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Build A Line Challenge from B'sue Boutiques, Paula Gaskill of Lovelylaylabugjewels , Part One

by Paula Gaskill


Welcome, into my studio where dreams can come true. I'm Paula Gaskill Of Lovelylaylabugjewels. This is where I create, and come up with my ideas, it's also where I have classes to shared with others that admire my work. Sometimes it can be a challenge.





 Look on the floor you'll see why.


I recently joined Build A line Challenge sponsored by  Brenda @ B'Sue's Boutiques. I'm so glad to be here to share  the  first installaion  of the Build A Line Challenge from B'sue's Boutique. This is part one of the build a line series  of blog hops, where I will try to tell you a little about myself , and why I decided to be part of this kind of challenge, That will be occuring over a three month period. There  are several participants in this master class, we will be doing  three blog hops that will span over a three months period to show you our progress as we try to put together and create cohesive line of jewelry.

pic_monkey8.jpgMeet my Best Friend, Debbie and my Mom, Mary. Debbie incourages me everyday.  My mom was a big inspiration in my life. She only had a 8th grade education.  At the age of 42 she went to get her G.E.D.  passed with flying colors, she was always a big reader. She then further her education in  medicine  and became a Physician Assistant. Wow! The feelings I'm having right now talking about her. The one thing that she taught me growing up, if you want something don't let anyone tell you can't have, or do it. You may have to work harder, it may take longer  than some to  acheive it, but it can be done if you set your mind to it. I tell you this little story because, before she passed at the age of 46 I made her a gift,a pillow case doll. Her response to this doll; Paula Ann, you really  should be selling these things that you make.I made lot's of things wreaths,decororated bears. I would make them into a fancy bear  all for gifts. If I had only listened to my mom then, I would probably be a millionaire today. They now have "Build A Bear."   I had to work to support the family.

This is an example of a pillow case doll.   1900-486_Jack_Dempsey_Pillowcase_Doll.jpgMine of course didn't look like this one. I painted a face on it, painted roses at the bottom of the dress along with lots of lace and ribbon.    After many years of being in the business world of management, merchandising, and marketing,  today I'm a  stay at home Mema running daycare out of my home. Layla is now in school. Now I'm back at the crind of creating new things. I've always been intrigued by  antiques, jewelry, arts, nature, flowers and such and the appreciation of it's history, or it's free spirit whatever it may represent.    
Here is a few of the items that I have made. Some were self taught. 
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     This one was probably one of my biggest accomblishments of 2015." The Cardinal". It started with the sketch on the left. I'm not a drawing artist by no means. It took over a month just to get the feathers and the look just right. This piece was my own challenge to see if I could actually create it.  Oh, yes. I did it! I then entered it into a magazine contest for polymer clay jewelry. The end result a Bronze Winner!!! How crazy is that! I really wasn't expecting to even have a chance. It Just goes to show you, set your mind to it, and great things will come of it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
   Do it!   Believe it!  Take A Chance On You! You to will see results.....     
 My line will consist of roses and the good old broochPicMonkey_Photo11.jpg
Thank you for stopping by and showing your support!                                                                                                                                                                  Please stay with all of  us over the next couple of months as we challenge ourselves to build a cohesive line of jewelry. Now, let's go visit everyone else and see what they have come up with. Can't wait.... Here's a list to the other participants in the Build A Line Challenge.

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 (34) (add comment)

  1. Susan Bowerman
    posted January 29th 2016 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful blog, Paula. Your mother taught you well. What an inspiration she had to have been. I'm pretty sure she is smiling at the beautiful, talented daughter she raised. I so look forward to seeing your line develop and look forward to reading your next post. Well done!
  2. Chris
    posted January 29th 2016 at 10:44 am

    It has been so nice reading your post, Paula. Thank you for sharing your Mom's story and the inspiration she has been in your life - what a tribute to her that you are now following her lead and selling your beautiful creations. I am looking forward to seeing your roses bloom over the next few months and getting to know you better in our class :)
  3. Vonda Stephenson
    posted January 29th 2016 at 10:55 am

    What an inspirational blog! Good luck with your line!
  4. Alison Huie
    posted January 29th 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your roses. They are stunning. Can't wait to see them in action!
  5. Jeanette Belmont
    posted January 29th 2016 at 03:46 pm

    I love your roses, and your story.
  6. Ginger Hammond
    posted January 29th 2016 at 04:41 pm

    You know how much I love your roses! Your theme fits you. I am sure your mom is very proud of you. Waiting impatiently to see your creations.
  7. Karen Mansell
    posted January 29th 2016 at 04:45 pm

    Loved reading your blog and especially the story about your mom. Love your jewelry and clay pieces.
  8. Karen Mansell
    posted January 29th 2016 at 04:46 pm

    Loved reading your blog and especially the story about your mom. Love your jewelry and clay pieces.
  9. Brenda Sue
    posted January 29th 2016 at 05:12 pm

    Awesome, Miss Paula. Your nimble fingers are full of talent. I am so glad you are building on your dreams, do your Mama proud! Thank you for sharing your story with us, and your roses are so so pretty. I'm a big fan! I am grateful to know you and delighted you are with us in class! XXOO keep up the amazing work!
  10. Marcia Tuzzolino
    posted January 29th 2016 at 05:21 pm

    Paula, great post! You and your Mom could be twins!! You're an amazing polymer artist, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous brooches!
  11. Marcia Tuzzolino
    posted January 29th 2016 at 05:23 pm

    Paula, great post. You and your Mom could be pretty! You're an amazing polymer artist and I am looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous brooches!
  12. Marcia Tuzzolino
    posted January 29th 2016 at 05:25 pm

    Great post, Paula. You and your Mom could be pretty. You're an amazing polymer artist and I am looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous brooches.
  13. Val Tilghman
    posted January 29th 2016 at 05:28 pm

    Your Mom was right! you should be selling your creations :) Looking forward to seeing all of your roses!
  14. Irene Hoffman
    posted January 29th 2016 at 08:30 pm

    Great blog Paula. Thanks for sharing your story. You are knocking it out of the park with your roses. Looking forward to the reveal of your line.
  15. Susan Bolton
    posted January 30th 2016 at 12:16 am

    What talent you have! I know your line will take you where you want to go.
  16. Chris Kemp
    posted January 30th 2016 at 02:00 am

    Paula, it warmed my heart to hear you talk about your Mom. They are our biggest fans, and we can always remember the warmth of their love, even after their gone. I look forward to sharing with you in class, and getting to know you better.
  17. Sue Shade
    posted January 30th 2016 at 10:58 am

    I loved reading your blog Paula. Sounds like your Mom was a great inspiration. I LOVE your roses and can't wait to see the line you produce.
  18. Shari Gardner SLG Jewelry Designs
    posted January 30th 2016 at 11:58 am

    Hi Paula, You are so talented and I am so happy to be sharing this class with you. Your work with polymer clay is exemplary and I wish I had just a tiny bit of your talent. I can definitely see many sales in your future and I agree with your mom, you should have started selling sooner. But we all have paths we have to take to get us on the right road. Congratulations on getting bronze for that necklace, I think you should have gotten Gold, because it is absolutely gorgeous.
  19. Jann Tague
    posted January 30th 2016 at 02:30 pm

    Loved you Blog .. and your work is so pretty .. looking forward to our journey together
  20. Carole Carlson
    posted January 30th 2016 at 08:58 pm

    Great story, Paula. Your mom was truly an inspiration. Your roses are gorgeous.
  21. Debbie Beechy
    posted January 31st 2016 at 12:22 am

    I'm sure your line will be fabulous with those roses you make. :)
  22. Mary Lou Guidry
    posted January 31st 2016 at 04:31 pm

    Great Blog ! You Jewery is All So Beautiful !
  23. Beth Trubman
    posted January 31st 2016 at 06:08 pm

    Paula, I wondered if you would have roses in your theme!!! They are lovely roses, and I know your brooches will be great. I'm thinking of putting brooches in my line too, as they seem (maybe?) to be up and coming. I know yours will be beautiful, and can't wait to see them in all your colors.
  24. Pamela amp Toby Novegatti Designs
    posted January 31st 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Wonderful post, Paula ... your mom sounds like she was very special. The roses are a great idea. ;) Nice to see you in the class this year!
  25. Erin Whitacre
    posted January 31st 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I think these beautiful brooches with compliment your roses perfectly!
  26. Elisabeth Wilks
    posted February 1st 2016 at 02:29 pm

    Paula your cardinal necklace is beautiful and I am pretty sure I saw it in the magazine. I will look forward to seeing how you develop your theme.
  27. Leslie
    posted February 1st 2016 at 03:51 pm

    Congrats on the win! I agree with your mom, too, on selling things! I've always loved your roses, I'm sure this line is going to be awesome.
  28. Clare
    posted February 1st 2016 at 05:48 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your designs. Love your roses!
  29. Paula Gaskill
    posted February 2nd 2016 at 11:33 am

    Clare, thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.
  30. Mary
    posted February 2nd 2016 at 01:43 pm

    Always beautiful!
  31. Belinda
    posted February 3rd 2016 at 11:29 am

    Paula you are so talented! OK I just had to get that out of the way. :D I love your roses you know I'm totally a fan. Your mother is so right never give up on what you want. I thoroughly enjoyed your blog and can't wait to read your next one, and of course see some of those fabulous roses in a jewelry piece.
  32. Diana Buynak
    posted February 3rd 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing with us Paula! I am sure your mother is very proud of you. She sounds like she was such an inspirational woman. I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge. My mother loved roses so seeing them always reminds me of her.
  33. Gina Marie Hammer
    posted February 4th 2016 at 02:14 am

    Hi Paula! Love your idea for a line! That brooch with the butterfly is just lovely. :) Thanks for sharing your story with us. I'm sure your Mom would be SO proud of you!
  34. Janet Calardo
    posted February 10th 2016 at 12:13 am

    Hey there Paula! Love your blog. So glad you included the story of your mom. What a great inspiration to have. Love your jewelry especially the polymer clay side of it. You create awesome designs. Look forward to seeing your line. Wishing you the best on this BALC. Hope to see you in May!

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