AURORA DESIGNS JEWELRY: Third Blog Hop Post and Reveal for the 2016 BALC, sponsored by B’SUE BOUTIQUES

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FALLIN’ LEAVES by AURORA DESIGNS JEWELRY

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I wanted to share this beautiful WHITE azalea from my back yard with you.  It blooms prolifically like this every spring, and, even though it is white, and not full of the colors I usually lean toward, it is one of my favorites!

I want to thank our mentor, muse, teacher, Brenda Sue Lansdowne, of http://www.bsueboutiques.com, where the BEST supplies come from, for everything she did for our BALC class this year.  It was quite an undertaking with all the modules and guidance she gave us throughout the three month process!  She never waivered.   And here we all are at the end of this amazing journey, having learned what it takes to be whatever we choose to be as an artisan creator of mixed media jewelry.

Today is the FINAL REVEAL of our lines.  As you’ll recall, I chose FALLIN’ LEAVES, as my new line.  I used B’sue components almost exclusively and applied my custom colors to several different leaf shapes and sizes, as you will see.  So without further ado, here is my line.

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These are all earrings on a variety of leaf shapes, embellished with beautiful custom colors and Swarovski flat back crystals, rhinestone cup chain, and no hole pearls.  They are in the first level of the pricing pyramid.

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Maple Leaf and Oak Leaf Pendant necklaces, colored and highlighted with flower bead caps with pearl centers, a small leaf, custom lampwork coordinating beads, and chains with lobster claw clasps.  These necklaces are in the second pricing tier of the pyramid.

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These gorgeous dapped, curved, leaves are accented with custom colors, and flower bead caps with Swarovski flat back crystal centers, a small leaf, coordinating custom lampwork beads, rhinestone cup chain, small rolo and round link chains with lobster claw clasps.  All of these necklaces are in the second tier of the pricing pyramid.

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These Feather Leaf Bracelets have been colored or buffed back to reveal color underneath.  They are accented with flower bead caps with Swarovski crystal centers, small leaves, coordinating lampwork beads, and beautiful chains with lobster claw clasps.  They are in the second pricing tier of the pyramid.

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The custom colored large leaf Pendant Necklaces are enhanced with flower bead caps with no hole pearls or Swarovski flat back crystals, small leaves, lampwork beads and 22″ rolo chains with lobster claw clasps.

The Feather Leaf Necklaces are matching to the bracelets above, and have matching earrings, so can be bought as sets.

These Necklaces are also in the second tier of the pricing pyramid…”The Sweet Spot”!

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Two Cuffs made with a variety of leaves and colors, with the usual accents and embellishments.  I think I am going to add some no hole pearls to the Cuff on the left.  The large Maple Leaves in the cuff on the right have been torch colored with no addition of any other colors…aren’t they beautiful?  These Cuffs are in the third tier of the pricing pyramid.

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This is my top of the line Necklace for my FALLIN’ LEAVES line.  It has a variety of leaves, and the double layered custom colored sunflowers make it a Crossover piece for my next line, “SIZZLIN’ SUMMER BLOOMS”!

We all know that neatness counts, and customers definitely want to see that, so here is a photo of the backs of some of my pieces.

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Here are a few more colors of Pendant Necklaces that still need chains, and two brooches and a medium assemblage necklace that are waiting for some gorgeous coloring.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my new FALLIN’ LEAVES line.  Watch for my new “SIZZLIN’ SUMMER BLOOMS” line in the summer!  Thank you so much for visiting again.

Now, it’s time to visit my awesome classmates’ blogs at the list below to see what they created for their new lines.  I am excited to see them all, too!!  I know we all will appreciate your kind comments.

Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box

http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com

Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio

http://butterflyemporium.indiemade.com/blog

Irene Hoffman, Heart’s Dezire by Irene

http://www.heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com

Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick

http://www.craftingmagick.blogspot.com

Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not

http://www.afrayedknot.net

Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me

Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie

http://wearableartbylizzie.blogspot.com

Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time

http://www.onecanvasatatime.com

Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation

http://lnreeve00.blogspot.com

Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry

http://thejourneyofjewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate

http://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann

http://janntague.wordpress.com

Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs

http://slgdesigns.wordpress.com

Susan Bolton, Fern’s Place

http://www.fernsplace.org

Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets

http://noodlepiebracelets.com

Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks

http://woodsidewireworks.com/

Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs

http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com

Joan Donovan, Hailey’s Cottage

http://haileyscottage.com/

Alison Huie, Ally’s Baubles

http://www.allysbaubles.blogspot.com

Sharon Palac, Sharon’s Jewelry Garden

http://www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com

Erica Olmos, Beeb’s Closet

https://beebscloset.wordpress.com

Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front

https://sittonupfront.wordpress.com

Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com

Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels

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

Mary Deis, The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design

http://smallstuffdesign.com

Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts

http://www.artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com

Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens

http://christinecravens.blogspot.com

Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs

http://www.adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com

Donna Parry, JewelryDonna

http://jewelrydonna.typepad.com

Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures

http://tanglestwistsandtreasures.com/blog/

Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments

https://wingedwisdomenchantments.wordpress.com/

78 thoughts on “AURORA DESIGNS JEWELRY: Third Blog Hop Post and Reveal for the 2016 BALC, sponsored by B’SUE BOUTIQUES

  1. Wonderful line Marcia, your “Falling Leaves” theme line is so beautiful and colorful. I love! love! your statement necklace piece. Wonderful idea to use it to introduce your new line, which I will be watching for! ;D

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful cohesive line you have created. I absolutely love the statement necklace. My favorite stampings are the leaves and you have made so many different designs, so colorful they all are just wonderful. I am in awe! Great Job, Marcia!

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  3. Marcia,
    I sure have Enjoyed reading You Blog !
    Your Falling Leaves Design Line is So Very Beautiful,
    I love all of the many combination of colors that you used.
    congratulations on All of Your Accomplishments.
    Mary Lou Guidry

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  4. Fantastic post Marcia. You line is out of the park. Love how colorful everthing is. You top of the line piece is absolutely gorgeous. Job well done my friend.

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  5. Love all the fun color! You really have this line idea down to a science. You did a great job using allot of the same stampings but changing it up.

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  6. Lovely! Nice companion to the Blooming Tulips. I love how you can take a simple theme and broaden it out to so many options. Whether a simple design, or intricate bead work your compositions are always pleasing. I admire your eye for design. Nicely done.

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  7. Amazingly gorgeous line, Marcia! I love the colors. When you said ‘Fallin’ Leaves,’ I was thinking fall colors…but you have managed to not only pull fall in, but summer and spring as well. This jewelry has year-round appeal and is simply beautiful 🙂 I think I am in love with your pink cuff with the book chain…

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  8. Good job! Yes neatness does count and the back of your jewelry are flawless; very professional. I am in love with the bangle and the necklace.

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