Monday, November 28, 2011

Luster: On the road to the Golden Globes Gift Lounge


I’m excited to announce the Luster Metal Works, in association with The Artisan Group, will be featured on January 13-14, 2012 at a luxury Gift Lounge hosted by GBK Productions at the L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills,
California, in honor of the 2012 Golden Globes Nominees and Presenters. 

Over the next few weeks I will be giving you an inside look at what it took to make the 100+ bracelets that will be featured in the celebrity SWAG bags and press boxes.  The five cuffs featured in the photo above will be on display at the gift lounge for the celebrities to pose with in their promotional photos.  I wonder who I will have the privilege of having photographed with my items?

I hope you will join me on this exciting adventure!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Luster is getting a little “Big Love”

I wonder what Ginnifer Goodwin is daydreaming about?Ginnifer-Goodwin-ginnifer-goodwin-775301_1280_1024

I bet she is wondering when she is going to receive this lovely earring and cuff set that she is going to get from Luster as part of a gift bag coming from The Artisan Group.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

“HOPE” goes High Profile!

So why is Giuliana DePandi Rancic so happy in this photo?


Well that is because she just received the perfect necklace to go with her dress…courtesy of Luster!


The necklace is a handcrafted Awareness Ribbon with the word “HOPE” hand stamped onto it.  It is hung on  a18” sterling silver chain. It is a simple yet powerful necklace that is a wonderful gift for anyone who has “Hope” that the cause that they believe in will someday be cured.

I am a member of a juried group that has the privilege of being asked to provide items for high profile events and gifts to high profile people.  One of the recent gift bags was a get well bag of sorts for Giuliana to cheer her up post procedure for her lumpectomy.  I am also working on another high profile gift as well as items to go into not only 1 but 2 celebrity events…they are pretty major and more will come on that soon!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Spinner Ring with a twist…

One of the things I love most about making jewelry is the lives you touch and the stories you become part of.  I have a friend who wanted a special item for her mom’s birthday as a gift from the “kids” but didn’t know what they wanted, she only knew she wanted it to be really special and symbolic but not cutesy. 

After talking to her a bit we determined a ring would best fit her moms personality and jewelry preferences.  But then we had to come up with an idea of how to make something special and symbolic without it being too literal.  At a glance it would be a lovely piece of jewelry , but if you were part of the “circle” you would know what it meant.

As luck would have it, each of the siblings have different hair colors; red, black, and blond.  So we thought a spinner ring with 3 different material bands representing each sibling would be perfect.  It would show that the group is a family unit but each is an individual free to rotate as they wish, but the mom (the band) it what holds them all together.

I was very pleased with the outcome and wanted to share it with you!  Their mom’s birthday is next week, and I am anxious to hear if she cries or not when she opens the gift and hears the story….What do you think?hannah-1hannah-2 

Don’t forget if you want a special something for a special someone, just send me an email and I will help you create the perfect gift!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Drum Roll Please….


And the 5 lucky random winners for my copper ring giveaway are:

Adrienne Hooker

Jennifer Roberts

Christine Cunningham

Kristen Umbaugh

Carly McCrory

Congrats to all of you!  Be sure to email me your addresses so I can send you your copper ring!