The Final Reveal! Part 3, 2016 Build A Line Master Class Challenge

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Look at that sweet face.  It is none other than Brenda Sue Lansdowne, our sponsor for this Class and owner of B’sue Boutiques the supply house where the majority of us purchase our components.  Let me also take this opportunity to thank Brenda for giving of her time and expertise these past three months.  This has been such a fantastic experience where I have learned so much and can take what I have learned and run with it.

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“The Final Reveal”

I am excited to share with you all what I have been working on these past few months for the Build A Line Master Challenge Class.  It was tough going for me early on as I wasn’t sure what I was going to do.  I had chosen my theme but now how do I pull it all together.  I procrastinated for quite some time and then one day I just went into my studio, sat down, pulled my components together and started creating.  It all just started flowing from everywhere and one idea after another.  Sometimes it just takes that one little kick.  So, without further adieu, I present to you my Classic Casual Hearts designs.

Beginning Components

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Its all about hearts  for my jewelry line.  My business card says “Artisan Handmade Jewelry From The Heart” and what better to create jewelry with than these heart stampings from bsueboutiques.com.  Its all about cohesiveness and I feel that I accomplished that.

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This first piece is a simple heart pendant, outlined on the inside with rhinestone chain, a heart dangle and 18″ rolo chain.  You will notice that I have inverted the heart and most all pieces in my line have an inverted heart, large or small.  These very simple pendants can be done up in different metals and different colors of iced enamels.

 

 

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Brooches are in and I love this one.  I chose to add a bail pinback so that the brooch could easily be converted and worn as a pendant.

 

 

 

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The focal on this bracelet is the rose faux opal surrounded by pearls and rhinestone chain.  The bracelet consists of 3 strands, a pearl strand, white opal crystal strand and book chain.  And of course a small iced enamel heart.

 

 

 

 

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Princess Heart Pendant.  The heart is cold connected to the angel wings and the heart is decorated with a silverware crown charm, rhinestone chain and a teardrop pearl.

Pendant and Earring Set

The metal components used in the pendant are a mix of raw brass, rosy copper and silverware.  The inverted hearts are colorized with Turquoise Iced Enamel.  The large hearts are decorated with silverware birds and the small ones with vintage MOP buttons.

My plan is to make a parure of this set to include a bracelet/cuff and ring.

Earrings

Who doesn’t love earrings?  I happened to make a few with these hearts.  And very easily a pendant can be made to match.  I think they turned out pretty sweet.

Cuff (“Be Still My Heart”)

This cuff is made with an array of hearts colorized with Iced Enamels that have been placed on a B’sue silverware stamping and cuff.  At the center is a 40mm vintage MOP button with a small silverware heart and ceramic flowers.

 

Statement Piece (Top of the Line)

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The stampings for this piece are attached to a necklace blank and the flowers and hand are colorized with White and Pink Iced Enamel and Inka Gold Greenyellow

This has been quite a journey for me these past 3 months.  I’m so glad I took that leap.  It has opened my eyes and enriched my knowledge of the business.  Thank you for stopping by to view the reveal of my line.  Please continue on hopping with the list below.

 

Here is the hopping list!

Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box

http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com

Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio

http://butterflyemporium.indiemade.com/blog

 

Irene Hoffman, Heart’s Dezire by Irene

https://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com

 

Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick

http://www.craftingmagick.blogspot.com

 

Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not

http://www.afrayedknot.net

 

Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me

 

Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie

http://wearableartbylizzie.blogspot.com

 

Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time

http://www.onecanvasatatime.com

 

Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation

http://lnreeve00.blogspot.com

 

Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry

http://thejourneyofjewelry.blogspot.com

 

Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate

http://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

 

Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann

http://janntague.wordpress.com

 

Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs

http://slgdesigns.wordpress.com

 

Susan Bolton, Fern’s Place

http://www.fernsplace.org

 

Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets

http://noodlepiebracelets.com

 

Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks

http://woodsidewireworks.com/

 

Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs

http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com

 

Joan Donovan, Hailey’s Cottage

http://haileyscottage.com/

 

Alison Huie, Ally’s Baubles

http://www.allysbaubles.blogspot.com

 

Sharon Palac, Sharon’s Jewelry Garden

http://www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com

 

Erica Olmos, Beeb’s Closet

https://beebscloset.wordpress.com

 

Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

 

Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front

https://sittonupfront.wordpress.com

 

Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com

 

Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels

http://www.lovelylaylabugjewels.com/Blog.php

 

Mary Deis, The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

 

Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design

http://smallstuffdesign.com

 

Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts

http://www.artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com

 

Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens

http://christinecravens.blogspot.com

 

Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs

http://www.adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com

 

Donna Parry, JewelryDonna

http://jewelrydonna.typepad.com

 

Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures

http://tanglestwistsandtreasures.com/blog/

 

Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments

https://wingedwisdomenchantments.wordpress.com/

 

 

76 thoughts on “The Final Reveal! Part 3, 2016 Build A Line Master Class Challenge

  1. Sue Shade says:

    What a success Irene. These are lovely very wearable pieces. I love the statement necklace so creative. And The first green heart is also one of my faves from this line.

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  2. trendyjewelrydesignsbykristyle says:

    Reneoie absolutely exquisitely done line the colors and combo’s are just define. I love all the different design elements you used as well. Bravo my friend stunning! Love you bunches sweetie! XOXO!

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  3. Mary Lou Guidry says:

    Irene
    I Enjoyed read All of Your Blogs and I love & appreciate All of Your Jewelry Line.
    Best Wishes to All accomplishments & To All of Your Beautiful Jewelry Creations !

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  4. What a beautiful line, Irene! The entire collection goes so nicely together and I really like the colors. What a creative way to use the hearts, too, upside down! It has been a pleasure getting to know you in this class and I look forward to watching your line grow.

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  5. Val Tilghman says:

    Beautiful collection! whether they are upside down or right side up ,hearts are always a staple in every jewelry wardrobe! You designed lots of lovely pieces 🙂

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  6. Elisabeth Wilks says:

    What a fun line “Classic Casual Hearts”! I really like what you have done with those specific heart stampings. My favorite are the hot pink crown earring with the little dangling cameos ladies.

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  7. Janet Calardo says:

    Beautiful line if jewelry, Renie! Love the inverted hearts and all the ways you used them. Definitely love those sweet earrings! Love your layout and pictures. Great job!

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  8. Belinda says:

    Oh Irene! I love your hearts! Your designs are gorgeous! Those butterfly earrings stole my heart! ;D I know what you mean about the learning process, there is so much more to it than just designing and making jewelry. I do believe you took those notes and ran with them! ;D Congratulations on your line, I know you will do well.

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  9. haileyscottage says:

    Lovely pieces – sweet and simple! I love the way you brought the color in with the iced enamels – I’m tempted to try it!

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  10. Renie, I posted a comment yesterday, butI don’t see it here…not sure what happened. Any way…you knocked it out of the park, my friend! Love every single piece and how you inverted the hearts. The cuff is spectacular!

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  11. Irene, what a wonderful job you’ve done! You’re line is simply gorgeous and I love how you’ve inverted the hearts. I just have to say – your color work is incredible. I love all the colors you chose, and especially love your bracelets! I can’t wait to see what else you do in the future, it was a pleasure to be in the class with you. 🙂

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  12. fernsplace says:

    Irene, It’s amazing what YOU can do when given a heart.You’re line is so pretty and well done. I can see all the love you put in each one.

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  13. As usual, I am late getting around but wanted to post and tell you how much I liked your line for the challenge. The idea of the inverted hearts is unusual and eye catching and you have done such great color with the ice enamels. Well done!

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