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!


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.


All findings pictured in this photo are available at  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
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

Micheale 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
Howling Dog Jewelry
Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs
Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads

Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard

Lynda O’Mara
Once Upon a Line

Elizabeth Hildreth
Mad Scientists Designs

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Design

Lori Beekman

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder’s Corner

Robin Reed
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
Objects and Oddities

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 Schurter
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
ab:coral design

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

Join us for all three!