These jewelry designers from The Artisan Group gifted celebrities their beautiful jewelry designs at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards GBK Gifting Lounge. The stars loved all of these dazzling designs…
Sahetah’s Jewelry came to life when Melissa Arnold came to the realization that she would need to take care of her grandfather full time for many years to come. At the age of 22, Melissa began teaching herself how to design jewelry and eventually found her calling making feminine steampunk and vintage style designs. Melissa focuses on vibrant crystals and antique brass pocket watches to create steampunk jewelry with a whimsical and enchanting feel. Melissa’s vintage style designs revolve around her hand dyed and air brushed Lucite flowers to create more elegant looks fitting for all ages. Melissa’s unique designs can be found at www. SahetahsJewelry.com
Lauren Hoehn is the designer and creator of Lapis Beach Jewelry. A modern and unique line of hand knit accessories. From statement cuff bracelets, to sexy chokers and cocktail rings, every bead is handpicked, hand strung and hand knit, producing a one of a kind piece of wearable art. With a background in art, Lauren’s love of color shines through her Lapisbeach pieces. New stones are constantly added to create evolving color lines and creations. Currently Lapisbeach offers two types of knitted jewelry, a soft knit fiber line strung with various semi precious stones and a sleek wire knit line adorned with pearls and crystals. All pieces are hand knit on knitting needles by Lauren and no two ever come out the same. This feminine unique line of jewelry can go from casual to couture with a simple change of outfit. Lauren has been working on a new line of oversized statement pieces to be unveiled in 2012. Lapisbeach jewelry pieces have been featured in numerous local magazines, papers, blogs and recently participated with The Artisan Group at the GBK Productions Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge www.LapisBeach.etsy.com
Hearts Of Stone Jewelry
Los Angeles based costume industry professional, Rachel Leathers, has taken her lifelong love of all things rocks, gems and minerals, and created a line of jewelry with the focus of showcasing the natural beauty of the stones. Hearts of Stone Jewelry is original handmade jewelry and features heart carved semi-precious and natural stones. The line consists of earrings, necklaces, coordinating necklace and earring sets, and solo heart chokers. Sold online on Etsy, and as a contributing artist on MusesMag.com, and locally at the Majestical Roof in Pasadena, CA. Rachel likes to incorporate metal beads and charms, crystals, other shaped stones based on color and texture, and use interesting motifs to bring a bold presence to each piece. No matter the simplicity or elaborateness of the design, any gemstone lover can find a heart of stone to wear and love. www.HrtsofStone.etsy.com
Beautiful, simply designed jewelry to add peace, positivity and a bit of fun to your style! Many people, no matter which corner of the map they come from, are familiar with the ancient notion of the Evil Eye. There’s nothing evil about it! SariBlue is a fun, hip, wear-it-everyday jewelry collection centered on the power and theory of this universally recognizable symbol. Owner and designer Sari says “Wearing SariBlue jewelry will help ward off harmful forces while creating good luck. At the same time you’ll look totally fab!” Every SariBlue item is unique, all the glass beads used are handmade using centuries old traditional Turkish methods and therefore not one bead is the same. The use of these unique and exclusive beads creates the sense of distinctiveness in every piece. As a proud member of The Artisan Group, SariBlue was featured at the GBK Luxury Lounge in honor of The Golden Globes, will have recognition at the Oscars with her business cards and an ad in the Event Guide for the TAG/GBK Event. Sari is also thrilled to have gifted a number of Hollywood’s Elite custom pieces from her collection. These earrings crafted for Zooey Deschanel have become one of the most popular items for SariBlue: http://www.sariblue.com
Luster Metal Works
Susan Harbourt, the artist behind Luster Metal Works, is an engineer by training, an artist by accident, and a self taught metalsmith by choice. One fateful night, she was helping her husband renovate the electrical system their Edwardian era house, when she found herself surrounded by piles of gleaming copper wire that they had just removed. She picked up a few scraps and wove them into a bracelet, a spark was ignited and Luster was born in that very moment. Now Susan loves to experiment with metal and see where her hammer takes her and feeling the magic of making metal transform from something you would dismiss as a scrap to an amazing work of art. She primarily works in recycled sterling silver and reclaimed copper making an array of rings, necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, and sentimental gifts and is in heaven when at her bench with all tools in action; saw, torch, hammers, anvil, and the list goes on… Let Susan help you find your own Luster and Outshine the Ordinary. Recently the “Interlaced Circles Copper Cuff” by Luster was gifted at the 2012 GBK Productions Golden Globes Awards Gift Lounge to celebrities and members of the press. Susan is anticipating the Spring launch of her “Forget-Me-Not” line of Jewelry at the 2012 GBK Productions Academy Award Gift Lounge. Ta add a little Luster to your life visit www.LusterMetalWorks.com
Jewels For Hope
Sandy D’Andrea started Jewels For Hope in 2009. Sandy, completely self-taught, decided her jewelry has to have a purpose. For every sale made Jewels For Hope donates portions of the profits of every sale made to one of several major organizations close to both the owner’s hearts. After being a caregiver to her mother for almost a decade, who had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia, while still being a mom to her 3 girls, husband, and 2 black labs) she never had a night off. She doesn’t want that for any caregiver out there. She wants to be able to give a caregiver some money and say “Here, have a night out to dinner with your family. Hire an aid for the night”. Sandy’s eldest daughter Stevie Lynn feels the same way, which is why she joined the company in early 2010. Stevie, who graduated from FIT with a degree in Marketing handles the promotion of Jewels For Hope, and also is learning the art of jewelry design from her mother. The perfect combination! Stevie & Sandy combine both of their styles into their work, so Jewels For Hope has a little bit of everything, for everyone; the classic look of Audrey Hepburn, sassy feel of Betsey Johnson, and the bohemian style of Janice Joplin, all made from the heart! This mother/daughter duo believes everyone should give back in any way they can. Look Great and Donate – it doesn’t have to be one or the other! www.jewelsforhope.net
Expression of Hope Rings
Holly Freese is a 28 year old mom-entrepreneur. She founded Expression Rings of Hope in May 2010 after losing a close friend to Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma at the young age of 29. He inspired her to create a business that gives back to help raise funds to finding a cure. Holly hand-makes Swarovski crystal cocktail rings that Symbolize Hope. Each ring is threaded using bicone Swarovski crystals and woven with Miyuki Delica seed beads. In memory of her friend, she donates a portion from each sale to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. She is hoping to continue to spread her message Bling For A Cause and raise funds for finding a cure. She also recently just launched a Mens and Women’s clothing line with shirts for the Fighter, Survivor and Supporter. www.ExpressionRingsOfHope.com
Deb Soromenho, creator and designer of A.W.E. Modern Artisan Jewelry, has been creating sterling silver, bronze, and copper jewelry since 2009. Focusing on the use of unique shape and texture, Deb designs jewelry with a modern, feminine look that feels well traveled, earthy, and exciting. Each piece of jewelry is meticulously handcrafted using only the finest materials such as high quality metals and natural elements like leather, silk, hemp, pearls, and gemstones. A warm, aged patina and satiny finish complete each unique design.Deb’s jewelry is sold in boutiques and galleries throughout the US as well as online at awejewelry.com. Her jewelry has been featured in many publications and was recently worn by Nia Peeples on the primetime tv show “Pretty Little Liars”. www.awejewelry.com
Kath’s Elegant Accessories, LLC
Kathy C. Messick of Kath’s Elegant Accessories, LLC has always loved being creative. She launched her jewelry line, Kath’s Elegant Accessories, LLC, because of the satisfaction she discovered when knitting with wire. Kath loves to create unusual and unique pieces that really say something about the wearer. Big, bold, statement jewelry, for those days when the wearer proclaims, “Look at me”! Flower inspired pieces to compliment that flirty dress. Earrings perfect for that special occasion. Feather jewelry sets for that trendy concert or event. Kath’s desire is that the wearer take her designs and make them their own. Her designs are available at www.KathsElegantAccessories.com.
dbk design arts
Debrah Block Krol’s gift to the press at the Golden Globes were her gemstone cuffs. They are made of enameled copper mesh, fiber and ribbons, gemstones and pearls, and are lined in the softest leather. Debrah explains,” I love the contrast of the almost industrial feel of the wire mesh against the soft textile and the luxe, shiny gemstones.”Debrah’s gift to the press at the upcoming Oscars GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge will be her exquisite mermaid bracelets, which are made of copper mesh and freshwater pearls. Debrah creates elegant, edgy jewelry and accessories that delight and bring pleasure to the wearer. She enjoys using materials in unexpected ways to achieve beautiful results, and at it’s heart, her work is always about color. Her training is as a painter and that is the basis of all her work – re-imagining painterly techniques in new ways.” Each piece Debrah makes is one of a kind. Her company, dbk design arts creates several different lines including mesh jewelry, gemstone jewelry, hand knit items and hand dyed, felted cotton or wool and silk scarves. Debrah loves fiber and most of her work incorporates textiles in some way.
In her own words, “In the end, it is about making beautiful things.” www.dbkdesignarts.com
Carrie McQuaid, owner of Caroline G., originally started her business as a hobby in 2010. She used her love of color and her creative spirit to turn her hobby into a full time business. Her products are most often seen walking down the aisle on the heads of flower girls, bridesmaids, and brides. She loves making each piece by hand exactly to her customer’s liking. In 2012, she is partnering her business with non-profits organizations such as To Write Love on Her Arms and The Kind Campaign. She will be donating part of the proceeds from the sale of her Bracelets for Change to help support these causes. Carrie has also used her business for good by donating products to auctions and fundraisers. www.carolineg.bigcartel.com The headband on the little girl was in the gift bags at the Golden Globe suites.
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Written by Jane Emery