Paula Gaskill, Lovely Laylabug | Jewels

Build A Line Challenge, part 2

by Paula Gaskill


  Welcome back for the second blog hop of three.  We have really been learning alot so far. My brain is fried. Brenda is so informative with her information. I really think she's a encyclopedia. Since the last blog we have learned the differences in the different jewelry history, fashion,what designers speak to us,and what our own styles are. Do you know your jewelry style and the history of the style or even the design? What type of designs speak to you?

  There have been alot of designers that speak to me now,since doing the class. I didn't know alot of them. just knew how I wanted my jewlery to look and what I like. Early on in my life Coco of Chanel is the one that I can truly remember. Who doesn't remember the purfume? I had a bottle of it. Oh how I thought I had something!


 Coco was a extraordinary woman from perfume to the run ways, and her  own style of jewelry.

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Thanks to Coco we now have costume jewelry! 1930 she began making jewelry, which until then was rarely worn unless real. It's funny we're fond of things from the past.

lucille.jpegWho doesn't like what Lucille Ball is wearing. Designed by, Joseff of Hollywood.

Edwardian_10K_Rose_Gold_Amethyst_and_Seed_Pearl_Lavaliere_Necklace_6_large.jpgIsn't this a beauty. Do you know the history of this?edwardian1.jpg

Ranee_Lalique.jpgRanee Lalique, designed this. You may be asking yourself what was he thinking. If you get the chance research this history on his incrediable designs, you will find yourself drawn to his work as so many of us are.

I can't speek enough about this designer, Miriam Haskell.

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Miriam Haskell was an American designer of costume jewelry. With creative partner Frank Hess, she designed affordable pieces from 1920 through the 1960s. Her vintage items are eagerly collected and her namesake company continues.Well, you have it. These are the designer that speak to me the most from the past to now. Though I didn't know it.

  Fashion is always changing isn't it. It's funny how it always comes back around. I remember wanting a pair of bell bottom jeans even cried for a pair at 12 years of age. As I recalled they came back a couple of years ago, didn't stay as long. Taking this class I have found that jewelry is the same, or maybe it's how we veiwed it.


Wow, the brooch is back. I remember my Grandmother wearing those on her coat. My thought then, old people jewelry. I love a brooch but it needs some flair. We're bringing back the tassells, now that's great! I love tassells. There are so many styles from our past that have made it back to the runways, I could go on and on.


Audrey landed in Vogue, the biggest fashion magazine.It has been around for ages.


This guy I don't think would make it on Vogue cover, but he sure did manage to come down the runway right into my arms. This is my husband many years ago, and yes; this was a fashion trend.

  I'm going to leave you with a little teaser. If you recall from the last blog my challenge is the brooch with the theme roses.


 These are Victorian style stampings that I'm using. They can be found at at B'sue Boutiques. If you want to know how this turn out... well, you have to come to the next blog hop April 1 2016. Remember what I said about the brooch. I think I found the flair I want. Be sure to come back as I reveal this line.  Please show your support and leave me comments, and follow me to the other participants blog as we all need your support. 

Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio


Irene Hoffman, Heart's Dezire by Irene


Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick


Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not


Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs


Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie


Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time


Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation


Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks


Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry


Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate


Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann


Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs


Susan Bolton, Fern's Place


Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets


Barbara Kelley, Angels' Keep


Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks


Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs


Joan Donovan, Hailey's Cottage


Alison Huie, Ally's Baubles


Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden


Erica Olmos, Beeb's Closet


Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry


Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front


Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs


Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels


Mary Deis, The Rose Sword


Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design


Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts


Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens


Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs


Donna Parry, JewelryDonna


Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures


Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments



comments (30) (add comment)

  1. Susan Bowerman
    posted February 26th 2016 at 04:27 pm

    Great blog! I'm so looking forward to your reveal!
  2. Brenda Sue
    posted February 26th 2016 at 08:06 pm

    Paula....awesome, so many great pictures and it's obvious you enjoyed all the learning we did about vintage designers and design periods. You keep that up....I get more inspiration from photos of vintage jewelry than ANYTHING. And as they say, everything old is new again. You will do fine, just stay determined and do the work. Your roses are wonderful, the texture of them is like the buttercream roses on a cake. Just YUMMY. They will surely set your line apart from the crowd and will scream buy me! to those who like pretty, romantic jewelry!
  3. Paula Gaskill
    posted February 26th 2016 at 09:17 pm

    I love steampunk, I can't do it. This should be good.
  4. Sharon P
    posted February 26th 2016 at 09:24 pm

    Great blog post, and thanks for sharing the history lesson and the abs candy, lol!. It always amazes me that everything old is new again. Can't wait to see your brooches, they're going to be beautiful.
  5. Val Tilghman
    posted February 26th 2016 at 09:59 pm

    Love the picture history.....I love the piece that Lucille Ball is wearing! I remember the broaches that were worn by all of my relatives and so thankful that I now have many of them. Looking forward to seeing the new designs that you create :)
  6. Alison Huie
    posted February 26th 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Your teaser was not enough for me...I want to see more!
  7. Catherine S
    posted February 26th 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Hey Paula! Enjoyed reading your post; very informative! Your pieces are going to be BEAUTIFUL!! And I agree with Brenda, your roses are AMAZING!! oxo Catherine S.
  8. Ellen W Gonchar
    posted February 27th 2016 at 01:13 am

    Thanks so much for the walk down memory lane with all your fabulous postings of designer's and their pieces from long ago. Style do come and go but their's are truly timeless. I can't wait to see your final reveal. You are so multi-talented and yes, your roses are the bomb! Keep on keeping on's going to be fabulous!!
  9. Beth Trubman
    posted February 27th 2016 at 08:46 am

    Paula, your chosen stampings are lovely, and with your beautiful roses are bound to be outstanding! I think your line will really resonate with people.
  10. Ingrid Anderson
    posted February 27th 2016 at 10:33 am

    Great post Paula. Loved looking at all of the pictures of the vintage jewelry which I love! Can't wait to see what you do! Ingrid
  11. Charlotte
    posted February 27th 2016 at 12:39 pm

    You picked some delicious pics for your post. The hint of what's to come was too brief. More!
  12. Chris
    posted February 27th 2016 at 01:50 pm

    Terrific post, Paula! I am completely with you regarding brain fry :) I really like how you included pieces that inspire you from different time periods in this post. Nice job! I can't wait to see your line in April!!!
  13. Irene Hoffman
    posted February 27th 2016 at 02:15 pm

    Loved your post Paula. Look forward to your final reveal on April 1st. I'm sure your line is going to be gorgeous.
  14. Susan Bolton
    posted February 27th 2016 at 03:46 pm

    Great post. I enjoyed the history. Can't wait to see the final production.
  15. Jeanette B
    posted February 27th 2016 at 05:35 pm

    I love brooches, anxiously awaiting your reveal.
  16. Clare
    posted February 27th 2016 at 08:49 pm

    Paula, I enjoyed the research I did for class and am looking forward to actually doing more. Looking forward to seeing your line!
  17. Chris Kemp
    posted February 27th 2016 at 09:43 pm

    Very nice blog Paula. Very welcoming. Loved the pictures. The neck cuff worn by Ms. Ball, I saw on the runways this year, without the tassels. That great design certainly deserves a reappearance. That seahorse Lalique is one of my favs too. Also, my hubby had the same outfit as yours! Lol. Hopefully, that look doesn't return! I think it's the socks... Looking forward to seeing your line.
  18. Lyn Joy Reeve
    posted February 27th 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Awesome Blog Paula!! Waiting anxiously for your reveal. Excellent job
  19. Pamela amp Toby Novegatti Designs
    posted February 27th 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Nice post, Paula, and lovely vintage photos. I'm looking forward to seeing your completed line. ;)
  20. Marcia Tuzzolino
    posted February 27th 2016 at 11:28 pm

    What a well thought out blog post, Paula. Loved it. Can't wait to see your line revealed!
  21. Leslie
    posted February 28th 2016 at 04:34 am

    I enjoyed following your thought process here, and love the bit about your husband. :) I agree your roses are beautiful. Can't wait to see your reveal. :)
  22. mocki
    posted February 28th 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Loved your blog and all the info! The pic of your hubbie was great! I still have cutoffs in my closet, don't know why! LOL! Can't wait to see your romantic rose brooches!
  23. Elisabeth Wilks
    posted February 28th 2016 at 09:08 pm

    Nice blog post Paula thank you. I am excited to see what your finished pieces will look like.
  24. Erin Whitacre
    posted February 28th 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Love your blog post! Can't wait to see the rest of your line!
  25. Kristy le
    posted February 29th 2016 at 02:10 am

    Paula what an awesome blog loved your info on the different style and I can't wait to see your line with those pretty roses of yours. Love you bunches girl! XOXO!
  26. Lynda O 039 Mara
    posted March 1st 2016 at 07:10 pm

    Paula-- Your roses are exquisite and so well done and the stampings you've chosen will highlight them so nicely. Can't wait to see your new line!
  27. Janet Calardo
    posted March 2nd 2016 at 10:52 am

    Great blog Paula. Loved all the old pictures and the info about the different jewelry designers. Can't wait to see your completed line. You mentioned roses and I hope we will be seeing some of your incredible polymer roses. Hope to see you in May!
  28. Barbara Kelley
    posted March 3rd 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Fun blog-happy to see it. Can't wait to see which parts you pick up to add to your line.
  29. Donna Parry
    posted March 4th 2016 at 06:49 pm

    Loved your blog Paula! I will admit, I was not expecting hubby. Made me laugh. You make so many wonderful looking forward to the next round!
  30. Shari Gardner SLG Jewelry Designs
    posted March 5th 2016 at 08:48 am

    Great Blog Paula, I love how you included your hubby into the fashion rundown. We have learned so much in this class so far, it makes me think just how much does a brain hold? LOL. Can't wait to see your finished pieces.

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