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Five and Dime Style, Round Four
The Final Challenge Round of Five and Dime Style has been the exploration of over the top pieces in the 50's-60's vintage vibe style, combined with 21st century mixed media and placement techniques.  FIVE AND DIME STYLE HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN:  Thanks to all who participated in the challenges.   You took me back to a place and time that was very sweet, and you helped me find what was in my heart all along.  Five and Dime Style *is* B'sue Style.  Once it gets in your heart, you can't stop creating.  It's happy, lighthearted and fun.  It's for the beginner as well as the advanced designer.  It can be  simple and easy-going, or effusive, gaudy, riotous. It's nostalgia, it's creatively compelling....it is JOY.  Copyright 2011 Brenda Sue Lansdowne.  Find the website:  B'sue Boutiques http://www.bsueboutiques.com  Find the YouTube videos:  http://www.youtube.com/user/bsueboutiques
Date(s): July 10, 2011. Album by Brenda Sue Lansdowne. Photos by various artists. 1 - 24 of 66 Total. 13108 Visits.
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Everything is just beautiful.  All of the designers should be so proud of this album.
Terry Matuszyk, Mon, 18 Jul 2011 2:59PM
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A convertible piece with the flavor of Mardi Gras combined with playful whimsy.   We will continue to explore the idea of convertible pieces with options on my Facebook Fan Page at B'sue Boutiques.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bsue-Boutiques/123052674404364

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The first entry was from Hilary Frye of FryeStyle, who contributed this pretty charm bracelet made of 50's style orbit beads and Czech art glass.
"Love this!"
"Love it Hilary!"
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Pink and tea charms, too?   How much better can it get!   Thanks to Deb Beechy for this pretty Five and Dime Style charm bracelet!
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An effusive, chunky charm style from our pal Harry Wood, who comments:  I call this "I love tea time with birds" The core is rolo chain from B'sue and most of the charms came from her as well. While it looks massive it weighs in at 3 ounces and the sound of all the charms in different thickness and metals adds a wonderful sound when it is worn. www.oscarcrow.etsy.com
"Charming! I love wearing j..."
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Pretty purple cuff from Ruth Crawford.   This was her first entry ever!   She says: I call this little cuff "Purple Passion"...hope you like it... www.ravinjewelry.com

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From who else but Beanzie?  Vintage Sterling heart charm bracelet with painted hearts & MOP buttons, cameos, broken china plate hearts in red transferware, rose connectors, glass beads. Many of B'sue's components used here. http://www.rubylane.com/shop/thevintageh​eart ... http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheVintageHeart​?ref=si_shop
"Totally awesome!"
"I adore these blue hearts."
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A button bracelet from Michelle Hardy, who says, "Here is my very first Five & Dime challenge piece. The base is brass ox rolo chain from B'sue. The vintage buttons are attached with mixed metals jumps. The buttons and toggle clasp are from my stash".

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A fantastic layered mixed metals charm bracelet from Betsy Gray-Beckman.
"What a fun piece! I love ..."
"So much fun here..super pi..."
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A great trash and treasure charm style from Margaret O'Bryan.
"I love the use of the gree..."
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I love the round link chain...it's perfect for this appealing charm style from Margaret O'Bryan, who says: "My second entry for round four, charms. I just love this necklace and get many compliments when I wear it -- just couldn't sell it! Most of the charms are from B'Sue's and I used aqua crystals and stones to highlight them."
"Lovely Design :) I bet yo..."
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Here's an interesting use of chain with oversized links from Margaret O'Bryan.  "Here's my last entry for round four is a necklace with copper charms and accents and pink crystals -- my Garden Wonders necklace with beautiful metal flowers and charms from B'sue's Boutique. Hope you like it."

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Danette Kowal Seiler  has used our Ti Amo and Je T'aime links to craft a very interesting mixed metals dangle bracelet.

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A looker from Harry Wood, who says: "This is my cuff for five and dime...two inch brass cuff with the 5 inch filigree riveted to it then acrylic flowers and Czech glass flowers with jeweled head pins all from
bsue and alcohol ink for coloration. The center is a 15mm lavendar cz"

"As I said on the first pos..."
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Another goody from Michelle Hardy who tells us, "This is my second entry for five and dime.. It is a bracelet with cable & rolo chain; large glass pearls, varied bead caps, antique brass filagree beads, copper and brass metal beads, silverware silver-plated deep cup flowers. These have all been wire-wrapped by hand and attached to the chain with jumps. The clasp was a gift from Ellen Wodoslawsky Gonchar.. Thanks!"
"This is so gorgeous...eleg..."
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I LOVE THIS!   And would love to see more examples of the use of the five section bezel bracelet, which can be made convertible----more on that when the challenge is over!   This one is a great entry from Ellen Gonchar.

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From Janine Fowler who picked soft, pretty, lighthearted colors and handpainted her charms and focal.  Janine says:  "Here goes... this is my 1st entry for Five and Dime. It's a little busy so might take you a while to see everything!  Here's where it will be: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LillyangelJewel​lery"
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Another confection from Janine Fowler, this time a fussy little cuff full of lighthearted color!  Love it!  She'll be offering it for takers at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LillyangelJewel​lery
"The detail on this is amaz..."
"So sweet.....colors remind..."
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Beanz sent us another bodacious bracelet, made just for the challenge.  She says,"Vintage plastic Purple cameos from B'sue, Painted hearts, Mosaics, Crystals, buttons, flowers, Bsue's Czech glass beads, extremely chunky! Toggle clasp...

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From Connie Rios-Relyea, who says: It's called Everything Bracelet, and it's literally made with almost everything:-) I used Turquoise, Copper, and Pink Chains, a ton of B'sue Charms. Black Onyx, Turquoise, Glass, Lampwork, Porcelain, Millifiore, and Pearl Beads, I also used cameos and Gunmetal Loop & Bar Clasp. The bracelet is 7" Long and sold on my site. Here is the link: http://www.JewelsDesigns.org/pretty_jewe​ls_4.html

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B'sue's first entry is quite long and assymetrical, meaning the charms go higher on one side.  Everyone went nuts over those silly flying pigs!  Don't worry....I'm hunting some down!  LOL   Here is the blog post about it: http://bsueboutiques.typepad.com/bsue_boutiques_jewelry_su/2011/07/shots-of-ms-trashy-flashyand-the-need-for-a-mannequin.html

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B'sue's second entry reprises alot of the 'conglomeration-style' jewelry seen on the trip to NYC at the end of May.  Starting with a length of heavy, pure copper chain, layered Old Rose Ox petals were wired to the chain.   Filigree dangles below along with random snippets of fine pure copper chain.  The neckline is gypsy-beaded and adjusts.
"As always...it's an over t..."
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From Terry Matusyk, who has done a brilliant job with old moonglow beads combined with new acrylic....a new twist on a Carmen Miranda style!  What a bunch of fun!
"This is a very nummy piece..."
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"Totally in love with this!"
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Terry Matusyk crafted this lovely Five and Dime Fashion-style bracelet of India glass and charms from http://www.bsueboutiques.com
"Terry is one amazing desig..."
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A great use of our inset cuff from B'sue Boutiques....painted with Lumiere paints and decorated with some of the little freebies from B'sue Boutiques goody bags.  I love the image used in the center.  From Terry Matusyk.
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