Friday, January 23, 2015

Build A Line Challenge from B'sue Boutique, Cynthia Wainscott from Exotic Peru Jewelry, Part One

Hola everybody! And welcome!
What an exciting moment this is; I haven't been on a blog hop for a long time, and I have the pleasure to be part of "B'Sue boutiques Build a line challenge"
My dear Brenda Sue from B'Sue Boutiques is always trying to help us to become better in what we do, and that's how Build a line started! She is "challenging us to challenge ourselves" to start a jewelry line.
Oh yeah... That's me by the way!

You can read more of my story on my previous blog post here, in there you'll find out the first jewelry I made was my wedding jewelry, and because of the connection I feel and for the many request of customers I have chosen to create a Bridal line: "Always and Forever"
I have created some Bridal Pieces in the past, and it was such a joy to see them on the beautiful brides here is the jewelry I designed for Mrs. Malan on her special day:

I made the chandelier earrings, the head piece and the cuff:

For my "Always and Forever" bridal line I wanted to create designs that are beautiful and take less time to make; something I could re-create and that's the challenge we are all trying to make for each of our lines. This is a process and for this first part of the hop I want to reveal you the first of my designs: the "always" bracelet. All the pieces from this bracelet came from B'Sue boutiques with exception of the little flower on top.

I started with The Victorian Backless brass Stamping mount and riveted on top the small Victorian frame bezel; previously I had resineted some old book pages and I added that to the middle of the bezel and collaged on top a little flower, a silver plated bee, the word "Always" on a copper black and to give it that blink and hide the ends of the paper I added Preciosa rhinestone chain. You can see it's a sizable bracelet with some pearls and more rhinestone disks. What I like most about this bracelet is that I can customize it by changing the sentiment in the middle, in that way even if I remake the design it will be unique to each person.

I had so much fun designing it and making it, here a sneak peak of some of the stampings I will be using for the rest of my line:

Thank you for stopping by and visiting, please don't forget to visit the rest of my fellow friends and designers who are taking this "Build a line" challenge with me.
List of participants:

Brenda Sue Lansdowne
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 <==== you are here!

Carole Carlson

Lynn Stinten

Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies

Catherine Shattuck

Micheale 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
Once Upon a Line

Elizabeth Hildreth
Mad Scientists Designs

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Design

Lori Beekman

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder's Corner

Robin Reed
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
Objects and Oddities

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 Schurter
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
ab:coral design




  1. WOW!!! I am blown away (as always) when I see your creations. Not to mention your photography!

    Love the theme that you chose. That bracelet. OMG I love everything about it!

    Cannot wait to see the whole line :-)

  2. Cynthia, your work is amazing! I cannot wait to see the entire line. I'm speechless. I enjoyed learning about you and your work. Great blog!

  3. Your photography and work is amazing. I love your bracelet and can't wait to see the rest! Ingrid

  4. Wow, Cynthia. Your line is going to be simply incredible.


  5. A wedding line seems like a perfect fit for you! People love to be able to customize, so being able to change out the word on the bracelet will make it really popular.

  6. Really beautiful, great line of jewelry & thanks for such an enjoyable read! Best Wishes and cannot wait to see!

  7. Oh yes your work is just heart warming beautiful!!!! Your collection is priceless! ~Louise

  8. Lovely! Can't wait to see the rest of your pieces. Those will be some lucky brides. :-) ~Elizabeth

  9. Your work is just spectacular! Love your theme; it's perfect.

  10. Cynthia, what a gorgeous piece! I am sure you will find people lining up to wear pieces of your line.

  11. Wow, love your bracelet. Can't wait to see the rest of your line, I know it will be just as beautiful as the bracelet. Love the customization component, too! Gina H

  12. Greetings Cynthia ~ loved reading about you and your process! Lovely Bridal creations!

  13. Your bracelet is beautiful .. can't wait to see your new creations .. Jann

  14. The bracelet is perfect....I can't wait to see what comes along with it. Tu te aventaste, mija!

  15. Cynthia, I love your bridal jewelry, and the bracelet ... wow! Your line is going to be so exciting to see! ;)

  16. Love your bridal line! gorgeous! So looking forward to see what you do with it :) Happy creating!

  17. Stunning! Can't wait to see more of your lovely creations!

  18. Cynthia, I love the idea of a bridal line, what girl doesn't love some romance. The pieces you've created in the past are stunning, I can't wait to see what you do. Good Luck :) Ne

  19. What a wonderful and meaningful line of jewelry. Your designs are beautiful and unique.

  20. What a unique and beautiful idea for your line! I can't wait to see your finished pieces.

  21. Love the romance of a bridal l in and the pieces you've already made are beautifully done! I'm very much looking forward to seeing the whole line!

  22. What a beautiful piece and what a beautiful sentiment. The way it's "always." supposed to be! How encouraging that we can make something this wonderful quickly! Perfect! Thank You for this inspiration.

  23. Those Always cuff bracelets are to die for! I want to wear one! :)

  24. Wonderful pieces and how lovely to see a bride wearing your creations. Looking forward to the full line reveal.

  25. Wow, your bracelet is stunning! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your line.

  26. Great blog. Wow, love your bracelet. It's gorgeous. I'm sure the rest of your line will be wonderful, too.

  27. I love your work! Absolutely stunning bracelet, I can't wait to see more!

  28. I love how detailed the piece is, it's gorgeous

  29. Your pieces are lovely. It will be lucky brides to wear such pieces.

  30. You make truly beautiful jewelry for very lucky ladies! I will look forward to seeing much more of your work.

  31. Your jewelry is always gorgeous. I can't wait to see more!

  32. Cynthia, I've always loved your style; you have such a great eye for composition and are an inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this line.

  33. Always excited to see your post. Love your creations!

  34. Your work and photography are gorgeous!

  35. That bracelet is beautiful. I love mixed metals. Can't wait to see the rest of the line.

  36. Hey sweetie love your blog and your story and I adore your line. XOXO!

  37. This fits so well with the style of your work. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see more.

  38. Nice start to the challenge. Debbie

  39. Love your post. Your wedding jewelry is really beautiful!!! I love your theme and your bracelet is amazing. Have a Blessed Day!!!

  40. Your jewelry and blog are both beautiful. (Certainly, so are you.) You have such a good eye on beauty. I will definitely tell my friends who are going to marry to order from you.

  41. I love this bracelet!

  42. Fabulous pieces wonderfully photographed! Looking forward to seeing your challenge line :) Linzi

  43. ~Great pieces Cynthia! Cannot wait to see your line! Looking forward to seeing you in the classroom! Your bride must have loved those gorgeous pieces! You made her day even more special for sure with such fabulousity!
    xo Liz

  44. Beautiful, glad we are taking this journey together. Looking forward to your next installment

  45. Your bracelets are so unique and beautiful. A bride would be lucky to wear your designs! ~mary