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.

L Meyer NW Wedding fair

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


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

  1. stregajewellry says:

    Yours was the first “box” in my reader this morning so I’m out of my “line” in commenting on yours. though not a fan of sparkle and blingy type work, I appreciate your simplistic approach and your ability to combine the old and the new. I think your line will be a great success. The personalization is perfect for developing a popular line.


  2. Ne Cultice says:

    Hopped over to see your blog and so happy I did. Great blog and love your work. I wish you great success with your new line~! xXx


  3. Tammy Adams says:

    It sounds like you could be Brenda’s assistant in teaching this class. You seem to know what appeals to your market (and you found your market!), which can be the hardest part of making a successful line. Look forward to seeing the new line.


  4. Gina Hockett says:

    Treasured Tokens sure appeals to me, and most people I know who love to wear jewelry. I have never been to Paris, but can imagine the glistening elegance there. My granddaughter wants to move there to start her career–so we will wait a few years. I think this will be as successful as your jewelry business has been so far.


  5. ssblogs says:

    Lori, what an impressive background you have! Your blog is so clean and professional looking. The photos of brides wearing your jewelry are great! I love your Hollywood glam earrings, too. Your new line looks exciting!


  6. Elizabeth Owens says:

    HI Lori~
    I am all about creating meaningful, creative mixed media pieces that hold a story, a truth or inspiration that the wearer can identify with so I am in full support of your line idea and look forward to seeing you take it 10 steps further than Alex and Ani 😉
    See you in class!
    xo Liz


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