I met so many beautiful women at The Vampire Diaries Convention in Parsippany, NJ – they all deserve the spotlight!
Every single person that stopped by my table to browse or to buy – they were all so encouraging, sweet, and whether they bought something or not – made me feel very good about what I was doing. That’s how I know I’m in the right biz here! It’s not just about what I’m creating, it’s for whom I’m creating – YOU!
These ladies are featured in no particular order, they are all equally beautiful, fiercely intelligent, great conversationalists, and I do hope to see them again at future TVD and SPN events!
Here is Monica. Monica had a perpetual smile on her face while she perused my wares and was such a pleasure to talk to. She opted for a pair of silver pentagram earrings accented with beautiful black beads with silver stars etched into them.
I saw her again a little while later and she stopped by to show me that she had to put them on immediately and wear them for the rest of the weekend!
The beautiful Monica, modeling her new toys!
Here’s a closeup of the earrings – these were not available in my shop but will be soon! Keep an eye on http://www.eldwenne.etsy.com
Then there was the dynamic duo of Zephyr and Kierstin – they were working the booth directly across from me which was heaven on earth – autographed photos and posters galore! You name the movie, they had it! My particular favorite was this gorgeous shot of Jensen Ackles. Autographed! AAAHH!!!
Zephyr and Kierstin (I soooo love their names!) worked their tails off the entire weekend and spent a lot of their hard-earned money at my table on such things like one of my silver woven and glass necklaces and one of my hammered silver and glass necklaces:
This is Zephyr wearing a green glass necklace with hammered silver
This is a made to order piece available in my shop www.eldwenne.etsy.com (Photo by BrowsersOnline.com – 201-298-3444)
This is also a made to order piece – just drop me a line! www.eldwenne.etsy.com (Photo by BrowsersOnline.com – 201-298-3444)
Jezzalyn and Lauren – best friends extraordinaire! They were looking for matching bracelets to represent their friendship and were smitten with a pentagram bracelet I had that was adorned with red Swarovski crystals. I had more of the pentagram links to make another bracelet, but no more of the red crystals.
They came up with a great solution on their own. Turns out that Jezzalyn’s birthstone is red and Lauren’s is green. I did have some green crystals. I told them to go have a swim in the hotel pool for a bit and that when they are done, their bracelets should be ready. Here’s how happy they were with the results:
The smiles on those faces made my day!
A closer look at their matching pentagram friendship bracelets
It turns out that these young ladies were busy working with Bob Somerhalder’s table. Yes, THAT Bob Somerhalder. He does amazing work with repurposed pieces of lumber from farmhouses – the business is called Built of Barnwood, or how it’s affectionately known as B.O.B. Here is a link to their site: http://www.builtofbarnwood.com/
My customer of that weekend – Joanna!! She and her mom were such an absolute delight to spend time with. They have such a beautiful relationship and I do hope that when my daughter Raven is older that she and I have what Joanna and her mom, Joan share.
Here is the beautiful Joanna wearing two of my pieces: Ice Blue Earrings and the Wire Wrapped Peacock Crystal Necklace:
This young lady is quite the diplomat and is most likely a future Hillary Clinton! And she has this perpetual smile that’s infectious!
Here are closeups of the pieces that Joanna is wearing:
The Blue Ice earrings are available as a made to order item! www.eldwenne.etsy.com
Joanna snatched up the last one of these! Lucky girl! (Photo by BrowsersOnline.com – 201-298-3444)
What an amazing experience the TVDNJ was! I’m now looking forward to getting to Vancouver for the Salute to Supernatural convention next month!!
My friend and I are looking to share a hotel with a roommate to help defray the costs. The hotel room is in the Sheraton where the convention is taking place (and is sold out, by the way!)
There’s a tremendous perk for you if you’re interested – as a vendor at the event, I have access to the entire weekend for myself plus one guest. The convention is sold out, so if you’re still trying to get a weekend pass for the event, you can get in FOR FREE FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND, if you share hotel costs with my friend and me. The cost would be $200 plus tax for the entire weekend.
Please note that my access does not include any autographs or photo ops – those you need to purchase on your own.
Also good news – if you donate to my fundraiser to jumpstart my convention circuit jewelry business, you receive a gift certificate for my jewelry that’s worth MORE than your donation amount! You can also cash these gift certificates in when you see me at a convention, not just in my online shop!!
If you donate $25 – you get a gift certificate for $50.
Donations of $50 receive a gift certificate for $75
Donations of $75 receive a gift certificate for $100 -it just keeps getting better!!
To donate to my fundraiser, please visit my link: http://www.gofundme.com/EldwennesFantasySPN
Thank you everyone for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at the VanCon 2013, if I can get the funding going – thank you!!!