Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Amy Jorgensen – Ameme Designs at Hoarder’s Corner, Part 1

It’s here!  Blog Hop Number 1, the Grand Entrance, the First Reveal… It’s finally here and I hope you are as excited as I am!  This is the first of three blog hops for the B’Sue Boutiques Build A Line challenge, hosted and taught (for free!) by the fabulous, knowledgeable and very generous Brenda Sue of B’Sue Boutiques.

So what exactly is a Blog Hop?  A blog hop is a virtual social event, often based on a challenge or theme. Blog authors share links to other blogs – and then “hop” from blog to blog, reading, liking and commenting on all of the offerings while encouraging their readers to do the same.

I am Amy Jorgensen of Ameme Designs, and I’ve been making jewelry since the late nineties. When I started out, I dabbled in a little bit of everything with fairly simple designs and materials. My first attempts were nice and great work for a beginner. Here is some of my work from 2000-2001:

But  I always wanted to know and do more. As time went by, I continued to work on my skills, and my designs became slightly more complex, moving beyond just stringing or weaving beads to wire-wrapping and semi-precious gemstones and unique beads. In these pictures, spanning 2005-2009, my techniques are improving and my design skills are beginning to emerge

And then between 2009 and 2013, I stopped making jewelry. During my unintentional break I met my husband, we got married and bought a house. But when things got back to “normal” I was ready to start creating again.

In 2013 I joined the BSue Creative Group on Facebook and that’s when really began to find my style. Being a part of the B’Sue community was encouraging. I felt challenged to make new items with real design ideas.

All of this has led to now – January 23, 2015.  I like to think I’ve brought my favorite techniques with me while learning new ones and finding ways to put the Ameme Designs stamp on each piece I make.

For the next three months, with Brenda Sue’s help and instruction, myself and over fifty other designers and artists will challenge ourselves to move forward.  We’ll do this by stepping back, slowing down and really thinking about what our style is, and how to incorporate that style into a cohesive five-piece line of jewelry that can be reproduced and falls within impulse price-points. In other words, she is going to teach us how to make a line of jewelry that sells!

Here is a sneak peak of what will go into my upcoming line. I can only tell you that it will be contain five necklaces and use the supplies you see here and few others I will reveal next month when I have some items to show for my hard work.

Lastly, if you enjoyed my post here, please take some time to “hop” around this list of blogs below, and give them a like or a comment.  Better yet, start following them and watch them progress over the next three months. I will be doing the same, I can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to!

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
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 — You are here
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

49 thoughts on “Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Amy Jorgensen – Ameme Designs at Hoarder’s Corner, Part 1

  1. Thanks for showing us your journey through the years. I am intrigued by your 5 necklace line–I bet it will be a smashing hit. Glad you are on the journey with us.

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  2. Isn’t that a great concept, making a line of jewelry that is reproducible, not too pricey and that sells. It’s great that we can all do it in our own styles. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

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    • Thank you! I don’t have a name for the line yet – I think that will come as I get the pieces made. Naming things is very difficult for me for some reason, and not just jewelry – as a child I had a parakeet named Chirp because I couldn’t think what else to call him 🙂 Hopefully my line will have a slightly more inspired name LOL


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