Displaying jewelry at celebrity events in Los Angeles

I started the new year with a bang by displaying jewelry at one of the celebrity events in Los Angeles! Several of my handcrafted jewelry items were showcased, in association with The Artisan Group®, in a by-invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK, honoring the nominees and presenters of the 2018 Golden Globes.

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Bead Lovers Korner displaying jewelry at celebrity event

I have been a member of The Artisan Group for several years and have participated in many events, but never as a part of the display team.

This was a great experience! I highly suggest pushing yourself to try something you’ve never done. Not only is it exhilarating, but it teaches you new things about yourself and your business.

Asia-Ray wearing Bead Lovers Korner necklace
Asia Monet Ray (Dance Moms, American Crime Story) wearing quartz crystal necklace by Bead Lovers Korner

My top 4 benefits from displaying jewelry at celebrity events

Today it seems like EVERYONE has decided to go into business for themselves. The gig economy is trending and it’s easy to start your own website or sell on many social platforms, etc.  How do you compete with all that? Somehow you have to stand out from the crowd.

Displaying at a celebrity event gives you a way to stand out. Below are what I feel were the top 4 benefits from participating in this event:

  1. Great PR for a small business! I live in Central Florida and no one cares, but this consequently gives my small business credibility. View my Press Release here
  2. Awesome photos of a two celebrities wearing my jewelry. I couldn’t have gotten any better “model shots”!
  3. A new cool display for my jewelry should I ever decide to go back to setting up at local craft or art fairs.
  4. Most of all this was a great morale boost because I did have to apply and be accepted onto the display team 🙂
Jill Martin at The Artisan Group
Jill Martin (Emmy Award-winning TV personality & sportscaster, Today Show correspondent) trying on wire wrapped Lapis Lazuli sphere pendant by Bead Lovers Korner.

Will I do this again?

Absolutely!! Not only did I display my handmade products, but I also gifted attending celebrities a sample of my jewelry.

Bead Lovers Korner necklace in The Artisan Group gift bag
Scarab Green wire wrapped pendant gifted to attending celebrities.

The result of this puts one of my products, and also one of my business cards, into the hands of people I would never see at a craft fair or art show here in Central Florida!

You just never know where it might end up!

What’s in The Artisan Group swag bag? 2016 MTV #GBKMovieAwards

I am excited to share this collection of items in The Artisan Group® swag bag that will be given to attending celebrities at GBK’s Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters.

Celebrities and members of the press will receive these popular gift bags which always contain finely handcrafted products from participating members.

This years invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge, hosted by GBK Productions, will be held on April 8-9, 2016.

What’s in the SWAG bag?

Our Seven-stone wire wrapped pendant is included along with 26 other fantastic gifts. You can view all of these gifts in The Artisan Group® Gift Guide online magazine.

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What Celebrities will receive from Bead Lovers Korner

My gift this year is similar to the Chakra balancing pendant that was seen at GBK’s 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards gift lounge.

The difference this year is that each pendant is made with a hand-knotted wire and wrapped bale finished with a swirl!

MTV Celebrity Swag Bag
Wire wrap pendants for celebrities

Celebrity pendants are made with a variety of semi-precious stones and colors:

  • Chakra balancing (three different stone selections)
  • Black Obsidian
  • Tigers Eye
  • Golden Cream Quartz

Members of the press and media organizations that attend will receive the same pendant in one of three different types of stone beads: Chakra stones, Tigers Eye, and Black Obsidian.

Press and media SWAG
Gifts for members of the press and media

Side Note: Why I have not posted to this blog in over a month

I really try to post several times a month, but last month there was a death in my family that caused me to be absent.

Between wrapping up final affairs and making pendants for this event, I just had no spare time.

It is extremely likely that my posts will be sparse for several more months, but I was super excited about this upcoming event and wanted to spread the word!

Scarlett Byrne as Nora wears Celtic Dragon Bracelet

Spotted on the wrist of Scarlett Byrne on the Vampire Diaries season 7 premiere was the Celtic Dragon bracelet by Bead Lovers Korner! I was really excited to see that it was chosen to be worn on the show!

The Celtic Dragon bracelet was gifted in consideration for use to the wardrobe stylist team of the CW Network series in a collaborative gift bag from The Artisan Group®.

Bracelet worn by Scarlett Byrne in the first few scenes

Scarlett Bryne as the character “Nora” wears the Celtic Dragon bracelet in the first few scenes of the long-awaited “The Vampire Diaries” season 7 premiere. The TVD episode title “Day One of Twenty-two Thousand, Give or Take” aired on October 8, 2015.

Nora is seen in this tweeted photo below wearing the bracelet, made with red sesame jasper, which complemented the floral theme in her blouse.

Celtic Dragon Bracelet by Bead Lovers Korner, as seen on the season 7 premiere of "The Vampire Diaries".
Celtic Dragon Bracelet by Bead Lovers Korner, as seen on the season 7 premiere of “The Vampire Diaries”. This bracelet is not an imitation, protected by © copyright.

As seen on TV, this bracelet is available for purchase on our website.

Wardrobe stylist of top rated TV shows receive jewelry from Bead Lovers Korner

The wardrobe stylist of top rated TV shows received our jewelry this year which is exciting for the many possibilities.

These great opportunities were made possible through collaborative gift bags presented in association with The Artisan Group®.

Wardrobe stylist gifts

Gifted to wardrobe stylist of TVD
Celtic dragon bracelet

This Celtic dragon bracelet was gifted to the wardrobe stylist of “The Vampire Diaries” for consideration of use on future episodes.

This cool bracelet is “unisexy” and could be worn by any male or female members of the cast.

Gifted to wardrobe stylist Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce
Sterling silver and Swarovski crystal wire wrapped necklace

A delicately wire-wrapped necklace of Swarovski crystal beads and sterling silver was included in the gift bag from The Artisan Group that was sent to the stylists of “Girlfriends Guide to Divorce”.

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Classic style cream pearl necklace

Last but not least, this lovely Swarovski cream pearl necklace was hand-linked and given as a classic style necklace to the celebrity wardrobe stylist of “11/22/63”. This is a TV-mini-series based on the book written by Stephen King

Stephen King is one of my all time favorite authors and I have read many of his books over the years, so naturally this was an exciting opportunity for me.

Crossing my fingers that any of these three jewelry pieces might catch the eye of a celebrity fashion stylist in wardrobe and costuming and be considered for use on the shows!

Hematite jewelry handmade gifts for members of the press

I signed up to send Hematite Jewelry as my handmade jewelry gifts for members of the Press who attend GBK’s Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters. This great opportunity is one of the benefits of being a member of The Artisan Group!

The Artisan Group Badge

I just love crystals and stones, so I decided to make pendant necklaces with Hematite Spheres. I ordered all of my jewelry making supplies and when I received the spheres I had to laugh because by themselves they were like little cannon balls!

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Wire wrapping Hematite Spheres to make pendants

It took me several days, but once I added some wire and swirls the little “cannon balls” transformed into beautiful Hematite Jewelry.

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Wire Wrapped Hematite Sphere pendants for members of the press

Hematite stones have beneficial metaphysical and spiritual properties and are a popular stone for crystal healing. When I made my necklace cards I also included a few of these properties on the back (a benefit of making your own jewelry cards, click here to see this FREE tutorial)

These are all packaged in organza bags and on their way to the event. It will be exciting to see who will receive them! These are also available for special order on the website 🙂

Leave a comment and let me know what do you think?

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Packaged in light purple organza bags with information on the back of necklace card

Looking forward to season two of “Better Call Saul”

Better-Call Saul BraceletReally looking forward to the return of “Better Call Saul” which is the AMC “Breaking Bad” spin-off .

The character Saul Goodman grew on me with every “Breaking Bad” episode, and this prequel is unraveling the life and times of Saul Goodman as Jimmy McGill.

Recently I also had the opportunity, through The Artisan Group®, to gift a piece of jewelry to the wardrobe stylist for consideration of use on the “Better Call Saul” series.

Not much jewelry was used in season 1 so it never surfaced, but there is still hope that my bracelet could be used in season 2.

I decided on this bracelet by thinking back to different types of jewelry that might be found in the time period that this show will take place.

I used an aquamarine colored Swarovski crystal as a sort of pre Breaking Bad Blue and combined it with black onyx to contrast that emergent color symbol.

Crossing my fingers that it will be used in season 2, but even more so I am really looking forward to seeing more of the story and character styles that are being revealed in this new series.

Will you be tuning in to watch “Better Call Saul”? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!