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Change it Up Blog Hop - The Challenge? - Vintage Flair

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Change it Up Vintage Flair Stamping choices

 As you may or may not know, the main supplier of componenets for the jewelry I make is B'Sue Boutiques.  Every month the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group has a group challenge with a theme for all members of the Facebook group  B'Sue Boutiques Creative Group.  As a  member of the B'sue Boutiques Design Team, I try to participate in each month's challenge.  These challenges encourage growth and expansion in our design skills and imagination and result in lots of sales!

SEPTEMBER'S CHALLENGE is Vintage Flair. Our goal was to create a statement piece with a vintage feeling, but driven by fashion trends. We were given a choice of four different main components (shown to the left) to work with, but to really Change it Up!  To use these components in a different way than before, that has a vintage look with a flair to it!

 These are all great components to work with and I've used several of them in jewelry designs in the past. Below are four necklaces that all use the same center piece as shown in the upper left of the photo above.

Necklace LOmara Creative Necklaces LOmara Creative

And here is a necklace I made for my niece (who loves purple like I do).  This one uses the heart in the lower left.

Necklace LOmara Creative

But this is a challenge and vintage FLAIR, so which way to go?

Now, "fashion " has never been my thing.  At least the accepted fashion of the moment.  I've always set my own style...right or wrong...I choose what works for me.  So, that got me to thinking.  What is "vintage" really?  Well, our fearless leader, Brenda Sue Lansdowne, gave us a "CLUE: Right now you will see A LOT of Boho, Retro, Hippie Chic and 60's style looks reminiscent of that time period".  Well, that's all I needed to hear.  As a former (and possibly current) "Hippie chick", the Hippie Chic style called to me. 

So this is what I started with.  The large cuff stamping, a beautiful simulated Czech fire opal, a bezel and some chain. I then decided to cut the cuff in half and paint it using Perfect Pearls in my favorite colors that matched the stone (I decided to forgo the browns, oranges and golds of my former Hippie life).



I then added some spectra beads, a tiny flower locket (flower power!), all from B'Sue Boutiques, and made it into a SLAVE BRACELET!  Boho, Hippie Chic Vintage Flair!  I could have worn it then and I will wear it now!  And, I don't think the final result looks at all like the full cuff stamping I started with.


So, that's it for me for this challenge!  If you're a designer or would like to get involved in making jewelry with a fun group of people, come on over and join us in the B'Sue Boutiques Creative Group on Facebook!  We'd love to have you!!

One other note:  I'm also a graphic and web designer, and Brenda asked me to design the blog badge that you see on the upper right of this blog and on many of the other blogs too!

To see more fun vintage chic designs, please visit the blogs of my amazing blog parters in this challenge by clicking on the links below. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!  Please feel free to leave a comment.  We appreciate the feedback!

Brenda Sue Lansdowne - Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Mary Deis, The Rose Sword


Jann Tague, Clever Designs


Lori Beekman, B.Accessorized


Renee Hong, Fine and Dandy Jewelry


Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru Jewelry


Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved


Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker, Q Settings


Karen Eaton, KJewelry Creations


Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs


Alison Huie, Ally's Baubles


Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs


Carole Carlson, Beadsophisticate


Cindy Peterson, Howling Dog Jewelry


Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs


Charlotte Smothers, Sea Horse Ranch Life


Catherine Shattuck, Victorian Rose Boutique


Clare Wells Nemeth. Papercrafting Magic


Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time


Lynda O'Mara, Lomara Creative


Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs


Ingrid Anderson, Lilis Gems Artisan Jewelry


Deb Beechy, Beetique


Harry Wood, Oscar Crow


Delyssa Maxwell, Past Time Fancies


Paula Gaskill, Lovely Layla Bugs


Irene Hoffman, Heart's Dezire by Irene


Alexandra Sefton, Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art


Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs



comments (31) (add comment)

  1. Cynthia Wainscott
    posted September 25th 2015 at 05:38 am

    Lynda I admire your creativity and your beautiful designs, what a colorful slave bracelet you made! So pretty, you need to wear it and post a picture for all to see ;)
  2. Qsettings
    posted September 25th 2015 at 09:29 am

    Stunning colors.Great piece of work. Great Blog Hop Badge, also.
  3. Lori Beekman
    posted September 25th 2015 at 09:55 am

    Very beautiful colors!
  4. Deb Beechy
    posted September 25th 2015 at 09:56 am

    Your bracelet turned out lovely and many thanks for doing the badge for the hop!
  5. Susan Bowerman
    posted September 25th 2015 at 10:14 am

    What a clever use of that stamping. Pretty!
  6. Paula gaskill
    posted September 25th 2015 at 11:14 am

    My friend, great job.
  7. Brenda Sue
    posted September 25th 2015 at 11:35 am

    You are a fine designer on all levels....love what you have done with all the designs and the hand flower or slave bracelet (so many names for this design) is crazy good. Love your colors too! Here's to looking at jewelry making from a new perspective! Keep em coming, Lynda!
  8. Ingrid Anderson
    posted September 25th 2015 at 11:56 am

    Your bracelet is lovely. Great colors and design. Of course the necklaces you shared are also lovely! Thanks for designing the badge! Ingrid
  9. Irene Hoffman
    posted September 25th 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Fantastic job Lynda and the coloring is beautiful. Love
  10. Karen Eaton
    posted September 25th 2015 at 12:53 pm

    your colors are amazing!! Great job on thinking out of the box!
  11. Shari
    posted September 25th 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Very pretty!
  12. Lori Meyer
    posted September 25th 2015 at 12:55 pm

    This Hippie Chick loves your piece, Lynda! It looks modern with a dash of vintage chic. Can't wait to see you wearing your new bracelet! xoxo
  13. Harry Wood
    posted September 25th 2015 at 01:23 pm

    great color
  14. Alexandra
    posted September 25th 2015 at 01:37 pm

    Such a classy and updated "flower/slave" cuff! Just love what you did with the color and chain. You're knockin' our socks off again! Oops, my feel are cold! Hugs, :):)
  15. Maria
    posted September 25th 2015 at 01:51 pm

    Great work Lynda!
  16. Belinda
    posted September 25th 2015 at 02:31 pm

    Love! Love! Love! the slave bracelet! Your colors are beautiful and fit right into the styles today. The "Hippy Chic" is back, thank goodness colors are more than orange, brown, gold, and avocado green!LOL! I loved your blog and the badge is adorable! ;D
  17. Jann Tague
    posted September 25th 2015 at 02:31 pm

    Lynda .. beautiful work .. Beautiful colors and GREAT design
  18. Dana
    posted September 25th 2015 at 03:38 pm

    I'm really loving seeing so many ways to use this stamping! The colors on this are gorgeous! oh and the purple fairy heart <3 so sweet!!
  19. Charlotte
    posted September 25th 2015 at 04:19 pm

    Your colors are perfect with the opal stone. Then the brass accents are such a nice contrast. Lovely.
  20. Mary
    posted September 25th 2015 at 04:25 pm

    Nicely done. Loved the colors you used and the way you patinaed the items and their design. Thanks for sharing.
  21. Chi
    posted September 25th 2015 at 05:25 pm

    I just love the hippie in your style! The colors are wonderful and compliment the Opal on the bracelet. And, oh my goodness, what a glorious fairy! Amazing designs!!
  22. Sue Shade
    posted September 25th 2015 at 05:45 pm

    Lovely slave bracelet Lynda. I love your color choices.
  23. Marcia Tuzzolino
    posted September 25th 2015 at 09:09 pm

    Lynda, this piece is so pretty and well done! Love your color scheme, too.
  24. Beth Trubman
    posted September 26th 2015 at 02:48 pm

    Beautiful piece Lynda! Great imagination and color choice.
  25. Renee Hong
    posted September 26th 2015 at 03:58 pm

    Nice job, Lynda! I always love those glass opals. It sure looks great with your colorization of the brass, and the pretty floral wreath piece.
  26. kate
    posted September 27th 2015 at 12:16 am

    I love purple, and I love what you created as much as I love purple! The heart with the butterfly winged fairy is so colorful, and so beautiful!
  27. Marica Zammit
    posted September 27th 2015 at 01:51 pm

    Oh wow! That slave bracelet is out of this world beautiful. The colors, the design, everything! I have that cuff stamping and now I'm torn whether I should cut it in half or leave as is lol I love all the inspiration I'm getting from this blog hop. Great job Lynda!
  28. Catherine
    posted September 27th 2015 at 03:44 pm

    Haha, great idea my fellow hippy chick! Tie dyed look and all!! Well done! 😉👍🎉
  29. Erin Whitacre
    posted September 27th 2015 at 09:46 pm

    Great idea! Very beautiful colors.
  30. Gillian Cunningham Wright
    posted September 28th 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hi Lynda you did such a good job on changing it up. Your bracelet is very pretty, love the colours. Making this style of bracelet is definitely on my to do list.
  31. Cindy Peterson
    posted September 28th 2015 at 03:32 pm

    I think what you sis is wonderful. I love the colors especially n the slave racelet. My favorite is the leaf necklace in purple. The heart with the butterfly is just smashing

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