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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!

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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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100 Little Things

IMG_5945Just one hundred pair of earrings.  Only 100, well 200 pieces.  That’s all!  It didn’t seem too nutty at the time, and doesn’t now that I’m almost finished either.  It was a pretty big commitment for a really cool opportunity that I’ll let you know more about pretty soon.  IMG_2647After cutting and shaping the first 150 or so, I began to wonder if a pendant might have been a wiser choice with only needing half as many pieces…  Well, by then it was a little late to turn back.  I was into a good rhythm by then!  IMG_2656After drying, I cleaned them up and carved my initials into the back of each piece, getting them ready for the kiln.FullSizeRender 4I was so happy that they all fit on 2 shelves in my new, super cute little kiln!  There was even a little space for a couple of new sample shapes.IMG_2661Fresh from the kiln.  Ready for glazing!  I decided on two glaze styles, because as most of my friends have learned, decision making is sometimes a challenge for me.  At least I was able to narrow it down to two, as I would like to see these in lots of colors and glaze styles. FullSizeRenderGlazed pieces waiting for more for their second firing.  Only a hundred or so to go! IMG_2684Success!  I’m always a little apprehensive that when I open the kiln (the large kiln this time) because, sometimes a nasty surprise awaits.  This time as it most often is, I’m really happy with the result.IMG_2587You might have been wondering why this post began with the photo of a shell on the beach.  I made a press mold from a Knobbed Whelk shell that I found on an early morning to watch my first sunrise over the Atlantic.  It was a beautiful sight!IMG_5911Until next time…

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New Moms for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day 2014 has been a day with my attention focused on some special new moms. A pair of my earrings have been included in gift bags given to a select group of new celebrity moms by The Artisan Group. Each new mom will receive many gifts including items for baby, jewelry, personalized stationary and more, including gifts to pamper the new mom. Goodness knows, she could use a little pampering! There is an extra special name on one of these tags. My daughter-in-law, Jackie gave birth to our first grandchild this month and is absolutely our favorite new mom!

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It was fun to think of these young women at the beginning of this adventure that awaits!

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These are the earrings that were given to all these moms.
I named them “Tiny Handprints” (with little pearls of wisdom).

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A little card included with the earrings.
Those hands will do AMAZING things!

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My husband cleverly suggested diaper pins to secure the packaging. I was surprised to learn how tough they were to find!

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Our super star mom with precious baby girl!

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Fun in the “Hart of Dixie”!

I woke up this morning and checked Etsy, Facebook and my e-mail as usual. I was greeted with a fun surprise from The Artisan Group. On last night’s episode of CW’s “Hart of Dixie”, a pair of my porcelain earrings were worn by actress Valerie Mahaffey, who plays Mae! I got pretty darned excited and was able to watch the show on my Ipad with sweaty palms waiting for the scene that showed my earrings. Yep, there they were, a little hidden by Mae’s hair, but it was very cool to see them on the show! I’m thinking that her hair might look nice pulled back a bit! Can’t hurt to make a tiny suggestion, can it?

Check out this screenshot from the show!

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Here are earrings like the ones worn in this episode! You can purchase them below.

Aqua Porcelain and Crystal Earrings

These porcelain pieces measure 1” from top to tip and are fired with a glossy blue-green aqua transparent glaze. These earrings are shown hanging from hand shaped Argentium silver hoops. I usually ship within 1 business day!

$22.00


What a great opportunity from The Artisan Group. There’s more to share with you soon! I’m so pleased to be a member of this creative group of artists and hand crafters! (And hey, it’s pretty cool to have your work on TV!)