Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jordin Sparks

Jordan Sparks in the Press Room at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards
Photo Copyright:  Helga Esteb

Recently I had a great opportunity via The Artisan Group. I was one of a small group of members chosen to gift the very talented Jordin Sparks!

Passion, Style, Talent
Traits Jordin embodies 

For those of you not in "the know", Jordin is one of those triple threats - - maybe quadruple even. LOL.
She's a recording artist, songwriter, actress, philanthropist, spokesperson and designer! Amazing!

At seventeen, she was the youngest winner of American Idol.
Her debut album, which was released in 2007, produced 2 hit singles "Tattoo" and "No Air" (the latter featuring Chris Brown). The album then went platinum, and Jordin earned her first Grammy Award nomination for the song "No Air".

Jordin has gone on to win many awards, including the following : 2 Teen Choice Awards, a People's Choice Award, an American Music Award, an NAACP award, and a BET award.

Recently, Jordin performed an emotional tribute to Whitney Houston at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. It's hard to imagine what meeting one of your idols would feel like. Jordin, not only met Whitney Houston, but performed with her, acting alongside her in the film "Sparkle" which is set to debut in August.

You can imagine the pressure I felt in creating something for this talented starlet!
I wanted to paint some of my feather studies for her - - feathers have been trending lately, but I think they're transcendent and appeal to everyone. I painted three different feathers and associated different traits that I think Jordan embodies to each one.

This is the Red Carpet feather that suggests her Drive and Passion for her work 

This polka-dotted feather evokes her  Style and Personality to me. Classic and Contemporary.
Did you know Jordin has created her own fragrances?
The final feather for the Songbird, Jordin. To me, this one illustrates her Talent.
Also, I read that her fave colour is purple, so I thought that was fitting!

Passion, Style and Talent Print

Would you like a glimpse at some of the other things made especially for Jordin? You're in luck! Here's a peek at some of the fabulous things made by some of my fellow members!

The Artisan Group
Anna Grace Designs

Enamel, Copper and Sterling Earrings - Quite possibly my favorites of all of the swag Jordin received. These, to me, are so perfect! I would wear them all of the time, and I'm sure Jordin will be sporting them often. So gorgeous and unique and versatile!! The companion pendant is totally fab. I would definitely wear it with my fave tee and jeans and feel A-mazing. (Don't you just love the amethyst cabochons?)

Enamel Copper and Sterling Earrings

Companion Pendant


This luscious Passionflower and Acai Berry Gift Set by bodyspell sound amazing! Exfoliating Foaming Sugar Body Butter and Cashmere Dreams Lotion created for Jordin, personalized with a "J" on the lids. Packaged in a lovely black cosmetics case for traveling, with a darling bodyspell charm on the zipper.

Gift Set by bodyspell

The Black Star Boutique

This is a romantic and sweet locket from The Black Star Boutique! Perfect for a late summer afternoon with her Honey, I think she'll love this necklace.

Butterfly Pocket Watch Locket by The Black Star Boutique

Nature's Images By Design

Check out this beautiful Note Card collection from Nature's Images By Design  Who wouldn't want to receive one of these cards?! Frame-worthy!


The Glass Lily Pad

How could anyone resist this dainty beauty? I can almost smell those lilacs, can't you? So sweet!

This is a lovely sterling silver pendant with the artisan Tracy Kavanaugh's photograph featured and a tiny purple, czech glass bead, dangling at the bottom.

Purple Lilac Photo Necklace

The Glass Lily Pad

Signature M Inc.

William Morris lived by this ideal, "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful". I love that quote, but it makes me think I need to de-clutter my own home. LOL.

This clutch was hand crafted using vintage William Morris wallpaper! It includes a zipper pouch and vintage button closure. Also included - - a pair of gold spiral wire wrapped earrings with Citrine stones.

William Morris Vintage Paper Clutch

Meant 2B Cherished

I would love to see these in person. Dichroic glass has an amazing look to it, like a fiery opal, it seems alive. I'm sure these earrings and pendant flash in the light.

Meant 2B Cherished

River Valley Jewelry

This personalized jewelry from River Valley Jewelry is so touching.

The bracelet reads "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World" and the necklace has her birthstone, initial and other personal charms included.

Custom Stamped Cuff

Here's an adorable pic of Jordin and her sweetie, Jason Derulo. They've been inseparable, lately!

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks arriving at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards
Photo Copyright : Helga Esteb
Bead Indulgences

How about these show stoppers? These earrings are statement pieces in themselves. Made by Deborah of Bead Indulgences. I think these will be perfect for her next Red Carpet event!!
Black, faceted spinel, jet and clear swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, expertly wrapped in 14k gold filled wire? Yes, please! :)

Black Spinel Earrings Created for Jordin Sparks 

Simply Caprine

After any event in high heels a woman needs to pamper her tootsies. What better way to do that, than with a Simply Caprine Blissful Foot Scrub and Blissful Foot Balm ! Made with simple, natural, fresh ingredients to nurture your body. I personally can't wait to get my hands (and feet and elbows) into some Blissful Balm!

Angies Jewelry Design

Sugilite Pendant

This stone was a bit of a challenge to cut, but, Wow! Was it worth it! Wrapped with Argentium Silver wire, this is a stunner!

Angies Jewelry Design 
 Laugh Love Photography

Here's a 5 x 5 Metallic photo mounted to a maple board (ready to hang) paired with a matching, double-sided photo pendant. (So cute!)

Laughter and Love Photography

Designs By Tenisha

Personalized State Prints of Jordin's Home State of Arizona and California. Great typography and so meaningful, with special Dates, Names and Places.

Personalized States
AnCar Photography

The Unicorn Dancer at the Masquerade photo tile is a romantic, mysterious and dreamy gift from AnCar Photography.

The Unicorn Dancer at the Masquerade

Kiki Bird Jewelry

Check out the great earrings and necklace set from Kim at Kiki Bird Jewelry! I LOVE them!!

So, I hope you've enjoyed taking a quick look at some of the lovely things made for Jordin! If you're interested in The Artisan Group, please check the group out here: www.theartisangroup.org

I would like to wish Jordin all the best as she promotes her new film "Sparkle". There's probably no end to her travel schedule at the moment. Here's hoping she has a chance to kick back and relax with family and friends this summer!

Thanks, Jordin, for sending this pic. :)
Here she is, opening up her Artisan Group bag!


  1. Jody - this is a very cool post! Thanks for including my sugilite pendant!

  2. Couldn't have done it without my fellow TAG members! Angie, your work is beautiful. I especially like the wire wrapping on this pendant. It looks like a tiny silver-wire basket. Amazing! http://www.angiesjewelrydesign.com/pendants/royal-sahara-jasper-pendant/

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  4. What a fantastic selection of gifts for the fantastic Jordin Sparks! I hope she enjoys each and every one of them!

    1. I think she's going to have a hard time deciding which piece of jewelry to wear first! LOL


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