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New Earrings in Stock! Click SHOP!

I’ve been busy adding earrings to my online store.  Here’s a snapshot of a few!

IMG_4866Most are one of a kind in a wide range of styles and colors.  You’ll find these and more along with a great collection of my porcelain buttons!

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Much more in store!  Too many to show here, right now.  So… go ahead and click SHOP and let me know what you think.  I’d love to hear what you like, what you might not and suggestions for what you’d like to see!

~Carol

p.s.  My Etsy shop is also open for business with more jewelry, buttons and more!

 

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A Little More Show Biz

While I’m catching up on a little television news, I’ll share a couple more “As Seen on TV” moments.  If you stay with me to the end of this post, you’ll find the strangest one!

In late spring 2015, I was watching a new episode of the TV show Bones (Season 10, episode 21 “The Life in the Light”, airdate 6/4/15).  Much to my surprise, actress Emily Deschanel, as Dr. Temperence Brennan was wearing my Misty Blue Porcelain and Freshwater Pearl Earrings! Through The Artisan Group, I had the opportunity to submit my earrings for consideration by the costume designer for the show. I must admit, and my husband would verify, that I was pretty excited at seeing the scenes showing them! I was jumping around like a crazy woman, shouting, “She’s wearing my earrings, she’s wearing my earrings!”. She wore them in a couple of scenes and I was very grateful, considering the theme of this show, that they weren’t worn by a gory corpse!

I also love how she tilted her head in one scene and wore her hair tied back in the other to really show off the earrings. Thank you Emily!

Last summer, I had a similar opportunity though The Artisan Group, this time sending a pair of earrings to the stylist for the show BrainDead. My Pewter Glazed Porcelain Triangles with Freshwater Pearl Earrings were worn by actress Nilaja Sun as character Brenna Burke in the premier episode of the show. I wasn’t caught as much by surprise this time.  I got a “heads-up” when I noticed them in a preview for the show. Still, very happy to see my pieces on screen again!

So, there seems to be a bit of a trend here. My earrings have been seen on three television shows.  With the names Hart of Dixie, Bones and BrainDead, I guess l should be on the lookout for shows with body parts in the title! Haha!

Well, I’m taking a little hiatus from The Artisan Group. While it’s been an interesting and good business experience working with this great group of artists, it’s been a bit of a distraction from some other things needing more of my attention right now. A big thank you to TAG for the opportunities!

Oh, I almost forgot the strangest “As Seen on TV” moment of all!

We were watching an episode of the NBC show Aquarius and noticed a piece of furniture featured in the set of the television version of Charles Manson’s property.  Yeah, I know it’s a very dark and violent show, but we were watching. I was very surprised to see “my” chair and ottoman outside with Manson follower characters sitting on it.  It was almost identical to my Mom’s chair that she had recovered in the late 60’s, ottoman and all!

Aquarius chair

Proof to be seen in this photo of our granddaughter hanging out in our passed down chair. Really weird, right?

Ta-ta for now…

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The Emmys Project

Once again, I’m playing catch up.  It’s been a long while since my last post.  Not that there hasn’t been quite a bit going on, I’ve just not taken the time to put some of it into words.

My last post was to provide a little sneak peek into an exciting opportunity I had through The Artisan Group.  What I signed up to do, was to provide 100 pairs of my Sunrise Shell Porcelain Earrings to be included in swag bags given to celebrities at the GBK Productions Celebrity Gift Lounge in Beverly Hills for the 2016 Primetime Emmys!

They were crafted, packaged, shipped and were added to the collection of other amazing handcrafted gifts.  I had even prepared, what I think was a pretty decent press release to go out to some local newspapers, etc… before the event.

Plans can change.  It didn’t quite hit the presses.

Well, life happens.  Really wonderful life! (just not timed terribly well for promoting the Emmys project.)  My husband and I traveled to South Carolina to help one of our sons and his family move back to California!  YAY!!  So, I just happend to be on the road, driving my sweet as can be daughter-in-law and two little grandkids (2-1/2yr old & 4mo old) “home” at the time.  Couldn’t be happier to have them all close to us!

Just thought I’d take a few moments to wrap up my Emmys project and reflect again that the shell used to make the mold for these special earrings was collected during a visit to the South Carolina coast while awaiting the birth of our beautiful granddaughter!

Sweet times past and present!

:: FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE ::

September 9, 2016

We are pleased to announce Carol Milich, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on September 16-17, 2016 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California in honor of the Primetime Emmys nominees and presenters.

All attending celebrities, select press and media, and other VIPs will receive her Handcrafted Porcelain Sunrise Shell Earrings in their swag bags. This event will also be attended by around forty press and media outlets.

Impressions taken from objects that hold special memories are often an element of Carol’s creations. She created these earrings by shaping porcelain clay with a simple press mold made from a knobbed whelk shell found on her first sunrise stroll along the Atlantic. After drying thoroughly, the porcelain pieces are bisque fired to 1888 degrees F, glazed and fired once again, this time to 2232 degrees F to ensure durability and a nice finish. These earrings dangle from either sterling silver or gold filled hand formed hoops.

These special earrings are available in her Etsy shop, www.carolmilich.etsy.com

Carol’s hilltop studio is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California where she has been working in porcelain for more than twenty years, creating buttons, jewelry, ornaments and more.

Her buttons are used by many to embellish their own fashions and creative projects. Her jewelry is chosen to add a unique, handcrafted touch to her customers’ style or as a gift for a lucky friend. Her ornaments celebrate life’s special events.

All pieces are made personally by Carol and she especially enjoys custom orders, working with customers, providing reality to a vision.

To learn more about Carol Milich Handcrafted Porcelain and our products or our participation in this exclusive event, visit www.carolmilich.com or email clmilich@gmail.com

Carol is a resident of Boulder Creek, California and a proud member of The Artisan Group.

Through The Artisan Group, Carol’s earrings have been worn on TV by characters of “Hart of Dixie”, “Bones” and “BrainDead”. Her jewelry has also been included in celebrity gift bags celebrating Earth Day and Mothers’ Day.

ABOUT THE ARTISAN GROUP

The Artisan Group® (http://www.theartisangroup.org) is a premier entertainment marketing group dedicated to representing small business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges and press events. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys.

The Artisan Group also coordinates product placement of its member’s handcrafted products on such hit television shows as Scandal, The Voice, The Vampire Diaries, Days of Our Lives, The Young & The Restless, Modern Family, Jane The Virgin and Law & Order: SVU, among others. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation only.

For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please
visit http://www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.

* Neither Carol Milich nor The Artisan Group are officially affiliated with The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (The Emmys or The Primetime Emmys).

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(A bit wordy, but it’s finally published, right?)

~Carol