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Build a Line Challenge from B'Sue Boutiques, Lynda O’Mara, LOmara Creative Designs, Part Three - The final reveal!

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When Brass Meets Glass Jewelry Line Final Reveal!

LOmara Creative Handmade JewelryWhile I consider myself a good business person (I've owned my own successful web design, graphic design, and Internet Consulting business for the past 15 years), when it came to the jewelry I create, I've always thought of myself as a hobbyist.  So, three months ago when I started the Build A Line Challenge by B'Sue Boutiques, little did I know that I would learn so much and begin to seriously consider my jewelry "hobby" as a business.  The wonderful Brenda Sue Lansdowne (the B'Sue of B'Sue Boutiques) conceived, organized, tutored, supported, and mentored, pushed, cajoled, kicked butt, and basically gave all of herself to support 55 of us through what really is a master class in (so much more than) building a jewelry line!

I have felt that I'm starting something new and exciting and trusting in the magic of new beginnings, without further ado, here is the reveal of my new line, When Glass meets Brass!

Below are the necklaces that make up the main part of my new line.  All of the pieces in the line feature the wonderful handmade Grace Lampwork beads by Grace Ma (the glass) and fine quality U.S. made brass components (the brass) along with Swaraovski crystals, Czech glass beads, pearls and quality chain.

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And, when you're wearing these wonderful necklaces, a pair of matching earrings will set them off nicely. Many of the same beads are used in the earrings that are used in the necklaces.

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Here's a closer look at the Spring necklace and earrings featuring a Grace lampwork bead with pink and blue flowers set against an ivory base with green leaves. 

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Once I had these necklaces and earrings made, I decided to add a bracelet to two of the sets. The set on the left uses painted brass, purple Grace Lampwork beads and a bangle bracelet.  The set on the right uses roseoOx Brass, purple Grace Lampwork beads, and a rose ox brass stamping bracelet with beads and pearls.

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I did make one necklace that doesn't have matching earrings yet, but they are in progress.

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Because I love dragonflies, I also created a necklace and earrings using Grace Lampwork dragonfly beads and aqua copper finish brass.

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I also included some higher end creations for those that enjoy more extravagant necklaces.

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That's everything that I have done as of now, but there are more pieces in progress.  I also intend to start selling online as well at artisan fairs.  While I love working with the lampwork beads, I'll be happy to start designing pieces again that may not include lampwork beads.  I have so many ideas swirling in my head from the inspiration in this challenge/class.  Because of what I've learned over the past three months, I'm thinking differently about how I design now and have other lines in mind.  I'll still do one-of-a-kind creations, but I'll be a smarter jewelry designer now than I was at the end of 2014!

The past three months have been a challenge and a blessing.  I'm so grateful to Brenda Sue Lansdowne for conceiving of and giving birth to this first class/challenge and for allowing me to be a part of it.  Brenda is one of the most generous, giving and fun people that I've ever known.  I am grateful to have her in my life as a friend, mentor, inspiration, supporter, and even as a client!  I'm also grateful to the Fabulous Four Colorado Connection, Alexandra Sefton, Lori Prull Meyer and Maria Clark for joining in this madness!

To the other 54 Build a Line Challenge Participants, all of those in the B'Sue Boutiques Creative Group, and friends I say thank you for your support, comments, discussions,  complements and everything you brought to the party!  Everyday I've looked forward to checking my Facebook feed to see what everyone is posting.  I love all the kitty pictures, especially Toby and Meep (Tessa Kitty's boyfriend).  I've enjoyed being introduced to other non-humans including dogs, birds and even lizards!  I've become Facebook friends with many of the participants and have not regretted it for one minute.  My Facebook feed is filled with positive sayings, beautful colorful pictures, weather conditions, trials and tribulations and celebrations of life, and of course, fabulous jewelry!!  I look forward to  continuing to be a part of this wonderful community that Brenda put together!

LOmara Creative Handmade JewelrySpeaking of Tessa, she's feeling neglected since I've been taking photos and writing this blog, but she's taking a peek out from her paper fort to make her appearance known.  I've promised her tuna and lots of attention over the next couple of days!

The Other Jewelry Artists

Please be sure to visit all of the other participants in this, our final blog hop, to see all of the wonderful creations and lines from this talented group of artists!  I'll also be visiting all of them over the next several days and can't wait to see what everyone is revealing for their new jewelry lines

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Below is a list of the other jewelry artists and designers that have participated in this journey with Tessa and me.  Whether you're in the challenge or are someone who just found my blog, please visit the blogs below and feel free to leave comments if you like their story or their designs (or their assistants) for encouragement.  We're all in this together and at the end, we are all better designers offering wonderful lines of jewelry to the world.

Thank you!


Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
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
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
Howling Dog Jewelry
Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs
Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads
Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs
Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard
Lynda O'Mara (That's me!)
LOmara Creative Designs
Elizabeth Hildreth
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








comments (37)  

  1. Marica Zammit
    posted March 20th 2015 at 03:21 am

    What a fabulous like you have here. Stunning, stunning colors, designs and components. The set with B'sue's luggage tag stamping is my favorite. Love it! What a wonderful journey it's been. All the best with your new line Lynda!
  2. Melissa Latimer
    posted March 20th 2015 at 04:52 am

    Your line is awesome, Lynda. Everything works so well together, and the mixing and matching that can be done! I just love it. Congratulations! ~Melissa
  3. Maria Clark
    posted March 20th 2015 at 07:26 am

    Lynda, so wonderful! I love the combination of the glass and brass and every piece is a little treasure. So glad I got to see this in person. Fabulous!
  4. Debbie Loveless
    posted March 20th 2015 at 08:43 am

    Lovely line you have created. I love your designs. The purple is awesome.
  5. Lee Koopman
    posted March 20th 2015 at 09:05 am

    Lampwork beads are small treasures all by themselves. You have the knack of showcasing them without taking too much attention from them by their surroundings. Loving that purple set and especially love the bracelets!
  6. Brenda Sue
    posted March 20th 2015 at 09:05 am

    lwhat a great line! So pretty, I'm sure it will be appealing to many. You have done a super job and considering how busy I know you are it's amazing to see how far you came. So glad you jumped in with us, I am so grateful to have so many committed artisan designers to work with on the project.
  7. Windbent
    posted March 20th 2015 at 10:39 am

    I'm a brass and glass girl, so this is right up my alley. Great job on all your hard work. Everything is lovely.
  8. Dana
    posted March 20th 2015 at 02:07 pm

    These are so pretty Lynda! I especially love the last purple set.
  9. Susan Bowerman
    posted March 20th 2015 at 02:50 pm

    Lynda, I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite from you line as they are all so pretty. The colors you chose work so well together and play off the brass so nicely. Well done my friend!
  10. Sue Shade
    posted March 20th 2015 at 06:09 pm

    You have done a very nice job with your line. I enjoy the colors you chose
  11. Erin Whitacre
    posted March 20th 2015 at 06:23 pm

    These are all beautiful pieces! Very well done!
  12. Tammy Adams
    posted March 20th 2015 at 07:01 pm

    Lovely work. You have a nice selection of colors for customers to choose from, and who doesn't love earrings to go with their necklace? Great work
  13. Kat BM
    posted March 20th 2015 at 07:25 pm

    really lovely and you can def. see they are all made by the same person. good job!
  14. Lynn
    posted March 20th 2015 at 09:27 pm

    Very nice, some lovely colour combos.
  15. Chi
    posted March 20th 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Ohhhh, wonderful colors, terrific designs! Very nice!
  16. Ingrid Anderson
    posted March 21st 2015 at 11:50 am

    A very lovely line! Your components and color choices are fantastic! Ingrid
  17. Renee Hong
    posted March 21st 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Lynda, you've made a lot of pretty, colorful things! I like the addition of the lampwork beads. I also like the creative way you have photographed your necklaces, so that the clasp is showing. Congratulations on your new line!
  18. Jjan Stylized Vintage
    posted March 21st 2015 at 02:18 pm

    Fun, fun,fun! Great color combinations and lovely work! Keep it going!
  19. Alexandra Sefton
    posted March 21st 2015 at 02:38 pm

    Zowie--I saw a few of these in person but to see your whole collection is out of this world! I love your writing and can't wait to see EVERYTHING when we get together! I totally am mad for the last purple set, and a so love how you used the flower pieces behind the lampwork with color and rhinestones! Your pieces are just astoundingly beautiful. What a touch with color you have! I hope you have a lot more back-ups made cuz these will sell out fast! The green spring necklace is another of my top faves! And all your hand-made chains so set off your pendants. Way to rock GF!! <3
  20. Cheryl
    posted March 22nd 2015 at 12:10 am

    Lovely line and wonderful blog. Great choice and variety in the colors.
  21. Janet Calardo
    posted March 22nd 2015 at 01:02 am

    Lynda, you have created a beautiful line of jewelry. I love the way you used the lampwork beads in the necklace and earrings. The beaded chain is gorgeous. I am glad you were on this fantastic journey with me!
  22. Irene Hoffman
    posted March 22nd 2015 at 11:13 am

    Lynda you have produced a beautiful line. Love the colors you have chosen. Great blog. Congrats!!
  23. Nike Bottalico
    posted March 22nd 2015 at 01:18 pm

    So wonderful! Beautiful work and great blog. I have so enjoyed being on this journey with everyone! Happy Sales and Best Wishes!
  24. kristy le trendy jewelry designs
    posted March 22nd 2015 at 05:28 pm

    What a beautiful line of jewelry you have created and I too have always loved lamp work beads and they are so beautifully meshed with your line. This line would put a smile on anyone's face.
  25. Marcia Tuzzolino
    posted March 22nd 2015 at 05:35 pm

    Lynda, your line is beautiful, and using the Grace lampwork beads is wonderfully cohesive. I am very familiar with her beads and they are gorgeous! Great job on your blog post, Lynda!!
  26. Frances Brannon
    posted March 22nd 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Your line is beautiful. I love the colors and the cohesiveness. Well done!
  27. Teresa Schurter
    posted March 23rd 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Lynda, these are marvelous! I'm so glad to have been in this challenge with you. Your theme name is so descriptive and your bead choices really make them into wonderful art.
  28. Coral
    posted March 24th 2015 at 08:39 am

    You have a great collection. I got some lampwork beads but never think about putting them with the flower stamping. Great work.
  29. robin kae reed
    posted March 24th 2015 at 01:47 pm

    This is really beautiful!!! I love all of your designs! There are lots of colors and the texture i s amazing!!! Wonderful! This has been a great journey to be on with you!HUKLM Be Blessed W
  30. robin kae reed
    posted March 24th 2015 at 04:22 pm

    This is really beautiful!!! I love all of your designs! There are lots of colors and the texture i s amazing!!! Wonderful! This has been a great journey to be on with you!HUKLM Be Blessed W
  31. Micheale Collie
    posted March 25th 2015 at 04:48 pm

    Lynda, your line is lovely! The combination of those glorious glass beads and B'sue stampings makes your pieces pop. I've so enjoyed this time with you on this journey.
  32. gloria allen
    posted March 26th 2015 at 01:44 pm

    I too hoard, I mean love lampwork beads. What an amazing way to showcase them,love the line.
  33. Nadine
    posted March 26th 2015 at 08:04 pm

    Lynda, You've created such a beautiful look! Lots of color and great designs.I am especially drawn to the necklace that is awaiting the coordinating earrings! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Very nicely done.
  34. jewelrybydenise
    posted March 29th 2015 at 07:05 pm

    Your line is absolutely stunning! ❤️
  35. Louise
    posted March 31st 2015 at 11:42 am

    Oh Lynda your jewelry line is just outstanding!!! You create brilliant pieces that are just truly timeless!!!! I love the elegance in each and everyone of your designs, just creatively beautiful each piece that you do!!! I am so very grateful to have been on this magical journey with the encouraging and artistic gift of you!! Thank you so much for all that you do! Louise
  36. MJ Casady Copper Works
    posted April 6th 2015 at 02:03 pm

    Very beautiful, love lampwork beads! This has been a fun--but exhausting--experience, so glad that we had this opportunity to work and learn together. Best wishes for your jewelry business!
  37. Catherine
    posted August 6th 2015 at 02:36 pm

    Thank you, Lynda, for all your kind support!! :) Catherine Shattuck

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