Tuesday, October 16, 2012

YaY! Jewelry Makes Jewelry for the Vampire Diaries

I have always had a facsination with vampires. I suppose I am drawn to their scary & mysterious magnatism...just like in the shows.

 My first exposure to vampires as a child was when we were living in St. Paul, Minnesota and I remember screaming for my mom in the basement as
came on the black and white television set and I was to scared to get up and turn it off.
Since then Vampires have gotten alot sexier!
 Hello.......Ian Somerhalder!
 He can come over anyday!
I have read all the vampire books and watched all the movies possible...but I would never of dreamed that I would be making some jewelry for the stylist of the
Vampire Diaries TV Series.
I belong to a online juried group that I applied to called The Artisan Group.  When I heard that we had the opportunity to make jewelry for their stylist I jumped on the opportunity. 
I am still in the jurying process here...this is no gaurantee.  So I am sending the stylist 1 necklace and the hope is this....I will get a call back for more ...... my jewelry will be in the TV show which would totally rock and maybe they will like my work so much they will order more.
So I submitted my ideas to my favorite group on facebook.....
These were my designs choices.

I knew I wanted it to be simple so the actress would shine, hip with a hint of old world. 
 I hemmed and hawed for about a week.  Read all of my jewelry friends comments.  Initially I loved number 1 & 3 but I really wanted it to be adjustable.  So then it was 1 & 2.  I love #1 but wondered how functional it would be in an active show.

.........DRUM ROLL.......


What I love about my choice is this, it can be worn in 3 very different styles...it is very versatile. Can be worn right up to the neckline, lower as a dangle or as a pendant. 
 It was a great choice!

 I thank all my jewelry peeps on the Creative Bead Chat for your support when I scratched all my moon pieces and had to order more. My friends were there with advice and suggestions.

 There is a first time for everything....I am not a metal worker so your help and advice was invaluable to me!!!!!!!


Kristin Oppold is a published jewlery artist you can find her jewelry on Etsy at the following website.

She is also on Facebook