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ARTISANGROUP www.theartisangroup.org

A Sponsor of GBK’s

MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge June 1-2, 2012 L’Ermitage Hotel

Beverly Hills, California


about us... An elite close-knit community of over 800 talented world-wide artisans, The Artisan Group gifts a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at gift lounges honoring the nominees and presenters of The Academy Awards*, The Golden Globes*, The MTV Movie Awards*, and The Primetime Emmys*. Members of The Artisan Group showcase a broad spectrum of specialties, including handcrafted jewelry; spa and bath products; designer stationery and paper goods; crocheted apparel; children’s tutus, apparel and toys; ceramics; purses and totes; hand-poured candles; decorative fused glass; book-binding and journals; illustrations and paintings; hand-dyed scarves; fine art photography; hair accessories; pet apparel and toys; sewn goods, and woodworking products. The Artisan Group also offers its members guidance and advice in the areas of sales, marketing, social media, and public relations. Need help sourcing a specific type of handcrafted product or gift? Contact us, and we’ll email you links to our member’s shoppes that best match what you’re looking for. We’re happy to help! If you’d like more information about The Artisan Group, or any of the artists included in our exhibit, send an email to info@theartisangroup.org. Sincerely, Valerie Guerrero Founder, The Artisan Group

* The Artisan Group is not in any way associated with MTV, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, or The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


- Our Featured Artisans Valerie Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BeezKneez Designs Melissa Ahonen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baby Button Tops Linda Bahr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engelfelt Designs Melissa Bartholomew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CandleWorks Michelle Bousley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O.C. Styles Autumn Bradley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autumn Bradley Jewelry Design Jodi Broglio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jolio Design Penny Cheng. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saniki Creations Collette Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry Sandy and Stevie D’Andrea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jewels For Hope Dana D’Angelo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teru Amaro Amy Fine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Fine Design Sandra Geiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SilverSchells Jewelry Design Alexis Gopal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alexis Gopal Jewelry Rachel Hughes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saressa Designs Jenny Jafek-Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Crimson Poppy Christine Lorenzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SariBlue Erica Low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iCandyDesigns Sherry Luke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherry’s Jewelry Carolyn Moran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Care More Creations Rebecca Nash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Nash Photography Michelle O’Hollaren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophisticated Pup Peggy Paliotta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starlet Glam Bath & Body Diane Perry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catcophony Wearable Art Tricia Samundsen . . . . . . . Scentability Handcrafted Body Products Erica Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paper and Place Jessica Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shaka Soap Katie Waver and Megan Sharkey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gemelli Inspired


Valerie Guerrero BeezKneez Designs

Founder, The Artisan Group BeezKneezDesigns.com Valerie Guerrero spent over a decade as a Senior Operations Manager overseeing large teams of designers at several of the top investment banks in the world, and then as a graphic designer for Cisco Systems in the Silicon Valley, California. In 2008, she founded her popular graphic design business, BeezKneez Designs, offering customized invitations, announcements, holiday cards, and other paper goods. Valerie has since expanded her business to include eight additional shoppes, offering niche products such as birth announcements, wedding invitations, and kids party invites. She volunteers with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in her spare time.

Melissa Ahonen Baby Button Tops BabyButtonTops.etsy.com Melissa Ahonen has always had a love for fabrics and sewing, which was taught to her at a young age by both of her grandmothers. Melissa’s shop, Baby Button Tops, began in 2010 after the premature arrival of her own bundle of joy. Melissa began creating hats that were fun while at the same time helped to keep her preemie son healthy and warm. As her son grew, so did the styles and options of her products. Two years, and countless hats and headbands later, Melissa has a customer base ranging from small town USA to Hollywood to Europe. Baby Button Tops has flourished into more than what Melissa could have ever expected.


Linda Bahr Engelfelt Designs Engelfelt.etsy.com Linda Bahr of Engelfelt Designs was raised in cultures of old world artisans. A Danish heritage and a childhood spent in the Canary Islands and Africa nurtured her creative passion for fiber art of all kinds. Founded in 2008, Engelfelt Designs has gained rave reviews from customers around the world for the whimsical felted organic soaps and elegant boutique accessories that Linda creates from luxury hand spun fibers. In keeping with the company’s philosophy to use sustainable materials and to support education and conservation efforts worldwide, Engelfelt Designs donates a portion of its profits to Umpqua Watersheds in Oregon, Tou Trust in Namibia, and Keiskamma Trust in South Africa.

Melissa Bartholomew CandleWorks BuyCandleWorks.com CandleWorks began in 1993 when Melissa Bartholomew, then a mother of two, was searching for a way to earn money to help care for her family. She’d always loved the way candles warmed up a home, and how a candle could instantly lift your mood and transport you back to special memories of your Grandmother’s kitchen, or your favorite Thanksgiving. New to the art of candle-making, she set out to learn everything she could to create her own special candles. She spent hours at the local library pouring over books and taking notes, and then in her kitchen testing more and more ways to create a long-burning, great smelling candle everyone now knows as CandleWorks.


Michelle Bousley O.C. Styles OCStylesCreations.etsy.com As a new mom in 2004, Michelle Bousley quickly found that she needed to create items to make her busy life easier, so she began to make simple items like coffee sleeves, organizers, and purses. Over time, her friends started to ask her to make custom items for them as well. Out of these humble beginnings, Michelle launched O.C. Styles in 2008 and has expanded her line to include luxury, hand-made purses for bridal parties, evening events, and prom. Since the “doors” opened, she has created and sold over 9,000 hand-made items to clients all over the world. Contact Michelle to create something unique and special for you!

Autumn Bradley Autumn Bradley Jewelry Design AutumnBradley.com Raised in Ohio but currently residing in New York City, Autumn Bradley spent the last decade as a design consultant. A few years ago she wandered into a jewelry supply store and found her calling. Never one to conform, Autumn thrives on individuality and imperfections. Using recycled sterling silver, brass, and copper, she carefully handcrafts each piece of jewelry to be one of a kind. No piece is perfect, but that’s the point. We are all originals with flaws, dents, and a few shiny spots... The Autumn Bradley Collection is meant to celebrate that.


Jodi Broglio Jolio Design JolioDesign.com Jodi has applied her colorful spin and fresh patterns to a variety of design projects. Creative directors from wow-za industry leaders such as Warner Bros, Disney and Spin Master have tapped her talent. Before launching jolio design a boutique studio featuring a fabulous Etsy shop, Jodi was a packaging designer at Mattel for the world’s most famous fashion icon, Barbie! Jodi’s thrilled to be launching her designs on products including paper goods, home decor, tabletop and bedding. Her signature style of colorful graphics, vibrant patterns and bold colors is evident throughout her stationery and prints. Jodi has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and always finds inspiration from her three young sons.

Penny Cheng Saniki Creations SanikiCreations.com Penny Cheng is a proud mom of three young girls, with a diverse business background in accounting and human resources, and the owner of Jewelry by Saniki Creations. Penny is a self-taught artist who began creating jewelry in 2009. Her first designs highlighted an array of glass, crystals and semiprecious stones, but Penny’s love of metal art led the way to her specialization in chainmaille jewelry. In this technique, small metal rings are individually connected to form a specific weave. Penny’s use of chainmaille weaves made from stainless steel, copper, brass and bronze has enabled her to bring her vision of wearable art to life.


Collette Collins Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry FireflyMyst.etsy.com Founded in 2008, Firefly Myst Artisan Jewelry is the work of Collette Collins. She enjoys creating unique, eclectic jewelry designs using semi-precious gemstones, lampwork glass, sterling silver, copper, and her own handcrafted ceramic beads and pendants. One of her raku necklaces, “Creative Conspiracy” was published in the Summer 2009 issue of Stringing Magazine. Her work is featured at the Arts for ACT Gallery in Ft. Myers, Florida and is also available in her online store. Her handcrafted signed OOAK ceramic sun/moon and dragonfly bracelets are her top sellers. Collette’s husband has played a key role in encouraging her to follow her dream.

Sandy and Stevie D’Andrea Jewels For Hope JewelsForHope.net Jewels For Hope creates handmade jewelry and donates portions of the profits to several organizations. Sandy D’Andrea founded this company in 2009 after her experience as a caregiver for her mother, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Sandy, a free-spirited, loving wife and mother of three girls, is a self-taught jewelry designer who believes that giving back is most important. Sandy’s eldest daughter, Stevie, who shares Sandy’s vision of giving back, joined the company in 2010. Sandy and Stevie put their own style into their designs, so at Jewels For Hope you’ll find the classic look of Audrey Hepburn, sassy feel of Betsey Johnson, and the bohemian flair of Janice Joplin, all made from the heart!


Dana D’Angelo Teru Amaro TeruAmaro.com Several years ago, River Forest, Illinois native, Dana D’Angelo learned how to create jewelry using various methods and in 2007 created her first crystal ring using Japanese jewelry-making techniques. In 2009, Dana turned her passion into a business when she launched her own jewelry line, Teru Amaro. Her collection has grown and is available in various boutiques throughout the United States and Canada. Despite the rapid expansion of Teru Amaro, Dana still makes each piece by hand, using high-quality materials. The “Princess” design is unique to Teru Amaro and designed by Dana. In recent years, she has donated her time and skills to teaching local teenage girls of Zambia, Africa her jewelry techniques.

Amy Fine Amy Fine Design AmyFine.etsy.com Amy Fine is a NY-based jewelry designer who loves to contrast fine jewelry with an edgy and earthy esthetic. Originally a creative director in the music business, this artisan was drawn to the fun and color of bead designs. When friends began buying bracelets and necklaces right off her, a business was born. Amy is best known for her leather bangles, which come in all the colors of the rainbow. “This particular product has a life of its own”, Amy says. “There is no stopping the popularity, season after season, of these easy to wear bracelets.” Her bangles, as well as her complete line are available in her online store.


Sandra Geiss SilverSchells Jewelry Designs shop.SilverSchells.com Sandra Schell-Geiss is a self-taught jewelry artisan and founder of SilverSchells Jewelry Designs. Since early childhood she has had a love and passion for jewelry. Dabbling in many types of jewelry techniques, she tried to find a fit for her inner artist as well as express her true artistic abilities. She eventually found that in metalsmithing, wire wrapping, and Indian techniques. Many of Sandra’s jewelry pieces come from recycled items, repurposed into new jewelry. Creating pieces from metal scraps, or items found at estate sales, and antique shops; she loves to take the discarded, the old, the tarnished, and the things considered useless and turn them into works of art.

Alexis Gopal Alexis Gopal Jewelry AlexisGopal.com Alexis Gopal, M.D. came upon jewelry making serendipitously after stopping her practice of medicine to stay home with her two daughters as a single mom. She resumed her childhood hobby and soon, when friends and strangers alike started asking where to find her jewelry, Alexis Studio Design was born. Since then, through the prestigious Artisan Group, her work has been gifted at the GBK Golden Globes and Academy Awards Gift Lounges. In addition, her work was exhibited at the 2012 New York City Fashion Week. Unable to limit herself, her jewelry is an eclectic collection of different styles, with one common theme‌ to make the wearer feel the positive energy and love that goes into each piece.


Rachel Hughes Saressa Designs SaressaDesigns.com Rachel Hughes has always been a creative thinker and artist at heart. After busy rough-andtumble days with her two sons, she sits down to link, wrap and hammer precious metals, gemstones and Swarovski crystals into feminine works of art. In 2004 she officially launched Saressa Designs and today offers a line of beautifully crafted jewelry that combines a minimalist, elegant, rustic and soft statement approach. Rachel lives with her husband and sons in Portland, Oregon. Her love of butterflies and their uniqueness inspired the name Saressa Designs as the meaning of saressa is “butterfly princess”.

Jenny Jafek-Jones The Crimson Poppy TheCrimsonPoppy.com Jenny Jafek-Jones, “gardener” for the crimson poppy, forgets to water her houseplants and considers herself rightful heir to her mother’s “black thumb”. To compensate, she spends hours tending and trimming ordinary paper until it blooms into delicate petals and leaves. The beauty and attention to detail that hallmarks her extraordinary paper flowers has been recognized in BRIDES, Paper Runway, and Southern Wedding magazines, as well as numerous wedding and paper-related websites. A collaborative book on paper crafts is in the works. Jafek-Jones resides with her family and eighteen pair of scissors in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her paper flowers enchant recipients around the globe.


Christine Lorenzo SariBlue SariBlue.com Christine Lorenzo had been leading a creative life vicariously through others since childhood by means of ardent artistic admiration for culture, history, film, art, music and fashion while working in a world of international high-tech. Finally last spring something called out to her: the historic Nazar Boncuk. This calling developed into SariBlue, where she has been setting her creativity free. SariBlue is an earthy, bohemian, wear-it-everyday jewelry collection centered on the power and theory of the Evil Eye. Using glass beads handcrafted via ancient eco-friendly methods, the collection ties together past and present in a distinctive way adding luck and protection through the talisman.

Erica Low iCandyDesigns zazzle.com/iCandyDesigns Erica Low is a 40 year-old mother of three, whose professional history was primarily in senior management positions in Corporate America, but her love of design has always managed to permeate both her personal and professional lives. Throughout the years, Erica has tried her hand at all types of design, but has shown a distinct preference for design for print, which lends itself perfectly to the modern, customized paper goods, phone/tablet cases, and gifts she designs in her online store, iCandyDesigns. Since then, Erica’s award-winning designs have proven popular with web site features and orders from all over the world.


Sherry Luke Sherry’s Jewelry SherrysJewelr.com Sherry Luke, originally from Modesto, California, is inspired by her dreams, nature and her surrounding environment. What you see in her designs is her love of the art and extraordinary attention she gives to each detail. She began making jewelry in 2004. Noticing others were looking for excellent quality and a price that fit their budget she began her journey. You can find Sherry’s Jewelry on Etsy, Artfire and her website, www.sherrysjewelr.com. She now resides in Coulterville, California, and believes in the “No Dirty Gold” initiative and donating her work to worthy causes such as The MS Society. Her creations have been featured by WireSculpture.com, Artfire and the well-known Fire Mountain Gems.

Carolyn Moran Care More Creations CareMoreCreations.com Carolyn Moran is the self-taught designer behind Care More Creations, titled after her name. She handcrafts dramatic wire-wrapped jewelry with natural healing gemstones. In 2006, she gave up her x-ray tech career and moved with her husband to Alaska along the Kenai River. Inspired by the breathtaking scenery and wildlife, she began studying and attempting various wire-wrap techniques, and with time developed her own unique style allowing the personality of each stone influence her designs. Using her hands and her heart, along with a few tools, she swirls, loops and tucks the wire into unique settings to showcase the natural beauty of each stone, ensuring them to be one-of-a-kind treasures.


Rebecca Nash Rebecca Nash Photography RebeccaNashPhoto.etsy.com She always loved photography and after her daughter was born she started learning more about it. After completing a diploma in Early Childhood Education, Rebecca spent five years working in childcare. Photography kept creeping into her classroom and caught the attention of the parents in her class. She loved working with children but photography won. Rebecca has made it her mission to create beautiful, elegant images. She creates art to inspire, to enhance lives and to give new perspective to surroundings. She provides exceptional professional and customer service that exceed expectations. Rebecca has built a reputation as an artist, a business person, and expert photographer.

Michelle O’Hollaren Sophisticated Pup SophisticatedPup.com Sophisticated Pup is a designer of pet apparel, collars, leashes, toys and pet beds. Michelle O’Hollaren designs and produces all products in Chicago, Illinois. The product line was born out of a love for Michelle’s little pug, Penny, who suffers from Canine Liver Disease. Penny’s well-being is at the heart of the brand. Sophisticated Pup is active in supporting animal rescue groups throughout the Midwest. Michelle received her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts Education from Indiana University, and her Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. Michelle started Sophisticated Pup in January 2006 after working in art education and art museums for five years.


Peggy Paliotta Starlet Glam Bath & Body StarletGlamBathBody.com Starlet Glam specializes in luxurious, old Hollywood glamour inspired bath and body products that are vegan-friendly and free of parabens. The decadent scented products are designed to engage your senses and pamper you in style. Peggy Paliotta, Founder and Owner of Starlet Glam, creates glamorous products that are great for your skin and add a sparkle of elegance to your life. Her packaging reflects a fashionable vintage chic look that’s considered “So Classic, So Memorable and So Glam”. Her collection has been featured on Saniki Creations Blogspot, 20 Best Twenty, Satori Design for Living, Indie Spotting, The Providence Monthly Magazine, and other notable website publications.

Diane Perry Catcophony Wearable Art Catcophony.artfire.com Catcophony Wearable Art by Diane Perry grew from a desire to create jewelry with simple lines and timeless appeal. Catcophony, a play on cacophony, resulted from a love of cats and the inability to settle on only one technique for creating jewelry. The artisan uses both traditional and unconventional jewelry techniques to create wearable art from copper, silver, and brass. The use of a scrapbooking technique resulted in the ‘Watercolor’ earrings she created for celebrities and media at the GBK Oscars Gift Lounge. She is currently working on a copper electroplated organic line using native Georgia flora, an embossed and patinaed line, and metal clay guitar pick necklaces.


Tricia Samundsen Scentability Handcrafted Body Products & Home Fragrance Scentability.net Tricia Samundsen is a busy wife and mother to three young children, who recently resigned her Registered Nurse position to work on her business expansion. Scentability was started in 2009 as a result of Tricia’s passion for creating products that smell wonderful, and also have practical purposes, without breaking the bank. “Scents are very strongly entwined in our lives. It can enhance or change our moods, trigger fond memories, and sometimes, in the case of aromatherapy, help to alleviate symptoms of physical illnesses,” says Tricia. She loves putting her nursing background to work formulating recipes to fit diverse skin types and also to help relieve the symptoms of many skin issues.

Erica Taylor Paper and Place PaperAndPlace.com Paper and Place is the business and passion of Erica Taylor. After reading an article which mentioned that children in future generations will not even know what maps are, she realized that she could preserve these ephemeral pieces of history by pairing them with new materials to create one of a kind jewelry, accessories and housewares. Since launching in 2010, she has designed, created and shipped over 2,000 map items around the world. She enjoys hearing stories of how her maps evoke memories of a childhood vacation, an adoption or a honeymoon. She is reminded and touched that her designs mean so much more than just paper. She resides with her husband and their son in Dallas, Texas.


Jessica Taylor Shaka Soap Shaka-Soap.com Jessica Taylor, mom of two and founder of Shaka Soap, immediately fell in love with the amazing culture and beautiful landscapes of Hawaii. The appreciation for the land and sea is time-honored by the Hawaiian people, and something Jessica desperately wanted to creatively emulate. Thus began Shaka Soap. What began as a soap venture quickly became a passion for Jessica. She went from cold process soaps, to glycerin soaps, to lotions, lip balms, and more; constantly researching every aspect of her craft from initial ingredients to finished product. Living on the Big Island of Hawaii, her creativity is constantly stimulated, keeping her eager and excited to create even more.

Katie Waver and Megan Sharkey Gemelli Inspired GemelliInspired.etsy.com Katie Waver and Megan Sharkey are twin sisters that have been designing jewelry together for the past five years. Both stay at home moms, they started their business by hosting home jewelry shows, inviting friends and family. Their business began to expand and you can now see their designs in boutiques across Illinois, Minnesota, and more to come! They do many fund-raisers throughout the year for causes such as Rainbows For All Kids, Children’s Memorial Hospital, and other local charities. Creating modern vintage-inspired jewelry is their passion, using 100% Natural Brass and Solid Copper, all made in the USA. They add their own twist with natural gemstones, and other great finds along their way.


Artisans who also provided gifts in the celebrity gift bags:

Judy Aussenhofer

Tracey Gurley

AussenWolfDesigns.artfire.com

TraceyGurleyBathAndBody.com

Judy Aussenhofer, award-winning founder and owner of AussenWolf Designs, has been designing and creating jewelry for over a decade. Her primary passion is working with wire, whether it be copper, bronze, sterling silver or any mix of metals you desire. She adores crafting unique items using traditional and modern techniques to provide you with heirloom quality jewelry. Judy enjoys designing for the “Alpha woman in each of us” -- a woman she defines as being confident, loyal, mysterious, and often whimsical.

Tracey Gurley, a passionate artist, and the creator of Tracey Gurley Bath & Body, creates skin-loving, handmade soaps, bath and body products. Fourteen years ago, when her daughter was born, she began researching healthier alternatives to care for her daughter’s skin. After researching and learning about all of the wonderful ingredients that she could use, Tracey began making gentle skincare items for her daughter. Since then, she has continued on this wonderful journey and looks forward to what each new day brings.

Julicia Hernandez

Deborah Hosaki

JuliciasCreations.etsy.com

HoshiiDesigns.com

Julicia Hernandez started her business Julicia’s Creations in March 2010 where she puts her many talents to work making Custom Handcrafted Leather accessories. She is a 1990 Graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and spent spent years in the Fashion industry. After her move to Arizona she taught herself many handcrafted arts, but the process of Leather Art touched her creative soul, and since 2005 has been working on Improving on her Leather Creations so many can appreciate the beauty of leather craft.

Hoshii Designs burst into existence in 2011 when Deborah Hosaki found herself between working contracts. With some extra time on her hands she decided to go back to her creative interests and opened shop with a collection of sewn purses, scarves, obi belts, and other accessories. Deborah focuses on using renewable, sustainable, and earth-kind materials. Her current collection includes articles made from unprocessed wool felt, recycled leather, reclaimed vintage fabrics, jewelry, buttons and other pre-loved items.

AussenWolf Designs

Julicia’s Creations

Tracey Gurley Bath & Body

Hoshii Designs


Artisans who also provided gifts in the celebrity gift bags:

Fen Li

Michelle McLaughlin

BeadFlora.com

gMOTHERBOARD.etsy.com

Fen Li gets compliments from others when they see her beaded flowers. Her work is meticulous but patience is a different matter. Fen discovered French beaded flowers while in college and has been working in this old world art form for ten years. Her typical Asian parents urged her to study. Defiant, she beaded clandestinely… gathering up her beads when she heard them coming home from work. After receiving much recognition through media features for her work, Fen can now bead in the open.

MOTHERBORED, founded by Michelle McLaughlin, is a mother of one, but bored no more. Saved from their demise at your local landfill, Michelle recycles desktoplaptop computers into beautiful unique jewelry and accessories. All salvaged computers have colorful motherboards awaiting her discovery! Using as much as possible from the computers, she leaves little to no scrap trail behind for an eco-friendly product. Each piece is made solely by her, from start to finish, while no two pieces are alike.

Erin Michael

Tenisha Proctor

ErinMichael.com

DesignsByTenisha.etsy.com

When Erin was a young girl, she wanted to be a superhero. Or a supervillain. She hadn’t decided. Whilst saving the world in her Underoos, she spent about five minutes on an assortment of crafts then moved on to the next adventure. Eventually, she found metalworking. It was the perfect union of so many things she loved—science, artistry, brute force, and danger.

Tenisha Proctor launched her small business, Designs by Tenisha on Etsy in early 2011. Since then she’s gone from selling a few greeting cards to expanding the business, which now includes: party favors and decoration, art prints, and more.

Bead Flora and Jewels

Erin Michael ∙ Silversmith | Visual Artist ∙

As it turns out, melting metal with torches and hammering on an anvil to create things makes her feel like a superhero. Or a supervillain. She hasn’t decided.

MOTHERBORED

Designs by Tenisha

While studying graphic design in college, Tenisha created an invitation in the shape of a favorite childhood activity, a “cootie catcher.” Since then she has taken the same template design and now creates custom versions for any event, including weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and holidays.


Artisans who also provided gifts in the celebrity gift bags:

Citlalli Sanchez

Kharisma Sommers

SewBeastly.storenvy.com

Popnicute.com

Sew Beastly is a brand created by Citlalli Sanchez, a self-taught artist with a handmade dream. The brand focuses on sustainability by creating everyday handmade accessories from eco-friendly and recycled fabrics. Her newest collection, Scrap Me Pretty, features leftover scraps that are given a new life. Citlalli continues to work and grow into her handmade dream and to this day enjoys walking around with thread on her pants, and she knows it’s only the beginning.

Kharisma Sommers is the artist behind Popnicute (pop-knee-cute) Artisan Jewelry. She is a self-taught jewelry designer with a degree in Visual Communication Design. Kharisma was born and raised in Indonesia, where the culture helped develop her artistic taste. Evoking both Eastern and Western influences, her collections appeal to buyers around the world in over thirty countries. She now lives in Quincy, IL, with her husband. Popnicute was named Favorite Handmade Jewelry Artisan in About.com’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Sarah Struett

Carla Thomas

4BlackPaws.com

PalmBeachParties.org

Sarah Struett’s enthusiasm for hand-crafted dog products began in 2007 when she first became the lucky mother of a Labrador retriever named Leila. Struett, a teacher from Michigan, started Four Black Paws in 2010 by combining her dogged passion for her pets with a courageous dose of entrepreneurial spirit. Since then, her passion has exploded onto the web with her online store, Four Black Paws, a one-stop virtual pet-shop that offers custom-made pet products ranging from collars and toys to bed covers and key fobs.

Carla Thomas traded her cornfield landscape for the Florida beaches in college, studying business at Florida Atlantic University.

Sew Beastly

Four Black Paws

Popnicute Artisan Jewelry

Palm Beach Parties

In 2011, Carla launched Palm Beach Parties to make party planning easier and more colorful. She’s a busy wife and mom, graphic designer and party planner extraordinaire. From invitations and thank you notes, to tablescapes and décor, Palm Beach Parties designs bring a fresh approach to correspondence.


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Artisans who gifted members of the press and media: Valerie Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BeezKneezDesigns.com Melissa Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SahetahsJewelry.com Judit Blumenfrucht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JuditBJewelry.etsy.com Jennifer Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PiecefulDesign.etsy.com Marie “Wee” Caloggero. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WeeBindery.etsy.com Deborah Carducci. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VillaLusso.com Sandy and Stevie D’Andrea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JewelsForHope.net Dana D’Angelo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TeruAmaro.com Kathryn Doll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KathrynDesigns.artfire.com Amanda C. Feeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EsscentualAlchemy.com Alexis Gopal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AlexisGopal.com Sheri Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OopsIKnitItAgain.etsy.com Gretchen Hind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GHdesigns.etsy.com Pam Hurst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PamHurst.com Jamie Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The7thCrow.com Rachel Leathers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HrtsofStone.etsy.com Cindy Licenziato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IAdoreLifeHandmade.com Christine Lorenzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SariBlue.com Emma Maudsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SockMonkeyEmporiumUK.etsy.com Carrie McQuaid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CarolineGShop.com Sarah Mercer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GeekGirly.etsy.com Betty and Michael Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MagicSenses.com Diane Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TheShutterbugEye.etsy.com Carolyn Moran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CareMoreCreations.com Toni and Lily Perez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SimplyCaprine.com Lyndsaye Reel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lyramare.etsy.com Eva Ricci. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.EvaRicciStudio.com Tricia Samundsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scentability.net Sandra Schell-Geiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . shop.SilverSchells.com Erica Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PaperAndPlace.com Carla Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PalmBeachParties.org Jennifer Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JenniferWellsStudios.com


Artisans who included their business cards in the celebrity swag bags: Melissa Arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SahetahsJewelry.com Abbie Chesney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SparrowC.etsy.com Joelene Chinn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Socks-That-Rock.com Christina Crain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CCRainz.com Deanna Crowe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BarefootBathAndBody.etsy.com Tahmi DeSchepper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tahmi.com Andie Dietz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JavaJaneDesigns.etsy.com Janet Galla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TrinketsNWhatnots.etsy.com Gretchen Hind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GHdesigns.etsy.com Cathy Holland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PosyPop.etsy.com Angie Howard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AngiesJewelryDesign.com Jim Hufford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JamzOriginals.etsy.com Erica Husband. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UniQCreations.etsy.com Colleen Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2SistersHandcrafted.etsy.com Rachel Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ShopRachelClaire.com Susan Kottwitz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ForLoveofaDog.com Kellie Kroplinski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ArtBoxCreations.etsy.com Mona Lindvall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MLindvall.etsy.com Sarah Mercer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GeekGirly.etsy.com Diane Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TheShutterbugEye.etsy.com Kim Miraglia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KimsJewels.com Brandi Moody. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EverSoLovely.etsy.com Dina Muzzy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SweetLightCandleCo.com Talia Olson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EleanoresTreasures.com Anne Onorati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LittlePrincessPea.etsy.com Helena Pion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . zazzle.com/HelenaPion Elizabeth Pings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NaturesSplendour.com Ilene Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IlenePriceDesign.etsy.com Molly Richter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LittleBearsMom.etsy.com Leanne Schultz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LeanneDesigns.etsy.com Rachel Solace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MaeMinerals.com Katherine Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KatherineSong.com Margarita Sunderland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RitaSunderland.com Andrea Wagner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AndreaDesigns.artfire.com Megan White. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AnnaGraceJewelry.com Adrienne Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . zibbet.com/DancingRainbows Jennifer Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aubepine.etsy.com Lauren Zavlunov. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JewelsOfSaraswati.com


Artisans who gifted attendees of the Industry Mixer: Valerie Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BeezKneezDesigns.com Marie “Wee” Caloggero. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WeeBindery.etsy.com Kathryn Doll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KathrynDesigns.artfire.com Alexis Gopal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AlexisGopal.com Pam Hurst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PamHurst.com Rachel Leathers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HrtsofStone.etsy.com Christine Lorenzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SariBlue.com Tricia Samundsen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scentability.net Louise Vargas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SogaSoap.com

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The Artisan Group donates to several worthy charities every year, targeting the aid of children, animals, and the environment. Our mission is to help create awareness and to raise funds for many valuable ongoing programs. Our members generously donate products from their shoppes, and we as a group then donate our exclusive swag bags full of handcrafted products, valued at over $800, to these charities to auction off during their fundraising efforts. We’re pleased to announce our gift bags were auctioned off for thousands of dollars to help these worthy charities. We recently participated in annual fundraising events hosted by The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin, Summit Animal Rescue Association, National MS Society, and Let’s Move Together Arthritis Foundation. To learn more about these great charities, or to find out how you can help, please visit: www.bngclub.org (The Boys & Girls Club) www.sararescue.com (Summit Animal Rescue Association) www.nationalmssociety.org (National MS Society) www.lmt.arthritis.org (Let’s Move Together Arthritis Foundation)


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