Here is the piece headed to Khloe Kardashian! An oxidized sterling silver & black Spinel lariat, with raw brass lotus connector and sterling silver hand stamped heart charm. I'll have this design available for purchase on my site soon. If you can't wait, head on over to my Etsy shop: http://saressa.etsy.com.
On another note, Etsy has now set my shop up to accept 'direct checkout' using your credit card, no Paypal or 'other' necessary. Yay! More good news is on the horizon so stay tuned :)
Yes, you read that right. Because of the amazing folks at The Artisan Group, Saressa Designs jewelry is going into a swag bag headed for the amazing Khloe Kardashian. I am thrilled to be designing a piece for her!
Things are getting so busy around here and it's really exciting to watch the growth happening...even through squinty tired eyes ;)
The Artisan Group has approved my Lava Turquoise Necklace for Drew Barrymore's swag bag. I decided to make her edition in 14K Gold FIll (the original is in brass) which looks bright and beautiful! Here is how it turned out:
If you like it and want to get one for yourself, they're now available here and at Etsy and are absolutely perfect for the sunny days ahead.
As for the MTV Movie Awards, I'm working to get my 100 pair of Rose Gold hoops made. I'm about halfway there, and also have my limited edition Delgado Necklace finished for the display. Two more colors of Rose Gold hoops have been added in my shop. All participating artists also had to submit a short bio for The Artisan Group's 'Event Guide' which is given to each celebrity in their swag bag. Writing a bio had to be one of the single-handed most difficult things I have had to do yet. Writing about myself, and in the third person, is just not something that comes naturally to me. However, this experience is already helping expand my knowledge, understanding and growth as an artist, and I'm so thankful for that.
When I thought it couldn't get any more busy around here, I received a very unexpected email today. I have been accepted to participate in the 2012 Sandy Mountain Festival this year, which is quite a large artisan venue! It's jurried which means you have to apply and typically such events are bombarded with jewelers. I'm really excited to have been selected and can't wait to introduce Saressa Designs to a large audience. This event will be held in Sandy, OR on July 14-15th, 2012. You can get more information here: http://www.sandymountainfestival.org/index.html
I am so excited! Because of the wonderful people at The Artisan Group, a piece of my jewelry will soon be in the hands of Drew Barrymore! I have no idea what I'm making for her yet, but there will be updates as soon as details are available.
The Saressa Designs jewelry for 2012 MTV Movie awards swag bags has finally been decided. 100 pairs of my signature 14K Rose Gold hoops will be added to the swag bags in various colors. Right now you can purchase these hoops right here in Aqua Quartz, Olive Jade and White Jade. Four new colors will be added to the mix for a variety of 7 colors. These colors include some great additions for the Spring-Summer season including tangerine and mustard. All 7 colors will be available here at Saressa Designs in the coming weeks, so be sure to grab your favorite pair!
The Artisan Group will also have a display table at the 2012 MTV Movie awards, where all artists contributing to the celebrity swag bags will also have one of their hand crafted items on display for celebrities to examine and enjoy. My Delgado necklace (Vintage Horseshoe) has been chosen for the display table, but it will be modified in a limited edition design in 14K Gold Filled, and made extra long for a bohemian feel. This necklace may be available for purchase as well on a limited edition basis, or while supplies last. I will have more updates as preparations progress.
Overall, there is a lot of work to be done and I'm really excited for the opportunity to participate in such a major event. Thanks for following along with me and if you have any specific questions or inquiries, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's official! Check out the press release covering the partnership of Saressa Designs with Parker + Paige. I am really excited to see what the year brings for our partnership.
You can navigate to their page HERE.
Also, Saressa Designs is headed to the Oregon coast! My designs will be for sale in Gifted, a new boutique coming to Depoe Bay, OR in March, 2012. This boutique will feature hand crafted gifts from Oregon based designers. I am thrilled and honored to be among the list of designers in this shop.
Last but not least, I know a lot of you are wondering what is happening with the MTV Movie Awards. I should find out any day now if my design is approved for the swag bags. Things have moved a little more slowly as one of the two leaders of The Artisan Group suffered a huge tragedy. Nikki Cutro lost her home and all possessions (including precious pets) to a house fire on Jan 31st, 2012. You can read more about her story and even help her get back on her feet by clicking here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/135876.
There will be so much more happening so stay tuned!