Thursday, March 19, 2015

Build a Line Challenge from B'sue Boutiques, Alexandra Sefton, Part #3

It's finally here--The Final Reveal of my whole New Jewelry Line for the Build a Line Challenge Class I've been taking for the past 3 months from the incomparable Brenda Sue Lansdowne--our mentor,  teacher and wonderful guide through this amazing journey!

 Brenda has so generously shared her vast experience and wisdom with us, and been such an inspiration to the other 55 classmates and me.  It's been fun, it's been agonizing-- sometimes I thought I'd never come up with 5 cohesive pieces for a new line at different price points with my theme of: Imagine the Colors of Nature, using components from Brenda Sue's shop.  I've learned more than I even realize at this point!  Just like life! Over the next few days and month, I will be listing these pieces for sale in my etsy shop and at craft shows!  Be sure to visit often and watch for special offers from me on Imaginary Jewelry on Facebook.

 The photos above show the first part of my colorful metal line, with a necklace and earring set, and 2 brooches that can be converted to necklaces and also can be worn in different directions!  These and the following photos show how I layered color after color on metal for the first part of my line (big new learning experience for me!).  The 2nd part of my line includes adjustable bracelets, rings and accessories such as key rings, etc.   The whole line incorporates pearls and nature elements as you can see!

This photo shows 2 big oval necklace and earring sets, in the same hand-painted on metal style, with pearls, crystals and nature elements.

Here are some smaller necklaces at lower price points, with all kinds of earring possibilities: owls, cats, birds, butterflies, flowers, leaves, etc.

Here are 2 "feather" or leaf necklaces showing the different ways to wear them.

This is the 2nd part of my line showing different varieties of adjustable bracelets and rings, with lots and lots of dangles, in pearls, swarovski crystals, charms and so on.  The first photo shows how you can order a bracelet at 3 price points:  many dangles, medium and just a few!  These bracelets can be stacked with others too for a stylish look! The adjustable rings and bracelets are so comfortable because they are a complete circle and don't pinch your skin.

These are my hand-painted blue leaves in an adjustable bracelet, adjustable ring and earrings.  Each can be purchased separately or as a set.

Here are some of the varieties of  adjustable finger rings that I will be offering.  These are in gold or silver, with owls, cats, swallows and so on--and just for fun a Steampunk gear, key and lock ring!

Next are the silver and antique brass key rings with choices of words and dangles in different colors.  These can also be bag charms or put on backpacks or belts!

And finally, here are some fancier necklaces:  first The Flying Swallows necklace with swarovski crystals and pearls, which can be done with different colors of crystals and pearls.

 Next, three Falling Leaves necklaces in different colors and metals, with pearls, crystals, etc.

And last, my fave:  The Swirly Gig Necklace in antique brass with swarovski Capri blue crystals and teardrop pearls.

Hope you enjoyed the show!  In upcoming blogs I'll go into more detail about the pieces and what I've been learning.  Be sure to leave me comments here so I can do a Happy Dance!  And the links below will take you hopping to the other 55 participants' lines of incredible creations.  Live large and love living!  <3<3<3

Visit the links below to see all the wonderful people participating in the blog hop:

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques : Jewelry Making Outside the Box
Marcia Tuzzolino : Aurora Designs
Jann Tague : Clever Designs by Jann
Judy King : Apt to Wander Studio
Cynthia Wainscott : Exotic Peru
Carole Carlson : Beadsophisticate
Lynn Stinten : Dragonzwench
Marica Zammit : Bead Lovelies
Catherine Shattuck : VRBrose
Michaele 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 : LOmara Creative
Elizabeth Hildreth : MadScientistsDesigns
Dana Hickey : Wind Dancer Studios
Janet Calardo : Jan Lea Designs
Maria Clark : Sweet Willow Designs
Lori Beekman : B. Accessorized
Jennifer Kroeger : Relic Charm
Amy Jorgensen : Hoarder's Corner
Ingrid Anderson : Lilis Gems
Louise O'Shields : Desire Divine Jewels
Susan Killam : Killam Creative
Nike Bottalico : Nike Bottalico
Susan Bowerman : Woodside Wireworks
Jan Peters : Stylized Vintage
Gina Hockett : Freestyle Elements
Linda Anderson : From the Bead Board
Teresa Shurter : TreeZ's Treasurs
Melissa Latimer : Smithed Up
Nadine Edris : Moondance Jewelry
Lori Meyer : Parisienne Girl
Jennifer Merrill Williams : Artists of All Stripes
Denise Lussier Poirier : Jewelry by Denise
Renee Allen : Small Stuff Design
Autumn Adams : Autumn Dawns
Elizabeth Owens : 1996 Shabby Lane
Sandra Ballard : Mama San's Mojo
Coral Law : ab:coraldesign

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wait for it--look for it!!

It's only 2 days now until the final reveal of my all-new jewelry line with many choices for you!  The end of the 3 month B'sue Boutiques Challenge class that I've been taking approaches!!  And are you wondering what all those little pearl dangles are for?  NOT for cha cha bracelets--haha!  You'll just have to come to my final Blog Hop and see all my beauties!!

Be sure to visit on Friday and after!  You can also follow the links at the end of the blog post to hop to all the other wonderful participants' new lines!  And be sure to read Brenda Sue Lansdowne's blog about this Challenge--she is our FABULOUS teacher and mentor who shared so much time, wisdom and experience with us.  Or you can visit her shop of  fine quality goodies all made in the U.S.  (