Birds and Blooms….the finale!

For someone who designs and creates jewelry, I can be so non-creative in other ways.  Until this very morning, I could never think of a name for my design line and marveled how others in the “Build A Line Challenge” (also known as BALC) could come up with a name for their line and even names for their individual pieces. Now that my line is named….Birds and Blooms….the tone has been set to continue designing cohesive pieces that will complete the line and that can be repeated.

First, I would like to thank Brenda Sue from B’Sue Boutiques for teaching this class.  I have a feeling that this large class of students has been a challenge for her, but in her usual grace, she has encouraged, prodded and pushed us along to today’s finale.  Next, I would like to acknowledge all of the participants who have dug deep to rise to the challenge and have created some beautiful pieces in doing so.  Many of us have struggled in ways that we never dreamed and have bared our souls and exposed our weaknesses to each other.

I have only added a few pieces to the ones that I shared in the last blog hop but by no means is my lines complete.  I’m not sure it will ever be!  There are infinite possibilities using the beautiful sterling plates components from B’Sue Boutiques and natural pearls and I intend to continue creating pieces that will flesh out this design line.

So without further adieu I give you…………..Birds and Blooms

The necklace featured below is using a bird focal  and although it is a smaller assemglage, it is still a substantial piece on the pyramid.  I consider it to be toward the top of the pyramid, but not the tippy top!


This assemblage is nearer the top of the pyramid.

S - heart with two birds

Hummingbird earrings


Stepped down bird focal necklace


Medium Assemblage


Stepped down bracelet


Medium to larger bird focal


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Be SURE to visit all of the artists who participated in this challenge to see their fabulous creations!!

Blog Hop Artists and their websites:

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

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


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


Cindy Peterson


39 thoughts on “Birds and Blooms….the finale!

  1. Wow! Gorgeous pieces Judy. You make working with silver seem so easy. I’ve struggled a bit with my silver piece. I love B’sue’s silverware silverplate though. Never seen anything quite like it.

    I think that Irene said it best – “You have that touch that makes a piece sing.” Yep, agree 100%.

    Marica xx

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  2. Beautiful as always! I love the simplicity of the silver, it seems so rich and I know it speaks to a lot of folks. I am sure you are going to be very successful with this and I hope you pursue it to the max!

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  3. Judy, this is a wonderful blog post. Your name choice really hits the nail on the head. I love your style, and how you create such stunning pieces using the silverware finished components. Congrats on finishing this amazing challenge. Continued success with your line, my friend.

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  4. Judy, I have always loved your work. I am partial to the all silver with which you designed your line. All of your pieces are so beautiful. Your reveal was fabulous!

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  5. Just gorgeous, Judy! So classic and classy, especially with the silverware-plate. Your designs are always top-notch, and I can see you doing so many beautiful variations on this theme, and going far with your line. It’s been a pleasure being in the class with you! ❤

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  6. Wow, wow and wow all of the time Judy!!!!! You are just gifted and so very talented at the art of creating!! I so love all of your work and your challenge line is just beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for your amazing support and I am so thrilled to have enjoyed this amazing build a line adventure with you! ~Louise

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  7. Your line name is perfect & so are your choices in the combination and assemblage of these marvelous pieces of jewelry. Thank you for all your input during the class. It’s really helped to bring everything in to focus for me.


  8. Your line is one of my favorites. Love the silver and your designs come out beautiful every time. I am in awe of your creativity and the way that you design pieces that are so cool & wearable. So glad to be on this journey with you.

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  9. When I saw the first piece of your line Judy, I simply knew I was going to love it. What I didn’t realize was how much I would love it! These pieces are gloriously beautiful. Oh my goodness. They are rich, and elegant, and show-stoppingly stunning. I know you are going to have much success with these pieces! One thing I’ve learned from this adventure is that beautiful jewelry begins with beautiful materials. You’ve chosen well! This line can be worn with anything, anytime. Brilliant work, sweet Judy. I adore it!

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  10. Hi Judy 🙂
    ~I am still making my way through the hop and when I came upon your blog it was just shimmering in all the beauty of your line! I love all of your pieces and of course being the bird lover I am I really love your birdie focals.BALC was so much fun and I look forward to watching as you add to your line and see where we all go…XOX


  11. I have always loved your work, Judy, and I will continue to admire your ingenuity, creativity, and elegance that you bring to the table. I love what you do with the birds!!


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