Friday, May 30, 2014

Ana has joined the Calamari Designs team!

Big news!
I have a new partner for Calamari Designs! We also have some new items up in the shop!

These are all Ana's creations and they are ready for purchase!

Meet Ana:

It’s a hobby of mine to make various items in my spare time; baskets, wire jewelry, stuffed things, draw, etc. It’s a great outlet for me to de-stress and get out my ideas. I’m currently fundraising money to go on an Exposure trip to the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan Relief via the Kapit Bisig Kabataan Program (KBKP). We would be going into Typhoon affected areas to help rebuild and re-plant with the communities that we will be integrating with.
Check out our website from time to time for brand new items in stock. For the items I make, I usually don’t make doubles. If you would like a custom item or a remake, please feel free to contact me by email at I’ll personally let you know if I have the materials and time to make it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Added more Bracelets (not handmade by me) to help Fundraising efforts

I have added more bracelets to the shop. They are not handmade by me, but they were added as filler in order to aid in fundraising efforts. 

They are new and unused. Most are from a pack I bought at Target, but others I got elsewhere years ago, but never wore.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda - International Day of Solidarity for thesurvivors

If you haven't heard, a Super Typhoon hit the Philippines on November 7th. There's been over 10,000 deaths and so many people left in need of shelter, food, water, and medicine.

Today is actually the International Day of Solidarity for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

There will be a candlelight vigil at San Francisco State University at 5:30 p.m.

and at Martin Luther King Library in Downtown San Jose at 6:15 p.m.

If any of you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, please do think about attending or inviting others to attend.

We will be collecting donations at the vigils and will be sending them via NAFCON-USA.

If you would like to help, please donate through 

They are transparent about where their donations go. They give the money to grassroots organizations who are actually there in the Philippines doing ground work and will continue to help rehabilitate and rebuild communities long after the news reports.

I will be donating 100% of my earnings through Calamari Designs to NAFCON-USA for typhoon relief.

**Cross-posted to my personal blog**

Monday, March 25, 2013

Grand Opening!

Grand Opening of Calamari Designs Webstore! 
Right now, everything is on sale! Yaay!
March 25, 2013 :]

Monday, March 18, 2013

Post-Pinays in the Arts Showcase

Hello all!
If you weren't able to make it out to the showcase this past Friday, you missed out on a great show! It was really fun to be able to table and watch all the performances.
I shared my table with the lovely Fionna of For You By Me. She currently does not have a webshop, but you can email her her: for commissions and any of her ready-made pieces (if you have seen or can see any of her jewelry in this picture).
My items are on the left, while Fionna's tems are on the bulletin board on the right. She actually is the person who took this photo, so all credit goes to her.
Again, if you're interested in any of Fionna's pieces or are interested in commissioning a piece, do email her here:
Also, sorry about the delay in officially opening my my webshop, I am currenty in the middle of midterms and I don't wanna process any puchases slowly. Official opening will be Monday, March 25. Until then, you can always email me for anything regarding Calamari Designs :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Preparing to Sell at Pinays in the Arts Showcase

Calamari Designs will be doing it's first official tabling as a seller today! 
Here's some pictures of what you may see if you attend tonight!

March 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm in San Francisco State University's Jack Adams Hall
1600  Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA 94132
Tickets: $8 Presale, $12 at the Door
For Tickets and Info: (650) 580-6467

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Online Shop Open for Preview!

My online shop is now open for preview. My items are not yet available for sale, but will be soon. I will be selling at an event this Friday, so attendees will have shopping priority. If you are in the area and and are free this Friday night, March 15, please do attend! It's an awesome show to watch womyn talent.

The event is called Pinays in the Arts Showcase. Here's the flyer with all the details and how to get tickets:

March 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm in San Francisco State University's Jack Adams Hall
1600  Holloway Ave. San Francisco, CA 94132
Tickets: $8 Presale, $12 at the Door
For Tickets and Info: (650) 580-6467