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Build a Line Challenge: School’s Out!


 

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Three months ago, I saw this badge while reading Brenda Lansdowne’s blog and determined to enter this challenge.  Little did I know just how much I would learn and how many cool ladies I would meet!  Over 50 of us entered this class, most with only a small idea of what we would accomplish.   There was much banging of heads, gnashing of teeth but lots of laughs and plenty of learning.

The class was free this time as it was the first time that Brenda Sue Lansdowne, of B’Sue Boutiques has offered such a challenge.  The only condition was that we use visible pieces from her shop, not an unreasonable condition at all.

The challenge was to complete 5 pieces of a cohesive line by the end of the 3 month period.   Sounded very simple, I mean, who could not do 5 pieces in 3 months?

Every time Brenda gave us  class notes, there were tons of questions and plenty of lively discussion.  We learned to research trends and styles even though we thought we were not fashion conscious ourselves, it was important to know what is trending.  We talked about color and its importance, about branding, about developing a cohesive “look” so that anyone who sees our work can tell that we made it.  We talked about pricing pyramids and everything under the sun.  To quote directly from Brenda herself  some of what we covered was

trends, color, using color to compliment customers, the selling pyramid, the diff between a hobby maker and a jewelry designer, the things that are necessary to become a jewelry designer, when lines become collections, pricing, quality components, how to manage manufacturing inventory so you don’t run out, how to pay attention to customer requests to learn how to design future lines….and how to concentrate on keeping looks together so that your style and brand remain cohesive

This was a very real challenge for me.  I had never made jewelry for men before.  I had never done assemblage before like most of the others.  I had never worked with lumiere paints (and they are so much fun I am now addicted).  I had only made OOAK pieces and had a great fear of being bored by reproducing the same pieces over and over.

While I had ordered from B’Sue before, almost none of what I ordered would fit into my line (or so I thought) and I had the challege of deciding what would work.  I ordered things I didn’t need and didn’t order things I could have used.  Most of all, I learned to FOCUS!  I think that was my hardest thing.  I am so easily distracted!  Now that I have focused, I can see many “series” in my lines and uses for so many more B’Sue items.

I learned about the difference between a collection, a line and a series.   What I have is Strega Jewellry’s Men’s Collection. It is called PHOPP and I felt it needed  its own shop and blog and “brand”

Here is my signage for shop, blog, FB page,  website (coming soon) and will be used on my business cards and tags.  Consistancy is important for a cohesive look that is uniquely mine. (I learned that in class)  I also needed a “catch phrase” that would tell something about my line.  I waivered between “gentlemen of esteam” and “esteamed gentlemen”, wanting to point out that this is not fashion/trendy jewelry but for cosplay.  I’m still not decided which is best and would like some thoughts on this.   I have chosen “gentlemanly” colors for “branding” of burgundy and jade green with creamy tans.  Their are reasons for those colors bit I won’t discuss them here.

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For lack of any better names at present, I am calling my lines the Brass Line, the Copper Line and the Silver Line.  Each will have a series. Most chains will be hand made and all chains will be convertable. This stamps the look as MINE.  The focals will be mixed metals, interchangeable within the metals “lines”.   Some focals will be OOAK.

Although I originally intended this to be men’s jewelry only, I believe that many of the pieces will be unisex.  I do know that the collection itself will cater to folks who love cosplay.  I know this is a limited subculture but I am happy doing it right now.

I know……you want pictures.   I have the most done for the Brass Line.  I have other pieces on my table but need minor details before they are finished.  Here is where what we learned about “lead time” came in handy.  My stickpins bases have not arrived nor my cufflink bases, SIGH.   Here is a collage of the Faux Pearls series which includes a chain, focal, cufflinks and cravat pin.  The chain converts to a bracelet and shorter chain.  Chains will be my base pieces and toward the higher end because they are hand made.  Focals will fall into higher end and mid levels on the tier.  Bracelets will be mid level.  The cravat pins and cufflinks will be my lower tier products.

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Also offered are a cravat pin (not shown) and a leather bracelet.

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This bracelet blank from B’Sue is great for a men’s piece.  I’m not sure if you can see the little beetle under the goggles and leaves but he is there.  Blank, clock face, bug, rhinestone chain and leaves all come from B’Sue.

This focal can also go in the Brass line, the series of Order of the Kraken.  (I’d been reading  the Kraken King right before this challenge)

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I fell in love with these Victorian button tops from B’Sue and used them for cufflinks in the Order of the Kraken series.  Aren’t they gorgeous?  So simple but so cool!  I could make dozens of these and not get tired of them!  I saw some other button tops on her site that will work well.

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These simple pieces are lower tier focals I will use with the brass line using these way cool dragonflies I  found at B’Sue.  I fell in love with these and wish I had a whole BOX of them!  I honed my lumiere skills painting these.

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One last focal from the Entomology Series, a mother of pearl blister with one of Brenda’s fab beetle bugs.

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That is more than five pieces for the Brass line, Men’s Collection but I want to add a couple more items.  I do have pieces with natural stones but I am only showing here the pieces that use the most from B’Sue.

Here is a focal that will go in the Silver Line, Aviator Series using one of B’Sue’s balloon charms.  They paint up really nice, I think.  Note:  I used one of her brass gears and keys and the brass shows through on the balloon so this can be also used with the brass line.

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The Copper Line, I began in the last blog but I’ll put a collage up here just to refresh your memory.

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This, again, is  my own chain but I used Brenda’s steampunk hats and gears on the focal and cufflinks and also have a cravat pin with the small hat.  These hats are the only thing I had in mind when I first planned to enter the challenge.  I found SO much more!  My whole line almost went out of control!

And last:  A huge copper focal that only used my own things I made myself with metal clay and dichroic glass.   I just HAD to have one OOAK piece.   This focal goes in the Order of the Kraken series.  It should have one of B’Sue’s little OK charms on it but I lost my last one somewhere on my worktable mess!  I’m going to need a lot of these.

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So there we have it.  My Men’s Collection which will cater to those who love cosplay.   Series within the lines will be

Faux Pearls series which I showed here

Order of the Kraken (OK guys)

Aviator Series (balloons and propellers)

Entomologist Series (bugs and spiders)

Hat’s Off Series

Privateer Series (wait till you see that big clipper ship focal)

SOBS series (Secret Order of Baleful Snipers)

Paladin Series (western and horses)

It’s About Time Series

Mourning Jewelry Series

and, I’ll be making some pieces for those who love popular series or books, like Outlander or Truebloods  (come on with the bats!)   No Twilight, it’s already overdone.   I have seven costumes to make for the family outing to Comic Con this year and will need pirate jewelry for the Dread Pirate Roberts and his crew (my son and his boys are  going to advertise while they have fun).

Brenda, I definitely want to say thanks for this opportunity!    I’ve muddled along for quite a while, trying this and trying that but I think I have found my muse now with much help from you, your pieces and my classmates. I am honored that I was chosen to participate.   I will still keep a small Strega shop but I believe that PHOPP is going to be my main focus.   I can use all my other skills along with the new ones I acquired.  I can satisfy my desire to do original stuff at the same time.  I can be different even when using components that hundreds of others also use. I feel more focused..  AND, I met some fantastic and interesting people

I hope that some will be curious enough to follow along as I develop my presence, you can follow Liam Mac Steamish’s new blog, PHOPP’s Emporium.   Or “friend” Liam on Facebook.   I’ll annouce the opening of my shop both  there and here.

Here is a list of my classmates blogs.  They are doing some amazing things so check them out for yourself.

 

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: Beadsophisticate

Lynn Stinten: Dragonzwench

Marica Zammit: Bead Lovelies

Catherine Shattuck: VRBrose

Michaele Collie: The Vintage Gem

Mary Craig: Jewelry Alchemy

Lee Koopman: Strega Jewelry X You are here

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: MadScientistsDesigns

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: ab:coraldesign

 

 

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March 20, 2015 - Posted by | challenges, fashion, Jewelry, steampunk | , , , , , ,

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  1. So cool! All of the designs are so unique, but still work together. Love.

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    Comment by baccessorized | March 20, 2015 | Reply

  2. excellence! I am thrilled and facinated to see what you do with this! Wheeee! Best Wishes!

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    Comment by nikebottalico | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Nike, I’ve so much enjoyed this class with you. I’m wishing you the best also. I value your opinion. You do fine work.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  3. You knocked the ball right out of the park Lee! LOVE your new line. Everything is perfect in my opinion. Your name, branding, colors, look and feel. You did a wonderful job!

    I like both of your catch phrases. Hard to choose. Hmmm, I think personally I would go for “gentlemen of esteam”. I think the play on the word “steam” is more visible in this and don’t know, it sounds “grander” to me. Maybe you could do a quick survey with all the men your family, see which one they prefer 🙂

    Your target market is going to LOVE your jewelry, I’m sure.

    All the very best Lee. I’ll be looking forward to following Liam’s adventures 🙂

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    Comment by Marica Zammit | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • I appreciated your opinion on my catch phrase. Your choice has my vote also. It makes me happy that you really like my line. I’ve come to value your opinion.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 20, 2015 | Reply

  4. You’ll do well w this in the Steampunk community where men are totally into the lifestyle and costuming….some times it really is about finding and filling a vital niche. We judges are going to have a real time of it, there is some grand talent here.

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    Comment by Brenda Sue | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks, Brenda. I do not envy the judges. some of these ladies worked so hard and did such a great body of work it’s unbelievable and many had fantastic photo layouts. You have your work cut out for you.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  5. Lee, your line is so fun! I think you nailed it and as I said before, I would wear any one of these pieces. Well done, my friend. Very well done
    indeed!

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    Comment by Susan Ferrell Bowerman | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Susan, I really needed validation on the unisex aspect of this line. I’ve been worried about having too small a “niche” since men are not all into jewelry that much, a small subculture and the steampunk/cosplay subculture narrows it more. It’s nice to know that some women find it attractive also. I’ve so much enjoyed this class with you.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  6. Love your branding Esteamed is just perfect!
    I think my fav is the OK guys line, and the pearls love the simplicity in the cuff links. I’m willing to bet they do extremely well for you!

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    Comment by Dana | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks Dana. I never thought I would like those pearls when I first got them but I think they look quite classy and elegant. I am hoping the OK guys line will do well. Who doesn’t like a kraken? LOL

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  7. Beautiful work

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    Comment by ksedy | March 20, 2015 | Reply

  8. These are great! I’m sure lots of men will love these! My last show there were lots of men looking for things for themselves. Well done!

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    Comment by shatteredtimejewelry | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • I envy your ability to do the shows. I am unable to even ATTEND them any more with this cripply back of mine. I’m looking for someone here who does them who would take some small things on commission. My best idea is to have my son and grandson wear some things to Comic Con and pass out business cards. I know there is not much out there for men. I just need to get my word around. I’ve so much enjoyed your company in this class. Let us not lose touch.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  9. Excellent name for your jewelry line. And I think this would be a hard jewelry line to design for men so kudos to you for making it happen. I still love your chains

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    Comment by howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks ma’am. If you ever feel a need for some weird chain in one of your pieces, we can arrange a swap perhaps. I can size it more for women. And I would always feel a need for a bug, LOL

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  10. Awesome, Lee! I loved stepping into Liam’s world for a moment. Esteamed Gentlemen, now that is one creative and catchy tagline, I love it! The OK ookie is my favorite piece.

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    Comment by Renee Hong | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Renee, thanks. I value your opinion. I hope that when you find some time (after all this hopping), you will friend Liam on Facebook. He’s a lonely guy at the moment. I’ve enjoyed this class with you so much.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  11. well we made it to the final reveal .. your jewelry line is great .. I like ooky so cute .. 🙂

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    Comment by Clever Designs | March 20, 2015 | Reply

  12. Such a great collection. Very versatile I think! Catchy name to go along with the fantastic pieces! I of course love the mother of pearl beetle! Ingrid

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    Comment by lilisgems | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks Ingrid. I think that beetle might go fast. My daughter has been eyeballing him. I’ll have to keep him safe.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  13. You knocked it out of the park! My goodness, everything is perfectly suited to your theme. Love that you did a line for men! Congratulations on a spectacular line!

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    Comment by Chi | March 20, 2015 | Reply

  14. Selling for men is definitely stretching for most of us. You took the word “challenge” to heart. The steampunk look is cool and you did it really well. Such a privilege to work with you and the other artists during this challenge. Good luck to you.

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    Comment by Maria Clark | March 20, 2015 | Reply

  15. Your designs are spectacular. Men might reserve the jewelry they buy from this line (and they will buy, because it’s fabulous) for cosplay, but I can see us girls stealing them for every day wear. At least, those of us who aren’t afraid of making a statement with our jewelry. Great work.

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    Comment by Tammy Adams | March 20, 2015 | Reply

    • Tammy, you made me laugh right out loud! I have visions of a lady buying her man a piece only to have it disappear into her jewelry box. thanks!

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 20, 2015 | Reply

  16. Great to see someone focused on jewellery for men, I have tried but no luck so far.
    Great work

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    Comment by DragonzWench | March 21, 2015 | Reply

    • men’s jewelry is hard to get your head around without sticking to current stereotypes, plus, sizes are different, so many things. I know you could do it. It remains to be seen whether it would be worth the effort, LOL. Men have different priorities.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  17. I LOVE that you started a men’s line and that you have a Mr. for your line!! It is so cool that he has a facebook page and so on!!1 the line is wonderful very “around the world in 80 days” and vintage!! I love it!! Great Job. I t has been such a pleasure to work with you!!! Be Blessed

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    Comment by Robin Kae Reed | March 21, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. I hope you’ll find time to stop by and “friend” old Liam. So far, my grandson is his only friend, LOL. It’s been a pleasure working with you also.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  18. So original and so much fun! Men really need to get back to wearing more jewelry and I think your work will help that for sure! Get your name out there in the steampunk and cosplay arenas and I am sure you will be able to grow your brand. Best of luck to you.

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    Comment by Jjan Peters | March 21, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks, Jjan. I hope I can get it out there. I think that men have become oppressed, shoved into the background so t speak. Once, they followed the lead of every other species and rivalled the women in dress, now they wear ball caps, tee shirts and no adornments. I am on a mission to free them from their oppressed lives! LOL I want to do it.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  19. I adore your men’s line of jewelry and actually it could almost be uni sexed. I am a huge fan of Steampunk love everything about exspecially the mix of metals, your line is the bomb. Loveeeeeeeeeeee It!

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    Comment by kristy le trendy jewelry designs | March 21, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks so much Kristy. I’m having a great time with it.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  20. Lee, I must tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog post! I think your concept is so well thought out, and would never have guessed that you were struggling a bit in the beginning. You really have embraced your concept in reality and I think your sales will be many in your market niche. I like that many of your pieces are unisex, and that you have thought into the future for your lines. I love the names, and I also like “gentlemen of esteem”. I love your Phopp’s Emporium banner. Excellent job, Lee. You nailed it.

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    Comment by Aurora Designs Jewelry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

    • Marcia, thanks so much. I do seem to have plans, but see a lot of work ahead to pull them off. Thanks to the encouragement from the group, I think I have the impetus to go ahead. Thanks for your input. I value your opinion. Thanks for helping me to decide on “gentlemen of esteem”. That’s the way I was leaning. Let’s roll!

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  21. i think you are so smart to target men as your customer… it’s really a market that’s under-explored!

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    Comment by Kat BarronMiller | March 21, 2015 | Reply

    • LOL, Kat, I’m not so sure how smart it is. Men would rather spend their money on tools or fishing tackle most of the time.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 22, 2015 | Reply

  22. Oh my gosh….I would NEVER have thought of a gentleman’s line but these are just fabulous!! You’ve done a wonderful job!

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    Comment by apttowander | March 21, 2015 | Reply

  23. You have a really great and unique line! Love the name too. Wishing you good luck with a lot of sales!

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    Comment by Janet Calardo | March 22, 2015 | Reply

  24. Lee, What an outstanding line! One question…did you mean to say “esteemed” instead of “esteamed” in your signage example? I love the design of the image, but was distracted by that little part of it. Maybe it is the English major and teacher in me that tripped me up a bit. Or maybe it is a play on words while you try to attract “steamy” males? You are so creative that it could have a deeper meaning and I missed it. Great job on the line!

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    Comment by Fran S from NC | March 23, 2015 | Reply

    • LOL, Fran, my target market, the steampunk male, will catch the play on the word “esteem” as quickly as you did. Many are fascinated with bygone days and “proper English” per the Victorian and Edwardian era and they will also catch the play on PHOPP (fop or dandy). If they miss it, the biz page, blog and FB page have the unraveling of the PHOPP anagram underneath (Peculiar Heroic Order of Picaresque Paladins) and they will know in a heartbeat that my jewelry is for men who love cosplay. Thanks for looking out for me. It was a rough 3 months, first designing men’s jewelry, then targeting the cosplay subculture. I’m lucky to have my wits about me. If you know any fellows who love steampunk, I hope you will send them to the other blog (http://phoppsemporium.wordpress.com) and they will have the full story. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  25. Cosplay events are such marvelous family fun. It’d be great to see you all at Comic Con, but not this year. You’re right, there needs to be more jewelry & accessories for “Gentlemen of e-Steam.” Your PHOPP focals are perfect to hook on a pocket, as buttonieres or on watch chains. As you know, “more is more & less is a bore,” when it comes to those boys!

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    Comment by Teresa Schurter | March 23, 2015 | Reply

    • LOK, Teresa, you crack me up! Yes, less IS a bore with those guys!

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 23, 2015 | Reply

  26. You have a very clear mind about your target market and your design. I think that’s important criteria to be a jewelry designer. And you are definitely qualified. A very cool line.

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    Comment by Coral | March 24, 2015 | Reply

  27. Your line makes me kinda wish I was a “Gentleman of esteam!” Love your play on the word steam, so clever. Lee, you’ve created a fun and elegant line. Your branding, vision, and knowledge of your market are so strong. Great work!

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    Comment by Micheale Collie | March 24, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks Michelle, I am having fun with this if nothing else, LOL.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 24, 2015 | Reply

  28. Lee your line is spectacular!!!!!!! Wooo hoo I love the mens cuff links a bunch .Wow wee, your jewelry line is a true money maker for sure. Your jewelry skills are just phenomenal and I’m so thrilled by what you create and do!!! Just all day awesome!!!! ~Louise

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    Comment by Louise | March 25, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks a lot Louise. Your opinion means a lot to me, the awesome designs you make…….you are a pro.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 25, 2015 | Reply

  29. Brilliant! Original, fun and so incredibly well done! Lee, I feel like I’ve stepped into another world when I read your blog posts. Love this! Thank you so much for adding such a great vibe to this challenge!

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    Comment by Nadine | March 27, 2015 | Reply

    • Nadine, thank you. I seem to get to another place when I blog and when I make my things. It’s a good place. I’m glad you could join me.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 27, 2015 | Reply

  30. You’ve got an amazing line, Lee, and it’s so cool to see some really interesting men’s jewelry for those into steampunk, etc. It sounds like you’ve got a ton of great ideas for more things, and I’m wishing you and Liam all the best! 🙂

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    Comment by Novegatti Designs | March 29, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks a lot. We’re going to need all the luck we can get! LOL

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 30, 2015 | Reply

  31. I would wear all of those pieces! I especially line how you are developing a series, and your rebranding. I’m so glad to have been on this journey with you, best of luck to you !

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    Comment by MJ Casady Copper Works | March 31, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks so much. I never thought I could do it, , LOL. It’s bee so great to be in this class with you. Your work is awesome and your opinion means a lot to me.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 31, 2015 | Reply

  32. Your style and line ideas are totally amazing! Love the silver aviator balloon! And the beetle under goggles. And well, everything! Can’t wait to see more and more of your great ideas. Not into cos play but some of those names are a total riot like SOBS–Secret Order of Baleful Snipers–what is that? So fun to see a men’s line and love the names Liam McSteamish and Phopp’s–feels like we’re right back in Sherlock’s time and all. I agree, that many if not all your pieces could be unisex. Way to rock the world!! :):)

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    Comment by Alexandra Sefton | March 31, 2015 | Reply

    • Alexandra, thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed my wit or do I mean nonsense? I am having fun with my line and hoping some others will find it fun also. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | April 8, 2015 | Reply

  33. Lee–I have been a fan from the very first hop when you revealed your theme. And, your finished line does not disappoint…in fact, it is even greater than I could have imagined! What a great idea, great blog, great pieces! I’m so impressed. I’m sure you will do well with these! Congratulations!

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    Comment by Lynda O'Mara | April 4, 2015 | Reply

    • thanks so much Lynda I’m having such a good time with this. And I am so glad for your input.

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      Comment by stregajewellry | April 8, 2015 | Reply

  34. Hi Lee~ I am still hopping – believe it or not! LOL! Between my spinal cord injuries, All this college work for my daughter I wish i had another couple of days in the week – LOL! You can really see how much fun you had designing your line!-The Steampunkers will love your pieces! I wish you all the success with your line! And look forward to seeing your finished branding and your shops! XOX Liz

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    Comment by Elizabeth Owens | April 8, 2015 | Reply

    • Liz, I totally sympathize with the spinal problems. I spent all last Sunday at the hospital while they tried every drug they had on me to stop my pain. It’s something people cannot appreciate because with back problems, you look totally healthy. RIGHT! Thanks for stopping by as soon as you could.

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