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A Sponsor of GBK’s 2012

Primetime Emmys Gift Lounge September 21-22, 2012 Hollywood, California


about us... An exclusive close-knit community of nearly 1,000 talented world-wide artisans, The Artisan Group™ provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at major award show Gift Lounges such as 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 and knitted apparel; children’s toys and apparel; 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 affiliated 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 Jennifer Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pieceful Design Kim Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chloe & Maddie Marie “Wee” Caloggero. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wee Bindery Deborah Carducci. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Villa Lusso Sandy and Stevie D’Andrea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jewels For Hope Andie Dietz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Java Jane Designs Beth Engel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paper Angels Photography Sandra Geiss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SilverSchells Jewelry Designs Megan Goldkamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Goldkamp Jewelry Susan Harbourt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Harbourt Designs Angie Howard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angie’s Jewelry Design Jill Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bidwell Botanicals Fen Li. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bead Flora and Jewels Mouna Marini. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beads of Aquarius Art Jewelry Betty Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Magic Senses Diane Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Shutterbug Eye Sandra Morrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thistle Delight Soapworks Jennifer Racette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alison Julien Collection Katherine Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katherine Song Originals Kimberly Spector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nair & Bjorn Jessica Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shaka Soap Julie Ter Borg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Ellyn Designs Heather Duby-Tharpe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beadz and Bloomz Vicky Topp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Krystal Energy Wendy Woodall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stringing Along Shawna Ziemer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wags and Wiggles


Valerie Guerrero BeezKneez Designs

Founder, The Artisan Group BeezKneezDesigns.com Valerie Guerrero spent over a decade as a Senior Operations Manager at several of the top investment banks in the world, and then as a graphic designer for Cisco Systems in the Silicon Valley, California. She founded her popular graphic design business, BeezKneez Designs in early 2008, 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.

Jennifer Brown Pieceful Design PiecefulDesign.etsy.com Jennifer is a fabric addict. Quilting was her gateway drug: she joyfully hand-quilted several quilts for friends and family. However, Jennifer discovered that working with just a few fabrics at a time was not enough. She needed the “high” of creating with a range of fabrics on a daily basis. Since then, Jennifer taught herself to make baskets and bowls out of beautifully color-saturated batik fabrics. Although she’s lost count, Jennifer has hand-crafted thousands of different pieces by wrapping strips of fabric around clothesline, which she then coils and sews into circles, ovals, hearts, and even triangles.


Kim Brown Chloe & Maddie ChloeAndMaddie.etsy.com Satin, lace, colorful petals, and vintage ribbon are irresistible to the girly girls who shop Chloe and Maddie. Owner and Designer, Kim Brown, has established herself as a known artist using a variety of media from paint to fabrics. However, her passion for fashion shines in her brilliantly composed designer headbands boasting beautiful blooms of artfully handcrafted floral pieces. From bridal accessories to tea party with the girls, Chloe and Maddie meshes trendy and traditional to bring you one of a kind designs. Her designs were recently featured in Weddings of Houston, and seen in Brides and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines.

Marie “Wee” Caloggero Wee Bindery WeeBindery.etsy.com Wee is the artist and creator behind Wee Bindery, a studio specializing in unique handbound journals, sketchbooks and guest books. Her passion for art began early in life and has never stopped. Before the age of ten Wee was already sewing clothes for herself and her dolls, writing and making books, quilting and so much more. As a book artist, it allows her to incorporate many mediums into her work, and her books can be found in homes around the world. Look for Wee’s work in the following publications: Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects by Lark Books and In Effect–Ground Breaking Finishes & Materials in Graphic Design by Dopress Books. She is also a member of the Guild of Book Workers.


Deborah Carducci Villa Lusso VillaLusso.com As an interior designer, Deborah Carducci has a passion to create exceptional environments for people to “love to come home”. In 2008, she created Villa Lusso, a luxury line of Italian-inspired candles and body products capturing the love and warmth of the culture she holds so dear. Deborah designed each unique experience by searching through her travel photos for special memories of Italy: olive groves, biscotti, limoncello and Tuscan sunflowers. These would become some of her signature scents of Villa Lusso which are available in body lotion and mists, soaps and 100% soy candles. A special candle was created for The Italian Home for Children in Boston where she volunteers.

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 after her experience as a caregiver for her mother, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Sandy, a free-spirited, loving wife and mother, is a self-taught jewelry designer who believes “giving back” is most important. Sandy’s eldest daughter, Stevie, shares her vision of giving back and joined the company early on. They both put their own style into their designs, so at Jewels For Hope everyone can Look Great & Donate! You can see some of their charity jewels on stars such as fashion queen Stacy London, Disney star Roshon Fegan, and news anchor Meredith Vieira!


Andie Dietz Java Jane Designs JavaJaneDesigns.com Andie’s elegant handcrafted custom artwork features stunning letters of the alphabet photographed from architectural details. Artfully arranged to spell names and words, her personalized creations are shared with clients around the globe to celebrate life’s biggest moments. Andie developed her signature photography style through a love of travel and exploration. Her whimsical photographs evoke a sense of stillness and beauty, highlighting elements of forgotten architecture that are often rusty and weathered, but delicate and ornate. Her design studio, Java Jane Designs, has been featured in galleries and high-end gift boutiques throughout the United States and is among the top 1% of Etsy sellers.

Beth Engel Paper Angels Photography PaperAngelsPhotos.etsy.com Imagine a world where fairies are responsible for dewdrops, dandelions dance to the songs of the wind, and bugs use mushrooms as beach umbrellas. Beth Engel, photographer behind Paper Angels Photography, sees that world and captures it in her photographs. Paper Angels Photography didn’t start out that way though. It all started with capturing sweet smiles on the playground and toes in the sand. Beth’s two children then inspired her to see the magical world around us, the way they do. Every picture has a story behind it and every title has a meaning which gives a truly fairy-tale like experience.


Sandra geiss SilverSchells Jewelry Designs shop.SilverSchells.com Sandra Schell-Geiss is a self-taught jewelry artisan and founder of SilverSchells Jewelry Designs. Inspired by the magic of the natural world, with its vibrant colors, beautiful patterns, and endless mysteries, she has used her childhood passion and love for jewelry to create with each piece, a work of art. Being passionate about the creative process, she has learned that in all of life, one should be creative. Dabbling in many types of jewelry designs, kashmiri Indian techniques have enabled her to express her true artistic abilities.

Megan Goldkamp Megan Goldkamp Jewelry MeganGoldkamp.etsy.com Megan Goldkamp is a jewelry designer from St. Louis, Missouri. Her simple and modern style is greatly influenced by her time spent living in Los Angeles. She was first drawn to hand-engraving when looking at her grandmother’s heirloom jewelry as a little girl. Megan has been studying jewelry techniques for multiple years, and has traveled across the United States and Europe to learn from the best hand engravers and stone setters in the industry. Megan uses a specialized hand-engraving technique called ‘bright cutting’, to achieve the radiant and sparkling surfaces in her pieces. She loves being able to create personalized, unique designs for her customers around the world.


Susan Harbourt Susan Harbourt Designs SusanHarbourt.com Susan Harbourt is an engineer by training, an artist by accident, and metalsmith by choice. One fateful night, she and her husband worked on their Edwardian-era house. Scattered on the floor were piles of lovely aged copper wire from the original electric system. In an absent-minded gesture she picked up a scrap and wove it into a bracelet. A spark was ignited and a passion was born. Now Susan loves to experiment with a variety of materials to see where her hammer takes her while making an array of rings, necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, and sentimental gifts. She is in heaven when at her bench with all tools in action; saw, torch, hammers, anvil, and the list goes on…

Angie Howard Angie’s Jewelry Design AngiesJewelryDesign.com After twenty-five years working in the entertainment production industry, Angie Howard decided to retire early so she could follow her true passion as a lapidary/jewelry artist. Her one-of-a-kind jewelry is bold and elegant. It’s distinguished by the fact that she uses only natural stones, which she cuts and wirewraps by hand. She designs the cabochons by studying each stone and then cutting it to take advantage of its natural colors and patterns. Angie participates in up to nine juried invitational art shows each year. For each piece, she shows a section of the original stone so customers can see the before-and-after. They are always so amazed these beautiful jewelry pieces begin as rocks.


Jill Jones Bidwell Botanicals BidwellBotanicals.com Knowing the benefits of botanicals comes naturally to Jill Jones. An avid organic gardener and former nurse, Jill transformed her hands-on experience and passion for creating balms and soaps into an full line of luxurious body care products. Infused with luscious ingredients such as organic honey, extra virgin olive oil, açaí berry, fair trade coffee beans and kaolin clay, Bidwell Botanicals, which now includes scrubs, body milks, oils and lip creams, are a treat for the senses. Jill’s formulas have made Bidwell Botanicals the skin care brand of choice at exclusive boutiques and spas, such as the renowned Canyon Ranch, who also commissioned Jill to create their signature mango treatment.

Fen Li Bead Flora and Jewels BeadFlora.com Fen’s heart pounds when she looks at seed beads. Like a tube of paint, they are nothing on its own. It’s a satisfaction to create something out of nothingness. She discovered the old-world art of French beaded flowers over a decade ago while in college. With a rainbow palette and pounds of seed beads/wire, she creates beaded flowers that were once only owned by French and English royalty and transforms them into modernized accessories, jewelry, and decor. Fen gave up a finance career to pursue being a full-time artisan, which allows her the freedom spend more time with her family. In addition to creating, she enjoys teaching the old-world art of French beaded flowers to new students.


Mouna Marini Beads of Aquarius Art Jewelry BeadsOfAquarius.etsy.com Echoes of the past combine with a fashion forward, international design aesthetic in the bead embroidered jewelry creations of Mouna Marini, owner of Beads of Aquarius. Marini, who lives and creates in the French Riviera, has always had a passion for design. After years in fashion, Marini turned to jewelry design in 2009. Inspired by art, history, nature and the multi-ethnic cultures she has experienced in her travels. Marini’s ornate, exquisitely detailed pieces incorporate vintage and natural gemstone beads and cabochons and Swarovski Elements. Marini is featured as a Notable Artist by Fire Mountain Gems. Her jewelry designs can also be seen in the spring/ summer 2012 issue of Style Hunter.

Betty Miller Magic Senses® MagicSenses.com Magic Senses® is a popular soap company specializing in designer glycerin soap that is beautifully handmade and doesn’t dry your skin. Their soap collections cover irresistible fragrances and fun designs continuing the tradition of uniqueness they have embraced for many years. The artisans behind Magic Senses are Betty and Michael Miller. They love building the Magic Senses brand and living the American Dream. But most of all, they love saying “we made it”! The creativity (and the wow factor) that hallmarks their fabulous soap has been recognized on ABC News and in several publications like San Joaquin Magazine, The Globetrotter’s Get-Gorgeous Guide (by Debbi K. Kickham) and others.


Diane Miller The Shutterbug Eye TheShutterbugEye.etsy.com Diane Miller lives in Naperville, Illinois. She took her first photography course at age sixteen and studied photography in college before founding The Shutterbug Eye in 2009. Her work covers a broad range, from dreamy nature scenes to modern day ruins and surreal portraits. Diane’s work has been published in a variety of art publications and she is an editor and curator for the fPOE Collective. In addition to traditional print work, Diane also makes jewelry from her photography. Her jewelry designs are available in her Etsy shop and may also be purchased in the gift shop at Cantigny Park and Gardens in Wheaton, Illinois. Cantigny is a special place and one in which Diane finds inspiration.

Sandra Morrow Thistle Delight Soapworks ThistleDelight.etsy.com Thistle Delight creates wonderful spa-quality bath and body products for the ultimate spa at home experience. Sandra is from Scotland, where there are lush green hills and glens, and wonderful crystal clear Highland streams and burns. Sandra has taken her old Celtic culture, and love of living off the land, into everything she creates. After being a Navy wife for sixteen years, and having traveled the world, she has taken great inspiration from everything she has seen. The love of all things natural, and vegetable borne, really shines through in all of her products. Thistle Delight is definitely the place for you if you love to pamper your skin the natural way.


Jennifer Racette Alison Julien Collection AlisonJulienCollection.com Alison Julien Collection® was founded in 2001 by Jennifer Racette, a Texas-based designing jeweler and metalsmith who began creating jewelry as a hobby in the 1980’s. After twenty years in corporate and healthcare management, Jennifer decided to make her passion for jewelry her full-time pursuit. She bid farewell to corporate life and obtained training in metalsmithing and gemology which equipped her with the skills to take her bold and colorful designs to new levels. The Alison Julien Collection company was eventually born, and offers a full line of fine jewelry as well as Jennifer’s boutique line of unique handcrafted fine artisan jewelry. Jennifer’s clientele spans the globe.

Katherine song Katherine Song Originals KatherineSong.com Award-winning designer and Swarovski Elements ingredient branding partner, Toronto-based jewelry designer Katherine Song creates show-stopping works of art bathed in rich, colorful Swarovski Elements. As a former fashion designer, Katherine explains, ‘’My jewelry, as with other types of art, shows some of the more powerful moments of passion and spirit in my life. Conducting my own business gives me the satisfaction of creating my own designs that people will appreciate and love.’’ Her designs are sold online, in local high-end boutiques and also have been featured in many design projects for Swarovski (Austria), Beading with Crystals (US), fashion magazines and trade shows around the world.


Kimberly Spector Nair & Bjorn NairAndBjorn.com Having her own business has always been a passion for Kimberly Spector. A Southern California native, she started her own business over a year ago. While out walking in their neighborhood with their dog Nemo, they came upon a stray that they kept and named Mowgli, who quickly became the inspiration for her business Nair & Bjorn. Kimberly has always loved dogs, and decided to create a business making unique, fun and stylish handmade accessories and donating 5% of the proceeds to no-kill animal shelters. As the business grows, she hopes to increase her donations to shelters across the United States. The company’s mantra is Shop. Donate. Make A Difference.

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.


Julie Ter Borg Julie Ellyn Designs JulieEllynDesigns.etsy.com Julie established Julie Ellyn Designs in 2009 as a way to express her creative side and provide an outlet from the demands of having a full-time job as an engineer for a firm specializing in Department of Defense projects. She is a wife and a mother to two little girls who never cease to provide inspiration in everything she does. Drawing from her personal style, Julie’s dainty and clean designs are perfect for everyday wear yet elegant enough for that special occasion. All items are personally designed and handcrafted by Julie using precious gemstones and high quality metals.

Heather Duby-Tharpe Beadz and Bloomz BeadzAndBloomz.com The innovative heir to a creative family, Heather Duby-Tharpe has spent her life working in a wide variety of artistic media, priding herself in “taking anything and making it into something amazing.” Despite her success working with beaded jewelry and floral design for twenty years, this multi-talented artisan found herself going through a creative shift a year ago as she embraced a new medium — copper. Single-handedly hand-cutting, buffing, sanding, etching and applying patina, Heather finds great joy in the surprise that emerges each time from the process of copper jewelry creation. Her detail and craftsmanship make each piece not only unique, but exquisite and affordable.


Vicky Topp Krystal Energy KrystalEnergy.ca Krystal Energy jewelry is intended to enhance, promote and help bring positive energies to the wearer. We are naturally receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy and when we wear them, they have a powerful vibratory effect that flows from the crystals to the individual who embraces its energy. Designer Vicky Topp offers a vast combination of hand crafted jewelry, allowing you to wear your unique personality. Made with love and Swarovski Elements, clients can choose from her limited edition pieces or work directly with her to create their vision. Krystal Energy enhances your attitude every time you wear it.

Wendy Woodall Stringing Along StringingAlong.com Wendy Woodall is a self-taught jewelry artist. Her business began as a way to cover medical costs related to her Cerebral Palsy but has since grown into an artistic passion. Her primary medium is clay but her talents lead her toward sketching and painting as well. What sets her jewelry apart from others is that most of the beads she uses in her designs are handmade in her studio. Each piece is unusual in that each combines several different beading techniques. Wendy’s jewelry is one-of-a-kind, allowing the wearer the opportunity to both experience art and own an exquisite piece. Her proceeds also benefit local no-kill animal rescue groups.


Shawna Ziemer Wags and Wiggles WagsAndWiggles.etsy.com Shawna Ziemer is the owner of Wags and Wiggles, a popular pet business specializing in dog and cat toys and accessories. She has a varied background in accounting, administration and interior design. In 2010, Shawna was able to combine her love of design, fabric, and passion for creating into a new career. Wags and Wiggles’ success can be attributed to Shawna’s sense of style, eye for color and attention to detail. Products can be found in the houses of many celebrities as well as in homes all over the United States and Europe.

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Artisans who also provided gifts in the celebrity gift bags:

Britt Baker

Kirah Campbell

Ideology

A Pretty Shoppe

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Britt Baker of ideology focused on the arts much of her life, always looking for her next creative adventure. With a desire to create wearable art, she formed ideology in 2010. Her focus is on designing and handcrafting pieces of jewelry that would capture people’s eyes and give them a way to express their personalities.

Kirah Campbell was born and raised in Seattle and moved to Austin, Texas almost five years ago where she now resides with her Mr. Handsome. She’s a daughter of God, lover of country music, sweet tea, sunshine, and making pretty things. Kirah started handcrafting jewelry as a means to pull through a devastating loss in her life. She knew she needed to put her emotions into something positive, so she began creating and healing. A Pretty Shoppe was established shortly thereafter when merely creating became a true passion.

She has a love for creating custom pieces and helping to create a reality out of her customer’s wishes. Britt is always working to expand the styles that are available from ideology.

Ann Gore

Katie Hughes

Boho-Mojo

Vintage Rose Wraps

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Ann Gore has been in a creative, entrepreneurial mode her entire life. As a published songwriter at age nineteen, Ann went on to build the largest singing telegram company in Philadelphia. In 2008, she developed a product called ‘NUGGLEBUDDY, an organic rice and aromatherapy pack that can either be microwaved or frozen to offer a variety of pleasant therapeutic benefits (www.nugglebuddy.com). Ann recently launched her latest venture, BOHO-MOJO, which specializes in unique bohemian hats and scarves with an embellished twist!

Vintage Rose Wraps was started by two sisters with a love of fabric and a desire to create hip + humble headbands for every day, every girl. These two are passionate about what they do and proud to have a product made in the USA. With the help of other women + mothers, they’ve created a product well-known across the country and can be found at the county fair or high-end clothing and gift boutiques. Whether worn by PTA presidents or celebrities like P!NK, you’ll see why girls young and old have fallen in love with Vintage Rose Wraps.


Artisans who also provided gifts in the celebrity gift bags:

Colleen Johnson

Maggie Mahboubian

2 Sisters Handcrafted

Lalun Seasonal Skincare

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Colleen Johnson is owner and creative designer of 2 Sisters Handcrafted. This work from home mom took a chance on herself and set out to make her personalized jewelry modern, beautiful and fun. Having found success, she quit her day job to pursue her passion. She specializes in sterling and precious silver jewelry with designs ranging from sentimental, inspirational, and sometimes a little bit cheeky. This one-woman show is mom by day and jewelry designer by night, trying to do it all with a sense of humour.

Maggie Mahboubian started making skincare products seventeen years ago while working as an architect. Inspired by her native Persia, her proprietary formulas are hand-crafted in micro batches using whole, seasonal, raw, minimally processed, edible and organic ingredients. Her botanicals are grown biodynamically in her garden or ethically wildcrafted. She uses perfumery grade essential oils and her packaging is 100% reusable glassware. Lalun Seasonal Skincare products balance the skin in response to the seasonal changes of the year.

Linda Pizanti

Tenisha Proctor

ImaGemation

Designs By Tenisha

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ImaGemation Jewels creates unique Wire Wrapped Jewelry. Artistic all her life, Linda fell in love and learned all she could about Gems, eventually focusing on the art of Wire Wrap. Her designs are found across the United States, Australia, Canada and more. Recently invited to make an Icon piece for Fashion Hope, she’s just become owner of Tsunami Gems, an artisan jewelry store in Ocean Shores. Using Sterling Silver, brass, copper and gold, with gems from all over the world, Linda includes Gem History/Lore with each item.

Tenisha Proctor launched her small business, Designs by Tenisha, on Etsy in early 2011. While studying graphic design, Tenisha discovered her love for typography and now uses it to enhance each piece and brings customers into the design process by having them personalize everything, down to the fonts. Since opening her online store, with selling greeting cards, she has expanded the business, which now includes art prints, party favors and decorations, and more. Her work has also been featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.


Artisans who also provided gifts in the celebrity gift bags:

Lisa Smith

Shawn Sullentrup

LKS Originals

Good. Clean. Soap.

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Lisa Smith is a self taught jewelry artist and founder of LKS Originals. With a focus on unique and bold statement designs, with attention to detail, each piece is handcrafted in her Colorado studio. She is inspired by the beauty and energy of natural gemstones - gifts from nature.

The good. clean. soap. line is fresh and modern skin care line. It all began simply as creator, Shawn Sullentrup. was seeking a wholesome way to give her young daughter relief from skin sensitivities. This passion for natural skin care became a fast growing favorite among natural skin care enthusiasts.

Her newest line, Orgone Energy Jewelry, incorporates gemstones, crystals and various metals to create truly unique, powerful and energetic jewelry. Each and every piece from LKS Originals is a one of a kind piece of wearable art.

The simplicity and freshness of ingredients is what draws many customers to the product line that includes skin nourishment and facial masks, including soaps that infuse fresh grapefruit, clementines and lemons.

Maleah Torney Maleah Torney Photography

MaleahTorney.etsy.com Whether capturing intimate scenes of nature, old buildings or expansive landscapes, Maleah Torney’s photo imagery evokes memories of places seen, people loved, trips taken. Her childhood passion led to a profession in 2008. Maleah’s photographs are now collected from New York to Norway and she’s frequently commissioned to create custom work. Maleah’s photographs are the focus of a new, nationally distributed 2013 calendar and can be seen in the movie The Roommate.

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Artisans who gifted members of the press and media: Valerie Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BeezKneezDesigns.com Judy Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WrappedElegance.artfire.com Judit Blumenfrucht. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JuditB.com Lucy Chapman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RosyToesDesigns.com Penny Cheng. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SanikiCreations.com Abbie Chesney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SparrowC.etsy.com Deanna Crowe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BarefootBathAndBody.com Andie Dietz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JavaJaneDesigns.com Vickie Barber-Ellis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SunshineJewels.com Rita Gruzman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FascinatorsFirst.etsy.com Susan Harbourt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SusanHarbourt.com Sharleen Heist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shartreuse.etsy.com Gretchen Hind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GretchenHindDesigns.etsy.com Sandee Hodapp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SandeeKnits.etsy.com Cathy Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Posypop.etsy.com Pam Hurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PamHurst.com Kristina Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ShopRachelClaire.com Helen Kemp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HelensAdornments.etsy.com Lisa Kennally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LisaAnnSkincare.com Rachel Leathers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HrtsofStone.etsy.com Debby Macfarlane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BuggyD.etsy.com Anita Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NaturesImagesByDesign.com Anne Onorati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LittlePrincessPea.etsy.com Elizabeth Pings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NaturesSplendour.com Carolyn Robbins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WarmHeartBears.com R. Jean Roth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RotemGear.com Takuyo Takahashi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SilkScarvesTakuyo.etsy.com Erica Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PaperAndPlace.com Kelly Ann Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CassiaAromatics.com Catherine Templeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CatherinesJewelry.com Andrea Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AndreaDesigns.artfire.com Rochelle Witt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EarthsOwnBathNBody.etsy.com Jennifer Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aubepine.etsy.com


Artisans who included their business cards in the celebrity swag bags: Kelly Alflen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ScrabbleBabbleBoutique.com Nancy Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NanGatesDesigns.com Cindy Arnet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SiennaGrace.com Tracy Quigley Bailif. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MercurysGlass.com Andi Burkholder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SqueakyCleanSoaps.com Penny Cheng. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SanikiCreations.com Maureen Connor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meant2bCherished.com Deanna Crowe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BarefootBathAndBody.com Jody Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JodyVanB.etsy.com Amanda C. Feeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EsscentualAlchemy.com Rose Gray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waterrose.etsy.com Gretchen Hind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GretchenHindDesigns.etsy.com Pamela Huizenga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PamelaHuizengaJewelry.com Erica Husband. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UniQCreations.etsy.com Heidi Kinnally. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HeidiLeeDesign.com Susan Kottwitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ForLoveOfADog.com Danielle Kritz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RiverValleyJewelry.etsy.com Peggy Li . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PeggyLi.com Cindy Licenziato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IAdoreLifeHandmade.com Fotini Marcopulos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FotiniDesigns.com Jude McConkey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JudeMcConkey.etsy.com Sarah Mercer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GeekGirly.ca Kathy Messick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KathsElegantAccessories.com Kim Miraglia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KimsJewels.com Dawn Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SensualScentsations.com Megan Nelson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EmbellishedPaper.etsy.com Jan O’Banion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JanEOJewelry.com Toni & Lily Perez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SimplyCaprine.com Ilene Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IlenePriceDesign.etsy.com Ximena Rojas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ColdPorcelainArt.com Renee Rokero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KoloheGurl.com Tricia Samundsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scentability.net Ginger Walls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LiterallyInspired.com Jennifer Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aubepine.etsy.com


Artisans who gifted attendees of the Industry Mixer: Valerie Guerrero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BeezKneezDesigns.com Kerensa Bertolino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LuxAromatica.com Laura Bisel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BizzyFizz.com Lisa Buteux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ComfortAndJoySoap.com Patti Corcoran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MakeItMineParties.com Amy Fine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AmyFine.etsy.com Janet Galla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TrinketsNWhatnots.etsy.com Susan Harbourt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SusanHarbourt.com Sandee Hodapp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SandeeKnits.etsy.com Deborah Hosaki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HoshiiDesigns.com Jenny Jafek-Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TheCrimsonPoppy.com Rachel Leathers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HrtsofStone.etsy.com Sarah Mercer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GeekGirly.ca Cindy O’Neill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YesterYearSoap.com Stefanie Poteet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RetroRoadsidePhoto.etsy.com Renee Rokero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KoloheGurl.com Marie Santiago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FrancieBags.com Katherine Song. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KatherineSong.com Catherine Templeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CatherinesJewelry.com Andrea Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AndreaDesigns.artfire.com


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Gives Back

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. Our team has participated in annual fundraising events hosted by Let’s Move Together (Arthritis Foundation), The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin, National MS Society, and Summit Animal Rescue Association. To learn more about these great charities, or to find out how you can help, please visit:

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