Thursday, November 10, 2011

GBK Luxury Gift Lounge for 2012 Golden Globes Approach!

A few months ago I joined an amazing group, The Artisan Group. The group is exclusive, selecting only the best of the best to represent at celebrity gift lounges. As a group, we provide handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at events such as the Emmy's, Academy Awards, and the Golden Globes. When I first became aware of this organization, I wavered. Was I good enough? Were my products appropriate? Was it something I wanted to spend my time on? I decided to take the leap and apply. I am so glad I did! Not only is this group full of the most amazingly supportive people, but I have been pushed (in a good way) into really taking my art and my business to the next level. The group is an amazing wealth of knowledge and resources.

So, I joined. And at the first opportunity signed up to participate in the first gifting event I could - The GBK Luxury Gift Lounge for the 2012 Golden Globes. I had a couple of choices. I could create 10 gifts for the press, 100 gifts for celebrities, gifts for celebrities and a display, business card only, etc. I chose to gift to members of the press. My reasons were two fold. It was a less expensive venture for me (materials, packaging, etc.) and the deadline was right around the time of my busiest time (pre-Christmas).

Then I thought about what I wanted to gift and how I'd present it. Not an easy task. I wavered. It had to be small, yet at the same time portray what I was capable of. My first choice was to make these little felted bowls, but I just didn't think they had the 'wow' factor. But, I went with it and made the  bowls. But, about 2 weeks ago, I decided to change. Silly me. Now I'm making 10 pairs of embellished, felted alpaca cuffs or fingerless mitts (due no later than the first week of Dec). They are lightweight, and stylish, and will come in a selection of colors and embellishments. I love them. And the Christmas orders are rolling. So I'm busy! Busy is good! Just a little crazy!

You'll see my Lightweight Felted Alpaca Cuffs in my shop next week! Be on the lookout!

These fingerless gloves are similar to the cuffs, only they  have a thumb hole. 

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