B’sues Boutique ~ Build a Line Challenge Part 3 with Relic Charm

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Getting to this point has been an interesting trip! I have learned some things about truly creating a line including needing to be more consistent with my findings so I know everything will work together! This will be my biggest challenge to finalize with my designs but the concept is in place and I already have a new store that will be selling it!

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While most charms will be one of a kind I plan on creating signature charms as well that I will be able to recreate. The charms will be priced from $3.00 and go up to $25+ but be more of a focal pendant and the base necklaces and bracelets will start at $14 and go up to $60+ depending on the design.

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If you like a simple charm hanging from a bracelet or want to build an entire cha cha style charm bracelet you will be able to customize your pieces and change them as you wish!

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Check out the new line at Katrina’s Upcycled Furnishing! They will be available at the beginning of April and available online sometime in May!!

And don’t forget that The Vintage Bead Shop is now selling on Facebook and open Friday’s 10-3 or by appointment for Locals and visitors!

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Thank you to B’Sues Boutique for offering this course!  It has been an interesting journey for me.  Be sure to hop along the rest of the ladies that have done this challenge along with me!!

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Jewelry Making Outside the Box

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

Marcia Tuzzolino
Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me./

Jann Tague
Clever Designs by Jann

https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Judy King
Apt To Wander Studio

https://apttowander.wordpress.com/

Linzi Alford
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales

http://magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.co.uk/

Cynthia Wainscott
Exotic Peru

http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson
Beadsophisticate

https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

Lynn Stinten
Dragonzwench

http://www.dragonzwench.blogspot.com/

Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies

http://www.beadlovelies.com

Catherine Shattuck
VRBrose

http://www.vrbrose.wordpress.com

Micheale Collie
The Vintage Gem

http://thevintagegem.blogspot.com
Mary Craig
Jewelry Alchemy

http://jewelryalchemy.wordpress.com

Lee Koopman
Strega Jewelry

http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com

Erin Whitacre
Shattered Time Jewelry

http://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

Monica Casady
MJCasady Copper Works

http://monica-casady.squarespace.com/blog/

Leila West
Leila Nicole Designs

http://leilanicoledesigns.blogspot.com/

Cindy Peterson
Howling Dog Jewelry

http://howlingdogjewelry1.blogspot.com

Leila Belcher

Leila Bee Designs

http://leilabeedesigns.wordpress.com

Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads

http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs

http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard

http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog

Lynda O’Mara
Once Upon a Line

http://www.lomaracreative.com/Blog.php

Elizabeth Hildreth
Mad Scientists Designs

http://madscientistsdesigns.blogspot.com

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios
http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs

http://janleadesigns.blogspot.com/

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Design

http://www.sweetwillowdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lori Beekman
B.Accessorized

https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm

https://reliccharm.wordpress.com/

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder’s Corner

http://amemedesigns.wordpress.com

Robin Reed
Handcrafted Bead Designs

http://artistryhcbd.indiemade.com/

Ingrid Anderson
Lilis Gems

http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Louise O’Shields
Desire Divine Jewels

http://desiredivinejewels.blogspot.com/

Susan Killam
Killam Creative

http://www.KillamCreative.blogspot.com

Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

Nike Bottalico
Objects and Oddities

http://nikebottalico.com/

Susan Bowerman
Woodside Wireworks
http://www.woodsidewireworks.com

Kristy Le
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs

http://trendyjewelryle.blogspot.com/

Jan Peters
Stylized Vintage
http://stylizedvintage.blogspot.com

Mitzie Crider
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog

http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com/

Gina Hockett
Freestyle Elements

http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson
From the Bead Board

http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Alexandra Sefton
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Melida Boman
The Journey of Pens and Things

http://thejourneyofpensandthings.blogspot.com

Teresa Schurter
TreeZ’S. Treasurs

http://treezstreazurs.com

Melissa Latimer
Smithed Up

http://smithedup.blogspot.com/

Renee Hong
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art

http://fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com

Nadine Edris
Moondance Jewelry

http://moondancejewelrymaine.blogspot.com

Lori Meyer
Parisienne Girl

https://parisiennegirldesign.wordpress.com/2015/01

Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes

http://artistsofallstripes.blogspot.com

Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry By Denise

http://jewelrybydenise.wordpress.com

Renee Allen
Small Stuff Design

http://www.smallstuffdesign.com

Autumn Adams
Autumn Dawns

http://autumndawns.com/

Elizabeth Owens
1996 Shabby Lane

http://1996shabbylane.blogspot.com

Kat BarronMiller
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry

http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com

Sandra Ballard
Mama San’s Mojo

http://mamasansmojo.blogspot.com/

Coral Law
ab:coral design

http://abcoraldesign.blogspot.com

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B’sues Build a line Challenge Part 2 with Relic Charm

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Thank you for joining me again on this journey to create a line!  As I have been figuring out some of the final touches for each design I am realizing how much fun it will be to hopefully had these as a recognizable staple in my business that people will know and want to come back for again and again.  I am also realizing how much I love building the components for unique charms to add that special touch to each and every piece.  Now I have never felt the need to reproduce my designs but knowing that each customer will get to create their own one of a kind look makes me feel better about it.

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Sorry for the quick update, as some of you know I have expanded my other business greatly this last month and added a large selection of inventory to The Vintage Bead Shop!! Everything is now moved in though so I will have my nights and weekends back!

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Thanks again for stopping by and can’t wait to share the full collection next month!

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Jewelry Making Outside the Box

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

Marcia Tuzzolino
Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me./

Jann Tague
Clever Designs by Jann

https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Judy King
Apt To Wander Studio

https://apttowander.wordpress.com/

Linzi Alford
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales

http://magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.co.uk/

Cynthia Wainscott
Exotic Peru

http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson
Beadsophisticate

https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

Lynn Stinten
Dragonzwench

http://www.dragonzwench.blogspot.com/

Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies

http://www.beadlovelies.com

Catherine Shattuck
VRBrose

http://www.vrbrose.wordpress.com

Micheale Collie
The Vintage Gem

http://thevintagegem.blogspot.com

Mary Craig
Jewelry Alchemy

http://jewelryalchemy.wordpress.com

Lee Koopman
Strega Jewelry

http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com

Erin Whitacre
Shattered Time Jewelry

http://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

Monica Casady
MJCasady Copper Works

http://monica-casady.squarespace.com/blog/

Leila West
Leila Nicole Designs

http://leilanicoledesigns.blogspot.com/

Cindy Peterson
Howling Dog Jewelry

http://howlingdogjewelry1.blogspot.com

Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs

http://leilabeedesigns.wordpress.com

Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads

http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs

http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard

http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog

Lynda O’Mara
Once Upon a Line

http://www.lomaracreative.com/Blog.php

Elizabeth Hildreth
Mad Scientists Designs

http://madscientistsdesigns.blogspot.com

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios

http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs

http://janleadesigns.blogspot.com/

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Design

http://www.sweetwillowdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lori Beekman
B.Accessorized

https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm

https://reliccharm.wordpress.com/

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder’s Corner

http://amemedesigns.wordpress.com

Robin Reed
Handcrafted Bead Designs

http://artistryhcbd.indiemade.com/

Ingrid Anderson
Lilis Gems

http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Louise O’Shields
Desire Divine Jewels

http://desiredivinejewels.blogspot.com/

Susan Killam
Killam Creative

http://www.KillamCreative.blogspot.com

Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

Nike Bottalico
Objects and Oddities

http://nikebottalico.com/

Susan Bowerman
Woodside Wireworks
http://www.woodsidewireworks.com

Kristy Le
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs

http://trendyjewelryle.blogspot.com/

Jan Peters
Stylized Vintage

http://stylizedvintage.blogspot.com

Mitzie Crider
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog

http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com/

Gina Hockett
Freestyle Elements

http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson
From the Bead Board

http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Alexandra Sefton
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Melida Boman
The Journey of Pens and Things

http://thejourneyofpensandthings.blogspot.com

Teresa Schurter
TreeZ’S. Treasurs

http://treezstreazurs.com

Melissa Latimer
Smithed Up

http://smithedup.blogspot.com/

Renee Hong
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art

http://fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com

Nadine Edris
Moondance Jewelry

http://moondancejewelrymaine.blogspot.com

Lori Meyer
Parisienne Girl

https://parisiennegirldesign.wordpress.com/2015/01

Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes

http://artistsofallstripes.blogspot.com

Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry By Denise

http://jewelrybydenise.wordpress.com

Renee Allen
Small Stuff Design

http://www.smallstuffdesign.com

Autumn Adams
Autumn Dawns

http://autumndawns.com/

Elizabeth Owens
1996 Shabby Lane

http://1996shabbylane.blogspot.com

Kat BarronMiller
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry

http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com

Sandra Ballard
Mama San’s Mojo

http://mamasansmojo.blogspot.com/

Coral Law
ab:coral design

http://abcoraldesign.blogspot.com

The blog hops will be January 23, February 20 and March 20th, 2015.

Join us for all three!

B’sues Boutique Build a Line Challenge by Relic Charm by Jenny Kroeger – Part 1

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Welcome everyone to my very first blog hop!  I was a member of B’sues Creative Group, when I found out she was running a Build a Line Challenge.  I knew it was exactly what I needed to kick start me back into creating for my Relic Charm line.  Let’s go back first and I will share a little about how I started…

I began making jewelry in 2003 after my boyfriend (now husband) brought his mom and I to the local bead shop and he got me everything I needed (at least what I thought I needed, soon to find out you don’t string beads on 26 gauge wire lol!) and so the obsession began.  I have always been the creative type so many things came naturally for me and soon I had so much stuff made, and of course wanted more, I decided to start selling.  I had gotten my mom and a friend involved as well so there began JSC Designs.  A very typical line of jewelry featuring birthstone accents with Swarovski crystals and sterling findings.  I evolved a bit and broke off to then create my Silver Lilies line featuring mainly semi precious stones and sterling, but slowly as the prices of silver rose, it was getting too expensive to use Sterling.  After working for a few bead stores and working for a couple of designer friends with assembly, I managed to convince myself I didn’t have to create with just sterling components.  My dad is an antique dealer, so poof I had one of my best resources right in front of me all along!  I soon began shopping the vintage jewelry dealers and traveling across the country with him to find one of    kind pieces for my new line, Relic Charm.  Relic Charm came to be in 2010 and I finally knew this was the kind of jewelry I was supposed to be making.  Since then I have a little girl of my own, Eleanor who is 2, which had put a hault in my designing and plans to create a line for a jewelry rep that summer I found out I was pregnant.  Fast forward to now, I now have a showroom, The Vintage Bead Shop, full of vintage findings shared with Stephanie Buss of Olla Podrida, where we sell our overstock of vintage supplies and I am getting that itch to start selling my jewelry line again.  So thank you B’Sues Boutique for the Build a Line Challenge!

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Having always made one of a kind jewelry before, like the photo above, I knew this would be a great way for me to focus on a line that could represent Relic Charm as a staple piece that you would want for your collection and know it was a Relic charm piece.  I have always loved being able to personalize a design for friends and family when creating designs for them so I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this challenge…create a line that my customers can personalize a piece for themselves or as gifts.  So going with my name Relic Charm I am putting together a charm collection that can be added onto a collection of necklaces and bracelets!  There will be a variety of designs to fit the many styles people enjoy.  These pieces will be able to be worn alone as an everyday staple or you can layer it up for a bold statement.  I see people loving the create your own look when shopping for themselves and others.  You can create a sentimental one of a kind design for loved ones, I see fathers and their kids picking out a necklace for mom on Mother’s Day.

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All findings pictured in this photo are available at http://www.bsueboutique.com.  See what I will be doing with these supplies for my new line!

Now get your hop on and see what other creative designers are working on!

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Jewelry Making Outside the Box
http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/
Marcia Tuzzolino
Aurora Designs
http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me./

Jann Tague
Clever Designs by Jann
https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Judy King
Apt To Wander Studio
https://apttowander.wordpress.com/

Linzi Alford
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales
http://magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.co.uk/

Cynthia Wainscott
Exotic Peru
http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson
Beadsophisticate
https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

Lynn Stinten
Dragonzwench
http://www.dragonzwench.blogspot.com/

Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies
http://www.beadlovelies.com

Catherine Shattuck
VRBrose
http://www.vrbrose.wordpress.com

Micheale Collie
The Vintage Gem
http://thevintagegem.blogspot.com

Mary Craig
Jewelry Alchemy
http://jewelryalchemy.wordpress.com

Lee Koopman
Strega Jewelry
http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com

Erin Whitacre
Shattered Time Jewelry
http://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

Monica Casady
MJCasady Copper Works
http://monica-casady.squarespace.com/blog/

Leila West
Leila Nicole Designs
http://leilanicoledesigns.blogspot.com/

Cindy Peterson
Howling Dog Jewelry
http://howlingdogjewelry1.blogspot.com
Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs
http://leilabeedesigns.wordpress.com
Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads
http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs
http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard
http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog

Lynda O’Mara
Once Upon a Line
http://www.lomaracreative.com/Blog.php

Elizabeth Hildreth
Mad Scientists Designs
http://madscientistsdesigns.blogspot.com

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios
http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs
http://janleadesigns.blogspot.com/

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Design
http://www.sweetwillowdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lori Beekman
B.Accessorized
https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm
https://reliccharm.wordpress.com/

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder’s Corner
http://amemedesigns.wordpress.com

Robin Reed
Handcrafted Bead Designs
http://artistryhcbd.indiemade.com/

Ingrid Anderson
Lilis Gems
http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Louise O’Shields
Desire Divine Jewels
http://desiredivinejewels.blogspot.com/

Susan Killam
Killam Creative
http://www.KillamCreative.blogspot.com

Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry
http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

Nike Bottalico
Objects and Oddities
http://nikebottalico.com/

Susan Bowerman
Woodside Wireworks
http://www.woodsidewireworks.com

Kristy Le
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs
http://trendyjewelryle.blogspot.com/

Jan Peters
Stylized Vintage
http://stylizedvintage.blogspot.com

Mitzie Crider
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog
http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com/

Gina Hockett
Freestyle Elements
http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson
From the Bead Board
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Alexandra Sefton
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art
http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Melida Boman
The Journey of Pens and Things
http://thejourneyofpensandthings.blogspot.com

Teresa Schurter
TreeZ’S. Treasurs
http://treezstreazurs.com

Melissa Latimer
Smithed Up
http://smithedup.blogspot.com/

Renee Hong
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art
http://fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com

Nadine Edris
Moondance Jewelry
http://moondancejewelrymaine.blogspot.com

Lori Meyer
Parisienne Girl
https://parisiennegirldesign.wordpress.com/2015/01

Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes
http://artistsofallstripes.blogspot.com

Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry By Denise
http://jewelrybydenise.wordpress.com

Renee Allen
Small Stuff Design
http://www.smallstuffdesign.com

Autumn Adams
Autumn Dawns
http://autumndawns.com/

Elizabeth Owens
1996 Shabby Lane
http://1996shabbylane.blogspot.com

Kat BarronMiller
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry
http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com

Sandra Ballard
Mama San’s Mojo
http://mamasansmojo.blogspot.com/

Coral Law
ab:coral design
http://abcoraldesign.blogspot.com

The blog hops will be January 23, February 20 and March 20th, 2015.

Join us for all three!

Flourish & Thrive Academy Laying the Foundation Volume 1

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Flourish & Thrive Academy is offering a great opportunity for jewelry designers to get in on their top of the line training.  I am so excited to have the chance to be apart of Flourish & Thrive Academy Laying the Foundation Volume 1!

Where are you in your jewelry business now?

Relic Charm is my vintage inspired jewelry collection where I combine new and old pieces to create one of a kind looks.  I have a few retail shops around town that carry my line, along with an online shop (that needs some serious help) and I do a handful of trunk shows and events throughout the year.  Relic Charm was in the top 5 accessories designers for the Minneapolis RAWards for 2012 which was a great honor. 

What’s holding you back in your business and your life?

Things have been in a holding pattern the last 8 months since I found out in June I was expecting.  Returning a few weeks prior from my buying trip to the east coast for supplies, I planning on working with a rep and creating a line when I found out I was pregnant.  I decided with how sick I had been that an August debut was just not going to be in the books this year.  On top of this I have always felt I was not prepared for the next step in my business and have a hard time figuring out what to focus on and what would be best for my line. 

Wholesale vs. retailing myself online and trunk shows…? 

Etsy vs. My own website…?

One of a kind vs. production line…?

What kind of advertising should I do…?

Should I hire someone to do X,Y, Z…?

I have many ideas and plans for my business but need mentoring and help to get them off of the drawing board and set into action.  I have taken on all the responsibilities myself which can be a daunting task and you never seem to have enough time to do it all.  I want help figuring out how to change this process.

What is your vision for your business?  Where do you want to go?

 I envision Relic Charm releasing collections at the trade shows, selling to retailers across the country, having a team of assemblers working for me out of a loft studio, creating limited run pieces along with a high end one of a kind line as well.  I want people to become collectors of Relic Charm jewelry.  Working up to that would include being a WAHM designing in my home studio and having an assistant that can help with assembly and office work. 

What are your biggest dreams and desires?

To be able to create a thriving business to help support my family is my goal.  I want to prove I can be successful while doing what I love and am passionate about.  As simple as that sounds (even though we all know it isn’t) that is the most important part for me. 

Thank you for the opportunity! 
Jenny  Kroeger

Relic Charm

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Want to find out more about the course:

http://www.flourishthriveacademy.com/layingthefoundation/

>Now Available at J & E Antiques and Ann & Jacks

>I recently have moved my items into 2 new shops!  

My wonderful dad has cleaned out a space for me at his antique store and I will be filling it with my one of a kind vintage jewelry designs and expanding Relic Charm into the design world with furniture and other decorating items!
Ann and Jacks is in Hopkins, MN where I have a shelve dedicated to Relic Charm designs!

More to come about these soon!