Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Friday, February 20, 2015


I am late to the gate posting today.  This building a line has been really challenging for me as well as the other Artist involved.  Some are having problems with what direction to go.  Like me they are used to making large glorious pieces, sometimes these artist don't even make earrings.  So to now include these items in a line, jussst a little stressful.  Some Artist always create tiny delicate jewelry so to make a larger statement piece is a challenge.  Brenda broke it down to us their are tiers to our makering. Always good quality, but low tier inexpensive,a middle tier of  moderate and top of the line.  I started creating and didn't feel like I had chosen enough design elements.  Then an Aha moment. Wait, one of my design elements is color.  The colors will change according to the season but definately a design element.
Colorizing Bsue Boutique Brass
Now that Aha moment began to help me along. First tier is earrings even though the more decorative the more the price; they are still tier one

These Tiny Tulip bead caps and my wire wrapping make for a pretty and delicate tier one purchase.

These Brass hearts Little larger still delicate cost a bit more at about $15 still tier one.

More Brass and detail these lovelies are still at tier one. Next on my Agenda was  Bracelets.  I have a couple in mind but I will share one today.  It has all my elements, color, sparkle and shine, wings with my humming bird and a Heart. Comes in at Tier 2

Matching Pendants in Spring colors.  After all this is the Spring line of Wings and Beads. One of the thoughts that came up in class discussion "Are we creating specialized Branding for our line.  For me the answer is yes.  I am ordering new biz cards and I have my own jewelry tags being created, OMG I am so excited.  I will tell you more abought the packaging in the next hop.  Necklace / Pendant one Hangs 13 inches to the tip of the bird.

The second Pendant/Necklace hangs 17 inches and the clasp for both are located on the side near focal for easy off and on. Brass Heart, pearl Chain all from Bsue Boutique

Now I really have to get to duplicating these pieces and finishing a few more tier 2 pieces.  One of my work spaces (cause I am a pink girl, lol)
I also have a Steam punk Heart you will have to come back to see the completion but here is a preview
I have enjoyed my time with you and hope you did too.Grab your tea and visit the other Artist, and  Remeber to wear Vintage it's new again.
Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
Marcia Tuzzolino
Jann Tague
Judy King
Linzi Alford
Cynthia Wainscott
Carole Carlson
Lynn Stinten
Marica Zammit
Catherine Shattuck
Michaele Collie
Mary Craig
Lee Koopman
Erin Whitacre
Monica Casady
Leila West
Cindy Peterson
Leila Belcher
Gloria Allen
Pamela Anger
Tammy Adams
Lynda O'Mara
Elizabeth Hildreth
Dana Hickey
Janet Calardo
Maria Clark
Lori Beekman
Jennifer Kroeger
Amy Jorgensen
Robin Reed
Ingrid Anderson
Louise O'Shields
Susan Killam
Mary Katherine Deis
Nike Bottalico
Susan Bowerman
Kristy Le
Jan Peters
Mitzie Crider
Gina Hockett
Linda Anderson
Alexandra Sefton
Melida Boman
Teresa Shurter
Melissa Latimer
Renee Hong
Nadine Edris
Lori Meyer
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier
Renee Allen
Autumn Adams
Elizabeth Owens
Kat BarronMiller
Sandra Ballard
Coral Law

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Meet Jeanne Steck

Meet my partner Jeanne Steck of
for the Bead Peeps Swap and Hop. Designers Partner up and swap a clasp and focal to create unique designs.  Jeannie Marie Steck is a School Teacher by day, Designer/Artist at large.
Jeannie used this Photo as inspiration  
To create this fabulous Necklace, Clever Girl
Jeanne Marie's Photo's

Jeanne Marie has her own website  and Etsy shop.  Now I will contact my partner and I will be back to show you what I receive from her as my design Challenge.  As always, Wear Vintage, It's New Again.