Monday, January 23, 2012

Sahetah's Jewelry Gifting Celebs at the GBK Golden Globes Gift Lounge with The Artisan Group

It was a wonderful experience having my work featured with The Artisan Group at the GBK Golden Globes Gift Lounge. It was a long journey in preparing for this event. I had decided to create 100 pairs of hand dyed Lucite flower earrings to be gifted to the celebrities in the swag bags The Artisan Group would be handing out. The swag bags would include a huge array of gifts all individually wrapped by the Artists.

I wasn't going to create just one color of earrings. Instead I gifted out a huge array of colors, from pinks, blues, white, purple and orange. Tess Hunt touched many Artist's hearts as she opened up her Swag from The Artisan Group on cam. Tess Hunt opened each and every gift, thanking each Artist. Unlike big companies, Artists live to create joy and happiness with their work, and to see the joy on Tess's face was a priceless moment none of the Artists will ever forget.

For a sneak peak of all the gifts given to the Celebs valued at a total over $800, I encourage you to watch this full video, and if you like something you can contact to find the Artist who created that piece.

At approx. 3:30min into the video, you will find Sahetah's Jewelry's hand dyed Lucite flower earrings. It just so happens, out of the many variety of colors that were made for the swag bags, Tess Hunt was gifted the blue Sapphire earrings.

Thank You Artisan Group from Tess Hunt on Vimeo.

Raphael Sbarge of the new and awesome TV Series "Once Upon A Time" and his girl friend were so thrilled with the gifts they received they featured our work on a online magazine called "Things To Love Right Now". You can see the feature here:

Want to see all the twitter love the Celebs sent us? Click this link to see what the Celebs wrote back to the Artists.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Artisan Group at the GBK Golden Globes Gift Lounge

There is sooo much to tell about what happened on those two glorious days at the GBK Golden Globe Gift Lounge, but I can only fit so much into one blog post. So here is the first of several features of this awesome event!

This past weekend has been truly amazing, and many Artists who have worked hard for these past 4-5 months sat at the edge of their seats with bated breath, to hear about all the excitement happening at the GBK Production's Golden Globes Celebrity Gift Lounge.

Many celebrities came out to have a wonderful time under a perfect clear sky in Beverly Hills on the rooftops of the L'Ermitage Hotel. Celebrities included wonderful Tess Hunt and Josh Sussman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jeremy Irons, Rico Rodriguez and his sister Raini Rodriguez, Angus T. Jones, Gabriel Mann, Connor Paolo, Nick Wechsler, and of course many more.

Valerie Guerrero and Nikki Cutro represented the many Artists that participated in this celebrity event, speaking with many celebrities and press and gifted celebrities with their very own Swag valued over $800 and a sampling of products to the Press.

Though I plan on sharing with you the exciting news about my own work featured at this amazing event, I will first show you some of the videos and press The Artisan Group received during those two days.

The Artisan Group received a short interview at the event by Mingle Media.

This exciting event gave Jenny Jafek Jones of The Crimson Poppy a well deserved interview on her amazing talent designing stunning paper flowers in bouquets and arrangements. 

Here is a sneak peak at the GBK Production's Golden Globes Gift Lounge on the rooftop of the L'Ermitage Hotel that feature's GBK's very own Lovely and Patrick the Security Guard to welcome us in!

Now stay tuned for more awesome reveals from the GBK Golden Globe Gift Lounge!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's it Like to be a Crafter!

This is a wonderful video I discovered this morning with the help of friends on my fanpage. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a Crafter and step into their shoes for a day - here is a video that will do just that!

You can of course check out these funky Artists on their blog.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Golden Globes Hype

Before the Golden Globes, there are Luxury Lounges in honor of the Celebrity Nominees and Presenters with all kinds of products from different businesses. One such Luxury Lounge hosted by GBK Productions at the L'Ermitage Hotel will include The Artisan Group featuring my Victoria Necklace alongside many other talented Artisan Member's products.

I can't believe after so many months of preparation and anticipation that the Golden Globes is just a week away. I have to stop and take a breath and realize that since September I have worked hard towards next weekend.

Looking back, it has been quite the ride. This was the first time I've participated in a Celebrity event. You can't imagine the stress and crazy things that happened on the way to having my gorgeous Feminine Steampunk necklace on display. I also had to make 100 pairs of hand dyed Lucite flower earrings for the Swag bags to be gifted to the celebrities.

That's right, I had to create 100 pairs of earrings, tag them, box them up, put stickers on each 100 boxes then wrap each box before boxing the boxes and shipping it to California to later be shipped to Beverly Hills.

I had originally planned on having my earrings ready a month early, and I began my orders early in October for the Lucite flowers. I made my first order of 100 Lucite flowers from my supplier (who does an amazing job dying these Lucite flowers) to make it easier for her instead of one BIG order.

About 3 weeks later I was ready to make my second order...but my supplier disappeared. So I waited a few weeks...and then find out that she had a flood that destroyed her home and much of her work so she wouldn't be able to open shop till in 2012 when repairs were done.

So I had to quickly find a replacement for the other 50 pairs of earrings. I made a small order from a lady, liked her work and then made the huge order for the event and paid for speedy shipping....a shipment that never came.

In the meantime I have a huge craft show I am preparing for, and I'm behind in work, and a store that has sold out of my Jewelry and wants more asap! Not to mention that every year I participate in National Novel Writing Month to write 50,000 words from November 1 to 30th. You can find some published and well known Authors who also participate in this event and I'm sure they excelled - however I so did not. Too much stuff on my hands, however I did write 25,000 words to a story that I read at the TGIO Party. People loved it so much that after the reading, they came to personally tell me and wanted continued updates on it....but I've had no time to continue writing.

All of the above happened in one month. November. The month I needed to create the last 50 pairs of earrings. Every day I'd be staring at the open box of all the shiny black boxes that were waiting to be filled. My days would often start at 5 or 6 in the morning to try and keep everything together and all of my projects moving forwards.

So...The clock is ticking as it is close to December now and Nanowrimo is near finished and I'm still short the last 100 lucite flowers, so I have to hurriedly order from yet ANOTHER Artisan who dyes Lucite flowers. Luckily...with 3 weeks to spare, I get the flowers and begin making approx. 15 pairs at a time which takes approx. 5-6 hrs each batch.

I've had ribbon ready to wrap the boxes once I stuck SJ stickers on each box...and then found out that I had not enough ribbon...and only 1 week left to finish.

I took my grandfather to the mall and had delicious coffee and a bite of lunch before searching madly through the stores trying to sniff out the perfect ribbon. I just wanted gold tone ribbon...not paper ribbon...nice ribbon!

I came out empty handed.

Panicked- it's the last day to ship without worrying about delivery and my brain is about to explode. The buses are on strike so I can't get over to Micheal's which is out of town and too far for a taxi. Well my Mother came down with dad to finally put the new tiles down in Grampa's hallway, so mom and I zoomed over to Micheal's first thing in the morning to buy 2 dozen rolls of ribbon. I went straight home, wrapped the last 51 boxes and then packaged them all up to be shipped.  In a giant line at the post office, I'm out of breath, tired and I empty my pocket to expedite the heavy boxes off to Valerie who expertly packed the Swag bags with all the Artisan Group goodies, including my earrings.

But of course, I cannot forget the necklace. I probably took about 30 pictures of it before I got the right photos to be selected for the Event Guide.

 The Event Guide for the Golden Globes Gift Lounge looks superb, and I highly suggest checking it out. It displays all the handmade products that will be on display including a short bio of each artist. You will not be disappointed.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hey Nerds, It's Time To Gather!

I know this is a little off topic, but its screaming from inside my inner geek brain and has to come out. (Yes, I'm a geek girl at heart)

I'm throwing some geek your way, and a forewarning for non-geeks.

If you are currently residing inside a coffee house, enjoying your hot beverage and browsing on your ipads, it is time to run under the tables and hide, or find the nearest exit. The Empire is coming to a coffee house near you!!

The target? Rebel spies have informed me they believe the coffee house in particular is a Starbucks. I do not know where they got this information from, but just in case, I'm bringing my lightsaber the next time I go out for coffee. Those Stormtroopers are not getting a one-up on me!


By posting this on my facebook, it has sparked more geekery than I can handle while holding hot coffee in my hands that I procured via my own toxin percolating machine in case the Empire is already landing their vessels outside Starbucks.

So here is what my hilarious friend Tristan had to add to this ambitious coffee house bombardment by the Empire.

Tristan: "Until this coffee shop is fully operational, we are vulnerable. The Tim Horton's Alliance is too many doughnuts, they're more tastier than you realize."

"Any coffees made by the Timmies would be a useless beverage. We are now the most Steamed Mocha Latte Brewingist Coffee Store in the world. I suggest we use them."

"Don't be too proud of your technilogical percolator. The ability to steam a liquid is insignificant next to the power of the froth."

And so, as Heather said. "May the Froth be with you!"