Originated by a group effort at the B'sue Boutiques Facebook Fan page, the beautiful designs here are channeling the old dime store feeling and making it new, using vintage and new components. We hope to expand this album and make it grow by leaps and bounds during the first design challenge, and refine and define the style as time goes on! Many have used components available at the B'sue Boutiques website, http://www.bsueboutiques.com along with interesting components rescued from lost vintage pieces, mainly from the 50's-70's period. Our group appreciates the value of vintage jewelry and does not take intact pieces apart but seeks to bring the bits and pieces back to life. They are doing a fabulous job! Thank you to all participants....this is about you and your design voice! Five and Dime Style is a term used by B'sue Boutiques and originated by Brenda Sue Lansdowne. Copyright 2011 Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Date(s): October 22, 2010. Album by Brenda Sue Lansdowne. Photos by participants and B'sue. 1 - 24 of 192 Total. 17859 Visits.
Wow! so many wonderful and inspiring creations here in this collection. It was pure fun and pleasure browsing through this album! What a great idea for a creative challenge! Can't wait to see the 'part deux.' - Karen Kenzel-Cooper | www.highdesertrose.etsy.com, Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:52PM
WOW!!! What a fabulous collection of "Five and Dime" style pieces. So many unique designs and all so lovely. It is easy to see the wonderful amount of creativity there is amongst this group of undeniably talented jewelry artisans. It actually takes my breath away. Thank you B'sue for organizing this fabulous "Five and Dime" challenge that has certainly brought out the best from the best. And thank you for all your support, encouragement, and of course for all your great ideas--You really are the "Idea Lady" for sure. Kudos, to you Ms B'sue for putting all these wonderful pieces of wearable art in one exciting album--WooHoo Congrats to all who have their unique and lovely designs here. Now, Tally Ho and Away We Go onto the next phase... :o) - Margo Horowitz | http://Beadlady5.etsy.com, Mon, 15 Nov 2010 6:33PM
All I can is WOW!!! Everything is so wonderful and colorful! - Jo Ellen Dismukes, Mon, 15 Nov 2010 5:42PM
1 Back in the early to mid 90's B'sue Boutiques produced a 300 piece line which was sold to approximately 500 store accounts: gift shops, boutiques, florists, hospital gift shops, catalogues (for example, we had a best seller in the Burpee Seed Catalogue, of all things) and a few department stores. This is a line sheet, what reps used to sell the line, from 1996. I'd say everything on here is 100% Five and Dime Style.
2 http://www.bsueboutiques.com/pi_rosa.shtml for instructions on how to make this awesome necklace from Hilary Frye of FryeStyle.
3 From Wendy Gell, a designer of magical, whimsical things. Wendy posted this to her FB page and I suggested she enter it into the challenge. This piece is TOTALLY Five and Dime. See more of Wendy's work at http://www.wendygell.com
4 From B'sue Boutiques, I kept this one and still wear it often. Five vintage teacher watches all in a row accented with periodic pendant clusters of 50's-60's style charms. This was also I piece I would sell to exclusive boutiques that I worked with, about 1997-1999. I would save up the watches until I had enough, and then notify select boutiques that I had enough for a limited run....and then they would order.
5 From Dale Goertzen at Vintage Bling, I'm nuts about this charm cluster bracelet which features a vintage rhinestone bracelet......great idea! www.vintagebling.ca
6 Fairy princess jewelry on the runway....but with Five and Dime Style Elements! From Moneca Ryanne. "I love this. Did you reall..." View Comments...
7 From Andrea Dalen, I love the balance, composition and size of this piece...it's perfect for Five and Dime Style. Not too much, but plenty enough to be interesting. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dreamkeeperfae
8 Another composition from Andrea Dalen that just makes me want to see more. http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dreamkeeperfae "Wow How awsome is this!!!!" View Comments...
9 A fabulous little ditty from Kate Conway! I love this piece! This uses our pie crust bezel and mount with one of the very large backing pieces from http://www.bsueboutiques.com/. You can even purchase a kit to make a brooch like this, which you could then set on any cuff base you like....your choice of artwork goes under the bubble! http://www.bsueboutiques.com/shop/index.php?keywords=photobroochkit+ It even has instructions.
10 Fruity Tutti from Lisa Lenzner of the Vintage Heart, a departure from her normal charm bracelet. T his one is just the thing for Five and Dime Style.
11 A very unusual, handsome entry from Joanie Weeks, a very sculptural piece with Five and Dime Elements.
12 A full parure in bridal style from Moneca Ryanne. Love those pearls! http://MRdesigns.artfire.com/ "Very versatile parure...th..." View Comments...
13 Margo Horowitz uses dark copper ox components against pink for these great hippie Boho style ear drops.....I love them! Copper and pink...yummy.
14 Carol Hosley Shogren participates in the challenge with a lovely bib in champagne peach and pearl with crystal accents.....made new but utilizing vintage beads. This is what I like to see in repurposed pieces...something refashioned to look nothing like it did, originally.
15 Vintage decal heart in encased filigree, from Lisa Lenzner of The Vintage Heart. "to me this piece is steamp..." "Another lovely romantic ti..." View Comments...
16 Catherine Jeltes personifies the feeling of Five and Dime while bringing vintage into the 21st century. Sleek yet romantic and quaint, she used silverware silverplated rose findings found here http://www.bsueboutiques.com/item/24mm-Open-Tea-Rose-in-Silverware-Silverplate-6498 at B'sue Boutiques, along with sterling wire and a bead. More of Catherine's work can be found at http://www.galleryzooart.com/
17 Five and Dime: A collaged sectional bracelet from Lisa Lenzner. The vintage plastic flower beads we carry at http://www.bsueboutiques.com would work beautifully in a style like this. http://www.rubylane.com/shop/thevintageheart "Hit the Ball right out of ..." "Just WOW" "Seriously amazing!" View Comments...
18 I love this ring from Harry Wood, a simple combination of a vintage piece of cloisonne and my favorite ring shank, as found at http://www.bsueboutiques.com "ooooo artistically Done" "Oh my, I love this. It is..." "I put this on my favorites..." View Comments...
19 Another Five and Dime style ring from Catherine Jeltes. See more of Catherine's work at http://www.galleryzooart.com/
The components can all be found at http://www.bsueboutiques. Rings sell well, are well received, and not terribly hard to make. We have everything you need at B'sue Boutiques!
20 From Jacquie Hartmann, who uses a whitewashed B'sue heart as a base and adorns it with crystal and gold....and a watch face. I love this piece.
21 Wendy Baker, the queen AND princess of the Flower Power kingdom says of this piece: another pair of ladies asked for some hot mama reds in a necklace format. one of those was this pretty little lady... named Angela ROSE. "it looks yummy enough to w..." View Comments...
22 Very cool brooch top with 60's flower power components on a Victorian revival luggage tag--manipulated into a bracelet.....all the elements of Five and Dime but with its own twist. From whom else? Margo Horowitz. Beadlady5.artfire.com
23 Perfect Five and Dime Style from Linzi Alford of the U.K. "would like to see a close ..." "thanks again :)
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24 Another nifty piece from Kristen Glanzman, reminds me so much of the made in India and Pakistan hippie jewelry we coveted back in the 60's and 70's.