Elena from the Vampire Diaries cast wears earrings from Bead Lovers Korner

Elena Gilbert from the Vampire Diaries cast wears earrings from Bead Lovers Korner on Episode 502, “True Lies”.

Gari Anne Kosanke, owner/designer of Bead Lovers Korner (http://www.beadloverskorner.com) has had her “Eternal Reflection Earrings” worn by Elena Gilbert (actress Nina Dobrev) on Episode 5:2 of the CW Network’s “The Vampire Diaries.” The episode, “True Lies” aired October 10, 2013.

Eternal Reflection Earrings
Eternal Reflection Earrings

Kosanke, who is a regular viewer of the CW Network’s top-rated drama, received notification that her “Eternal Reflection Earrings” were selected by wardrobe stylist Leigh Leverett for use on one of the episodes.

Leverett received the earrings as part of a Stylist gift bag initiative coordinated by art promotions and celebrity gifting company The Artisan Group®.

“It was exciting to learn my “Eternal Reflection Earrings” had been selected for use on “The Vampire Diaries” and even more fun to see Elena wearing them,” said Kosanke.

“These are ‘guaranteed to flatter,’ feminine dangle earrings that showcase reflective golden bronze Swaroski crystals paired with sterling silver “Eternity” links. I chose the “Eternity” links because — as we all know — Vampires can live forever.”

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Earrings worn by Elena Gilbert on Vampire Diaries

Eternal Reflection Earrings worn by Elena Gilbert
Eternal Reflection Earrings gifted in consideration for use on The Vampire Diaries

Did you know these unique earrings worn by Elena Gilbert on Vampire Diaries season 5 were made by Bead Lovers Korner?

These unique earrings were gifted to the wardrobe stylist of the CW Network series in a collaborative gift bag through an opportunity with The Artisan Group.

As seen on TV – worn by Elena Gilbert

I was excited to learn that these “Eternal Reflection Earrings” were selected by the Vampire Diaries wardrobe stylist and then worn by “Elena Gilbert”, played by actress Nina Dobrev, on the Vampire Diaries season 5 episode 2 “True Lies”.

These exclusive earrings are made with Swarovski crystal beads and sterling silver. I used the infinity link because somehow it seemed appropriate since vampires can live for eternity – a simple dangle of bronze reflection connected for eternity.

This limited edition is still available for those fans of the show who are collectors of Elena Gilbert outfits.

Not a fan of TVD? These are elegant two-tone earrings that are great for any occasion and also make great gifts for women!

These earrings are not an imitation, they are my own design and are protected by © copyright.

Crystal Boutonniere for the Groom

Crystal Boutonniere
Crystal Wedding Boutonniere for the Groom
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Choose a Crystal Boutonniere for the Groom as an accessory to have the most unique and memorable wedding.

Today I am featuring Rayvenwood Manor, a fellow Artist from Central Florida who I met on Etsy.

Rayvenwood Manor specializes in beautiful artisan jewelry and Swarovski Crystal Boutonnieres and Bridal Bouquets made with Swarovski Crystal Beads.

The Vampire Diaries Stylist Gift
Gifted to the stylist of the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries”

Crystal Boutonniere

Through The Artisan Group, Rayvenwood Manor created an all clear Swarovski Crystal Boutonniere that was submitted to the wardrobe stylist of “The Vampire Diaries” for consideration of use on the show, and this can be made with twelve Swarovski Crystal Beads in the color of your choice.

Vampire Gift Box
Vampire Bat Gift Box

This Limited Edition is handmade with Swarovski Crystal beads and is great for all Wedding Party members including the Groom, Best Man, Groomsmen, Fathers and more.

Crystal Boutonniere for man
James Bond material for your man

Matching Crystal Bridal Bouquets are also available in the Wedding Wonderland section of the Rayvenwood Manor Etsy shop, as well as bridesmaid bouquets in the same or smaller crystal quantities, flower girl bouquets, other boutonnieres, and corsages.

Ravyenwood Manor also brings you a variety of unique and alternative Gothic jewelry, haute couture Victorian fashion accessories with heirloom quality. These objects of desire make the perfect gift to cherish for eternity and beyond, so be sure to check them out!

“e.g. our products fits the PANDORA bracelets”. Counterfeiting and the PANDORA Trademark

Here is my take on the whole PANDORA trademark issue and the quote “e.g. our products fits the PANDORA bracelets”.

It is counterfeiting according to PANDORA, so don’t use that word. Strike the word PANDORA from your vocabulary when referring to beads or jewelry unless you are one of their die-hard followers or you are talking about something from mythology.

Apparently this company wants sole use of the word in any form as it relates to beads or jewelry. If you use the word PANDORA and are not one of their sellers then you are counterfeiting their PANDORA trademark.

Enough said. I am sick of the whole thing. If you ask me if my beads will fit on your bracelet that starts with the alphabet letter P, then I will tell you, otherwise I am not saying. I have removed it from every single place I have a listing or information about the compatibility of my items except in few rare places where I use combined phrases for general customer information and here on my blog.

Here is a statement from that company that you can read:

A Message from PANDORA Head Office Regarding Counterfeiting

At one point in the above Message it says:

“The use of the trademark PANDORA stand-alone and in combined phrases is only accepted in general customer information describing in long text the products offered, “e.g. our products fits the PANDORA bracelets.”

I was skeptical in believing this, and actually removed it from everywhere. I suffered a tremendous loss in business and also had to answer a zillion questions from customers who wanted to know if my beads would fit on PANDORA bracelets. I did add the phrase in my general information areas, but lots of people do not read that and ask questions anyway. However it is still best not to use that word in direct item titles.

Many bead sellers have been sued and taken to court and I do believe the PANDORA Nazis are still out there, so it is best to NOT use that word. It is not worth the headache and the risk of getting sued if they decide that you are a risk to them. So pretend the word does not exist. Most bead sellers today refer to large hole beads as a “European Bead”.

The beads I sell have a large diameter hole, and will fit on any thing with a smaller diameter such as a bracelet, necklace, leather, cord, beaded chain, key chain, anywhere you want.

I carry the Carlo Biagi brand and the Landmark brand, occasionally I will bring in some economy beads with a low price point. Everything I sell is of high quality .925 sterling silver (unless it is mentioned otherwise in the listing such as the economy beads) and will have lasting value for the bearer of the bead or charm, as long as they treat it with care and clean the item properly.

Years ago when this all started I was totally insulted that just because I said that a bead will fit on a P-ND-RA bracelet that this meant I am selling counterfeit beads. I was not, and never have sold any of the rip-off beads that are available. If you have had a run in with PANDORA or are not sure if you can use the phrase “Pandora style”, my advise is to not do so. Quality beads such as the brands I carry will sell on their own merit and the excellent customer service that I provide. I just have to explain in a little more detail about the hole size of the bead.

PANDORA may want to corner the market on large hole beads temporarily, but beads have been around for thousands of years and will continue to be a part of jewelry design, large hole or small hole!

To anyone who reads this post, thanks for reading and if you buy or sell beads I hope this information has helped you. One last thought:

What exactly came out of Pandora’s Box? All the evils of the world, so leave it alone.

Carlo Biagi Beads shown in photo can be found on Bead Lovers Korner website