Clever Designs by Jann .. Build A Line Challenge Master Class 2016 .. FINAL REVEAL

Today is April 1st .. It’s not only April Fool’s Day but also the end of a fantastic class ..  I enjoyed my 2nd experience with the BALC group and I learned more about myself as a designer ..

Our final reveal is today ..This is not the end of my journey making this style of jewelry .. I will continue designing and adding to this line .. Take a look at my new designs below and I hope you will take a moment to leave me a comment ..

 http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

Blog Hop Dates ..

Friday Jan 29 ..COMPLETED

Friday February 26 .. COMPLETED

Friday April 1 .. TODAY

 

These are my B’sue components for my Country Chic Jewelry Line  .. Of course I was not able to use everything, however my creative juices are still on overload ..

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REVEAL

 Level 1 of my Pyramid consist of earrings .. Lot’s of B’sue components are used to make these sweet earrings .. Be on the look-out for more Country Chic Earrings in the future ..

COWGIRL UP EARRINGS

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heart cowgirl earrings

 

COUNTRY GIRL BRACELETS

Level 2a of my Pyramid consist of Bracelets .. These are so Cowgirlish .. Lot’s of B’sue components are used in all 3 of these bracelets .. I had so much fun making these Country Chic beauties ..

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Back side of Bracelets

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SASSY NECKLACE SETS

Level 2b of my Pyramid consist of several different styles of Country Chic Necklaces with matching Earrings .. I used B’sue Leafy Picture Frame components, roses, different charms, a touch of lace, and the same amount of beads in each necklace .. All earrings are the same ..

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country chic horse necklace 1

 

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Back side of Necklaces

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Level 2c of my Pyramid consist of several different styles of Country Chic Necklaces with matching Earrings .. I used B’sue Double Winged components, roses, different charms, a touch of lace, and the same amount of beads in each necklace .. All the earrings are the same ..

YEE HAW NECKLACES SETS

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boot necklace

 

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Back side of Necklaces

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Level 2d of my Pyramid consist of several different styles of Country Chic Necklaces with matching Earrings .. I used B’sue Double Winged components, bead caps, roses, different charms, a touch of lace, and the same amount of beads in each necklace .. All earrings are the same ..

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Back side of Necklaces

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Level 3 of my Pyramid consist of several different styles of Country Chic Necklaces with matching Earrings .. I used several different B’sue components, different chams, roses, and the same amount of beads in each necklace .. All earrings are the same ..

GIDDY UP NECKLACE SETS

horse with horse shoe necklace

horse with lots of charms necklace

 

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Back side of Necklaces

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STATEMENT PIECES

Level 4 of my Pyramid are my statement pieces .. B’sue Cuff, Sash Broach and leaves along with a horse that is colored with perfect pearls .. of course a rose and some lace was added to complete this beauty ..

RODEO HORSE CUFF

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Back side of Cuff

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Level 4 This statement necklace is fit for a Rodeo Queen .. I used Modge Pod and scrap      bookpaper on the B’sue necklace blank along with several other B’sue componetns .. The  rhinestone horseshoe is vintage and is perfect for this necklace .. Earrings will be designed later when I get more red beads ..

RODEO QUEEN NECKLACE

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Back side of Necklace

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Thank you for following me on my BALC journey ..  Thank you to Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques for guiding us .. Also thank you to all the members who participated in this challenge for the experience ..

Most of the components used in my jewelry line are purchased at B’Sue Boutiques and are made in the USA .. http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

So hop along with all of us by using the links below and see more beautiful jewelry lines by my fellow jewelry artists!

Y’all are the BEST !!

Jann

 

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

http://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 

https://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/

 HAPPY TRAIL’S TO YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

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Clever Designs by Jann .. Build A Line Challenge Master Class 2016 .. Part 2

WELCOME BACK TO MY  “COUNTRY CHIC” JOURNEY

http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

Today is February 26th and this is our 2nd Blog Hop for the Build A Line 2016 Challenge .. Our next Blog Hop will be on Friday, April 1 and I will be revealing my new Country Chic Line on that day ..

I have learned more about myself as a Designer in this class & finally understand what it takes to build a jewelry line.  I want to thank  our instructor Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’sue Boutiques for showing me the ropes. Brenda is an outstanding designer, business owner, instructor and mentor .. Thank you again Brenda for this journey ..

The list below is a few of the discussions we have had ..

  • Design Influences
  • Collages
  • What type of maker are you, Hobbyist, Maker or Designer
  • Your Desire to move up or down in jewelry making

I subscribe to a magazine called Cowboys & Indians thinking I would find a Designer that I could connect with .. I’m still searching for that connection.

I love the designer Miriam Haskell .. Her style is over the top Gorgeous .. I have made a few necklaces that were influenced by her designs .. Take a look below ……

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Miriam Haskell Design Above

My Designs Below

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I love collages .. I use PicsArt and PhotoGrid to do my editing .. I’m still learning ..  Examining my previous pictures to my current pictures I have gotten better .. I still have problems with lighting .. If I only had more hours in the day or if I could split myself into two .. Ha Ha !!!!!!

Here are 2 different Collages that were made recently ..

cross necklace set 1

heart angel black necklace 2

During the month of February we had a long discussion on what we felt we are as a jewelry maker .. A Hobbyist, Maker or Designer ..

  • A HOBBYIST is someone content with dabbling and doing their own thing.
  • The Jewelry MAKER is more serious about the business end of things. They may very actively honing their craft and experimenting with ‘what works’.
  • The Jewelry DESIGNER has developed a brand and a recognizable, cohesive look.   They have done all the things that the hobbyist and the maker have done

I started out as a Hobbyist, making jewelry for myself, family, friends, contest and a few sales .. I have developed myself into a Designer but with still a small amount of Maker in me ..

Another question was asked .. “Do you have the desire to convert up or down” .. It’s taken me several years to get where I’m at and I sure don’t want to go backwards at this time in my life .. It only get’s better .. I sale my jewelry at Etsy, FaceBook and Pinterest ..

Below are a few pictures on what’s going on at my design table .. sorry I can’t show you any completed pieces right now .. stay tuned in for the next Blog Hop on April 1 ..

Here are a  few components I’m using for my Country Chic Line .. yes I do have more

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Waiting to be revealed on April 1

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Something sweet dangles from the chain

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Thank you for reading my blog and I would appreciate your comments .. please go all the way down to the bottom of my blog to find the comment section ..

The list below are all participants, be sure to visit their Blogs and you can start following them also .. see you soon .. Jann

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Brenda Sue Lansdowne  Jewelry Making Outside the Box

http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/

Diana Buynak  –  Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio

http://butterflyemporium.indiemade.com/blo

Irene Hoffman  – Heartsdezirebyirene

http://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com

Clare Wells Nemeth  – Creative Magick

http://www.craftingmagick.blogspot.com

Mary Reckmeyer –  Afrayedknot

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/

Belinda Reed-Ingle  – Vogue Rocks

http://voguerocks.blogspot.com/

Beth Trubman – The Journey of Jewelry

http://thejourneyofjewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson – Beadsophisticate

http://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com/

Jann Tague – Clever Designs by Jann …………… YOU ARE HERE

https://janntague.wordpress.com

Shari Gardner – SLG Jewelry Designs

http://slgdesigns.wordpress.com/

Susan Bolton – Fern’s Place

http://www.fernsplace.org

Chris Kemp – NoodlePie Bracelets

http://noodlepiebracelets.com/

Barbara Kelley – Angels’ Keep

https://angelskeepbandbdotcom.wordpress.com/

Susan Bowerman – Woodside WireWorks

http://www.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 Katherine – The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com/ 

Renee Webb Allen – Small Stuff Design

http://smallstuffdesign.com

Valerie Tilghman- ArtJewelsandGifts

http://artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com/

Chris Cravens Vintage Cravens

http://christinecravens.blogspot.com/

Leslie Carver

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/

HAPPY TRAIL’S TO YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

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Clever Designs by Jann .. Build A Line Challenge Master Class 2016 .. Part 1

Hi everyone, welcome to my Blog and to B’sue Boutique 2016 Build A Line Challenge .. I’m Jann Tague of Clever Designs by Jann .. Today is January 29, 2016 and it’s the big reveal day for our Second Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques http://www.bsueboutiques.  This is part one of a series of three Blog Hops and our instructor is Brenda Sue Lansdowne .. I hope you will follow my journey for the next three months.

Blog Hop Dates ..

Friday Jan 29 .. TODAY

Friday February 26

Friday April 1

http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

 

A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT ME AND HOW I STARTED MY JEWELRY DESIGN BUSINESS ..

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I have been designing jewelry since 2006 .. I reconnected with a high school friend and she introduced me to Bead Embroidery .. I fell in love with all of those tiny beads immediately.  I have entered many shows and contest through out my journey and have walked away with several first place ribbons ..

Here is a picture of my very first Bead Embroidery Necklace .. Skulls Of The Caribbean .. I won a first place blue ribbon on this beauty .. Was I excited .. YES !!

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Definitely I have grown and my direction has changed since introduced to B’sue .. Don’t get me wrong I still LOVE a great beading project ..

 

My 2015 Build A Line Design Line was “Adventures In The Sea” .. I selected that design line because of my love for the Ocean .. Here are a few of my necklaces from my beach line .. Words that describe this line are ..  “Adventurous” .. “Resort” .. “Beach”.. “Cottage Chic” .. “Fun” .. “Vintage Classic” and “Romantic” ..

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THE REVEAL …….

For this challenge I am taking a totally different direction .. I started a small Design Line in 2015 calling it “COUNTRY CHIC” .. I am expanding on this line for BALC 2016..

I have a good selection of chain, beads and of course B’sue components ..  they are ready to go .. Let’s see how this COWGIRL will get her giddy up on ..

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We will be using Vogue Magazine as a learning tool and also for inspiration .. I’m also adding Cowboys Indians Magazine to my reading material .. so many beautiful pieces of  jewelry and country trends in these 2 editions ..

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Take a look at some of my 2015 Country Chic Designs  .. Words that describe my Country Chic Line are .. “Country Chic” .. “Western Dazzle” .. “Country Girl” .. “Vintage Classic” .. “Romantic” ..

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country collage 2

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Thank you for visiting my Blog .. I would  appreciate it if you would take the time  to comment  in the area that is provided  ..
MY LINKS ..

 

Who doesn’t LOVE the Eagles .. Rest In Peace .. Glenn Frey .. One of my all time favorites .. “Lyin Eyes”

The list below are all participants, be sure to visit their Blogs and you can start following them also .. see you soon .. Jann

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Brenda Sue Lansdowne  Jewelry Making Outside the Box

http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/

Diana Buynak  –  Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio

http://butterflyemporium.indiemade.com/blo

Irene Hoffman  – Heartsdezirebyirene

http://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com

Clare Wells Nemeth  – Creative Magick

http://www.craftingmagick.blogspot.com

Mary Reckmeyer –  Afrayedknot

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/

Belinda Reed-Ingle  – Vogue Rocks

http://voguerocks.blogspot.com/

Beth Trubman – The Journey of Jewelry

http://thejourneyofjewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson – Beadsophisticate

http://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com/

Jann Tague – Clever Designs by Jann

https://janntague.wordpress.com

Shari Gardner – SLG Jewelry Designs

http://slgdesigns.wordpress.com/

Susan Bolton – Fern’s Place

http://www.fernsplace.org

Chris Kemp – NoodlePie Bracelets

http://noodlepiebracelets.com/

Barbara Kelley – Angels’ Keep

https://angelskeepbandbdotcom.wordpress.com/

Susan Bowerman – Woodside WireWorks

http://www.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 Katherine – The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com/ 

Renee Webb Allen – Small Stuff Design

http://smallstuffdesign.com

Valerie Tilghman- ArtJewelsandGifts

http://artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com/

Chris Cravens Vintage Cravens

http://christinecravens.blogspot.com/

Leslie Carver

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/

HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU .. UNTIL NEXT TIME

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A New Challenge Is On The Horizon

Wow its November already and I haven’t done a Blog in sometime .. I have been busy designing some new jewelry pieces and I’m gearing up for a new Challenge starting in January thru March 2016 .. What will my theme be?  It’s a secret .. I will be announcing it here on my blog sometime in January ..

The Build A Line Master Challenge is sponsored by B’sue Boutiques and our instructor is  Brenda Sue Lansdowne ..

 

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Our instructor .. Brenda Sue Lansdowne

http://www.bsueboutiques.com

Below are a few of my recently released designs .. you can find them and much more at my Etsy Shop ..

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDesignsbyJann

NEW BRACELETS

squireel bracelet and earrings

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sandy beach bracelet2

NEW EARRINGS

owl moon earrings

squirrel earrings

bird earrings

glove earrings

NEW NECKLACES

victorian angel necklace

turquoise and ice resin necklace

iced enamel heart necklace2

owl ice enamels necklace

iced enamel necklace with charms 2

owl necklace 3

Thank you for taking a stroll thru my blog .. See y’all soon !!

XoXo .. Jann

MY LINKS

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDesignsbyJann

https://www.facebook.com/JewelsByJann/

https://www.pinterest.com/janntague/clever-designs/

September Change It Up Blog Hop

Howdy everyone .. Today is September 25th and it’s Reveal Time for our Vintage Flair Change It Up Blog Hop ..

Let’s catch up on a few things before I reveal my designs ..

My Etsy Shop is up and running and I have almost 200 items posted ..  If you haven’t visited my Etsy Shop the link below will take you to it .. Thanks so much !

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDesignsbyJann

I hope to roll out a fall design within the next couple of weeks so be on the look out for all of those beautiful fall colors ..

My hubby “Don” and I took a short trip to Big Bear a couple of weeks ago .. We went to a few flea markets and a car show and we even took our sweet Abby with us .. what a fun beautiful day ..

Lunch time with Don and Abby ..

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This old car really took me by surprise .. does it remind you of a TV program ?

big bear car show

 

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.. Moving On To The Reveal ..

The components shown below were selected for us to use by Brenda Sue Lansdowne our leader at B’sue Boutiques Creative Group .. Aren’t they GREAT !  We were challenged to create a jewelry design using only these components.  The challenge did have a  twist .. we were to use it in a way that we normally wouldn’t .. you could cut it up, use the back side or upside down .. let your imagination take off ..

Well my imagination was having problems so I stuck with the good old traditional ..

http://www.bsueboutiques.com

These are the products and tools I used on my designs .. Iced Enamels, Perfect Pearls and Daimond Glaze ..

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Using the largest component of the four selections I decided to make a vintage cuff .. The component was beant in the form of a cuff bracelet and spray painted white .. Ivory Ice Enamel was applied over the top of the spray paint .. I fell in love with the rose cameo offered at B’sue Boutiques and applied the same technique on the cameo but used different colors .. B’sue brass chain, rosary chain and a heart locket complete this Vintage Cuff Bracelet ..

Vintage Cuff Bracelet

Vintage Cuff Bracelet

I couldn’t do just one challenge piece so it was back to the design table to challenge myself again .. The component was beant in the form of a cuff .. Spray paint and Perfect Pearls was used for the coloring .. A B’sue Ring, brass chain, beads and pearls complete this Vintage Swag Bracelet ..

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Vintage Swag Bracelet

Ok .. just one more .. How could I pass on the heart stamping ..  Spray paint and Perfect Pearls was used for the coloring .. Attached to the center of the heart is a B’sue cameo with rhinestone’s around it and some sweet baby roses with leafs  .. Vintage pearls, rhinestone rondelles, glass beads and gold-plated chain complete this elegant necklace set ..

vintage flair heart necklace set

 

Thank you for taking a stroll thru my blog .. Below is a list of other blog hoppers who are participating I hope you will hop along with me ..

Did you figure out the name of the TV program .. click on the link below for the reveal ..

XoXo

MY LINKS :
Etsy ..                      https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDesignsbyJann

FaceBook ..            https://www.facebook.com/JewelsByJann

Pinterest ..              https://www.pinterest.com/janntague/clever-designs/

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September 25, 2015 .. Blog Hoppers

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Mary Deis

The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com/

Jann Tague

Clever Designs

https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Lori Beekman

B.Accessorized

https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Renee Hong

Fine and Dandy Jewelry

http://www.fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Wainscott

Exotic Peru Jewelry

http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com/

Dana Hickey

Magpie Approved

http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com/

Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker

Q Settings

https://qsettings.wordpress.com/

Karen Eaton

KJewelry Creations

http://kjewelrycreations1.blogspot.com/

Shari Gardner

SLG Jewelry Designs

https://slgdesigns.wordpress.com/

Alison Huie

Ally’s Baubles

http://allysbaubles.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

http://www.novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Carole Carlson

Beadsophisticate

https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com/

Cindy Peterson

Howling Dog Jewelry

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Marcia Tuzzolino

Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me/

Charlotte Smothers

Sea Horse Ranch Life

http://seahorseranch.blogspot.com/

Catherine Shattuck

Victorian Rose Boutique

https://vrbrose.wordpress.com/

Clare Wells Nemeth

Papercrafting Magic

http://papercraftingmagic.blogspot.com/

Erin Whitacre

Shattered Time

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com/

Lynda O’Mara

Lomara Creative

http://www.lomaracreative.com/

Ginger Hammond

Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com/

Ingrid Anderson

Lilis Gems Artisan Jewelry

https://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Deb Beechy

Beetique

http://www.beetique56.blogspot.com

Harry Wood

Oscar Crow

http://oscarcrow.blogspot.com/

Delyssa Maxwell

Past Time Fancies

https://pasttimefancies.wordpress.com/

Paula Gaskill

Lovely Layla Bugs

http://lovelylaylabugjewels.weebly.com/blog

Irene Hoffman

Heart’s Dezire by Irene

https://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com/

Alexandra Sefton

Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Leslie Carver

Adorn Divine Designs

http://adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The End Of Summer and What’s In Store For September

Hi everyone .. Hope y’all had a great summer .. Wow was it hot in California  .. We have a huge water shortage and are required to reduce our water by at least 35% each month, which has been hard  .. Hopefully we will get rain this winter to fill up our lakes and dams ..

In August we kept cool by going to the Kern River .. It’s another one of our favorite camping spots .. The river was down but still enough to play in and keep cool ..

Relaxing at the Kern River
Relaxing at the Kern River

My son and his family who live in Cedar Park TX came for a 3 week visit .. I just can’t get enough love from my grandkids ..  Here is a picture of Jake and Madi and Megan and Grant .. they all started school last week ..

Jake and Madi .. 1st day of School
Jake and Madi .. 1st day of School
Megan and Grant
Megan and Grant ..  1st day of school

In September I will be working on some new designs .. B’sue Boutique has a challenge every month .. September’s challenge is “Vintage Flair” .. I have a few designs tumbling around in my head and will get started next week ..

Also in September B’sue Boutiques is hosting a Blog Hop and is using the “Vintage Flair” idea .. We have four stamping’s to select from .. I love them all and maybe I just might make 4 creations .. I will be featuring my designs in my Blog September 25th ..

                                        http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

Here is some of my jewelry I made in August .. Everything is for sale at my Etsy Shop (see link below) ..

Mermaid Necklace
Mermaid Necklace
SeaHorse Necklace
SeaHorse Necklace
Ship / Old Key Necklace
Ship / Old Key Necklace
Boho Clam Shell Necklace
Boho Clam Shell Necklace
Octopus Necklace Set
Octopus Necklace Set
Clam Shell and Anchor Necklace Set
Clam Shell and Anchor Necklace Set
Fish Earrings
Fish Earrings
Seahorse Earrings
Seahorse Earrings

See Y’all Soon .. XoXo

Take a break and enjoy some Little Big Town – Pontoon

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Stop by and visit my Etsy Shop ..

Etsy ..

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDesignsbyJann

You can also find me at ..

Clever Designs by Jann on FaceBook .. https://www.facebook.com/JewelsByJann

Pinterest

B’sue Boutiques

Most of my supplies are purchased at B’sue Boutiques .. everything is made in the USA .. stop by and take a look ..

http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

Let’s Catch Up ..

Hi Everyone .. It’s been sometime since my last blog .. so let’s catch up .. We went on a vacation to Brooking OR .. My son’s family who lives in Cedar Park TX are here on vacation for a couple of weeks .. And of course I have been busy making jewelry .. I opened a Etsy Store and I hope y’all will visit .. my links are located at the bottom of the page ..

For the last 5 years we have spent our vacations in OR with friends .. Every July Brookings has a kite festival so we pack our motorhome and travel to this beautiful beach ..

 

Kite Festival 2015
Kite Festival 2015
A few Large Kites
A few Large Kites

We had a pool party a few days ago .. What a fun day everyone had ..

Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day

I am gearing up to make more Beach Jewelry in August  ..  At B’sue Boutiques we have a monthly challenge and I love to participate each month .. For the month of August the theme is “The End of Summer/Beaches/Ocean Themes”  I have my Work Table all prepared and ready to go for this week ..

Work Table Wednesday 8/5
Work Table Wednesday 8/5

Here are a few of my newest arrivals at Clever Designs ..

Mermaid Clam Shell Necklace
Mermaid Clam Shell Necklace
Seahorse Starfish Necklace
Seahorse Starfish Necklace Set
Seahorse Necklace
Seahorse Necklace
Clam Shell Seahorse Necklace
Clam Shell Seahorse Necklace
Starfish Earrings
Starfish Earrings

For your entertainment .. turn up the volume .. sit back and enjoy The Three Dog Night .. Joy To The World

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Stop by and visit my Etsy Shop ..

Etsy ..

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDesignsbyJann

You can also find me at ..

Clever Designs by Jann on FaceBook .. https://www.facebook.com/JewelsByJann

Pinterest

B’sue Boutiques

Most of my supplies are purchased at B’sue Boutiques .. everything is made in the USA .. stop by and take a look ..

http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

 

Clever Designs .. Adventures In The Sea .. Continues

My adventure continues adding more & more to my Beach Jewelry Line .. I love making beach jewelry ..

Several sets of earrings washed  ashore along with bracelets and necklaces .. Take a look and I always appricate your comments ..

Octopus Earrings
Octopus Earrings

 

Compass Earrings
Compass Earrings
Anchor Earrings
Anchor Earrings
Anchor Earrings
Anchor Earrings
Beaded Ocean Bracelet
Beaded Ocean Bracelet
Beach Charm Bracelet
Beach Charm Bracelet
Anchor Cab Necklace
Anchor Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Necklace
Mermaid Necklace
SOLD Mermaid Necklace
Mermaid Cab Necklace
Mermaid Cab Necklace
Mermaid Cab Necklace
Mermaid Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Bracelet
Seahorse Cab Bracelet
Seahorse and Mermaid Necklace
Seahorse and Mermaid Necklace
young child playing at beach necklace
young child playing at beach necklace
victorian girl in bathing suit necklace
victorian girl in bathing suit necklace

This Necklace sold recently ..

Seahorse Cab Necklace
Seahorse Cab Necklace

What’s else is new at Clever Designs ..

I started another Jewelry Line and it’s called Country Chic for all of those country gals .. Here are a couple of my new pieces ..  Hold on to your horses  I will be adding more and more jewelry very soon ..


GIDDY UP NECKLACE AND BRACELET ..

Country Chic Horse Necklace
Country Chic Horse Necklace
Country Chic Horse Bracelet
Country Chic Horse Bracelet

One of my favorite Country Music Groups Is  “LITTLE BIG TOWN” .. sit back and enjoy the music ..

ADIOS

Check out B’sue Boutiques .. Everything is made in the USA

http://www.bsueboutiques.com

My Links

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PINTEREST .. https://www.pinterest.com/janntague/clever-designs/

PINTEREST .. https://www.pinterest.com/janntague/beach-jewelry-by-jann/

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Build A Line Challenge From B’sue Boutiques .. Clever Designs by Jann .. Part Three

.. Welcome Back To My Journey ..

Adventures In The Sea

Today is March 20th and the end of our Design Challenge and Blog Hop .. My adventures will still continue designing different sea related jewelry and more .. I enjoyed this experience and learned different things from Brenda Sue Lansdowne and the rest of the members who participated in this challenge ..

Several changes were made to my design line since Blog I and II .. originally I named my jewelry by individual pieces .. WHAT WAS I THINKING .. now each series level has a name .. so simple and easy for me to remember .. Because of this change some jewelry pieces had to be moved to different levels .. sorry for any confusion ..

My first 3 Levels are my bread and butter and will range from $15.00 – $50.00 ..  Levels 4 – 9 will be in a higher range from $50.00 – $250.00 ..

ARE YOU READY TO SEE MY FINAL REVEAL .. LET’S GET STARTED …….

Level I Series .. Adventure Earrings

Several new Adventure Earrings washed ashore for my final reveal ..

Adventure Earrings
Adventure Earrings

 

Adventure Earrings
Adventure Earrings

Level 2  Series .. Sinann

Sinann .. The first 3 necklaces shown in this series were already introduced to you in BLOG II  ..

Sinann
Sinann
Sinann
Sinann
Sinann
Sinann

New to Level 2 Series  .. Sinann

I used white spray paint and a touch of gilders paste on both components .. Sinann has a rhinestone waistband and hangs from a beautiful B’sue connector, attached to the middle of the connector is a flat back pearl with rhinestones around it  .. pearls and glass beads are in the chain ..

Sinann
Sinann Necklace

I used black spray paint and a touch of gilders paste on both B’sue components .. Sinann hangs from a B’sue connector .. jade and glass beads are in the chain ..

Sinann
Sinann

I found this large anchor in my stash and it hangs from a B’sue connector, a touch of vintage lace separates the two pieces to makes up this Sinann necklace.. glass beads are in the chain ..

Sinann
Sinann

In this Sinann Necklace I used a large mother of pearl bead & it spins around inside a filigree stamping from B’sue.  A small clam shell was added to the center of the bead.  Chain has smaller mother of pearl and glass beads ..

Sinann
Sinann Necklace

A B’sue bezel was used in this Sinann Necklace along with a mother of pearl bead and a small clam shell was added to the center .. Chain has smaller mother of pearl and glass beads ..

Sinann
Sinann Necklace

I found this sweet compass in my stash and attached it to a B’sue filigree stamping, rhinestones are glued around the compass to make up this Sinann Necklace ..

Sinann
Sinann

Level 3 Series .. Seri

This Seri necklace was already shown to you in Blog II .. I did make one change, rhinestones were added around the flat back pearl ..

Seri Seahorse Necklace
Seri Seahorse Necklace

New To Level 3 Series .. Seri

I used a B’sue heart and painted the swirls to look like waves .. I found this cute rhinestone seahorse in my stash .. chain has mother of pearl and glass beads ..

Seri Seahorse Necklace
Seri Seahorse Necklace

Level 4 Series .. Sedna

This Sedna necklace was already shown to you in Blog II ..

Sedna
Sedna

New To Level 4 Series .. Sedna
I used white spray paint and a touch of gilders paste on both components .. Sedna has a rhinestone waistband and hangs from a beautiful B’sue connector, attached to the middle of the connector is a flat back pearl with rhinestones around it .. pearls and jade beads are in the chain ..

Sedna
Sedna

I used B’sue mermaid cabs on both of these 2 Sedna necklaces .. they are painted  using alcohol inks and are attached to filigree stampings, rhinestones were added around both cabs ..

Sedna
Sedna
Sedna
Sedna

Level 5 Series .. Sabrina

Both of these 2 Sabrina bracelets were introduced to you in Blog II .. I did make a couple of changes to the 1st one .. More color was added to the mermaid and seahorse along with B’sue vintage pearl chain was added ..

Sabrina
Sabrina

I used a B’sue bow tie and mermaid / seahorse heart to make up this beauty .. a touch of lace is under the heart with other charms surrounding Sabrina .. I used chain and B’sue vintage pearl chain to finish this bracelet..

Sabrina
Sabrina

New to Level 5 Series .. Sabrina

I used a B’sue anchor cab and painted it white .. it is buffed back just a little to make it look worn and then I attached it to a B’sue filigree stamping .. vintage B’sue pearl chain and a chunky chain I found in my stash finish it off ..

Sabrina
Sabrina

New to Level 6 Series .. Savina

I used a B’sue seahorse, mermaid and ooki for my focal pieces on these 3 Savina necklaces .. clam shells, starfish, pearls, rhinestones, necklace blank and filigree stampings were also used .. each chain is different using pearls, jade & glass beads ..

Savina
Savina
Savina
Savina
Savina
Savina

New to Level 7 Series .. Limited Editions .. Seashore Cuff Bracelets

My Seashore Cuff  bracelets are limited editions to my “Adventures In The Sea Design Line” ..  Each bracelet except for the charm bracelet are wrapped using either lace, silk or burlap .. they are tangled in lace, pearls, charms, sea shells and rhinestone can be found in each bracelet .. The charm cuff I used B’sue charms and other beads and it has a touch of vintage lace also ..

seashore cuff seahorse
seashore cuff seahorse
seashore cuff mermaid
seashore cuff mermaid
seashore cuff ooky
seashore cuff ooky
Seashore cuff seahorse
Seashore cuff seahorse
Seashore cuff maiden
Seashore cuff maiden
Seashore charm bracelet
Seashore charm bracelet

New to Level 8 Series .. Salacia

I used a B’sue Master Head Maiden, large clam shells, flat back pearls, rhinestones and a compass to make this Salacia necklace .. pearls and glass beads make up the chain ..

Salacia
Salacia

New to Level 9 Series .. Signature Piece

I don’t know how I found the time to finish my signature seahorse piece .. This is how I started making jewelry .. I love bead embroidery .. A B’sue seahorse is caught in a wave ..  coral, sand, starfish and other beads are at the bottom .. vintage pearls and crystals are used in the chain ..

Seahorse Bead Necklace
Seahorse Bead Necklace

Thank you for following me on my Adventures In The Sea journey .. A BIG thank you to Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques for guiding me ..  Brenda’s style and sharing her knowledge is what I call “over the top” helpful ..  The components Brenda carry’s at B’Sue Boutiques  are made in the USA and are top quality .. Also thank you to the 50+ members who participated .. I appreciate all of you .. your kind comments always make me feel good .. Y’all are the BEST !!

So hop along with all of us by using the links below and see more beautiful jewelry lines by my fellow jewelry artists!

Hugs to all .. Jann

fish quote

For your entertainment .. turn up the volume .. sit back and enjoy The Three Dog Night .. Joy To The World

 

Links

CLEVER DESIGNS .. https://www.facebook.com/JewelsByJann

PINTEREST .. https://www.pinterest.com/janntague/clever-designs/

B’SUE BOUTIQUES .. http://www.bsueboutiques.com/ OR https://www.etsy.com/shop/bsueboutiquesupplies

 

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

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

Beadsophisticate

Lynn Stinten

Dragonzwench

Marica Zammit

Bead Lovelies

Catherine Shattuck

VRBrose

Michaele 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

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Leila Belcher

Leila Bee Designs

Gloria Allen

Wings and Beads

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

Tammy Adams

Paisley Lizard

Lynda O’Mara

LOmara Creative

Elizabeth Hildreth

MadScientistsDesigns

Dana Hickey

Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo

Jan Lea Designs

Maria Clark

Sweet Willow Designs

Lori Beekman

B. Accessorized

Jennifer Kroeger

Relic Charm

Amy Jorgensen

Hoarder’s Corner

Robin Reed

Artistry: 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

Nike Bottalico

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 Shurter

TreeZ’s Treasurs

Melissa Latimer

Smithed Up

Renee Hong

Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art

Nadine Edris

Moondance Jewelry

Lori Meyer

http://www.parisiennegirldesign.wordpress.com

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

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