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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!

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