Paypal whitin 24 hrs.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Caterpillar Freeform Crochet cuff

Fuzzy, wuzzy, creepy crawly
Caterpillar funny
You will be a butterfly
When the days are sunny...

I found some beautiful yarns in green shades, different cozy textures that I combine with blue and orange to made this beautiful crochet cuff in Mohair, cotton, acrylic, nylon and polyester. I completed the design with two felt buttons in orange and green.

I hope you enjoy wearing this special Cuff.
Care Instructions:
Hand wash with mild detergent.
Dry flat.

This bracelet is 8 inches long, please convo me your wrist size as this can be easily adjusted.

Free tissue paper wrapping with any order. Handmade Gift Boxes available

If this is a gift, let me know and i can add a special note for you and package it accordingly.

Priority mail shipping with delivery confirmation.

An Ana Diaz Arte Original made in a Pet and Smoke-Free studio, you won't find this item in any other store worlwide, I accept custom made orders.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Freeform crochet cuffs

My new designs are freeform crochet, It is like painting. The hook is a brush and the yarn a paint. The result can be abstract or realistic. Freeform is original design, not a reproduction of another person's pattern, it goes beyond the realm of patterns and restrictions that usually apply toward art. The outcome is a piece of art like no other, not only functional, but beautiful as well!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I am very excited with my new store @ Etsy!