Build a Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Lori Meyer from Parisienne Girl, Part 3


…have you ever noticed just how quickly 3-months goes by?  Whew! It’s been a whirlwind of creativity from so many talented artists inspiring, sharing, and cheering each other on as we completed this virtual Master Class of creating a cohesive line of jewelry ♥  Many Thanks to our fearless leader and sponsor, Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’sue Boutiques for sharing her wealth of knowledge and creating a learning environment built on respect, collaboration, and discovery ♥ To my fellow artists and classmates ~ from my heart ~ merci beaucoup for sharing this journey. I’m honored and humbled by your creativity ♥

So!  Our goal at the end of this virtual class has been to unveil a line or collection of cohesive jewelry pieces.  I’ve been inspired to start a line that I plan to continue, refine and evolve for some time.

A line that celebrates all that is You!  What moves you, inspires you, expresses your authentic self.

Purchased ourselves.  To celebrate us ♥

…and Touchstones & Treasured Tokens was born.  A Jewelry Line we buy for ourselves which reflects our personal special moments, special places, special people.

I’m excited to share with you the initial pieces of this line ~ ready to purchase immediately:

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Treasured Tokens ‘Key of Life’ necklaces:  featuring Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED Elements crystals, stamped inspirational keys, and feather charms.  All on detachable watch fob ~ buy one necklace and change out the charm pendants as you wish!  I love options… don’t you?

♦ Necklaces (including your choice of 1-charm pendant):  available for $28 + shipping.

♦ Additional Charm Pendants:  available for $19 + shipping



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Treasured Tokens ‘Essence’ necklaces & earrings:  featuring Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED Elements crystals, stamped inspirational connectors, and hand crafted token tassels.  All on detachable watch fob ~ buy one necklace and change out the charm pendants as you wish.

♦ Necklaces (including your choice of 1-Essence Message & Tassel):  available for $35 + shipping

♦ Additional Essence Connectors:  available for $26 + shipping

♦ Coordinating Essence Earrings:  available for $19/pair + shipping



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Treasured Tokens Bangles: featuring Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED Elements crystals, and a variety of charms designed to honor your message, your spirit.  Adjustable bangles comfortably fit wrists up to 8-inches.  Choose one – or stack ’em up for an armful of sparkle candy!

♦ Bangles:  prices vary based on crystals and charms ~ starting at $19 + shipping



You can find all of these items and my Parisienne Girl classics collection at: starting Saturday, March 21st.

…and I’m pleased to announce scheduled special sales events with 9th and Elm ( and Belle Dangles (  Watch this blog for specific sales dates and details!

On the drawing board are oh-so many new items to continue this creative process.  Stay tuned!

Thank you for sharing this journey with me!  Please join my friends and classmates as they share their journey and revealed lines:




Build a Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Lori Meyer from Parisienne Girl, Part Two

Inspiration!!  …and some perspiration ☺  That’s what the past few weeks have been all about as I’ve continued to develop my new line of jewelry as part of our virtual Master Class sponsored by B’sue Boutiques.

...recent worktable tableaux ♥

…recent worktable tableaux ♥

I’m always inspired by strong women of exceptional talent.  Case in point: Adele.  That woman can belt a tune like no one’s business and share a heart-rending message all at the same time.  I love this music video ~ shot at my fave location, Pont Alexandre in Paris.  The message is pretty fab, too:

Times they are a-changing.  Women today are not waiting for someone else to create our Happiness.  We know what we like… what is special to us… and we won’t wait around for someone to buy us the perfect diamond ring.  Hey… if that happens… Great!  Until then, we are embracing the opportunity to celebrate ourselves. I am taking a break & celebrating sunshine in February!!

…here I am taking a break & celebrating sunshine in February!!

…and who knows us better?  The jewelry we buy ourselves should reflect our personal special moments, special places, special people.

Purchased ourselves.  To celebrate us ♥

That’s what Touchstones & Treasured Tokens are all about.  A celebration of all that is You!  What moves you, inspires you, expresses your authentic self.

  • Courage
  • Wisdom


  • Religious & Spiritual Tokens
  • Guardian Angels

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  • Lucky Charms

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  • Adventure & Travel Memories

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…and so much more.

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Inspired by strong, self-assured, fashion-forward women throughout history… women who knew that jewelry is an outward expression of our identity.  It’s powerful.. a Talisman… a bit of armor with the magic to disarm.


Queen Nefertiti



Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Suzanne Belperron

Suzanne Belperron

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

So stay tuned, dear Reader.  I’ll be back later in March revealing the entire Touchstones & Treasured Tokens line ♥  a bientot ~ until next time ♥

…and please take a few moments to visit my very talented colleagues sharing this journey:

Surprise Crystal Earrings GIVEAWAY

Swarovski Crystal Earring Giveaway


♦ Your Opinion is Wanted ♦

One (1) Pair:  CAPRICE tennis-style earrings from featuring Purple Haze 12mm cushion-cut crystals set in antiqued brass lever back ear wires.

To enter random drawing, please participate in poll below & leave a comment on this blog post <<— this is the important part!  All comments will be entered into a random number generator to select the winner.

One (1) Winner will be randomly selected after noon (12pm) Friday afternoon – March 6th – (Mountain Time Zone). Must participate in this poll & comment to enter; one entry per person.  Must be at least 13 years old to enter.

Bonne Chance!

Build a Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Lori Meyer from Parisienne Girl, Part One

Bonjour ♦ BIENVENUE ♦ Welcome

(looking for Part Three? <March Reveal>  Please find it here:

I’m so glad you hopped onto my blog today! I’m Lori Meyer, owner and artist at Parisienne Girl Designs

Parisienne Girl at work

Parisienne Girl at work

Today is Part One of a Three-Part blog hop sponsored by B’sue Boutiques and our ‘Build a Line Challenge’.

The challenge is a three-month long, virtual master class in the successful launch of a cohesive line of jewelry. I’m honored to be joining over 50 respected jewelry artists from around the world in this venture. At the end of this challenge, we will each reveal our completed new line of jewelry with a minimum of five (5) pieces in our chosen style.

Today’s post is an introduction to each artist ~ who we are, our creative background and process, and a quick peek into our proposed lines.

So grab a hot cup of coffee or tea, and I’ll tell you a little bit about me.

I love Sparkle! My love affair started as a young girl when I spent hours with my great-grandmother marveling at her jewelry collection and learning about the art of blending sparkly costume pieces with classic fine jewelry.

my Great Grandmother with the double strand pearls I inherited. Love Her!

my Great Grandmother with the double strand pearls I inherited. Love Her!

Fast forward to 2009:  after a successful career as a corporate banker, I returned to my true love… jewelry!

a sparkly kaleidoscope of crystal baubles from Parisienne Girl

a sparkly kaleidoscope of crystal baubles from Parisienne Girl

Parisienne Girl Designs was started to create modern, elegant jewelry using upcycled vintage and classic costume jewels.  Why Parisienne Girl? From the first moment I landed in Paris, I knew I had found my style- and heart-home. Stylish women of all ages embracing classic lines with continental panache and that je ne sais quoi (certain something). It’s that legacy of timeless style and chic, sophisticated elegance that I bring to my designs.

beautiful bride in Parisienne Girl crystal earrings

beautiful bride in Parisienne Girl crystal earrings

upcycled vintage crystals from Parisienne Girl

upcycled vintage crystals from Parisienne Girl

timeless, romantic jewelry from Parisienne Girl

timeless, romantic jewelry from Parisienne Girl

It has been my honor to create jewelry for thousands of stylish women, including red carpet appearances by established Hollywood icons, and young starlets (your secret is safe with me… I’ll never tell that you’re wearing rhinestones!). I’ve designed for Presidential Inaugural Balls, Cabaret & Theatre productions, and hundreds of brides, bridal parties, and fashionistas around the world.

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NW Vintage Wedding Fair: doing my favorite thing, talking with customers!

Here are my design assistants & constant companions jumping in to say ‘Hello’:

Teddy Meyer

Teddy, our corgi & my shadow ♥

Karma Meyer

Karma, our rescue & chief cuddle bunny ♥

So What’s New for 2015?

I’m excited to announce my new line for 2015 is “Treasured Tokens”.

Have you ever gone looking for that perfect jewelry accessory that spoke to your soul?  That one piece that in a single glance said “That’s Me!”?

I know I have… for myself and as treasured gifts.

With the start of a new year, I’m delighted to create a new line of jewelry expressly designed to celebrate our individuality. A line of bracelets, necklaces and earrings featuring charms and crystals with expressions of love, personal totems, inspirational tokens and more.

sneak peek... Treasured Tokens by Parisienne Girl

sneak peek…
Treasured Tokens
by Parisienne Girl

I can’t wait to share them with you! …and hope you’ll follow along with my progress as the line develops, evolves, and is ready for purchase. Just click on the Blue “Follow” button at the top right of this page to get all the latest scoop.

Please Comment! I would love to hear what you think!!

—>> and mark your Calendars: our next blog hop is February 20th!

♥ Please hop along with me and check out the fabulous work my classmates are creating:

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques (Class Guide & Mentor Extraordinaire!)

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

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


Epiphany! …and Sparkle (of course).

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I’m one of those people who never looks back.  Truly! Most days I can’t even remember the day before! That’s why we have pictures and husbands, right?

So when it was suggested that I share pictures of my previous work, a moment of anxiety washed over me.  Just what had I created?

Epiphany! My body of work does speak to classic, timeless elegance with a vintage flair.  Yes, like a magpie I’ve always been drawn to Sparkle ♥ …and pieces created 6-years ago when I started this venture are as wearable today as the day created.  Affordable jewelry that can be worn for a lifetime ~ not discarded like last year’s worn trends.

So without further ado, here is a brief retrospective in (approximate) chronological order.  …’cause I don’t really remember, right?!?

Cheers & Happy Friday ♥

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