Chicago Jewelry Designer Gretchen Hind Enjoys Television Spotlight When Actress Janina Gavankar Wears Diva with a Dark Side Earrings on Episode 506 of The Vampire Diaries

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Gretchen Hind, designer/owner, Gretchen Hind Designs (http://www.GretchenHindDesigns.etsy.com), enjoyed a glittering moment in the television spotlight when her Diva with a Dark Side earrings were worn by Tessa (Janina Gavankar) on Episode 506 of the CW Network's "The Vampire Diaries." The episode, "Handle with Care," aired Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Diva with a Dark Side Earrings by Gretchen Hind Designs

Diva with a Dark Side Earrings by Gretchen Hind Designs

The Diva with a Dark side earrings were inspired by my visualization of what a powerful, sexy, self-assured women with a dark side would wear to intimidate. They are perfect for any confident woman who likes to have fun.

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Gretchen Hind, designer/owner of Gretchen Hind Designs (http://www.GretchenHindDesigns.etsy.com), enjoyed a glittering moment in the television spotlight when her Diva with a Dark Side earrings were worn by Tessa (Janina Gavankar) on Episode 506 of the CW Network's "The Vampire Diaries." The episode, "Handle with Care," aired Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Leigh Leverett, wardrobe designer for "The Vampire Diaries," selected the Diva with a Dark Side earrings for use on the show after discovering them in a Stylist Gift Bag she received earlier this year from handcrafted arts promotion organization The Artisan Group®, of which Hind is a member.

For these eye-catching earrings, Hind has incorporated her signature 'serpent-esque' design, which she creates by hand-forging heavy gauge wire, hammers for strength and style and then oxidizes and polishes for an ancient look. For the finishing touch, she selected blood red quartz tear drop accents, which hang at neck level.

Hind explains, "The Diva with a Dark Side earrings were inspired by my visualization of what a powerful, sexy, self-assured women with a dark side would wear to intimidate. They are perfect for any confident woman who likes to have fun." Hind also offers the earrings in a lighter gauge wire for a more everyday look. Those interested in ordering a pair of the earrings for themselves or for gifting to their favorite TVD fan, can do so at GretchenHindDesigns.etsy.com.

Watch a Gretchen Hind Designs video here.

As Hind publicized the impending appearance of her earrings on "The Vampire Diaries," she learned what a huge cult following the show has. "It’s quite remarkable; and, given the juicy storylines, I’m not at all surprised," she laughed.

The fact that Hind’s earrings were worn by Janina Gavankar is especially meaningful to the designer, because the actress is a Joliet, Illinois native. "I was honored to have my earrings picked for the show, and I got a kick out of the cool Chicagoland connection."

When it comes to presenting her jewelry designs for use on television, Hind has many irons in the fire. Her Triple Layered Chain Bracelet with Chevron Amethyst Gemstones is currently with the styling team at NBC’s "The Voice" for their consideration. Wardrobe stylists at ABC’s Scandal have received her Labradorite and Gold Necklace and her Gold Filled Hand-Forged Pendant is being considered for NBC’s "Parenthood."

The designer is a proud and active member of The Artisan Group®, and her jewelry is a popular choice for celebrity and VIP gifting.

It will be included in press bags at GBK’s Gift Lounge in Honor of the 2014 Golden Globes Nominees & Presenters and was selected for inclusion in the official gift bags for the 46th Annual CMA Awards. Hind has participated in GBK's Luxury Gift Lounges for the 2012 Primetime Emmys and the 2012 MTV Movie Awards and has gifted her jewelry to some of Hollywood’s hottest moms, including Sarah Michelle Geller, Claire Danes and Shakira, as part of a The Artisan Group® Collaborative 2013 Mother’s Day Gift Bag.

Stephanie Drapeau, Renée Zellweger, Hilary Duff, Cari Cucksey, Rachael Ray, Tyra Banks, Paula Abdul, Alison Sweeney and others have also been gifted by the designer.

Hind has been the subject of stories in Beading-Arts.com, The Chicago Examiner, In Her Shoes blog, Two Sisters Anytown Blog, The Power Player Lifestyle Magazine and Hollywood Today.

To learn more about Gretchen Hind Designs, visit GretchenHindDesigns.etsy.com, like Gretchen Hind on Facebook (GretchenHindDesigns) and follow her on Twitter (GH_Designs). For press inquiries about The Artisan Group, visit theartisangroup.org.

ABOUT GRETCHEN HIND DESIGNS
Jewelry designer Gretchen Hind is the owner of Chicago-based Gretchen Hind Designs (http://www.GretchenHindDesigns.etsy.com). Hind, a native of South Dakota, launched the company in 2009 and specializes in creating affordable, handcrafted signature designs with a vintage modern vibe. Gretchen Hind Designs jewelry is available at select Chicago-area boutiques, and online at gretchenhinddesigns.etsy.com.

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