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.
A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT ME AND HOW I STARTED MY JEWELRY DESIGN BUSINESS ..
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 ..
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.
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 ..
May your life be filled with relaxing sunsets and sand between your toes ..
Hugs To All .. Jann
MY LINKS ..
CLEVER DESIGNS LINK .. https://www.facebook.com/JewelsByJann/
PINTEREST LINK .. http://www.pinterest.com/janntague/clever-designs/
WORDPRESS LINK .. https://www.janntague.com
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.
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Mary Katherine Deis
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier