Brianne Durkin, founder and owner of BKD Signature, in association with The Artisan Group, was recently selected to gift her premium handcrafted products in an exclusive collaborative gift bag prepared for celebrity TV designer Genevieve Gorder. Ms. Durkin specially made Ms. Gorder one-of-a-kind pieces: a heart pendant necklace and a pair of rectangle earrings, assembled by Durkin using handmade glass tiles and beautiful Asian Chiyogami paper.
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Durkin has been a huge fan of Gorder’s for many years. “I first saw Ms. Gorder when I was twelve, while watching the first season of Trading Spaces in 2000,” explains Durkin. “Over the next eight years, I crossed my fingers before each episode hoping that Ms. Gorder would be one of the featured designers. I love her design style, and think she has an amazing personality. I dreamt that one day I would have the opportunity of meeting her or somehow connect with her. I am absolutely ecstatic that my dream has come true twelve years later.” Gorder will be receiving a heart shaped glass tile pendant necklace featuring the Whimsical Bubbly Flowers in Red and Gray Chiyogami paper and a pair of rectangle earrings featuring the Blue Bamboo Shoots Chiyogami paper. Ms. Durkin feels the bold and colorful palette in these papers beautifully reflects the vibrant and soulful personality of Ms. Gorder.
Through The Artisan Group, Ms. Durkin gifted actress Kaley Cuoco an one-of-a-kind Chiyogami heart pendant and a Blue Winter pendant from her famous Love in Bloom Collection in July 2012. In April 2012, she gifted celebrity chef Rachael Ray her Love in Bloom Collection, Kitties in Love pendant, and a Birthday Cake soy candle.
To learn more about BKD Signature’s glass tile jewelry and eco-friendly soy candles, or her participation in The Artisan Group's celebrity gifting initiatives, visit her Etsy shop at www.bkdsignature.com, her Facebook Fan Page at http://facebook.com/BKDSignature, or email bkdsignature[at]gmail[dot]com.
Brianne Durkin, BKD Signature's sole proprietor, is a resident of Sacramento, CA, but is currently spending her time in Chico, CA while attending graduate school at California State University, Chico. She established BKD Signature in February 2009, but has been crafting her whole life. Her work can be found on Etsy at www.bkdsignature.com and Craft Café at http://craftcafe.co/shop/bkdsignature/.