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It was February 18th at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, another edition of the San Francisco Gift Show and my first show in the west coast. Obviously I felt anxious to know about how would the San Francisco show would be and if there would be buyers interested in my jewelry line.

In all honesty there weren’t buyers walking the aisles at all times, like it happens in other trades shows. But I had people coming to my booth learning about my line. It is a bit difficult to introduce a new product, the huayruros seeds are new,my jewelry line is completely different, not many people know where they are from, most likely people think it is coral, so everybody who came by my booth learned about huayruro seeds.

One of the most important interested buyers I talked to was the San Diego Zoo, after they left one of my neighbors told me, you may come here and not see many buyers but it only takes one buyer to make your show worth it. (and YES, that is SO TRUE)

Evelyn Brooks Designs is now sold at the San Diego Zoo

Evelyn Brooks Designs is now sold at the San Diego Zoo

Although I had to do a lot of follow ups (and this is not the 1st time), indeed four weeks ago after many follow ups to the San Diego Zoo jewelry buyer, she asked me for specific samples; I designed for them and finally, they placed their 1st order.

It took a lot of time, patience, communication and an attitude of DO NOT GIVE UP. Eventhough when there are moments that I feel frustrated about trying to get more clients, just when I feel really down, then there is GOD telling me DO NOT GIVE UP. There is a plan for YOU and things will get better, you will see.

After a rigorous process to be accepted as a vendor (one thing is they place the order) then you have to comply with other requirements…after all we can say

Evelyn Brooks Designs is sold at the San Diego Zoo.

We invite you to shop our collection and help us spread the word about my work.

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The huayruro seeds generally symbolizes just about the same in every culture. Rather than simply bringing good luck and warding off negative energies, I’ve also heard that the huayruro seed is a symbol for the origin from which all living beings are derived: plants, animals and even humans. That’s why some believe the seed to symbolize fertility and abundance. Because of the seed’s emblematic nature, they have played an important role in$(KGrHqIOKjIE1tK+FhWjBNhledhDKQ~~_35 my culture and life.

 

Let me also share with you the story behind the huayruros not only for Peruvians but for many different countries around the world.

It is been said the solid red seeds are to be female

 

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Not only is this seed beautiful in color, but it is also unique in shape and texture. Each of them may look alike but they are never exactly the same. The native Peruvians believe the seed brings positive energy, happiness, fertility, good luck and wards off negative energy. They also make huayruro bracelets for newborns to help keep them safe from harm. Perhaps due to the two colors on the seed, that’s why native Peruvians believe the seed to have dual properties: give the positive and ward off the negative.

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Silver huayruro bracelet made with the baby seeds –              Get yours NOW for $69

Not only does the huayruro seed belong to my Peruvian culture, other cultures signify it as well.

In France, the French call the seed Panacoco. They believe the seeds  attracts wealth and abundance as well as ward off negative energy.

In Barbados, the huayruro is called Crab Eye or Sailor’s Valentine. I find the Sailor’s Valentine name interesting because in the 1880′s when English and American sailor’s would embark on their voyage back home, they would take these seeds as souvenirs and tokens of love to their wives or girlfriends.

In Puerto Rico, they are called peonias – believed to intensify the power of whatever they touched.

Here’s a list of other countries around the world and what they call the seed:

  • Brazil- Tintoria & Olheo de cabra
  • Costa Rica- Nene/Chumico
  • Trinidad and Tobago, French Guiana, Jamaica- Jambee Beads
  • Colombia- Chochos

Now that you know about the HUAYRURO SEEDS. You may want to treat yourself and start wearing a beautiful jewelry piece; hand-made with sterling silver and the passion red huayruro seeds. Order online NOW or Order our CATALOG

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Hand-braide sterling silver necklace with baby huayruro seeds. A versatile necklace that can be wore four different ways. Wear the clasp in the back, in the middle or on the side. Two double finish, one side is polish finished and the other side has a sanded finish

Hand-braide sterling silver necklace with baby huayruro seeds. A versatile necklace that can be wore four different ways. Wear the clasp in the back, in the middle or on the side. Two double finish, one side is polish finished and the other side has a sanded finish. –      Order yours NOW Online sale $190