Wings and Beads

Wings and Beads
Wear Old It's New Again

Friday, March 20, 2015


 Welcome to The Build A Line Challenge Blog Hop Sponsored by Brenda Sue Lansdowne of  Thank You Brenda Sue Lansdowne of Bsue Boutiques, My Mentor, The Teacher, I call you Friend for without whom this challenge, this road to discovery would not have happened.  The Challenge was to design 5 cohesive pieces in a Pyramid of price ranges. Inexpensive pieces that sell without guilt to a customer. Pieces that could be reproduced by me with options for the customer. I challenged myself to design smaller pieces than the Statement kind of pieces I usually do, and add color. Inexpensive but not cheap materials, because BSue has the good stuff.  My customer could have a Varity of colors. Since this is the Spring line you will see spring colors.  Summer will add cool sky blue, Turqoise.  The fall will add Oranges, Browns.  Necklines are chain, or beaded.  The Brass, glass spectra beads, Heart stampings, earring findings even the Vintage and Gold colored copper wire were all purchased at   Mostly the line is done in Raw brass with color added although I usually design in Silver with Gemstones. Usually Women, even low on funds, we will find a way to buy lipstick and earrings. lol, So my Wings and Beads Collection started with Earrings.  Although not being my strong point, I gave it a Whirl.  I love to match my bracelets and Necklaces and everything is interchangeble Mix and Match!
Spring Green Hearts Level 1

Spring Locket Earrings Level 1

Spring Earrings with and without Crystals

Dangles Brass Heart, Brass Mini Tulips, Glass flowers and Swarovski Crystals

Dangles higher end Level 1 Genuine Amethyst, Glass flowers and Swarovki Crystals

For love of Dragonflies

Hearts, glass Pearls, Glass Maple Leaves, Brass Hearts and Crystals

Small Tulip Earrings with dangles
Next in Line, Level 2 of the Pyramid some Bracelets:
Green Wings and Beads Bracelet

Multi Strand Bracelet in Pink

Marsala Color of the year Multistrand Bracelet
Level Three, Cute Heart Pendants on a chain
14/16 inch Pendant Necklace on a chain

Longer Layering Pendant Necklace
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2 Necklaces Layared
Next were Mini Assemblages on Beaded and Chain necklaces

Mini Assemblages Level
Mini Assemblage Wings and Beads
Next I created Chain Links and Cameo, Then Asymetrical
Cameo Wings and Beads

Long Asymetrical Wings and Beads Romantic Steampunk

Steampunk Wings and Beads with a working Propelar
I am happy to say I still have pieces waiting to be completed

I invite you back to see the finished pieces as I continue on this Journey of Learning.  Thanks for stopping by.  Since this is a Blog hop I have enclosed the list of participants please visit them and leave a word. "Remember to Wear Vintage Its 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