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Thursday, September 17, 2015

TheArtisanGroup @ The GBK Gift Lounge for The Emmys!

Follow my blog with BloglovinIt's that time again! As we speak, Valerie, the founder, of The Artisan Group is on her way to La La Land to represent TAG's amazing members at the GBK Gift Lounge leading up to The Emmys! How awesome is that!

Even though Jewels For Hope isn't participating this year (we participated last year and had Harry Potter star Jason Isaac's and Wings star Tim Daly rock our Unisex Paracord Bracelets!) ...

 ...we want to give a shout out to all the great handmade artists who will be gifting the celebs!

Check out The Artisan Group's gift guide showing all of the products going to the award show gift lounge this year! Here are some screen shots of the gift guide- ALLL of the items are top notch- and the best part about the gift guide? EVERYTHING IS CLICKABLE!

Go to the main gift guide page.... RIGHT HERE... and from there you can view every single site. Perfect for that Holiday Shopping coming up!

What are you waiting for? Go! Look! Shop! You won't be disappointed!


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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Get Your Handmade Products in The Hands of Celebs!!!


Want your products in the hands of celebs?

How about your handcrafted goodies on your favorite TV Show?

Become a member of The Artisan Group!

From all of my posts, hopefully, you may know about them already. We have been lucky enough to have our jewelry worn on Bones, The Night Shift, and Cedar Cove, all from The Artisan Group!

 There's me! Actually AT the celebrity event representing The Artisan Group! You'll see me with Raphael Sbarge above and Chris Tucker below! Don't mind my hair...bangs were never a good look for me.


The Artisan Group is always on the lookout for really top-notch, best-of-the-best seasoned artisans who handcraft their products to join in on our celebrity gifting and TV show stylist opportunities. Here's additional criteria we consider when reviewing an applicant of The Artisan Group:
1. High-quality, handcrafted products created by YOU (No factory-made goods).
2. Fantastic product photography.
3. Impressive branding and online presence.
4. Unique products.
5. Established, seasoned sellers with at least 25 actual products for sale online (not supplies).
6. Products that could be easily gifted (size-wise) in our celebrity gift bags.
7. You must be at least 18 years old.

****At this time we are not accepting any additional artisans who create children's toys, apparel, or accessories. One-of-a-kind (OOAK) products are not the best fit for celebrity giftings, or TV product placements.
Products that are always a big hit at the celebrity events we participate in include handcrafted...
• Jewelry
• Bath/spa products
• Candles
• Small clutches, wristlets, and sewn makeup cases
• Matted fine art photography
• Stationery sets
• Small bound journals
• Trendy adult hair accessories
• Cosmetics (eye shadows, nail polishes, etc.)
• Pet accessories (toys, trendy collars and leashes)
APPLY to http://www.theartisangroup.org/apply-to-group. Be sure you mention my shoppe name (Jewels For Hope) in the "How did you hear about TAG?" field on the application!

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Jewels For Hope on Hallmark's Cedar Cove

So happy to announce that Jewels For Hope's Wire Wrapped Druzy Necklace was featured this past weekend on Hallmark Channel's Cedar Cove!

We (my mother and myself) have been watching this show for some time now and we are so beyond excited that our necklace was shown on it! Cedar Cove has had TONS of Artisan Group's members jewelry worn on it over the seasons- it's like a walking gift guide for The Artisan Group products!

Take a look at our item on the show.

This necklace donates a portion of the profits to Save The Sound. Perfect bit of glam to add to any outfit!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Are You Holiday Shopping Yet?

Summer is coming to an end at an extremely fast speed! I can't believe it. Before I know it I'm going to blink and Christmas is going to be here.

I swear, this year, I am not delaying my holiday shopping. I am going to plan out what to buy and start now.  What better way to plan then to make a little gift guide of some handcrafted items sure to make everyone happy for the holidays!

Anti-Aging Serum from Olivu

 Soapy Tails (because dogs deserve gifts too! from Soap Cauldron

The perfect clutch from SmileStyles

Bottle Opener from Paper and Place 

Crocheted Beanie from Hooked On Yarn CT

Purple Stackable Bracelet from yours truly, Jewels For Hope 

Luxe Bath Salts from Lovinah

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As Seen on TV

Seeing your products on TV Shows is one amazing feeling, at least for me it is.

Being a handmade artist is something I am super proud of. I love being able to sit down with a ton of supplies and make a fun piece of jewelry for myself and others to wear. The fact that I even have the opportunity to get my items on TV shows is crazy and I am so honored to have this opportunity.

Through The Artisan Group, we have the opportunity to submit pieces to hit TV Shows for product placements. TAG's items have been on shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Cedar Cove, Bones, Pretty Little Liars, The Night Shift, and many more!

I wanted to give you a little sneak peak of some items that have been submitted for consideration for a very popular celebrity news TV show. I am not going to give the name out yet... but just keep an eye out for any celeb entertainment shows and see if you spot any of these items! If you do, be sure to let me know!

And of course.... feel free to check out their shops! I promise you won't be disappointed!!!

 Julie Ellyn Designs
 Lord of Ties
 Sassy Belle Wares

Jewelry FX

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jewels For Hope on Etsy 30% OFF Coupon

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working hard to update our Etsy shop. 

Originally, my mother and I were only on Etsy. After some time we grew to our own website and I think now it's time to focus a bit more on Etsy. I love Etsy- I actually shop on it more than I would like to admit. Most of my paycheck goes to handmade items so a lightbulb kind of went off in my head.... "hmm, if I do most of my shopping on Etsy, why did we pull away from it?" Duh. So... back to Etsy we went. 

I've worked hard and now we have over 100 items on there. I still have a long way to go but this is a good start in my opinion!

In honor of our move back to Etsy, we want to offer you a coupon code for 
30% off EVERYTHING on Etsy!
Use code: BLOGGER30

Here are some of our new designs that I just had to show off... Statement Cocktail Rings created with Swarovski Crystals. What do you think?

I'm obsessed with them. I love a big bold statement ring!

My goal is to get our Etsy Shop up to 250 listings.... hopefully by end of August I'll have it completed. Until then- hope you enjoy the discount!

30% off EVERYTHING on Etsy!
Use code: BLOGGER30

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Consumer Gifting Event

Over the past couple of years I have been lucky enough to get to represent The Artisan Group at numerous events. I have done 3 press events so far and continuously I am amazed at the products TAG has on display.

I love being able to "talk up" these artists to members of the press. Everyone always LOVES The Artisan Group's swag bags that are given out and I feel a little squeeze in my heart when I hear the sweet words everyone says about the quality of products TAG has.

So today, I'm going to show you some sweet items from the event.

1.   Lit & Co Candles

I cannot rave more about these candles. I basically made every member of the press smell their gingerbread candle. Seriously.... I think by the time each member left our table everyone wanted cookies. I couldn't help it- it smelled SO GOOD. Not too overwhelming but still that delicious gingerbread aroma... here I go again. I can't stop with this candle!

2. Hennel Paper Co.

I'm a sucker when it comes to greeting cards. Tons of members of the press commented on how much they loved the "Happy Everything" card. I totally agree. I know I love sending out cards and think that one is perfect-- not even just for the holidays. I feel like I might get that just to send out all year round, to give my friends a little smile.

3. BBT Style 

I am so embarrassed by this photo. Melissa, if you are reading this, I am so sorry! I didn't realize I cut a portion of the top of this STUNNING head piece out. Really, this picture does it ZERO justice- so if you're looking for great headbands, go to her site!!!! Now... I will say- SO many people were instantly drawn to this headband. They loved when we told them how BBT Style was featured on The Voice as well as Pitch Perfect (1 & 2). The bling of this headpiece is a real showstopper and everyone wanted to come by to look at it (it was even chosen as the display photo for the event by the event photographer! That photo should be out soon :) ).

4. Rosy Toes Designs

Badass. That is the best way I can describe this messenger bag. This felted dragon print on the back of this bag absolutely amazes me. Members of the press kept coming up to the table in awe about how this is done. I totally agree. I don't have that kind of talent and this craftsmanship is just perfect. A couple of the people thought it would be the perfect Ipad carrying case and were really intrigued by this design.

5. Zoe and Piper

Simple, delicate jewels. Members of the press loved how simplistic these designs were and a bunch of them actually recognized this brand from social media presence. Personally, not only do I love the jewels but I love the branding and display they set up. It looks so neat and elegant, I think it was the perfect way to showcase these beautiful pieces.

6. Bison Booties 

No matter what drew you to our table, whether it be the gorgeous jewelry, the fun dragon bag or just my sparkling personality (yes, that's right).... THESE BOOTIES WERE PICKED UP. No matter what- everyone touched these adorable little things. Everyone thought how perfect these were- super soft, precious little booties. The best part about this is that they can be made in any size. Yes. Adults too.  Stephanie, my partner at this event is a bit obsessed with these and I'm pretty sure she'll be ordering herself a pair. Who wouldn't want a cute pair of booties like these?

7. House of Matriarch 

This perfume is heavenly. Not too strong and honestly perfect for both men and women. One of the members of the press wanted to actually walk away with it he loved it so much! It has a woodsy smell but not overpowering. It really was the perfect scent. And this display? So cute! Love the wood block it's all on. Really brought everything together in my opinion.

8. Jewelry by Andrea
These jewels are right up my alley. I personally love anything with a tassel- so when I saw this design I was instantly in love. So were members of the press! They loved the boho vibe of these pieces! I think they all agreed with me - the show stopper of these items is definitely the tassel piece! Don't get me wrong- each necklace is stunning- but I think everyone's eyes darted to that gorgeous blue and gold combo. Beautiful.

BONUS: Sassy Belle Wares 

My girl Stephanie from Sassy Belle Wares worked with me at this event. This was my first time meeting Stephanie and we instantly clicked! I had the best time at this event, promoting TAG items and getting to know her. This piece is one of her designs that I love so I just had to show it off!

Press members that came to this event said nothing but nice things about TAG. Most of the people who stopped by already heard of TAG and kept saying that this was their favorite stop. As usual... TAG knocked it out of the park! So honored to be a member of this group and represent them at on-site events.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Gifts Gifts Gifts Galore

Through my Etsy hunt of fabulous products from members of The Artisan Group, I keep finding more and more products I am obsessed with.

For this little gift guide I put together, there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to it. These are simply products I fell in love with and wanted to show off.


1. Boho Necklace (as seen on Cedar Cove!) from Bead Indulgences

Turquoise Boho Necklace As Seen On Cedar Cove Gold Natural Gemstones Chunky Turquoise Amethyst Amazonite Handmade The Artisan Group 

2.  Skull Nail Art from Nail Thins

 Nail Art Decal SUGAR SKULLS #3 Hearts n Roses Skull Nail Art Design

 3.  Steampunk Top Hat from Little Lady Accessory 

Steampunk Mini Top Hat - Alice in Wonderland - Party Top Hat - Steampunk Hat

 4.  Wine Photography from Shannon Howard Prints 

Wine Photography, Sepia, Wine Print Set, Wine Art, Set of 6 8x10 Prints Vintage Winery Restaurant Wine Bar Kitchen Art Dining Room Mod Retro

 5.  Indian Headdress Earrings from Five Souls Designs

Indian-Headdress-Native American-Skull-Earrings-Big-Chunky-Statement-Boho-Festival-Circle-Paper-Artisan-The Artisan Group

 6. My SuperHero Key Chain from Mother Daughter Jewel

Superman Keychain Personalized - Superhero Keychain - Hand Stamped Keychain - My Superhero - Diamond Keychain - Valentine's Day

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gratitude Pendants

I am so happy to show off this new design to you.

My mother and I are big believers of getting back what you put out into the world. We try and be positive and happy and put out good vibes into the universe - knowing that it will in turn, come back to us.

We all have our "down" moments. When we think we aren't good enough, aren't smart enough, nothing is working out in our lives, we don't have enough money, etc, etc. It happens to the best of us- we get caught in our own heads and forget to be grateful for what we actually do have in our lives.

After tons of thought on this, and after my mother re-read one of her favorite books (The Secret) we came up with.....

 The Gratitude Pendant

This handcrafted pendant was created with the intention to bring joy and happiness to all who wear it. Every time you take hold of this necklace, think of something you are grateful for.

Be grateful; Be happy; Be hopeful.

May this Gratitude Pendant bring you positivity and love. 

By putting out into the world what makes you happy and grateful, in return you should get happiness and love coming back to you. Push out the negative thoughts and we hope you are showered with love and positivity! 

What do you think of our new design?
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

It's all in the Handbag!

I love handbags. From clutches to satchels to tote bags. Anything really. I wish I had enough money to have a different bag for every outfit. Until then, I can just look at all the pretties from afar.

Browsing through Etsy looking at some of The Artisan Group's items it is making me want to buy each one! Something about summer makes me want to carry tiny clutches. I don't need my gloves and lotions and the million other items I usually carry around during winter. Cute, tiny bags that can fit my cell phone and lip gloss is really I need to go out for a night in the summer.

Check out some of my faves!

1. Flower Clutch from Girl By Aileen

2. Leopard Clutch from The Hungry Penguin

3. Leather Clutch from fellow CT'er Pink Tulips

4. The Katie Clutch from Good Marvin

5. Hand Painted Clutch from Hoshii Designs

#IWantThemAll..... yes, they are that great they deserve a hashtag. Don't you agree?
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