Saressa Designs Hits RAW Showcase, Riding on Success at GBK Luxury Gift Lounge for MTV Movie Awards

Saressa Designs to take part in June 21 RAW Showcase Solstice at Bossanova Ballroom in Portland, riding on success at GBK’s Celebrity Gift Lounge for the MTV Movie Awards, where actress Autumn Reeser chose Saressa Delgado necklace for her collection.

Online PR News – 20-June-2012 – Portland, OR – Saressa Designs (, owned by designer Rachel Hughes, announces it will take part in the "Solstice" RAW Showcase on June 21 from 8:00pm to midnight at the Bossanova Ballroom in Portland, Oregon ( The Showcase will feature Saressa Designs' wire-wrapped precious metal and gemstone jewelry along with the work of other up and coming artists in the Portland area.

The Showcase follows on Saressa’s successful involvement in the GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge for the MTV Movie Awards on June 1-2, where actress Autumn Reeser ("Last Resort," "Hawaii Five-O" and "No Ordinary Family") personally selected a Saressa Delgado Horseshoe Necklace that was on display to add to her jewelry collection.

“It’s been an exciting couple of months with the MTV Movie Awards gifting and now the Showcase,” said Ms. Hughes. “RAW approached me recently with an invitation to take part in their event and I decided to go for it. I like the fact that this is a multi-faceted evening, with art, music, fashion and film.”

Hughes says she couldn’t be happier with how things are going for her eight year old company. She enjoys experimenting with various approaches when presenting Saressa Designs to the public. The gift lounge at the MTV Movie Awards is a prime example. Hughes wasn’t sure what the results would be but feels it couldn’t have turned out better. “In the week after the event, my head was spinning with the number of tweets I got from celebrities who had received my rose gold hoop earrings in their gift bags,” laughed Hughes. “But I was over the moon when Autumn Reeser contacted me almost two weeks later to say she would like the Delgado horseshoe necklace that she had tried on at the gift lounge."

Saressa Designs takes a handcrafted approach to adornment with a line of wire-wrapped gemstone jewelry including bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings that Hughes designs and creates out of her home studio in Portland. The company specializes in jewelry that incorporates precious metals, including rose gold and hand-cut gemstones that she can customize to order. Hughes describes her designs as lightweight and minimalist, with an elegant and slightly rustic feel. Hughes notes, “These pieces are terrific alone but you can also layer them to create a statement look.” The company’s best sellers are its "Moss Aquamarine Solitaire" and "Delgado" necklaces, as well as its hammered bangles.

Saressa Designs jewelry is available on line at, and at select boutiques and art shows.

To learn more about Saressa Designs and its participation in the “Solstice” RAW Showcase, or its participation in the GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge for the MTV Movie Awards, visit

About Saressa Designs
Rachel Hughes has always been a creative thinker and artist at heart. After busy rough-and-tumble days with her two sons, she sits down to link, wrap and hammer precious metals, gemstones and Swarovski crystals into feminine works of art. In 2004 she officially launched Saressa Designs ( and today offers a line of beautifully handcrafted jewelry that combines a minimalist, elegant, rustic and soft statement approach. Rachel lives with her husband and two sons in Portland, Oregon. Her love of butterflies and their uniqueness inspired the name Saressa Designs; as Saressa means “butterfly princess.”

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