B’sue Boutiques CHANGE IT UP Blog Hop, September 25, 2015

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Hello all you beautiful people.  The day has arrived for the B’sue Boutiques “Change It Up” Blog Hop and the final reveal. Before I get started I would like to take a moment to enlighten you all on what has been going on with me these past few months.  At the beginning of the year I was investing my time in finalizing my father’s estate and completed that in June of this year. Along with that I was visiting and helping a sister of mine going through some health issues.  Lastly, of course, I take care of my 3-1/2 year old grandson during the week.  All of these matters precluded me from participating in the group as I would have liked to.  Sometimes that’s what life is all about.  I’m back in the game now and ready and raring to go.

I am very excited to be participating in my first B’sue Boutiques Blog Hop and reveal to you the vintage piece I have created.  Participants have been given a list of components to choose from to create their jewelry.

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B’sue Boutiques Stampings

My component of choice is CUFF09815.  I have used this component on several of my pieces and in different metals.  I love this cuff, however, the majority of the time I cut the cuff in half and work it up as a pendant/necklace.  I have never been disappointed.

I have chosen to make a vintage choker/necklace.  Components are pictured below.

Components

The cuff has been cut in half with metal shears and coated with Ivory Iced Enamel. The focal is an oval MOP Cabachon in a Vintage Mount and Cameo with a layer of B’sue filigree leaves nestled around the mount. Cold connected to the bottom of the cuff is a B’sue Raw Brass Bow Stamping and suspended from the bow stamping is a Teardrop Pearl that I found in my stash and it worked beautifully.

Ivory Iced Enamel Cuff, MOP Cabachon in Vintage Mount with Cameo, Raw Brass Bow, Teardrop Pearl

Ivory Iced Enamel Cuff, MOP Cabachon in Vintage Mount with Cameo, Raw Brass Bow, Teardrop Pearl

The 18″ neckchain was worked up with B’sue Book Chain, 4mm Czech Glass Pearls and size 11 gold lined seed beads that are woven through the book chain.  The pearl section is 5-1/2″ with another 3″ section of book chain. I have made several bracelets very similar to this pattern and they are just gorgeous and feel like liquid.

Book Chain Neckchain (book chain, 4mm glass pearls, size 11 gold lined seed beads)

Book Chain Neckchain (book chain, 4mm glass pearls, size 11 gold lined seed beads)

The neckchain is connected to the focal with two B’sue Boutiques 16mm Raw Brass Circlets.  So, without further ado, I would like to reveal to you my Vintage Pearl Cameo Choker Necklace.  She is a beauty.

Vintage Pearl Cameo Choker Necklace Irene Hoffman, Heart's Dezire

Vintage Pearl Cameo Choker Necklace
Irene Hoffman, Heart’s Dezire

Vintage Pearl Cameo Choker Necklace Irene Hoffman, Heart's Dezire

Vintage Pearl Cameo Choker Necklace
Irene Hoffman, Heart’s Dezire

I would also like to share one of my passions, Polymer Clay Creating.  I love working with polymer clay, making flower canes and creating flower assemblages.  I would also like to share some of my past assemblages with you.

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I have recently opened an ETSY shop, Hearts Dezire by Irene, which is in the very beginning stage. I have a few items listed and a big pile of my creations that are ready to be added to my store.  So in a few days I would appreciate it if you take a minute to visit my shop and give me a “Like.” https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartsDezireByIrene.  Many listings to come. Thank you in advance.  

Blog Hop sponsored by B’sue Boutiques, http://www.bsueboutiques.com B’sue Boutiques is also the supply site and sponsor of our group, the B’Sue Boutiques Creative Group.

Be sure to visit the blogs of all the participants in this blog hop.  You are going to be amazed at all the beautiful creations.

My Links:

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartsDezireByIrene

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hearts-Dezire

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/HeartsDezire/hearts-dezire-irenes-jewelry-designs/

WordPress:  heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com

List of September 25th Blog Hoppers:

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Mary Deis

The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com/

Jann Tague

Clever Designs

https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Lori Beekman

B.Accessorized

https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Renee Hong

Fine and Dandy Jewelry

http://www.fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Wainscott

Exotic Peru Jewelry

http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com/

Dana Hickey

Magpie Approved

http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com/

Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker

Q Settings

https://qsettings.wordpress.com/

Karen Eaton

KJewelry Creations

http://kjewelrycreations1.blogspot.com/

Shari Gardner

SLG Jewelry Designs

https://slgdesigns.wordpress.com/

Alison Huie

Ally’s Baubles

http://allysbaubles.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

http://www.novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Carole Carlson

Beadsophisticate

https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com/

Cindy Peterson

Howling Dog Jewelry

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Marcia Tuzzolino

Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me/

Charlotte Smothers

Sea Horse Ranch Life

http://seahorseranch.blogspot.com/

Catherine Shattuck

Victorian Rose Boutique

https://vrbrose.wordpress.com/

Clare Wells Nemeth

Papercrafting Magic

http://papercraftingmagic.blogspot.com/

Erin Whitacre

Shattered Time

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com/

Lynda O’Mara

Lomara Creative

http://www.lomaracreative.com/

Ginger Hammond

Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com/

Ingrid Anderson

Lilis Gems Artisan Jewelry

https://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Deb Beechy

Beetique

http://www.beetique56.blogspot.com

Harry Wood

Oscar Crow

http://oscarcrow.blogspot.com/

Delyssa Maxwell

Past Time Fancies

https://pasttimefancies.wordpress.com/

Paula Gaskill

Lovely Layla Bugs

http://lovelylaylabugjewels.weebly.com/blog

Irene Hoffman

Heart’s Dezire by Irene

https://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com/

Alexandra Sefton

Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Leslie Carver

Adorn Divine Designs

http://adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com/