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.
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.
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:
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
Awesome photos of a two celebrities wearing my jewelry. I couldn’t have gotten any better “model shots”!
A new cool display for my jewelry should I ever decide to go back to setting up at local craft or art fairs.
Most of all this was a great morale boost because I did have to apply and be accepted onto the display team 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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.
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®.
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.
Ever wonder how to take your handcrafted products to the next level? Want to move beyond selling your products to family and friends? Apply to The Artisan Group® for a chance to add terrific opportunities to your small business formula for success!
Taking it to the next level
The Artisan Group is always on the lookout for really top-notch, best-of-the-best seasoned artisans who handcraft their products to join in on our celebrity gifting and TV show stylist opportunities.
Here’s additional criteria that is considered when reviewing an applicant of The Artisan Group:
High-quality, handcrafted products created by YOU (No factory-made goods)
Fantastic product photography
Impressive branding and online presence
Established, seasoned sellers with at least 25 actual products for sale online (not supplies)
Products that could be easily gifted (size-wise) in our celebrity gift bags
You must be at least 18 years old
At this time The Artisan Group is not accepting any additional artisans who create children’s toys, apparel, or accessories. One-of-a-kind (OOAK) products are not the best fit for celebrity giftings, or TV product placements.
Products that are always a big hit at the celebrity events we participate in include handcrafted…
Small clutches, wristlets, and sewn makeup cases
Matted fine art photography
Small bound journals
Trendy adult hair accessories
Cosmetics (eye shadows, nail polishes, etc.)
Pet accessories (toys, trendy collars and leashes)
APPLY to The Artisan Group and be sure you mention my shoppe name, Bead Lovers Korner, in the “How did you hear about TAG?” field on the application!
Good Luck!! Leave a comment and let me know if you plan to apply 🙂