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.

Beadloverskorner displaying jewelry
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!

Vampire Diaries holiday gift guide for fans

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Vampire Diaries holiday gift guide of items seen on tv that fans must have, especially those fans who dearly loved the character “Elena Gilbert” played by actress Nina Dobrev.

These highly sought after fan gifts seen below are my top choices for this popular tv show. Most of these handcrafted items were spotted being worn by “Elena”.

Click each item below for more information or check out these other unique jewelry trends on Etsy.

Vampire Diaries gifts for fans

All of these unique handmade products were gifted to the wardrobe stylist of the CW Network series in a collaborative gift bag through an opportunity with The Artisan Group®.

Elena Gilbert hat TVD S4 e13
Elena’s hat in Season 4 episode 13

Elena’s Crocheted Newsboy Brimmed Hat made by Hunky Dori Boutique, $34.00

Goddess bracelet worn by Elena Gilbert TVDS4
Elena’s triple wrap bracelet Season 4 Episodes 4 and 11

Elena Goddess Bracelet in Matte Gold made by Julie Ellyn Designs, $62.00

Celtic Necklace for men seen on TVD S4
Worn by Galen Vaughn, the Vampire Hunter in Season 4

Celtic Cross men’s necklace made by Loralyn Designs, $59.99

Elena's gold and silver earrings as seen in Season 5 episode 2
Elena’s Eternal Reflection earrings as seen in Season 5 episode 2

Eternal Reflection Sterling Silver Earrings made by Bead Lovers Korner, $35.00

Elena Gilbert Unisex bracelet seen on TVD S5 e9
Elena’s bracelet worn on Season 5 episode 9

Unisex Beaded Stretch Bracelet made by Rock And Hardware, $30.00

Elena Gilbert necklace TVD S5 e20 e21 e22
Elena’s necklace seen on TVD Season 5 episodes 20, 21, and 22

Labradorite Layered Stacking Necklace made by Fizz Candy, $99.00

Elena Gilbert necklace from TVDS6 finale
Elena’s blue crystal necklace seen on the Season 6 finale

Blue Frost Crystal Pendant Necklace made by Alyce n Maille, $45.00

Elena Gilbert earrings TVD S6 e2
Elena’s dangle earrings worn on Season 6 episode 2

Agate and Hematite Sterling Silver Earrings made by Sari Blue, $40.00

Enzo ring TVD S7 e22
Enzo’s statement ring as seen on Season 7 episode 22, and all throughout Season 8

Sterling Silver Statement Ring made by Kim Jakum Designs, $195.00

Bonnie necklace TVD S7 e10 e11
Bonnie’s necklace as seen on Season 7 episodes 10 and 11

Copper Wire-Wrapped Necklace made by Pillar of Salt Studio, $50.00

Leave a comment and tell me your favorite from this “Vampire Diaries” fan gift guide for the holidays.

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.

Vampire Diaries Jewelry Giveaway (ended)

Vampire Diaries jewelry earrings and necklace that were spotted on the hit TV show. As seen on TV, these jewelry items were gifted in consideration for use to the costume stylist of the CW Network series in a collaborative gift bag from The Artisan Group®.

Each giveaway is being run separately by the Central Florida artists who created these stunning and unique handcrafted jewelry items. These are not imitations and are protected by © copyright.

Vampire Diaries Jewelry Giveaway (ended)

Vampire Diaries Earrings Giveaway
Eternal Reflection Earrings by Bead Lovers Korner

The elegant Eternal Reflection Earrings by Bead Lovers Korner were worn by Elena Gilbert on “The Vampire Diaries” episode 502 “True Lies” in season 5. Made with Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal.

Sorry you missed the giveaway but you can purchase the earrings here:

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Blue Frost Crystal Pendant by Alyce n Maille

This eye-catching Blue Frost Crystal Pendant necklace is an Alyce n Maille Original Design. This jewelry design was worn by the character Elena Gilbert (actress Nina Dobrev) in the season 6 finale. Made with Stainless Steel and Swarovski Crystal.

Sorry you missed the giveaway, click here to purchase The Blue Frost Crystal Pendant.

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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”.

Gift to stylist of 112263-Pearls
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!

Celebrity style earrings for Stephanie Drapeau

The Artisan Group®’s recent collaborative gift bag to Stephanie Drapeau included our purple and gold celebrity style earrings made of sparkling Swarovski Amethyst crystal.

Stephanie Drapeau has performed in over 20 films including Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, Cross, Closure, and on television The Catch and Castle. Stephanie also appears on Medium and has worked with legendary actors such as Morgan Freeman in Wish Wizard.

I am thrilled to share this awesome thank you tweet from Stephanie Drapeau and hope that she will enjoy wearing these lovely earrings and all of the beautiful handcrafted gifts from members of the group.

So what exactly is celebrity style?

Celebrity style is the distinctive appearance (choice of clothing, jewelry and accessories) of a celebrity which is then put under the spotlight by photography of events, interviews or performance.

Isn’t is fun to see a necklace, earrings or t-shirt worn by a celebrity that you might also have in your closet wardrobe or jewelry box? Kind of gives you a feeling of connection to your favorite stars!

Checkout the Instagram post below  by Stephanie, showing all the handcrafted celebrity style items by The Artisan Group® Members who participated!

Posted on Instagram by Stephanie Drapeau