A unique Blue Angel Phone Charm design made with beautiful blue swarovski crystal beads and is 3 inches in length. The craftsmanship and quality is stunning as well as the way the glass beads are intertwined throughout this statement piece. The clasp and accents are silver in color.
This charm can easily be looped and attached to you cell phone, camera, purse, or given as a beautiful token of friendship! Many buyers have said that they like to carry some with them at all times, to give to those they love when it is least expected.
When asked to describe herself as an artist Mercedes stated “I am Ecuadorian with all my heart”. Mercedes is a talented jewelry, bag, and scarf artist from Ecuador. She has been with EWI for several years and is an unstoppable force of creation! Her signature line is her gorgeous hand crocheted, beaded necklaces and bracelets. Her passion is to create beautiful things to inspire and add to the lives of those touched by her art.
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The other evening, our Entrepreneur Training for Success class had an opportunity to work one-on-one with a group of bankers from Capitol One. Though this partnership, our women gained fresh perspectives in marketing and selling their business ideas, accessing loans, managing cash flow, building partnerships and structuring solid budgets. Most importantly the Capital One mentors encouraged our students to dream big, follow their passions, and not to fear financial obstacles.
Empowered Women International would like to thank the talented and dedicated mentors for their remarkable job in mentoring and guiding our start-up women entrepreneurs. They each offered fantastic guidance, best practices and even business contacts for our students. We look forward to the next opportunity to team up again to lead EWI’s start-up women entrepreneurs to success.
This beautiful dish set was created through the intricate method of fusing glass. To make a fused piece, requires that glass be selected, individually cut, pieced, glued and fired. Some pieces require multiple firings in a kiln. The artist has created an eye catching pattern in a vivid range of color, golden yellow with white and rainbow colored accents. The smallest dish measures 2.8 x 5.1 inches and the larger measures 5.3 x 5.3 inches each with a .5 inch lip. These dishes will make a gorgeous statement in your home and can be used for display or for serving treats.
DEBORAH SCHRAN: Deborah Schran is a graduate of EWI’s Training for Success Program. She started out as a painter and printmaker, and found that fused glass lended itself to similar interplays with light, color, design and creativity. She stated, “It is great fun to work in this medium – every time the kiln is opened, it is an exciting event”.
To learn more about the artist and her work please visit her website: http://www.befusedhotglass.com
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This is an interview for Empowered Women International. Donna Vincent Roa, the Managing Partner & Chief Strategist of Vincent Roa Group, shared her experience to the EWI ladies
by Guli Du
Guli Du is a Chinese student graduated from the School of Economics of Peking University in July. She is particularly interested in marketing and communication, as well as public relations. She is currently working as a Communication Coordinator in a business communication firm, Vincent Roa Group, which develops and delivers multidisciplinary, world-class strategies, programs, and results. She believes in the power of education and trusts that the ladies of EWI will have a shining future.
As you follow the amazing stories of the talented women currently enrolled in the fall Entrepreneur Training for Success Program, remember to mark your calendar to celebrate their accomplishments at their Graduation on December 17, 2011!
Upcoming Shopping Events:
December 3, 2011: Gifts that Give Hope
10520 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Gifts That Give Hope fairs give shoppers the opportunity to choose meaningful gifts for people on their gift list, while helping others who are not on anyone’s gift list.
Learn more at GiftsthatGiveHope.org
Read This Wonderful Article Featured in the Connection about Last Years Fair and EWI’s Participation!
December 4, 2011: Alternative Gift Market
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2702 Cameron Mills Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22302
Visit EWI at the Alternative Gift Market, and give gifts that give back this holiday season! All of EWI’s products are handcrafted by local low-income, immigrant and refugee woman who have graduated from EWI’s Entrepreneur Training for Success program. 50% of every purchase goes directly back to the artist, and 50% goes to help other talented women receive scholarships.
Empowered Women International and the Alexandria Singers proudly present their 2011 Holiday Pops Concert, the Miracle on King Street!
Join Empowered Women International for an evening of music, festivity and shopping on December 9th-10th. Fun for the whole family with a special guest appearance by Santa!.
December 9th at 7:30pm
December 10th at 2pm and 7:30pm
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Come early to browse and shop the Artisans Market! The Artisans of Empowered Women International (EWI) will join the Singers to celebrate the season by presenting one of kind handmade goods including hand-painted silk scarves, jewelry designs, knitted scarves, original fine art and prints, notecards, and a natural line of bath and body products. Cash and credit cards welcome. Proceeds benefit EWI and its women members.