My customers can truly say the piece was made especially for them, and I absolutely love that.
Sacramento, California (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
Brianne Durkin, designer/owner, BKD Signature (http://www.etsy.com/shop/beegrl88), Sacramento, CA, is pleased to announce her company’s “Boldly Poignant Poinsettia Ring” was worn by character Abby Bennett (Persia White) on Season 4, Episode 12 of “The Vampire Diaries.” The episode aired January 31, 2013 on CW TV.
The “Poinsettia Ring” is part of BKD Signature’s handcrafted Chiyogami line of glass tile rings, earrings and pendants. Each piece in the line incorporates handmade glass tiles and Chiyogami, a durable, yet flexible Japanese paper that blends the Japanese traditions of woodblock printed Japanese papers and a style of Kimono fabric known as Yuzen.
“For me, “The Vampire Diaries” has always brought to mind shades of black, purple and gray,” noted Durkin, a longtime fan of the show. “So I knew right away that for this gifting, I wanted to incorporate a particular black, purple and gray Poinsettia patterned paper that I had hidden away in my paper stash.”
The more difficult decision was whether to fashion a wide band ring, a style that has been wildly popular for Durkin since it was introduced in 2012, or a more easily seen on television pendant. In the end Durkin followed her instincts and went with the ring, a decision she is happy about today.
Leigh Leverett, wardrobe stylist for “The Vampire Diaries,” received BKD Signature’s “Boldly Poignant Poinsettia Ring” as part of a Stylist Gift Bag initiative spearheaded by art promotions and celebrity gifting company The Artisan Group (http://www.theartisangroup.org). Valerie Guerrero, founder of The Artisan Group, sent the gift bag, which included jewelry and accessories from 80 of the Group’s 600+ members, to Leverett in November. So far, Leverett has selected about 15 pieces from the bag for use in Season 4.
Every piece of BKD Signature jewelry is handcrafted by Durkin using Chiyogami paper, handmade glass tiles and handmade glazes. Durkin notes that because of the handcrafted nature of the work and the fact that no two pieces of Chiyogami paper are ever alike, each piece of jewelry she creates is unique.
“My customers can truly say the piece was made especially for them, and I absolutely love that,” smiled Durkin. “Who wouldn't want a piece of jewelry that only you own?”
Durkin, who has a minor in Studio Art and who is working on her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, founded BKD Signature in 2009. She has been enamored with jewelry design and fabrication since childhood and is pleased that her passion has turned into a professional endeavor.
BKD Signature jewelry has been gifted to Rachael Ray, Kaley Cuoco, Genevieve Gorder and Alison Sweeney as part of The Artisan Group collaborative gift bags. BKD Signature jewelry has also been selected for inclusion in a special The Artisan Group Mother’s Day 2013 Collaborative Gift Bag, which will be delivered to some of Hollywood’s hottest Moms, including Hilary Duff, Rebecca Gayheart, Keri Russell, Beyonce, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Alba, Molly Sims and Sienna Miller, among others.
To learn more about BKD Signature, contact Brianne Durkin by phone or email. To shop BKD Signature, visit the Etsy Shop at etsy.com/shop/beegrl88 or Craft Café at http://craftcafe.co/shop/bkdsignature. Select designs are also carried at Red Berry Boutique in McMinnville, Oregon. You can also become a fan of BKD Signature on Facebook and follow it on Twitter (@BKDSignature).
About BKD Signature
BKD Signature (http://www.etsy.com/shop/beegrl88) provides the world with luxurious high-quality handmade products including its distinctive Chiyogami Asian glass tile jewelry and a line of eco-friendly soy candles. The company, located in Sacramento, California, was founded by designer Brianne Durkin in 2009. BKD Signature jewelry has been featured on “The Vampire Diaries” and is in the hands of numerous celebrities, including Rachael Ray, Genevieve Gorder and Alison Sweeney. BKD Signature is a proud member of The Artisan Group, as well as Unique Women in Business, Sampler Village and California Crafters Club of Etsy.