I made a couple necklaces based on the Starz Network TV Series Outlander. I just love this series, it’s based on several books written by Diana Gabaldon in the 1990’s. Starz and Ronald D. Moore brought it to life in 2014.
02 Nov 2016 Leave a comment
I have the pleasure of making my Goddaughter’s bridal jewelry, as well as for her bridal party. The wedding is in June 2017!
I have all the beads, pearls and chain and I have started to plan out the jewelry. I’m really excited to start this “labor of love.”
More details to follow…
20 Jul 2015 Leave a comment
I have been slowly getting back to jewelry making after a short hiatus. I’ve made a couple of bracelets and I’ll be starting some other things for a home party.
31 Mar 2015 10 Comments
I just wanted to share a few bracelets I’ve made since the B’Sue Boutiques BALC Challenge ended on March 20.
Of course, all bracelets are made with components from the B’Sue Boutiques online store at bsueboutiques.com.
I hope you like them…
25 Mar 2015 2 Comments
After a couple days of blog hopping, I realize I need to get to my work table and continue working on my line. Even though I completed the Build A Line Challenge, I feel I need to continue to build my line. Work on the impulse buy items so that I have something that meets the needs of my customer base.
Thanks to my fellow B’Sue Boutiques Build A Line Challenge classmates for so many positive comments and inspiration! They are all such amazing artists.
21 Mar 2015 5 Comments
Check out the blogs below to see the other members of the Build A Line Challenge!
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Jewelry Making Outside the Boxhttp://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/
Clever Designs by Jannhttps://janntague.wordpress.com/
Apt To Wander Studiohttps://apttowander.wordpress.com/
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Taleshttp://magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.co.uk/
The Vintage Gemhttp://thevintagegem.blogspot.com
Leila Nicole Designshttp://leilanicoledesigns.blogspot.com/
Leila Bee Designshttp://leilabeedesigns.wordpress.com
Wings and Beadshttp://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/
Once Upon a Linehttp://www.lomaracreative.com/Blog.php
Mad Scientists Designshttp://madscientistsdesigns.blogspot.com
Wind Dancer Studioshttp://magpieapproved.blogspot.com
Jan Lea Designshttp://janleadesigns.blogspot.com/
Sweet Willow Designhttp://www.sweetwillowdesigns.blogspot.com
Handcrafted Bead Designshttp://artistryhcbd.indiemade.com/
Desire Divine Jewelshttp://desiredivinejewels.blogspot.com/
Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelryhttp://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com
Objects and Odditieshttp://nikebottalico.com/
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designshttp://trendyjewelryle.blogspot.com/
Needful Luxuries Occasional Bloghttp://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com/
From the Bead Boardhttp://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Arthttp://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/
The Journey of Pens and Thingshttp://thejourneyofpensandthings.blogspot.com
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Arthttp://fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripeshttp://artistsofallstripes.blogspot.com
Denise Lussier Poirier <———-You are here!
Jewelry By Denisehttps://jewelrybydenise.wordpress.com
Small Stuff Designhttp://www.smallstuffdesign.com
1996 Shabby Lanehttp://1996shabbylane.blogspot.com
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelryhttp://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com
Mama San’s Mojohttp://mamasansmojo.blogspot.com/
21 Mar 2015 51 Comments
First, I would like to thank the fabulous Brenda Sue from B’Sue Boutiques for teaching this wonderfully challenging class! To say that she has been merely a teacher would be untrue; Brenda Sue has been so much more than that! She has been a mentor, a muse, and a friend to each and every one of us in this class! She is wicked awesome (had to throw in some Boston)!
Trust me when I say that I have struggled and struggled some more with this challenge! The participants in the “Build A Line” Challenge have been so supportive and inspirational! Everyone has been great and always provide such invaluable feedback! I don’t know if I could have finished without the encouragement from Brenda Sue and each and every member of this class! Having been part of this group has truly helped me grow to be a better jewelry designer (if that’s what I am)!
My hope is that the members of this class continue to stay in touch; it would be sad to have gone through this challenge together and not remain friends!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that each and every piece in my line has a component or two from bsueboutiques.com! Whether it’s one of their beautiful brass stampings, silverware stampings, cameos, flowers, findings, and beads; B’Sue Boutiques has touched it! Please take a few minutes and see all the fabulous products they have to offer…you won’t be disappointed!
My line is Victorian-inspired, with necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, and sets!
Now for what you’ve come here to see…I hope you like it!
08 Mar 2015 5 Comments
It arrived today…I was so excited when my husband told me that there was a box hanging on our mailbox. I couldn’t wait…threw on my jacket over my pj’s and shuffled down to the mailbox. There was a very heavy box hanging on the mailbox! I grabbed it and shuffled back up the driveway and entered the front door. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, opening the box very carefully. I slowly pulled out each wrapped package and carefully placed them on the couch; the first picture is the before.
Isn’t it beautiful? The next picture is the after…
Look at all that cool stuff! I don’t have any of this great stuff (well, now I do).
I just want to thank Brenda Sue at bsueboutiques.com. You are the absolute best!!
Thanks for reading my post! And, thanks again to the awesome Brenda Sue who is so generous!
03 Mar 2015 3 Comments
I won the big raw brass/mixed media muse giveaway from B’Sue Boutiques! It’s the big $300 prize…I am so excited! You’ve got to go to Bsueboutiques.com and pick up the best brass stampings, charms, findings, and more!
Thank you so much B’Sue! You are the best!
20 Feb 2015 78 Comments
Welcome to Part 2 of the B’Sue Boutiques Build A Line Challenge Blog Hop. This is where I tell you about the line I’m building and share some photos, too.
My line features cameos, vintage jewelry bits-n-pieces and items purchased from B’Sue Boutiques. My line isn’t finished yet, but I’ve created some pieces and there are more in progress.
I’ve learned so much in the last month since the first blog hop! We’ve discussed fashion trends and colors, a pricing pyramid, and so much more! The pricing pyramid is a triple-tiered system of developing a line according to price points. The bottom tier, or foundation, is based on lower priced goods from $15 – $50.00. This is the range most people spend on gifts and things for themselves, without giving it a lot of thought. This way of pricing allows me to provide goods for a broader range of potential customers. I’m still working on items from the bottom of the pyramid, such as earrings, small pendants, etc., to help complete my line.
My line…hmm…some days I’m really pleased with how its developing and other days, I think it’s just okay!
I’m truly inspired by Victorian jewelry, especially cameos! I can’t get enough! You’ll see that in my line.
Don’t forget to visit all of the other Build A Line Challenge participants in this blog hop (listed at the end of this post); you’ll see how talented everyone is! Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back often for updates…