Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Road to the 2012 Academy Awards

So for the past few months I have been working on crafting 100 necklaces that will be gifted to the celebrities at the 2012 Academy Awards.  They will be going into the swag bags in the oh-so-fabulous GBK Productions Gift Lounge.
 It has been a HUGE undertaking! You do not realize the amount of work that goes into crafting a necklace until you are give the challenge of creating 100 of them.
I am so happy that I started early, as my initial concept fell through completely.
It was an EPIC FAIL.
I had originally set off to creating these cute pendant necklaces using bisque ceramic ovals, and silhouette images like these that are up in my Etsy Shop.  

When done correctly they look so stunning and adorable.  When things go wrong, they look terrible.  When you are making 100 pendants, and your ratio of fabulous, to not so fabulous is roughly 13:20, then it is time to reassess the situation.
If you mouse over the image, you can see the major difference between a perfect and a wonky.  The wonky one looks blurry, and like there is a spot on the ship...that's not your eyes playing tricks:
SO, I switched gears and decided to do my glass image pendants instead, and I am so happy with the results!
I have finally officially finished assembling all 100 of the necklaces!
Now I just have to individually package all 100 into their own little gift boxes before I send them off to Los Angeles, CA!
They are up for sale on my Etsy, so that you all can be wearing them before the celebrities.  They will take about 7-10 days for me to get out to you, as I am making these as custom orders. 
I'll keep you all posted on my progress for the packaging...it's going to be a bit daunting, so it will help for me to be able to vent a little bit :)
And a HUGE thank you to The Artisan Group, as they are the sole reason I have this incredible opportunity.

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14 COMMENTS:

Annette said... Best Blogger Tips

How exciting for you! I bet you're glad you started them early.

Jodi said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing how exciting :)

thenibandquill said... Best Blogger Tips

Wowza! I love both styles, but see why you went with the second glass choice. Your work is stunning and I know that everyone at the GBK Gift Lounge is going to love them.

our home to yours said... Best Blogger Tips

what a great opportunity for you!
Debbi
- ourhometoyours

Myfriendscallmesuzy said... Best Blogger Tips

What an amazing opportunity. Congrats! How awesome will it be to see one of them wearing something you have created. Can't wait to see how you package them.

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnnetteThat is exactly what I thought when things started to go wrong with the ceramic pendants!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@JodiThank you so much Jodi!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@thenibandquillThank you so much! That means the world to me :)

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@our home to yoursThank you! I will be sure to keep everyone posted if anything really comes about from the experience.

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@MyfriendscallmesuzyI keep telling my hubby that I just need one celeb to be wearing one while their pic is taken for US Weekly and BAM! Instant recognition :P

Myfriendscallmesuzy said... Best Blogger Tips

For sure! I really hope that happens for you!! SO exciting!

Reshma at colorcanopy.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

OOoo am so happy for you! Congratulations and here's wishing you the best!

Katie's Nesting Spot said... Best Blogger Tips

I can only imagine have to make 100! I'm glad the glass ones worked out so nicely for you. I love those :) Out of curiousity, are the ceramic ones fairly sturdy? I was thinking the glass ones might be more durable, as I was looking about thinking about gift ideas.

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Katie's Nesting Spot I would say both are fairly sturdy, but the glass set in the metal does make those more durable. :)

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