Organizing my workshop…

I have a lot to do to get my workshop and work table back to a functional state. I’ve been kinda lax in the area of organization these past few months; I hope to make some changes soon!

I’m thinking I’d like a more traditional workbench, currently I’m using an old computer table but it has many limitations! I need more storage, better lighting and a place to store my tools within reach. So I’m currently looking at workbenches online and hoping to find the perfect solution.

While I’m here checking in, I thought I would share some of the jewelry that I made for my Goddaughter’s wedding in June 2017.

Bridesmaid jewelry:

And here’s a picture of the happy couple:

Back on track…phew!

Back in November, I blogged about having the honor of designing jewelry for my Goddaughter Allison’s wedding and bridal party in June 2017; where did time go? The holidays came and went, January, February and just about all of March went flying by, no jewelry started! What’s a girl to do? Get her butt to the work desk and start making!

So today, I got this feeling of urgency that I needed to go to my favorite (small business) bead shop. So off I went and got some inspiration!
Mind you, I had so many ideas running through my mind, oh should I do this, or wait, what about that idea, no, wait a minute…I had so many ideas and directions that my head was spinning! Stop the presses! One thing at a time…I knew I had already purchased everything to make earrings, necklaces and bracelets; it’s that I kept changing my designs that were floating around my head. If you at least draw each design on paper, tablet, laptop, whichever works best for you, you really got to get it drawn! A lesson I really need to spend more time doing or it’s off to the looney bin for me!

I made some great progress today and ready to get it completed and packaged for my special bride! TTFN!


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.

Getting down to it!

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…

It’s been awhile…but I’m back!

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.  


 I’ll be adding more shortly. Just wanted everyone to know I’m still alive!

More from me…a shameless plug!

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

I hope you like them…


So much more to do…

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.

Blog Hop Finale!

Check out the blogs below to see the other members of the Build A Line Challenge!

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Marcia Tuzzolino
Aurora Designs

Jann Tague
Clever Designs by Jann

Judy King
Apt To Wander Studio

Linzi Alford
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales

Cynthia Wainscott
Exotic Peru

Carole Carlson

Lynn Stinten

Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies

Catherine Shattuck

Micheale Collie
The Vintage Gem 

Mary Craig
Jewelry Alchemy

Lee Koopman
Strega Jewelry

Erin Whitacre
Shattered Time Jewelry 

Monica Casady
MJCasady Copper Works

Leila West
Leila Nicole Designs

Cindy Peterson
Howling Dog Jewelry

Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs

Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads

Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard

Lynda O’Mara
Once Upon a Line

Elizabeth Hildreth
Mad Scientists Designs

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs 

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Design 

Lori Beekman

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder’s Corner 

Robin Reed
Handcrafted Bead Designs

Ingrid Anderson
Lilis Gems

Louise O’Shields
Desire Divine Jewels

Susan Killam
Killam Creative

Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry

Nike Bottalico
Objects and Oddities

Susan Bowerman
Woodside Wireworks

Kristy Le
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs

Jan Peters
Stylized Vintage

Mitzie Crider
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog

Gina Hockett
Freestyle Elements

Linda Anderson
From the Bead Board

Alexandra Sefton
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

Melida Boman
The Journey of Pens and Things

Teresa Schurter
TreeZ’S. Treasurs

Melissa Latimer
Smithed Up

Renee Hong
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art

Nadine Edris
Moondance Jewelry

Lori Meyer
Parisienne Girl

Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes

Denise Lussier Poirier           <———-You are here!
Jewelry By Denise

Renee Allen
Small Stuff Design

Autumn Adams
Autumn Dawns

Elizabeth Owens
1996 Shabby Lane

Kat BarronMiller
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry

Sandra Ballard
Mama San’s Mojo

Coral Law
ab:coral design 

Build A Line Challenge…the Finale!

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! 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!

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Drum roll please…

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 You are the absolute best!!

Thanks for reading my post! And, thanks again to the awesome Brenda Sue who is so generous!

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