The Final Blog Hop Part Three. B’Sue Boutiques Build a Line Challenge…………….The Love Beetle Rocks Jewelry Line


What can I say.  I joined and I DID IT! My Jewelry line is very whimsical, not serious, colorful, and in  various styles.  I have to say this has been fun and educational.   I did make 5 pieces plus.  If you haven’t noticed through out my Blog I really enjoy making jewelry and playing with polymer clay.

I added ring dishes to the line.  This was one way to use scrap clay and make an accessory for jewelry to my line.  The ring dishes are evolving into my own look.  The only challenge with these is centering them upon the form and making sure they are even.  So with artistic creative licence I am making Whimsical ring dishes.  This way I don’t stress over having it perfect.  With vision issues it is not possible. LOL! Check out the ring dishes at the end of the blog.

Well we started out this challenge with beetle’s running all over my  worktable,  This is the final Blog Hop of B’Sue Boutiques Challenge of creating a 5 piece jewelry line or more.  I have found my artistic voice in this challenge all my jewelry pieces look like they go together, made by the same artist.  I never knew how to make a line make it cohesive through this process with Brenda Sue, my mentor and group interactions I have been able to make my own jewelry line.  Part of my line maybe a limited edition  I am not sure yet. Still mulling over that part of my jewelry line.  I would like to thank Brenda  for teaching us and thank the rest of the group for all their support in this venture.  I now even more ideas then ever on making further lines.

Walking you through my creative process in my decisions on making what I did and how I ended up with branches or off shoots of other lines. I started out with my beetles in two sizes.  The small charm beetles would be accents to my  earrings, smaller pendants or brooches.  Giving  a hint of the beetles with a more subtle look.  The larger beetle needed a body added. As I like to mix Polymer clay with my jewelry  the addition of imitation simulated agates and turquoise did the trick.

So with this beetle designed decided I needed to figure out how or what to put the beetles on.  Rings where an easy decision.  Take a look below ….. Rings

They have imitation agates and turquoise along with polymer clay patterned canes beetle rings mounted on quality brass .  Then I made some with copper ring blanks and the imitation turquoise.  Flower rings are part of another line that ties back to the beetle line. As I have added flowers in both lines. You will also find a very high quality  silver rings   Every Ring is unique with their own personality.

Next are earrings and I created several styles in the Love Beetle Rocks line and the other part of the line I used flowers  and  spoon earrings.

3 style earr

Beetle earrings different styles.  But I can see more designs in the future.This is how I started incorporating the flowers into my other line.

The flowers led to a sub-line with beetles and flowers.




flower versions

My Love Beetle Flower sub-line consists of:

  • Spoon Necklace beetles
  • Spoon Flower earrings
  • Flower beetle brooch
  • Small flower beetle necklace
  • Charm dangle Necklace
  • Flower Spoon Necklace

Flower Rings and Flower earrings

So the next part of the line was making flower jewelry with Pink and Copper.  I felt this was another addition as to I had used copper in my The Beetle Rocks line and Flowers.

Pink Copper

Pink Copper  sub-line is so pretty.  I love the combination of the two colors.  This consists so far  of.

  • Larger Focal Necklaces
  • Medium size Focal flower Necklace
  • 2 5/8″ Spoon earrings with flowers  and brooches

turquoise collection


The second part of my line The Love Beetle Rocks is my imitation simulated turquoise an d copper.  This is a big hit as the turquoise made by me with polymer clay looks very real.


The copper Turquoise jewelry pieces consist of….

  • Cameo Pendants in Black with copper highlights and in  a copper setting.
  • Copper bracelets with imitation simulated turquoise cameo
  • Copper bracelets with imitation simulated turquoise beetles
  • Copper rings with nugget imitation simulated turquoise

aqua copper brooches , earrings to come

Now for the LOVE BEETLE ROCKS New Jewelry Line

Agate beetle line

small beetle pendants







I made the imitation simulated agates with polymer clay.  I made them into various sizes of cameos. The Line consists of:

  • bracelets
  • cameo in 2 sizes necklaces  with beetle accent charms Necklaces are in Silver and antique brass
  • rings are silver and antique brass beetles.
  • small dangle beetle earrings
  • different styles of leaf beetle necklaces in several color choices
  • Some of the beetle bodies also consist of Natasha style bead bodies.
  • brooches
  • earrings
    Sm Neck final


Brooch flower draftTurq Brooches


beetle copper braceletsagateb


blueagatependant I really hope you have enjoyed my new jewelry lines.  I have really enjoyed making each and everyone.  I especially love making these imitated stones.

The beetles with the flowers look like they crawled under the flower to hide.  But you can still see them.  So this is a more subtle look along with the small charm beetles.

I really feel I got this line and cohesive look thing down.  I have some sub-lines which can go further and end up to be their own line.  I have tried to give choices in styles, colors, sizes, and finishes.


ring dishes

Thank you for visiting my blog and supporting me in this new venture of creating a jewelry line. I am very excited to grow my jewelry business.  Will be posting these new jewelry pieces.  Price ranges will be $15.oo  to $55.00.  They will also make great gift ideas for graduation,s birthdays, anniversary, Mother’s Day and more…. Please visit my Etsy shop : at


My Fellow artists and Jewelry Designers

Please check out their Blogs

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Michaele Collie

The Vintage Gem

Mary Craig

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Leila West

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Leila Belcher

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Gloria Allen

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Pamela Anger

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Tammy Adams

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Lynda O’Mara

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Dana Hickey

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Janet Calardo

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Maria Clark

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Jennifer Kroeger

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Artistry: Handcrafted Bead Designs

Ingrid Anderson

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Mary Katherine Deis

The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry

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Susan Bowerman

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64 thoughts on “The Final Blog Hop Part Three. B’Sue Boutiques Build a Line Challenge…………….The Love Beetle Rocks Jewelry Line

  1. ksedy March 19, 2015 / 10:10 PM

    WOW. Gorgeous work and so eye catching. Great line of jewelry and your talent shines !!!

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    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 10:33 AM

      Thank you for visiting my blog. I’m very passionate about making my jewelry. I work on my jewelry and polymer clay skills on a daily basis and take classes to improve me skills and to gain more knowlelge about the jewelry industry. This Maser Class has helped a great deal.


  2. Heart's Dezire by Irene Hoffman March 20, 2015 / 9:03 AM

    Wow Cindy you have a fantastic and prolific line here. What a nice selection you have created and love everything you have done. The beetle jewelry is very cool. Great job sweet lady.

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    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 10:24 AM

      Thank you Irene, I hope everybody can see the passion and love of my imitation agates in turquoise my love of bugs and rocks and my love of flowers. I have totally embraced the fun nature of this class and the whimsical part of my jewelry line. Can’t wait to see you again in May my friend


  3. Susan Ferrell Bowerman March 20, 2015 / 9:44 AM

    Cindy, you have embraced this class, shared the most meaningful comments and insights with the group and it has been a real gift getting to know you better. Since I’ve been a tomboy all my life, and would have rather played with bugs than barbies, I simply adore your little beetles. Then you added some flowers and I feel as if I’m having a walk about in spring! I hope we get a chance to do this again, sweet lady! The pleasure has been all mine and here’s wishing you the best of luck at your coming shows.

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    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 10:29 AM

      Thank you Susan, I can’t wait to meet you someday you have wonderful humor in your writing and you always pretty smile on my face. I really do like bugs and insects and being able to include them in my jewelry line was based on my childhood memories. I thought by adding the bugs with the flower body would make them look cute like there crawling out from the garden. And it allows my line to go in a totally different direction. I think that’s what I was thinking about the most is how I can branch out and make other lines that a cohesive back to the imitation stones and bugs. Thank you so much for your kind words and visiting my blog I have had so much fun with this and getting to know you more


  4. Dana March 20, 2015 / 1:56 PM

    Oh wow! I already knew I adored your turquoise but that pink and copper is coming in at a close second. Just gorgeous stuff Cindy! Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 4:52 PM

      AI know I like the turquoise to and I do have more pictures of jewelry with that. But I just love the pink with the copper. As I love pink I think this one is also my new Love. I know I will make more with these colors and also the lilac opal and copper colors too. Thank so much for your kind words and sharng.


  5. Kathy Canvin March 20, 2015 / 2:44 PM

    Your work is very well done. Very impressive for someone with sight issues. I think you will go far. Kathy

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  6. lilisgems March 20, 2015 / 2:45 PM

    I am truly amazed at all of your lovely jewelry. I always enjoyed seeing your posts with your beetles (which are my favorites!!) I am an insect lover and seeing your line makes me smile! You are quite the artist. Thanks for sharing all of these. Ingrid

    Liked by 1 person

    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 4:48 PM

      Ingrid this is my passion.and I get better at it like fine wine. With age. LOL! I have more pictures to put up regarding my line. So stay tuned!


  7. Maria Clark March 20, 2015 / 2:49 PM

    The first collage with the bugs made me smile. Really good use of the polymer clay to add interest and color. Very nice line. Such a privilege to work with you and the other artists during this challenge. Good luck to you.

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    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 4:46 PM

      Maria I am so glad to meet you and your videos are great. I have had a lot of fun making polymer clay look like agates and turquoise. I also enjoyed using my scrap clay for the Natasha looking bodies. I finally cut a glass cutting board with the grid on it. So now I can cut my caned straight. This was how I figured out that if the can is one inch I could successfully cut it in half and make these beads. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope we can talk more about polymer clay.


  8. Kathy Canvin March 20, 2015 / 3:00 PM

    your jewelry is special great work and I think you’re going to sell a lot of jewelry in the future

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    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 4:57 PM

      Thank you Brenda. I got a little carried away. I do have shows coming up and wanted to make sure I have enough for them and Etsy. As you suggested I am retaking pictures I was not happy with on some of my older designs, now that I am more consistent with m y photos. Thank you for all your help, advise and mentoring.


  9. stregajewellry March 20, 2015 / 3:35 PM

    Cindy you have blown me away with the body of work you completed! This is amazing! Your beetles are wonderful! Your photos are fantastic! Your pieces are gorgeous, especially that pink and copper. The ring dishes are an excellent addition! You ROCKED this out!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Darlene Mairo March 20, 2015 / 4:16 PM

      Beautiful unusual line…..very creative, affordable and gorgeous. …

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      • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 4:59 PM

        Thank you. Yes this is an unusual line. It is also original and fun. Colorful and intriguing. Thank for your comments. they are very helpful.


      • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 8:34 PM

        Kathy explained you are friends. Thank you so much for making comments and checking out my new jewelry line. It has been a venture worth taking and fun all the way. This is my first jewelry line and I am glad to share it with you. Tell your friends to take a look too.


  10. Darlene Mairo March 20, 2015 / 4:17 PM

    Very beautifully created….so affordable and unusally…love it

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  11. Ne Cultice March 20, 2015 / 4:57 PM

    It is all so beautiful Cindy, I must admit to some envy of your polymer talents, your amazing. When I grow up (giggles) I wanna be like you~! Great work and wonderful blog~! xXx


    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 5:02 PM

      AWWW! Thank you Ne. I love your name short and sweet, 🙂 I have worked hard over the past 3 yrs with my polymer clay ventures and adventures. LOL! I feel like I am a new level with my skills and I can finally see the medium and it’s many forms it can take on. I also love sharing my polymer good or bad. Thanks so much for you encouraging words and my new friendship with jewelry making.


  12. Chi March 20, 2015 / 6:18 PM

    This is an amazing, creative, stunning, wonderful line! Your artistic creativity shines! Congrats on designing a super line!

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  13. Janet Calardo March 20, 2015 / 6:40 PM

    Cindy what an amazing creative jewelry artist you are. You have outdone yourself on all of these wonderful designs and have so many lines going on. Your polymer work is so neat and what you have done with it so creative. I love your designs and you are so right your love beetles do rock! So glad I was able to take this incredible journey with you.

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    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 20, 2015 / 8:31 PM

      That means a lot from you as I love your designs as well. I have so many more pics to take and jewelry to design. My head feels overloaded with ideas. I would love to see you again. My flowers have improved and someday I hope they are as good as yours; Thanks for your lovely comments and visiting my blog.


  14. Marica Zammit March 21, 2015 / 4:03 AM

    Cindy you rock! I think that you’ve the busiest from us all 🙂 You’ve made so many pieces. And they’re all gorgeous.

    My absolute favorite from your line are your turquoise and copper pieces. It’s my favorite color combo.

    Wonderful job Cindy!


    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 21, 2015 / 9:14 AM

      Thank you Marcia, this is been a fun learning experience. This group has a lot of talented people in the jewelry is amazing. You are not alone a lot of people like the copper in turquoise and it is very fun to make. So I will be doing more designs with the imitation turquoise. Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing in this class.


  15. Renee Hong March 21, 2015 / 7:42 AM

    Wow, Cindy! Your beetle collage necklaces are beautiful! I love all your pieces. Your clay agates look so real. Your little love bugs have so much personality. I think your positive energy and determination has been infused into each of your little masterpieces of wearable art. Great job, I really enjoyed your line, the photos, presentation, and the little ring dishes you’ve made. Congratulations, you are an inspiration!


    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 21, 2015 / 9:12 AM

      Thank you René for all your kind words and I do feel like my jewelry is wearable art. I’m still working on my bowl design so that fits more into my look at my jewelry. The bowls I made was with my scrap clay because you always have more scrap clay. LOL! I love this class in think Brenda so much for her inspiration on how to make a jewelry line cohesive.

      My future bowl designs are going to have the feel of a giant flower. So my thinking is that I would make a daisy with a three-dimensional center and in different colors in the shape of the bowl. I think that will fit my line better. The other bowls are still great though. Thank you again for sharing and visiting my blog


  16. kristy le trendy jewelry designs March 21, 2015 / 8:27 AM

    Cindy my beautiful friend you have outdone yourself with this whimsical, colorful, and gorgeous line of jewelry. I love your colorful little bowls too. I can’t wait to see you in may. XOXO!


    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 21, 2015 / 9:17 AM

      Kristy my friend you know I love making jewelry and you also know how excited I get while making my jewelry. You have been great support in a dear friend and I can’t wait to see you again in May.

      And by the way your fox and grapes jewelry line is fantastic. I think you nailed it with this line.


  17. Clever Designs March 21, 2015 / 8:57 AM

    OMG Cindy you really challenged yourself .. what a great job .. The Turquoise is my favorite .. it was great fun working in this class with you .. we all learned from each other and from our master Brenda .. looking forward to seeing more of your jewelry in the future 🙂


    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 21, 2015 / 9:08 AM

      The turquoise seems to be a lot of people’s favorite. Thank you Jann I did put a lot of hard work into this line


  18. Jjan Peters March 21, 2015 / 9:32 AM

    Cindy-did you clone yourself? Your output is awesome! Not only a very good eye for color and detail, but also design. I hope you keep on with this, I am sure you will be quite successful!


  19. Aurora Designs Jewelry March 21, 2015 / 12:13 PM

    Wowzer, Cindy!! You have been so prolific in this challenge. Wonderful pieces, colors, and designs!! I see your passion for polymer in every piece. Congrats, Cindy. Happy we went on this journey together. Woohoo, my friend!

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  20. Kat BarronMiller March 21, 2015 / 1:42 PM

    you have done an outstanding job pulling your line together.. I love the look of the beetles, I think they will sell very well!


  21. nikebottalico March 21, 2015 / 3:18 PM

    Gorgeous!!! WOW, you have really done it and it is completed with a large sparkly bow! I love your work! What a great class filled with awesome artists! You Rock and Well done! I really value your friendship and working with you!

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  22. Jeanette B March 21, 2015 / 6:57 PM

    All of your jewelry is beautiful. My favorite is your turquoise and copper, I don’t think I have seen prettier imitation turquoise.


  23. Cheryl March 21, 2015 / 7:34 PM

    I LOVE your line. Your turquoise is marvelous. Just had to say kudos. I’m hopping around the blogs..not a participant just looking.


  24. Marie March 21, 2015 / 8:01 PM

    love these


  25. Tammy Adams March 22, 2015 / 12:09 PM

    Congrats. You have a stunning jewelry collection and a new logo to launch it with. I adore your faux rocks and all the colors you used. But the turquoise and copper are my favorites. Your beetles rock! Well done.


  26. Fran S from NC March 22, 2015 / 6:45 PM

    Cindy, I enjoy the woven strands of nature, color and whimsy that exist in your collection. It makes your line inviting and attractive. I would proudly purchase and wear any piece of your artistry.


  27. Susan ~ Killam Creative March 23, 2015 / 6:24 AM

    Yes, your Love Beetles are fantastic! I appreciate your polymer clay work, Cindy. Well done!



  28. Teresa Schurter March 23, 2015 / 1:44 PM

    Cindy, you’ve been such a workhorse. Your body of work is amazing and your polymer skills are wonderful. What a unique idea & so well executed. I truly enjoy these little guys! Thanks for being such a great source of advice & inspiration.


  29. Novegatti Designs March 23, 2015 / 5:30 PM

    You’ve been a very busy lady, Cindy …. you have such a wonderful collection of jewelry! I love the beetle pieces, but the others are fantastic too. Great job! It’s been a really fun time being in the challenge with you!


  30. Coral March 24, 2015 / 4:45 AM

    Wow, Cindy, you can open a shop. It’s not a line. It’s definitely a collection with different lines. The beetles are so adorable. Fantastic job. So many things to learn from you.


  31. Robin Kae Reed March 24, 2015 / 5:28 AM

    You have such a fun and interesting line!!! the colors pop and there is movement and texture and whimsy!!!The thing that blows me away are the faux agates!!! those my dear ROCK!!! I adore agates and some of yours are simply amazingly realistic looking!!! You have been so much fun to work with on this journey! Be Blessed!


  32. Micheale Collie March 24, 2015 / 12:37 PM

    Cindy, you are one prolific designer! Your line is both fun and gorgeous. I never cease to be amazed by your polymer work. You rock!!


    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 30, 2015 / 12:40 PM

      Thank you I love incorporating the Polymer with the vintage pcs. and I love the imitation stones and the surprise on peoples faces when they find out.


  33. Louise March 24, 2015 / 6:07 PM

    Just beyond outstanding Cindy!! You are just an amazing person and a priceless artist!!! All of your work is just so phenomenal it is a joy to read your blog and to be in awe of your creations!! Once again you rocked this challenge and i am thrilled for you!!!!!! Louise


  34. wings and beads March 26, 2015 / 8:19 AM

    So amazing you are. Awesome collection, your passion shows through with the enomity of all these collections. Love all the photo’s great post.


  35. Nadine March 26, 2015 / 4:18 PM

    Cindy, you totally rocked this! I love that you had fun with it and made so much incredible jewelry! The faux rocks are amazing. I love the turquoise and the pink and copper. it’s all amazing. Thanks for being such a great classmate in this adventure!!!


    • howlingdogjewelrycapdap1838 March 30, 2015 / 12:37 PM

      Thank you Nadine. A customer told me that jewelry has some Whimsy to it, and I looked at my jewelry and decided I like tat look.


  36. Lynda O'Mara March 29, 2015 / 3:08 PM

    Cindy–Full disclosure…I’m not a big fan of bugs, but you beetle jewelry if really outstanding! The way you made the polymer cabs and incorporated them into each beetle is so well done. Not surprisingly, your pink copper line is my favorite! Great job, great line, great lady! Congratulations!


  37. Alexandra Sefton March 30, 2015 / 9:01 PM

    Cindy–I just can’t believe the volume of work you are able to produce–and it’s ALL so fun and beautiful! I love your polymer cabs and the little earrings and the gorgeous pendants and bracelets! The filigrees really set off your bugs! Way to go GF! :):)


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