MTV Movie Awards GBK Gift Lounge Update

June 10, 2012

A week ago tonight I was feeling pretty anxious as the GBK Luxury Gift Lounge honoring the 2012 MTV Movie Awards had taken place, and I wanted to know how it went. This is was my first time ever participating in any big event like this where my designs would be on display, handled by celebrities, members of the press and many other people. It took me 6+ years to gather the nerve to simply get serious about my Etsy shop, so this felt like a huge step forward. I am SO THANKFUL I had the opportunity to participate in this event and am already seeing positive outcomes. A special edition of my Delgado necklace was on display. This one:

Celebrities who attended the GBK Luxury Gift Lounge, and stopped by The Artisan Group's table were given a gift bag containing my rose gold hoops:

Celebrities that attended the event were in large part young actors/actresses who are on the rise. Some of the attendees included:

Janel Parrish - Pretty Little Liars
Kevin Rahm - Desperate Housewives, Mad Men
Darcy Rose Byrnes - Desperate Housewives
Maira Walsh - Desperate Housewives, Switched At Birth (3 films in production)
Benjamin Charles Watson - The L.A. Complex (CW)
Janina Gavankar - True Blood, I'm Afraid Of Virginia Wolf
Camille Winbush - The Secret Life Of The American Teenager
Renee Olstead - The Secret Life Of The American Teenager
Iqpal Theba - Glee
Lauren Velez - Dexter
Steven 'Twitch' Boss - So You Think You Can Dance, The LXD
Nikki DeLoach - Awkward (MTV), Ringer (CW)
Jillian Rose Reed - Awkward (MTV), Weeds
Rico & Raini Rodriguez - Modern Family (Rico), Disney's Austin & Ally
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Autumn Reeser - The O.C., Hawaii Five-0, No Ordinary Family, Entourage, So Undercover, Last Resort (pre-production)
Tinsel Korey - Twilight Saga
Deborah S. Craig - Hart of Dixie (CW)
Camilla Luddington - True Blood, Californication

This is just a few from the list. 

Over the course of Friday-Saturday (June 1st-2nd), feedback started rolling in from Twitter. Here are some tweets The Artisan Group as a whole received:

If this wasn't exciting enough for me, I also received some personal tweets in response to the rose gold hoops:



I also had the privilege of receiving photos of the lovely Autumn Reeser and the adorable Raini Rodriguez modeling my Delgado necklace at the event! You can see the photos under the listing for that necklace. 
Needless to say, I am pretty excited for how things have turned out. I was hoping my work would be well received, but very honored at the unexpected response. There are other opportunities cropping up already as a direct result of my involvement and it has only been 1 week since the event. Many celebrities are so busy they haven't even had time to open their gift bags yet. I am thankful and blessed to be a part of The Artisan Group! I'm looking forward to what this Summer has in store for me and I love sharing it with you all. I'm so blessed :)


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