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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkNews from Around Banderas Bay | November 2008 

Silver Stars at Sun Silver
email this pageprint this pageemail usLaura Gelezunas - PVNN

On December 5 from 6-9 pm, enjoy wine, snacks and a chance to win raffle prizes at Sun Silver while shopping for the perfect Christmas gift and helping the ladies of Manos Unidas por la Mujer.
Artists shine during a festive event at Sun Silver on December 5, 2008. Between 6 and 9 pm, enjoy wine, snacks and a chance to win raffle prizes - all while shopping for the perfect Christmas gift or selecting something unique for yourself.

Sun Silver spotlights two top jewelry designers and the ladies of Manos Unidas por la Mujer, part of the PEACE non-profit association.

Fabio Rizzo has a reputation for outstanding quality and lasting designs. He works with sterling silver and gold. His creations feature carefully selected gemstones and crystals, which are cut to entice the imagination. He is originally from Sicily but ventured all the way to Mexico so he could study his passion. He chose to study at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas de la Unam in Taxco, this country's silver capital. Fabio's studio is located there, too. He has pieces for men and women.

Eva Sundstorm, originally form Sweden, followed her love of silver to Mexico. She currently lives in Bucerias, where she practices her imaginative art. Eva's creations involve movement and simplicity while catching the eye and light. The results are stunning, touchable works of art. A guaranteed conversation starter.

In addition to the gorgeous jewelry, there is a full line of fun, colorful products made by the women from Manos Unidas. Look for new styles and some of your old favorites. There are fashions for you and your home. Part of the selection includes colorful calavera t-shirts, mosaic mirrors, tote bags crafted from recycled rice bags, hand woven bowls of recycled magazines and interesting bottle-openers. Most of the products are made from recycled goods, newspapers, plastic grocery bags and can tabs.

The ladies are very proud of their achievements. They meet at various schools, while their kids attend after school programs or work in their homes. The benefits of Manos Unidas por la Mujer goes beyond earning potential. Women feel an increase in self-esteem, become more self-sufficient and gain independence.

This is an extraordinary night for giving because Sun Silver will donate 20 percent of all sales to PEACE. "I want to help PEACE because I like the fact it encompasses sustainable programs for children, women, animals, and the environment," says Sun Silver owner Katy Montes de Oca. "PEACE provides the tools necessary to let people help themselves. I think this is very important because it empowers the individual to think about what they can do and how to help others along the same path. We all live better when we are empowered."

Sun Silver features over 15 different artists from all over the world who are now living in Mexico. A wide variety of prices, ranging from $200-$6000 pesos, guarantees there is something for everyone. Sun Silver also carries a line of photography by Katy Montes de Oca, and various other unique items.

Sun Silver is in Old Town and is located at 363-A Constitucion, two doors south of Basilio Badillo. It is an evening, an event making a difference in our community.

For more information about Manos Unidas and PEACE, visit their website,

A Banderas Bay non-profit organization, PEACE acts as an umbrella organization for four charitable programs, Casa Comunidad, Ayuda Los Animales (Help The Animals), a Women's Co-Op (Manos de Mujeres Unidas) and Community Pride. It is a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which accepts tax-deductible donations and a Mexican Civil Association that issues facturas for donations. For more information, please visit or click HERE to read more about PEACE
After having spent 10 years in the world of US broadcast news, Laura Gelezunas decided to unleash her skills on Puerto Vallarta by opening Video Diva Productions, a full-service, professional digital video company. Whether you're interested in a sales video, WEBmercial, music video, feature story, documentary, or corporate event video coverage, she has the experience, equipment and talent to coordinate a professional production. For more information, visit her website at

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