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

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…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:  http://www.parisiennegirl.com starting Saturday, March 21st.

…and I’m pleased to announce scheduled special sales events with 9th and Elm (www.9thelm.com) and Belle Dangles (www.bellebangles.com).  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:

 

 

 

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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.

...here 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

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  • 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.

Nefertiti

Queen Nefertiti

Cleopatra

Cleopatra

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:

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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…in the beginning

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I’m a modern day romantic ~ hopelessly in love with the style, grace and elegance of the early 20th century. As a working woman, I found myself searching for well-crafted jewelry that spoke to my heart.

Then I went to Paris, and 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.

I’m a one-woman show… designing, creating, photographing, packaging, shipping, customer service – you name it! It’s my labor of love.

My passion for quality means I scour estate sales and develop relationships with established estate sellers to find the best possible crystals and jewelry components for you. The modern pieces I find that fit my design aesthetic are usually USA-made metals and are the highest quality.

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.

Jewelry is an outward expression of our individuality.

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.

Partnering with respected jewelry artists around the  world & sponsored by creative mentor and trusted supplier, Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques http://www.bsueboutiques.com/, I look forward to sharing this new line with you over the next several months.

Stay Tuned & Happy New Year!

~ Lori / ParisienneGirl