Customers and fellow designers keep asking: How do I get my designs worn on TV shows? The answer is simple: it is thanks in huge part to an amazing group called The Artisan Group (or TAG for short).
The Artisan Group is a wonderful group of artisans who support each other. I am thankful to have found this community and creative outlet in December 2013.
In fewer than four years, I have had my work on display at numerous on-site celebrity gifting events, selected by stylists to be worn onscreen for 12 television shows, and have received so many press mentions and publications that I can’t even count them all.
How does a television show find your work?
Generally, a television show opportunity will be posted with a description of what the stylist is looking for (certain styles, metals, and colors). If you feel that you have a piece that fits what the show is calling for, you sign up to send a piece in The Artisan Group’s collective swag bag to the stylist. If you don’t have something in your collection that immediately fits the call, you might consider creating something that you may not have come up with otherwise!
Once the stylist receives the swag bag, he/she chooses which pieces to pull from the bag and use on the show. You might get lucky and have one of your pieces snagged right away; other times, it can take persistence and a lot of patience to get a placement.
As of this blog date, Starletta Designs has had jewelry worn on these television shows:
- Days of Our Lives
- The Young & the Restless
- Chicago PD
- Cedar Cove
- The Vampire Diaries
- The Originals
- The Fosters
- Baby Daddy
- Fuller House
The opportunities are endless! Throughout this process, The Artisan Group has provided me with endless support, confidence, encouragement, and business knowledge. My business would not be where it is today if I didn't find this group years ago.
If you are a handmade artisan and want to learn more, visit The Artisan Group’s website or send me your questions!