I see you’ve met Sammy Kat, my sidekick. He is a jewel thief extraordinaire.
This is the first of 3 blog hops sponsored by BSueBoutiques.com We are particpants in a Master Class, facilitated by Brenda Sue Landsdowne. Long before Brenda had her supply site on the internet she was the designer of a very successful line of jewelry.
Aren’t we the lucky ones? We are learning the ins and outs of bringing a successful line to market from some one with first hand experience.
I love a journey.. whether it is a trip into the past thru research or a bona fide road trip. This peek in to the past has brought me from Egypt to France, Italy, all about Europe, a detour thru Hollywood, and back to France.
I have enjoyed wandering thru the history of jewelry from many different eras and never left my living room.
Understanding and respecting the techniques which have stood the test of time and how the old masters continue to influence modern styles is important.
We are learning the importance of a cohesive look to your line. I need to work on that. I’m pretty much all over the map.
The theme I chose for my line utilizes the Straw Bonnet brass stamping. This stamping always makes me smile, whether I see it as a sun bonnet, worn at a day at the beach, as a head covering while tending a garden, or a finishing touch to the outfit worn by a county woman out on the town. For me this bonnet embodies the gladness of Pollyanna. I hope I can bring about that feeling in my jewelry line.
No matter how far I stray, I always wind up back here, at the messy desk putting together things that make me happy.
Please won’t you continue the blog hop by clicking on the links below.
We would appreciate a comment on our blogs to know you were here.
Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box
Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio
Irene Hoffman, Heart’s Dezire by Irene
Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick
Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not
Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs
Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie
Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time
Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation
Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks
Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann
Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs
Susan Bolton, Fern’s Place
Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets
Barbara Kelley, Angels’ Keep
Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks
Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs
Joan Donovan, Hailey’s Cottage
Alison Huie, Ally’s Baubles
Sharon Palac, Sharon’s Jewelry Garden
Erica Olmos, Beeb’s Closet
Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry
Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front
Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs
Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels
Mary Deis, The Rose Sword
Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design
Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts
Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens
Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs
Donna Parry, JewelryDonna
Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures
Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments