Build A Line Challenge From B’sue Boutiques .. Jann Tague of Clever Designs .. Part One

Adventure In The Sea
Adventure In The Sea

I’m Jann Tague of Clever Designs and today is January 23, 2015. It’s the big reveal day for our first Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques http://www.bsueboutiques. This is part one of a series of three Blog Hops. I hope you will follow my journey for the next three months. We have 56 members who are participating and through this journey we are going to learn how to design a jewelry line taught by Brenda Sue Lansdowne.


Working at my B'sue Design table
Working at my B’sue Design table


In 2006 I reconnected with a high school friend and she introduced me to Bead Embroidery. I was hooked right away  I searched around for different supply stores in my area and a new beading store opened near my home, wow what a treat. I started taking classes to learn different techniques and that’s when I was introduced to mixed media and to the B’sue Group.  As time went by family and friends were asking if they could purchase my jewelry.  This is when I decided to start my business Clever Designs.

Here are a few Beaded Necklaces I made a couple of years ago ..

Bead Embroidery Necklace
Bead Embroidery Necklace
Bead Embroidery
Bead Embroidery
Sea Breeze Necklace
Sea Breeze Necklace


What we have all been excited about .. revealing our design line .. My line is called “ADVENTURES IN THE SEA” .. Why did I select this design? I grew up in Southern California and was always at the beach. I love the smell of the ocean breeze and feeling the sand between my toes.

Already knowing B’sue Boutiques has amazing ocean components, it wasn’t hard for me to make my decision on which components I wanted to use.  I will be using Mermaids, Seahorses, Starfish, Octopus, Pirate Ship / Masthead Maiden and maybe the Mermaid and Anchor Cameo’s.  In the majority of my design pieces I will be using  Aqua Copper with Verdigris Stampings; However, I didn’t want to limit myself to one color so I also plan on using Raw Brass, Brass Ox and Rusty Black stampings.  The color palate I have chosen is, Blue, Green, White, Sand and Coral.

A few of my Adventures In The Sea Components awaiting production (of course other beads, chain etc. will be added to my work in progress). I am hoping to do one bead embroidery signature piece at the end of the challenge.

Work In Progress Mermaid Necklace
Work In Progress Mermaid Necklace
Work In Progress Mermaid Necklace
Work In Progress Mermaid Necklace
Work In Progress .. Mermaid Focal Necklace
Work In Progress .. Mermaid Focal Necklace
Work In Progress Mermaid Cuff
Work In Progress Mermaid Cuff

Are you ready to dive in ..



I hope you enjoyed my blog and you will follow my adventures with me .. Be on the look out for two upcoming Blog Hops on February 20th and March 20th ..


2012 Beach Charm Bracelet
2012 Beach Charm Bracelet

May your life be filled with relaxing sunsets and sand between your toes ..

Hugs To All .. Jann





Thank you for visiting my Blog .. The list below are all participants, be sure to visit their Blogs and you can start following them also.


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


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

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


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

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



75 thoughts on “Build A Line Challenge From B’sue Boutiques .. Jann Tague of Clever Designs .. Part One

  1. Love your beautiful blog Jann you look awesome and your jewels are gorgeous too. I love your them it’s going to be fabulous, let party start.


  2. Wow! I LOVE your bead embroidery work. So beautiful!

    Looks like you’ve already made lots of progress with your pieces. I only managed to start one.

    Looking forward to seeing your completed pieces, especially your bead embroidery piece.


  3. I love your blog Jann and have always admired your work, I can’t wait to see more of it and see how the line grows. Good Luck~! xXx Ne


  4. Mermaids and the sea! I used to live in Monterey CA, and I too love the ocean. I cannot wait to see what beautiful creations come forth!


  5. Great theme for a line!

    So many people love the ocean and beach (residents and visitors, alike); there are so many different “subjects” available, which gives you a lot of freedom (while still being cohesive); lots of room for different price points, too!

    Looking forward to seeing how you develop your line and really looking forward to seeing your designs (BIGGER pictures would be nice).

    Good luck and good selling!


  6. Love your story. I did much the same thing, minus the bead embroidery! (Tiny seed beads are not my thing!) You’re so lucky to live and be inspired by the ocean. I’m looking forward to seeing you new line!


  7. Hi Jann! ~You know how much I am in awe of your bead embroidery work! – So amazing! I LOVE your theme!! I LOVE it so much that its my theme too- LOL :)… But don’t worry although I am gaga for mermaids it is not all that my line is encompassing …not just the sea… I cannot wait to see your line by the Sea… LOL I know it will be beautious!!


  8. Yay, I found where to comment!!! I have always loved your beaded and other designs, Jann! Your adventures in the sea will surely help me to dream about mine, as the ocean is very far away—you will do a fantastic job, I am sure. I will keep looking forward to seeing all of your designs!


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