11-14-18 | Help Serena Heal


I am so excited to share that there's a new necklace at Hamrick Avenue with a very special purpose!

https://hamrickavenue.com/collections/shop-whats-new/products/the-serena-necklace-print-psalm-139-9-10

70% of the proceeds of this necklace goes toward my dear friend Serena Hockey's daily and monthly expenses as she has found a (unfortunately expensive) place that her currently extremely sensitive body reacts minimally to. Being in a stable place is vital for her as she begins to heal from severe, debilitating chronic illnesses. 

https://hamrickavenue.com/collections/shop-whats-new/products/the-serena-necklace-print-psalm-139-9-10

I am thrilled to be able to support her in this way, with a necklace inspired by her deep faith and one of her favorite Scripture passages--this one stood out to me to choose for her as she has been facing where in the world, literally, is best for her to go. 


https://hamrickavenue.com/collections/shop-whats-new/products/the-serena-necklace-print-psalm-139-9-10

When you purchase this piece, you are supporting not only a small business but also a suffering sister in her time of need. If you would like to learn more about Serena and donate to her, please visit here. Thank you so much for taking a look and considering helping Serena in this way! Shop the necklace here.



11-8-18 | New Decor at Hamrick Avenue


There's 11 new designs at the Streetlights at Midnight line at Hamrick Avenue! Each print features an original design and is available in a 5x7" and 8x10".






You can view all 11 designs at HamrickAvenue.com. Also, be sure to follow @hamrickavenue on Instagram so you don't miss the new Freebie Friday feature starting this week! Free shareable versions of these designs will be shared over there and available to screenshot for a limited time.



10-18-18 | Hamrick Avenue's New Website


I am thrilled to announce that after nearly 7 years selling exclusively on Etsy, I have finally opened Hamrick Avenue's website!


Even better, the site was launched at the same time as 15 new pieces (12 new words) in the neuroplasticity-inspired Signify Collection, including the collection's first bracelets!

BALANCED | CAPABLE | CREATIVE | DISCIPLINED | FEARLESS | FOCUSED | FREE | HAPPY | PRESENT | RESILIENT | WHOLE | BLANK SLATE

This site and these pieces have been a long time coming, and I am so grateful to finally have them avaiable for sale and be sending them out to their happy homes!

Learn more about the collection here, shop all the new pieces here, and enjoy the new site right here!



8-23-18 | Support for Charissa


The first new pieces have come to the shop since the rebrand, and I could not be more excited about them!


The "Charissa" necklace and earrings are now in the shop and ready to support a dear friend of mine in her time of need.

I can’t tell you how much it means to have the chance to support Charissa Galbraith with this jewelry that she inspired. The designs are based on one of her favorite Scripture passages, with each piece coming displayed on a small print of the verses. And the very best part is that 70% of the sales will go toward Charissa's amassed and future medical expenses as she heals from years of debilitating chronic illness. I am so grateful to be able to help in this way, through one of my greatest passions, from the other side of the country.

See the necklace here.

See the earrings here.

We would both so deeply appreciate if you would consider purchasing the earrings, necklace, or both. It would mean so much to me to sell loads of these and be able to help my dear friend in this way, through one of my greatest passions. You can see both designs at HamrickAvenue.etsy.com.



7-11-18 | Welcome to Hamrick Avenue


If you've been around my blogs, social media, or this site for a while you know about my two small businesses: Katya Valera and Streetlights at Midnight. I am thrilled to announce that they have now combined into a new home at Hamrick Avenue! I am so excited for all of my designs to now be available in one place, a place whose name is very special to me and which offers lots of room for new items and new collections.

You'll still find Katya Valera jewelry and Streetlights at Midnight prints, cards, and more under their respective lines in the shop, but now there's room for lots of potential!

Be sure to check out the new shop at HamrickAvenue.etsy.com and follow on Instagram and Facebook for a new era in this business! I'm eager to share more on those sites about the meaning of the name, and also be more active with sharing the person behind the business and what drives my passion for these items I offer.

If you've supported Katya Valera and Streetlights at Midnight in the past, I hope you'll support Hamrick Avenue--and if you're new to any of them, welcome!


5-29-18 | Katya Valera Press Release


Katya Valera was honored to contribute to a celebrity Mother's Day gifting this month in association with The Artisan Group.

Recipients included 20 celebrity mothers who received the “I Am Positive” Intention Necklace from Katya Valera's Signify Collection in a basket filled with other handmade goodies. The Signify Collection combines modern minimalism with symbolism for pieces that add life-changing potential to simple versatility. The "Positive" curved bar necklace is a modern, subtle design intended to encourage a subtle but powerful shift for the wearer:

"If you’re used to thoughts that take the more negative route, trying to shift those routes to positive can send your mind reeling at first. It’s a new path with a new landscape that is wholly unfamiliar … yet beautiful in a strange, exciting way. All it takes is a simple shift in direction, and your whole body feels the difference. Let this necklace remind you, when you feel the thoughts headed downward, to angle them up just slightly; before you know it, they’ll not only be going in the exact opposite direction, but you’ll find your thoughts wanting to drive that new, beautiful route more and more."



Kacie Fleming is the founder and soul designer at Katya Valera and is a Princeton, West Virginia native now living in Franklinton, North Carolina.

She shares, "The opportunity to gift mothers with a piece that is not only trendy and lovely but meaningful is especially gratifying, as this piece (and the whole Signify Collection) was inspired by my life-changing journey to health. I am eager to help anyone I can with the knowledge I gained through my experience, even through something as seemingly insignificant but as accessible as a necklace."

The list of celebrity recipients included the following: America Ferrera, Ayesha Curry, Bethany Hamilton, Bridget Regan, Christina Perri, Eva Longoria, Eva Marcille, Ginger Zee, Hilarie Burton, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jaime Pressly, Jessica Alba, Katy Mixon, Kristen Bell, Melissa Rauch, Mindy Kaling, Natasha Bedingfield, Naturi Naughton, Nikki Reed, and Vinessa Shaw.

To learn more about Katya Valera, The Signify Collection, or Katya Valera's participation in this exclusive event, visit KatyaValera.etsy.com or email katyavalerajewelry@gmail.com.


ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP 

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, and The MTV Movie Awards.

The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member's handcrafted products on such hit television shows as Empire, Scandal, The Voice, How To Get Away With Murder, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Modern Family, Jane The Virgin and Law & Order: SVU, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.
For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please visit http://www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.

* Neither Katya Valera nor The Artisan Group are officially affiliated with the Golden Globes or The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.