Friday, March 20, 2015

54 Jewelry Lines REVEALED! The 3rd [and Final!] Blog Hop


--->>   This is the Third and Final Blog Hop of the Very First B'sue Boutiques Build A Line Design Challenge!
--->>   At the very end of this post you will find the Full List of Participating Designers and all of our Blogs.

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In case we haven't met:

I'm Jennifer Merrill Williams,
Jewelry Designer and Lifelong Artist,
and my new jewelry line is named
LoveBeadz Classic Remix

When my story last ended, my worktable looked like this:
Well, here it is this evening:
(No worries, I'll straighten it up when I go back up there.)
It's been a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad,
Jewelry Designing Week!, Month!
 Truth is, the actual jewelry designing (the time when I get to play with the beads) for my new line mostly took place this week.
In accordance with Murphy's Law, last week a loyal customer ordered a custom-designed necklace - needed for a birthday present this week!
To be on the safe side, I completed it last weekend:
~*~  She loves it!  ~*~
Unfortunately, though, it is not part of my new LoveBeadz Classic Remix line.
This brings me to a very important point I have learned for myself during the Build a Line Challenge, about the difference between being a Jewelry Maker and a Jewelry Designer [who is Building a Line].
It takes me anywhere from [approximately the rest of my life] to [forever] to design a necklace.
(Well, let's say it can take several hours.)
Every bead and component must reflect the style and vision I start with for that creation. There is a lot of switching the order of beads, thoughtful gazing with head shaking, and determined rummaging in boxes and bins.
Practically speaking, as a Jewelry Maker designing one-of-a-kind pieces, the cost of all that design time cannot usually be recaptured in pricing the piece. The exceptions are higher-end "statement" and custom-ordered piece like these:
This copper necklace was created using beads from a bracelet the client had me redesign,
It took months (off and on) to develop this design. I call it "The Wedding Necklace" 
As a Jewelry Designer building a line, I will still spend hours designing a necklace (that's just how I roll)
> It can be used as a prototype for variations in materials or color schemes.
> It  can be adapted to create pieces of different styles
> It can be used as a template to produce a quantity of pieces.

The LoveBeadz Classic Remix line is styled with vintage beads so the availability of materials can limit the quantities of pieces that can be made with the exact same components. However, similar materials can be used to evoke the same style.

Of all the fabulous vintage beads I gathered for the Classic Remix line, these are the only ones I  found in larger quantities, and I grabbed them! They are Moonglow Lucite, produced by Dupont in the mid-20th Century and no longer manufactured today.

LoveBeadz Classic Remix Line

Series 1

"Grace Remix"
 Choker to Princess Length (Mid-size of Classic Remix Line) 
Creamy-Brown Color Scheme

"Graziella Remix"
 Choker Length (Smallest Scale) 
Creamy-Brown Color Scheme

"Dominique Remix"
 Choker to Princess Length (Mid-size ) 
Olive-Brown Color Scheme
" Daniela Remix"
 Matinee to Opera Length (Longest) 
Multi-Brown Color Scheme.
"Briana Remix"
 Choker to Princess Length (Mid-size) 
Coppery-Brown Color Scheme

 ~   To be continued.....   ~


Participating Designers and their Blogs:

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
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