Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
Contemporary jewelry artist Christi Schimpke, designer/owner, Minabea (http://www.minabea.com), has had her Triple Chain Oval Earrings worn by character Nadia Petrova (actress Olga Fonda) on Episode 5:5 of the CW Network’s hit show, “The Vampire Diaries.” The episode, “Monster’s Ball,” aired Thursday, October 31, 2013.
The show’s wardrobe designer, Leigh Leverett, selected Schimpke’s earrings for use on “The Vampire Diaries” after discovering them in a Stylist Gift Bag she received earlier this year from handcrafted arts promotion organization The Artisan Group®, of which Schimpke is a member.
The Goth / Boho inspired earrings, which Schimpke has dubbed “Nadia” in honor of their wearer, put the focus on smooth, 18k gold plated ovals adorned with three layers of delicate black chain. Custom ear wires feature black crystal accents. Handcrafted by Schimpke out of her Los Angeles studio, the earrings are part of the popular Every Day by Minabea collection.
“With these earrings, the contrast between gold and black is truly stunning,” remarked Schimpke. “I am so glad that Leigh chose them for Nadia Petrova to wear, they are a perfect match for the character’s mysterious demeanor.”
Ms. Leverett has also selected Schimpke’s Golden Arc Earrings to be worn by character Bonnie Bennett (actress Katerina Graham) on episode 5:11 of ‘The Vampire Diaries,” airing later this fall. The Golden Arc design, also part of the Every Day by Minabea Collection, showcases 18k gold plated and textured semi-circle shaped arcs. The arcs move freely from a delicate black chain, adding movement and energy.
“The contrast of gold and black creates an edgy effect that’s a great match for the look and feel of “The Vampire Diaries." I think these earrings will appeal to anyone who is looking to add a bit of drama to their look,” said Schimpke.
Schimpke notes that the arcs were originally sourced from Laura’s Jewelry Workshop. This small community workshop, located in central Mexico, is dedicated to lifting Latina women out of poverty by teaching them jewelry making skills. “I’m always happy to spread the word about Laura’s Jewelry Workshop,” remarked Schimpke. “They are doing great things for women and it’s an honor to support them.”
Schimpke is taking orders for both the “Nadia” Triple Chain Oval Earrings and the “Bonnie” Golden Arc earrings through the Minabea website. Interested parties may also contact the designer by email.
In other news, Minabea recently participated in the popular Beverly Hills artSHOW, in Beverly Hills, California, where she showcased Crash by Minabea, a collection of pieces that Christi handcrafts from the scrap metal of crashed luxury European vehicles such as late-model Mercedes-Benz, BMWs, Porsches, Audis and Ferraris.
Earlier in the year, a selection of Crash by Minabea bracelets were included in a collaborative The Artisan Group® Earth Day Swag Bag, gifted to some of Hollywood’s most eco-conscious celebrities, including Emily VanCamp, Edward Norton and Hayden Panettiere. Minabea’s Moroccan Boho Earrings were also included in The Artisan Group® gift bags handed out to celebrities attending GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge in for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.
To learn more about Minabea, visit the website and become a fan on Facebook (Minabea) and Twitter (@minabea). Press interested in touring Schimpke’s studio as well as retailers interested in carrying the Minabea lines can contact Christi Schimpke at (310) 415-6064. For inquiries about The Artisan Group, visit theartisangroup.org.
ABOUT MINABEA JEWELRY
Minabea Jewelry (http://www.minabea.com) is owned by jewelry designer and former art historian Christi Schimpke. Founded in 2010, Minabea specializes in hand-fabricated, one-of-a-kind and custom jewelry created with sterling and fine silver, gold and fair-trade semi-precious gemstones.