by Adriana Michelle
Last month I came across an incredible Artisan Group Celebrity Gift Bag given to celebrity guests at GBK’s 2015 Pre-MTV Movie Awards Talent Lounge. From jewelry to nail polish, this bag had so many handcrafted goodies! I am a huge fan and supporter of The Artisan Group and it’s members, so I wanted to give you a peek at what came in the bag. Let’s take a look —
Great Rock Moon – This chic, modern necklace is perfect for any occasion and features a large black agate gemstone with beautiful white druzy swirls. Total necklace length is 36″. These gemstones were hand-selected for their quality and polish.
Chrysalis Studios – The Chrysalis is the metallic protective shell that envelops and shelters the caterpillar as it transforms into a beautiful butterfly during metamorphosis. Chrysalis Studios preserves the beauty and wonder of real butterflies by once again cloaking their wings in a chrysalis of glass to live on and be treasured as a unique piece of art or jewelry!
Fizz Candy – Celebrate any french cuffed occasion with these sparkling natural Herkimer diamond quartz cufflinks. Naturally double terminated crystals are paired with silver plated accents. Fab!
Anju Sparks – Metalsmithing at its finest is in evidence in this series of necklaces. Each one is unique in its composition. Crafted by hand, each is cut, hammered, stamped and polished to showcase the random patterns of fluid metal on brass.
Motherbored Jewelry – Each piece is made from donated motherboards. No resin coloring or painting. All designs are made from the original color of the board.
Delia’s Delight Jewelry – Taking time to enjoy the moment, taking a break for yourself and sending out positive energy back to the universe. Karmic Serenity is the belief that the more serenity you put into the world, the more you will get back. Every once in awhile, take some time to be still, breathe, and live in the moment. Let our Karmic Serenity Jewelry Collection remind you of what is important in life.
Five Souls – Inspired by my obsession with all things Boho and colourful these “Dreamer” earrings on a Rainbow Palette are just the right amount of pop for any outfit. Fun loving and bright these earrings are made to make a statement! Big and chunky these measure 2 1/4 inches the whole way around. Each pair is lightweight and easy to wear so if you love big earrings but not the weight that goes with them then these are for you.
House of Matriarch – Bohemian Black expresses the essence of non-linear fragrance composition and affirms once again that Nature is the ultimate luxury.
Virago Varnish – Radiance couldn’t be a better fitting name for this lacquer. The holographic effect is so compelling that you’ll be staring at your nails all day. The holographic glitter in this lacquer is nostalgic of a 1960’s dinner dress. This is one you don’t want to miss out on!
JewelryFX – These beautiful, handmade, one of a kind steampunk cufflinks, are lovingly crafted using high quality, genuine watch parts. Perfect to accent any steampunk outfit or spice up your wardrobe any day!
Rilos and Mimi – Swiss Cross prints are definitely in high style demand right now. These black and white Swiss Cross travel make or wet bags are great for throwing in your diaper bag as a wet bag to carry creams, wet clothes and also doubles as a travel make up bag to throw in your weekend bag or suitcase for travel.
Nature’s Images – Anita Miller is software engineer by day and fine art photographer by night. She is equally comfortable delivering sophisticated software systems for exacting clients and shooting abstracted flowers or close-ups of bumble bees. “Creatively,” she says, “there is less separation between the two worlds than you’d think. Both require a vision—and then the patience to see that vision evolve and come to fruition—no matter how long it takes.”
Olivu – Nourish and soften with Olivü 426’s hydrating lip balm. Customize by adding your choice of essential flavored oils or try the classic recipe that started it all! This is an amazingly smooth lip balm that we know will become your favorite.
judeMcConkeyPhotos – The image size is 8×12 and is done on archival Kodak Professional Endura paper with a lustre surface.
Soapy Tails – Super rich with fluffy lather, this bar gently removes daily dirt accumulation while rinsing easily away. Eddie, a ranch dog has a coat with extreme curl that soils easily and can tangle if not groomed often causing matting.
Inayaaz – This bangle design is my new favorite for the coming summer . Feminine and fun you can wear it dressed up on a night out and stack them up for a fun look with jeans and a white tee.
Surprise Designs – Crochet crafts that will keep you warm and toasty!
Jewels For Hope – This compass photo pendant is set in a antique bronze bezel setting and is covered with a clear glass dome to seal and enhance the image. This necklace measures 18 ” long on a black leather cord and has a lobster claw clasp. The Pendant size is 1 inch round (25mm). This pendant is water resistant, but not waterproof.
Raven Boutique – Featuring Raven Black hackle Feathers, sparkling rhinestones and an Iridescent Turquoise Green-Blue Peacock sword – which is believed by many to be the harbinger of good luck, this headpiece is perfect for any costume, wedding, photography session or everyday event!
Cammo Ammo Jewelry – 12 gauge vintage brass shotgun shell head in antiqued bezel setting on a 24 inch steel ball chain. Some of these shotgun shell casings date back to the 1920s/30s and are somewhat rare antique pieces.
Four Black Paws – Our dog collar bow ties are removable with two loops of double sided velcro so you can add instant style to your pups collar for any occasion!
Sloane Jewelry Design – A beautiful mix of brass and blackened sterling silver. This necklace is designed with ten hammered bars that flare out at the end to create a sunburst look. Each piece is hung freely from one another on the chain and has a nice movement.
Beaded by Sandra – This beauty measures eighteen inches and has a two inch extender chain on the end. The pendant is made of sterling silver and has a pretty pattern on it. Dangling from the pendant is a sparkling Swarovski crystal. A little added extra is a smaller Swarovski crystal at the end of the extender chain.
Painted Polish – Blinded by Bubbly is 5-Free and cruelty-free. Polish is opaque on its own in 3 thin coats. Each bottle contains 2 large steel mixing balls for mixing. Please keep in mind that since all polishes are hand mixed in small batches, some variations may occur.
Serifina Fae – We all know the jitters we get when we have exams coming up, being on stage for an audition, or having to give a speech in front of a room full of people. Whenever you need to keep a cool head this Chakra Bracelet can be your best friend. It has stones selected which will keep you grounded and stay calm and focused when you need it most.
Anjas Arts – Crushed Pyrite Sterling Silver Threader Earrings are handmade from crushed pyrite stone, and sterling silver wire. The ends have been fired and smoothed. Subtle and Sparkling these earrings can dress up any outfit without being over the top.
Jaime Estelle – This feminine angel wing feather has a whimsical design. The feather measures 1 inch. Made of silver-pewter. It also has a 4mm black swarovski crystal dangling from the chain. With a silver bail on a stainless steel ball chain. Simple but fashionable. I love these necklaces, a great must have!
The Azure Rose – A lovely image of a dandelion and it’s seeds blowing up into the wind. I’ve hand stamped a solid sterling silver rounded square with a dandelion design and it’s seeds flying into the sky. The design is then hand oxidized, the square is slightly domed, the surface polished with a satin finish, and placed on a solid sterling silver ball chain with a C-spring ring clasp. I can also switch the chain to a rolo or cable style, which you can select from the drop down menu at checkout. The rolo and cable chains are secured with a sterling silver heart shaped lobster clasp.
Horse Feathers – Remember those simpler days? When love was declared in passed notes and adventure was a bike ride away? When secrets were secure in your diary and your emotions were evident on your finger? We’re bringing those days back with our Mood Rings. Each vintage inspired design is open on the back allowing your truest emotions to radiate through!
Hole In Her Stocking – This beaded wrap bracelet is made of round faceted coral beads, round faceted “light salmon” beads and bronze colored spacers. Strung on gold toned memory wire. One size fits most.
fiona designs – Skateboard themed notecards in blue and gray, easy to personalize with your little boys name. Also would make a great stationery gift set to take to summer camp. Larger in size than other fine stationery sets there is plenty of room for your special message.
Sassy Belle Wares – The Stormy Night Skull Bracelet has an edgy rocker vibe to it. Wear it alone or stack it with other bracelets. The black and grey porcelain skulls are 13mm x 11mm. The black lava rock beads and scenery jasper beads are 10mm. The bracelet is 7 1/2″ and will fit most wrists as it is made with soft elastic cord that will stretch.
Dollipop Cosmetics – Charlie is a pretty white with iridescent shimmer. Inspired by the ill-fated Charlie the unicorn. It looks good straight out of the jar or even more amazing when applied wet or foiled. As you sweep this onto your lids, line your eyes, press it into your favorite gloss, or layer it over clear nail polish this will quickly become one of your favorites!
Hope Anchored Designs – This Navy Agate Bro-celet features faceted agate beads, 18K gold plated nuggets & has an adjustable macrame closure to fit any wrist. These are the perfect organic-inspired summer accessory for him.
Hope Anchored Designs – This Coachella-Inspired Bohemian Wrap Bracelet features a one-of-a-kind Druzy with a 24k Gold Overlay. Measuring 22″ long, this bracelet is made to wrap your wrist 3 times, with a macrame adjustable closure.
Courtenay J Designs – New to Courtenay J Designs this season is the 2 way necklace, a design that has a pendant in the front (usually a hand stamped charm, or a gemstone focal point). As gorgeous as those charms and gemstones are, the best is yet to come because the back has a charm incorporated into the clasp. Casual buns and other updos and even hair cuts leave the back of many necks exposed so I thought I would dress them up a bit.