“We are a mother/daughter team of jewelry designers and were intrigued by the concept of promotion through The Artisan Group. It was always a goal of our business to try and seek media and celebrity exposure but the costs were prohibitive. As a relative newcomer to the handmade jewelry marketplace we were unsure about applying to this highly sought after juried group but took a chance and we are so glad we did.
The Artisan Group provides superlative celebrity and media gifting opportunities at a variety of levels. It is also an incredibly supportive community with a wealth of information for participants. We have learned so much in our time with The Artisan Group and our business has flourished as a result.
We have participated at the display and celebrity gifting level for both the GBK gift lounge at the Golden Globe Awards in 2013 and the GBK gift lounge for the MTV Movie Awards in 2014. We have found the celebrity recipients to be gracious and supportive of TAG and the concept of handmade.
We have also been fortunate enough to have two necklaces appear in Season Five of The Vampire Diaries. The exposure from this is nothing short of fabulous for a small two-person business. None of this would be possible without the fabulous opportunities for The Artisan Group members and the amazing stewardship of Valerie Guerrero.”
Mila Bartos FizzCandy Jewelry