Tag Archive | Bridal

PART THREE BLOG HOP: AURORA DESIGNS JEWELRY, BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE sponsored by B’SUE BOUTIQUES’ BRENDA SUE LANSDOWNE

That's Me!

That’s Me!

My favorite flower

My favorite flower

This is our sponsor's supply website where I buy the majority of my supplies for my line.

This is our sponsor’s supply website where I buy the majority of my supplies for my line.

Bloomin' Tulips Collage

A sampling of the Bloomin’ Tulips Pendants designed by Marcia Tuzzolino of Aurora Designs Jewelry

 

TA DA!!!

TA DA!!!

I want to thank our teacher/mentor, Brenda Sue Lansdowne, of http://www.bsueboutiques.com, jewelry supply company.  I also wish to say to every member, that this has been a wonderfully inspiring journey with all of you, and I appreciate all of your support and encouragement during the process.  We’ve had the privilege of being the first class for the Build a Line Challenge, and no one can ever take that away from us.  I will not go into everything we learned in this challenge in this post, but will in a future post.

Here we are at the finish line for the Build a Line Challenge.  I am proud that I made it to the end, and have a complete line to share with you.  I was inspired by my Grandmas’ gardens, and my favorite flower, the tulip, and my love of color.  My basic components are large and small tulip beads in a variety of finishes, that I have manipulated and colored, in most instances, so they look like a different flower.  I named my line “Bloomin’ Tulips” by Aurora Designs Jewelry.

So without further ado, please enjoy your walk through my Bloomin’ Tulips garden,

Some of my inspirations

Beautiful tulips in Holland

from seedling/bulb to fully blooming in a variety of designs, and from lowest priced to highest on my pyramid of price ranges ($18-$225).  I don’t plan to elaborate much on my photos, but will let them speak for themselves. 

 

Earrings to match small pendants

Earrings to match small pendants

 

Small Pendants with ball chain

Small Pendants with ball chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural finish earrings with Spectra beads and Swarovski crystals

Natural finish earrings with Spectra beads and Swarovski crystals

 

Brass ox small pendant on ball chain

Brass ox small pendant on ball chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earrings to match large pendants

Earrings to match large pendants

 

wpid-wp-1425170141611.jpeg

 

 

Large bead pendants

Large bead pendants

wpid-wp-1426813249891.jpegwpid-wp-1426740769516.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ombre tulip bead rings

Ombre tulip bead rings

Brooches, one convertible to a pendant

Brooches, one convertible to a pendant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A neutral Pendant and small assemblage necklacde

A neutral colored Pendant and small assemblage necklaces

Small assemblage necklaces

Small assemblage necklaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large open bead center pendants

Large open bead center pendants

Large open center bead pendant with earrings

Large open center bead pendant with earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Etched blank with large open center focal and matching earrings

Etched blank with large open center focal and matching earrings

 

 

 

Stacked Cuff with Tulip Focal

I made this cuff a while ago, and saw that it already has the tulip beads shown as part of my line. It fit right in!

Orange red medium assemblage necklace

Orange red medium assemblage necklace

 

 

 

 

 

Three drop tulip beads with chain dangles

Three drop tulip beads with chain dangles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible necklace and bracelet

Convertible necklace and bracelet

 

Convertible necklace and bracelet with matching earrings

Convertible necklace and bracelet with matching earrings

 

Part one of my Grand Parure in reds and antique silver

Part one of my Grand Parure in reds and antique silver

 

 

Part two of my Grand Parure in reds and antique silver

Part two of my Grand Parure in reds and antique silver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are works in progress that need necklaces, and some unfinished earrings

These are works in progress that need necklaces, and some unfinished earrings

 

I have one more piece to show you, but I want to give a shout out to Lesley McIver of Glitz Art Glass from New Zealand.  All those pretty small beads on the necklaces are from her.  I love her beads for use in my creations and they make very cute, easy peasy earrings and work so well with bits and pieces from http://www.bsueboutiques.com, too.  They come in wonderful colors that match and compliment my custom colors on my tulip beads.  So, thanks, Lesley!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed meandering through my tulip garden.  I have my last, top of the line piece, to show you, then it would be wonderful if you will hop on over to the next group member below to see what awesome creations they have to show you!  We all appreciate a kind comment and likes and shares, if you’re so inclined.  Thanks for visiting.

 

Beautiful peach and sage green assemblage with three pair of matching earrings.  This piece is at the top of my pyramid.  It's called "Point, Counterpoint".

Beautiful peach and sage green assemblage with three pair of matching earrings. This piece is at the top of my pyramid. It’s called “Point, Counterpoint”.

 

You can start hopping here.  Have fun!!

 

 

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Marcia Tuzzolino  This is where you are in the hop

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

Beadsophisticate

Lynn Stinten

Dragonzwench

Marica Zammit

Bead Lovelies

Catherine Shattuck

VRBrose

Michaele 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

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Leila Belcher

Leila Bee Designs

Gloria Allen

Wings and Beads

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

Tammy Adams

Paisley Lizard

Lynda O’Mara

LOmara Creative

Elizabeth Hildreth

MadScientistsDesigns

Dana Hickey

Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo

Jan Lea Designs

Maria Clark

Sweet Willow Designs

Lori Beekman

B. Accessorized

Jennifer Kroeger

Relic Charm

Amy Jorgensen

Hoarder’s Corner

Robin Reed

Artistry: 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

Nike Bottalico

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 Shurter

TreeZ’s Treasurs

Melissa Latimer

Smithed Up

Renee Hong

Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art

Nadine Edris

Moondance Jewelry

Lori Meyer

http://www.parisiennegirldesign.wordpress.com

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:coraldesign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART ONE: BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE from B’SUE BOUTIQUES; MARCIA TUZZOLINO OF AURORA DESIGNS JEWELRY

 

Yellow Tulip Varieties

Yellow Tulip Varieties

 

I’m Marcia Tuzzolino owner, designer, and creator of Aurora Designs Jewelry.  I am one of 56 members of B’sue Boutiques Creative Group on Facebook, who is participating in the Build a Line Challenge sponsored by that group.  Our mentor and master class instructor is Brenda Sue Lansdowne, who is the owner of https://www.bsueboutiques.com, a jewelry supply company.  I am very new to blogging and this is my very first Blog Hop.  This is Part One, of three.  I will share a bit about myself and my background, photos of my designs, past and present, and tell you here in Part One, why I chose to participate in this Build a Line Challenge master class.  The Challenge runs from January, 2015, through March, 2015, and there will be two more Blog Hops; Part Two, February 20, and Part Three-Final Reveal, March 20, when we will reveal our completed Line.  We will talk about our journeys and processes as we create our cohesive lines of jewelry (a minimum of five pieces).

That's Me!

That’s Me!

Purple Tulip Variety

Purple Tulip Variety

 

 

 

 

Bridal Necklace St. Petersburg stitch

Bridal Necklace St. Petersburg stitch

 

I began making jewelry in 2007 at my local bead shop and started my business, Aurora Designs Jewelry, in 2009.  I have a passion for creating a variety of jewelry, and am now able to do it full time since I retired three years ago.  I have taken many, many, classes in a variety of media, including beading, wire work, soldering, polymer clay and assemblage.  I quickly learned that I have a knack for designing and creating beautiful jewelry using beads, paints, inks, and other materials to alter the color and look of my pieces.  From there, I moved to teaching a few classes of my original designs in beading and wire work.

About two and a half years ago, I joined the B’sue Boutiques Creative Group on Facebook, at the invitation of one of my friends, and was introduced to the world of mixed media and vintage jewelry and assemblage.  B’sue Boutiques is owned by Brenda Sue Lansdowne, and she teaches free video classes on YouTube.  After ordering some of her high quality, made in the USA, brass components, I watched her video on making assemblage necklaces.  I promptly sat down and made two assemblage necklaces (photos below); one, a Steampunk (I didn’t even know what that was), “Take Time to Smell the Roses”, and a statement period piece, “Going to the Ball”.

 

Take Time to Smell the Roses

Take Time to Smell the Roses

Going to the Ball Period Piece

Going to the Ball Period Piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rest, as they say, “is history”.  I am continuing to grow in my business and creativity, became a member of Brenda’s Design Team (found on her website, https://www.bsueboutiques.com), and decided to participate in the Build a Line Challenge.

Components for the Challenge

Components for the Challenge

My Sketch Pad

My Sketch Pad

My Work Table

My Work Table

 

More Coloring opened Tulip Beads

More Coloring opened Tulip Beads

Pencil Sketches

Pencil Sketches

Design #1 orange red tulip beads

Design #1 orange red tulip beads

Coloring the opened Tulip Beads

Coloring the opened Tulip Beads

Some Swarovski Bling

Some Swarovski Bling

 

 

More components for additional designs

More components for additional designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you guessed what I’m doing for my Line?  Yep, it’s TULIP BEADS!!  I love tulips!  They are my favorite flowers and there are over three thousand varieties!!  So, I have four different designs I am going to make for my Line.  You may not recognize them as a standard looking tulip when I am finished, but they will all be made with the TULIP BEADS in different sizes and finishes from https://www.bsueboutiques.com.  I am manipulating them into different shapes, stacking them, coloring them, and fastening them together, then adding a few other things for variety.  Easily reproduced and changed up quickly for variety…I won’t have three thousand varieties like the tulips in nature, though!  Can you imagine?  Here is a little peek at what I have done so far for Aurora Designs Jewelry‘s Line of Tulips.

 

Design #1 Colored Tulip Beads

Design #1 Colored Tulip Beads

Design #1 Colored Tulip Beads

Design #1 Colored Tulip Beads

Purple Tulip given to me by my friend, Jann

Purple Tulip given to me by my friend, Jann

 

These can be made into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and brooches.  I will have at least five pieces in my Line with a color scheme of blues, reds, yellows, and metallic.  Accent colors will be secondary to the primary colors, and include tangerine, purple, green, and cream.  And, any of you who know me, know that I must have some bling in there somewhere!

I will be blogging about my journey through this Design a Line Challenge, as I build my Line.  I will be very appreciative if you will leave comments, follow my blog, reblog, like, tweet, and share my blog with your friends and families.  Thank you for visiting and I look forward to showing you more in our Part Two Blog Hop on February 20.

MY LINKS:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/auroradesigns

WordPress:  https://www.auroradesignsjewelryblog.me

Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/MarciaTuzzolino

 

The BLOG HOP starts HERE:  Please take a look at the blogs of these wonderfully talented jewelry artisans, and like them, share them, comment on them.  I know they will all be very happy that you did!

HAPPY HOPPING!!

 

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Marcia Tuzzolino

Aurora Designs

Jann Tague

Clever Designs by Jann

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

Linzi Alford

Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales

Cynthia Wainscott

Exotic Peru

Carole Carlson

Beadsophisticate

Lynn Stinten

Dragonzwench

Marica Zammit

Bead Lovelies

Catherine Shattuck

VRBrose

Michaele 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

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Leila Belcher

Leila Bee Designs

Gloria Allen

Wings and Beads

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

Tammy Adams

Paisley Lizard

Lynda O’Mara

LOmara Creative

Elizabeth Hildreth

MadScientistsDesigns

Dana Hickey

Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo

Jan Lea Designs

Maria Clark

Sweet Willow Designs

Lori Beekman

B. Accessorized

Jennifer Kroeger

Relic Charm

Amy Jorgensen

Hoarder’s Corner

Robin Reed

Artistry: 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

Nike Bottalico

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 Shurter

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:coraldesign

A COUPLE SMALL CHANGES

I’ve made a couple small changes to my blog in anticipation of my first BLOG HOP next Friday, January 23.

 

Yellow Tulip Varieties

Yellow Tulip Varieties

 

Would love for you to take a look and give me some feedback. Thanks a bunch!!

 

IN MY FREE TIME…

I am so pleased to say that I have been accepted into the BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE sponsored by Brenda Sue Lansdowne of http://www.bsueboutiques.  There were sixty (60), spots available, and I am happy to say, as of this posting, that all but four (4), have been filled!!  Tomorrow is the deadline for entry, so hop on board if you are a member of the BBCG, and have a blog already.  Just email Brenda at bsue1441@aol.com, and let her know your idea in three paragraphs or less.

93325-6a00d8348f44da53ef01bb07c05e1b970d-800wi

I have already begun doing some layout work from my sketches, and am happy with what I am seeing so far.  I can’t show you anything until we have our first blog hop on January 23, which will be the first reveal for everyone who is participating.  It’s going to be VERY exciting to see what everyone has chosen, and I am really looking forward to it.  It will be my FIRST EVER blog hop, so a new experience, also.  Which is one of the biggest reasons I chose to participate in this challenge.  I love learning and challenging myself to get the heck out of my comfort zone.  Do something new, learn something new, keep my mind and hands busy… it’s all good, any way you look at it.

I plan to be kept pretty busy with the BALC, (we are a little like the federal government in this group… we make an acronym out of all the different names we have for things in the group!), but “in my free time” or when I just need a break, we are still having our regular monthly challenges, in which I am going to participate.  For January and February, we are going to take a piece of jewelry that has not sold or that we really don’t like, and rework it into an updated piece.  I have my pieces all picked out already.  Here are the “BEFORE” photos:

MARCIASTABLET - Tulip Bead Necklace, altered, with danglesMARCIASTABLET - Orange and Yellow TulipsMARCIASTABLET - Tulip Bead shoulder duster Earrings, altered

 

 

 

 

 

I will post the “AFTER” photos when I have finished reworking the pieces.  That’s it for now.

Have a great week.  Talk to you soon, and please watch for my post on January 23 when I show you what I am doing for my BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE.

 

P.S.  I love tulips!  They are my favorite flower!!

I’M READY… are YOU??

 

Name:  check

Blog Name:  check

Blog URL:  check

-My Idea for the BUILD a LINE DESIGN CHALLENGE:  check

-Explanation of IDEA and REASON for choosing it (3 paragraphs or less):  check

-Write an email (draft) to submit to bsue1441@aol.com on Jan. 812, 2015:  check

Supplies ordered and received from www.bsueboutiques.com:  check

Sketches and color scheme done:  check

-Receiving Approval from FREE, MASTER CLASS, DESIGNER and MENTOR, BRENDA SUE LANSDOWNE:

Will be PRICELESS!!

 

I’m READYare YOU?

Polymer Clay Embroidery on Silverware Silver Bridal Necklace

Polymer Clay Embroidery on Silverware Silver Bridal Necklace