Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Build a Line Challenge 2016, 3rd and Final Blog Hop

Welcome to the third and final blog hop of the 2016 B’Sue Boutiques’ Build a Line Challenge! I’m Pamela Anger of Novegatti Designs. The big reveal of my ‘Timeless’ pearl and crystal jewelry line is finally here!  Grab a cup of coffee at the door, and come on in!
My usual feline assistant is Toby, the Jewelry Cat, of course. Toby recently had several surgeries on his eyes to fix some serious problems, so he's taking a break from jewelry making for awhile. He's doing pretty well, and his furry siblingkits are happy to fill in for him.
The past three months of this class have been a joy and a challenge. Even though I did take the class last year, there’s been so much more new information to think about and work with this time around. I've realized that my jewelry style is pretty well established at this point, and I’m comfortable working with both individual one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, and with lines and collections. Jewelry lines are a great way to offer designs that are just right for many different customers, while keeping to a theme. My Tre Rose line from last year offers an example of the many styles available while all in the roses theme.
 I’m still working on the marketing and branding of Novegatti Designs ... and probably will be for awhile. I do hope to get that Etsy or other online shop open this year, and to develop a cohesive packaging method. And I really need to come up with a logo ... that includes a cat, of course! Our teacher, Brenda Sue, and my classmates have inspired me to work harder on getting my jewelry and my name 'out there!'
I’ve had such a wonderful time creating the ‘Timeless’ pearl and crystal jewelry line! So much fun, in fact, that I’ve had a hard time stopping. New designs were and are constantly popping into my head, and I've come up with three collections within this line: 'Forever Flora,' 'Enduring Romance,' and 'Endless Elegance.' I can see many more new pieces added regularly, in these and new collections!

'Timeless' is just that ... timeless and classic. It's the type of jewelry that perhaps your grandma wore to church, or your mom donned for a wedding, or your big sister wore to the prom. Pearls and crystals and golden-hued brass add up to a special and classic touch to any jewelry collection. They're also perfect for bridal or prom jewelry.

I now present the new 'Timeless' line from Novegatti Designs. They say a picture is worth a thou
sand words, so I'll let the photos speak mainly for themselves:

"Forever Flora" Collection

Nothing is more lovely and classic than flowers and leaves ... everyone loves nature's beauty.   I used a special technique to achieve an old-fashioned golden glow to the brass.

Special occasions call for that extra touch.  Perfect for a bride or a special night out.

 Simple beauty of a rose

Lacey daisy with a little friend.  Handbeading the center flowers is fun!
Pearly floral collages, with more handbeading.
The backs of the assemblage necklaces are finished with my handmade tags.
Buzzing around on a lovely morning
Brass garden of layered beauties
Dancing leaves in the breeze
Just fluttering by
Old-fashioned beauty.  This leaf was perfect for beading with tiny vintage pearls.
Vintage-look bracelets - my favorite!
Tulip dangles
Coordinating necklaces and brooches .... what golden glow!
with matching earrings
Hinged bracelet ... lovely filigree
"Enduring Romance" Collection
Romance never goes out of style, and hearts are a special touch to jewelry. The brass pieces go so nicely with the glass pearls and crystal beads.

Vintage love
Sweetheart blossoms

I Love You More
Open-hearted ... dangles are so fun!

Sweet love 
(see below for information on how YOU can WIN this necklace, free!)
Tied up in love ... simply lovely brooch
Still love you 

"Endless Elegance" Collection
Everyone needs that touch of elegance in their lives. Classic designs are always a perfect fashion accessory.

Regal pearls
Sophisticated lady
Fancy filigree
(This is the back of the above necklace ... it looks almost like another necklace!)

Majestic teardrops
Simply elegant
Bowtied in pearls
Bracelet beauties
Captured pearl

Circle pins are a favorite
A few dangly earrings

Matching brooches and necklaces
and earrings to coordinate

And that is my 'Timeless' jewelry line ... so far!   I have plans for additions to these collections, and more collections in other themes.  A cat theme, perhaps?  ;)   Working with only brass, glass ivory-white pearls, and clear crystal Czech beads let me see the designs and possibilities, without being distracted by color.  I truly loved working on this line, and it was even more enjoyable sharing the workroom time with Toby and my other feline friends.

I'd like to give a big heartfelt 'thank you' to Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B'Sue Boutiques for teaching this class with patience and caring, and freely sharing her years of knowledge and experience.  It's been a wonderful experience that will always be with me. Thanks too, to my classmates, for making this an exciting and interesting journey!
Thank you for stopping by, and supporting me by checking out my 'Timeless' jewelry line.  Feel free to hop along with the links below to read more blogs and see more lovely new lines by my fellow jewelry artists!  And stay tuned to my Novegatti Designs Facebook page to see many of these pieces for sale soon!

~ Pamela

(and if you've read this far, here's your chance to win this necklace!  
Everyone who simply leaves a comment on this post will be entered for a chance to win! If you absolutely can't post a comment, don't worry ... you can still enter.  Just send me a private message on Facebook with the secret word 'pearlcat.'  A winner will be chosen by random number generator on April 10th.  I'll announce it on the Novegatti Designs Facebook page, and here on the blog.   ;)

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

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

Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks

Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs <--- you are here!

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


  1. Pamela, I simply have no words! Your collection is amazing. I have always loved your jewelry. (I won't admit to how many photos I have saved for inspiration.) These are all so gorgeous.

  2. Love, love, love your new line. Everything is so rich and expensive looking. You certainly understand the importance of cohesiveness to a collection. An amazing collection impeccably done!

  3. LOVE everything about your line!! It's just perfect!! Delicate, and of course the pearls are just wonderful!! Great job!! Congratulations!

  4. Absolutely exquisite Pamela! They are so elegant!


  5. beautiful as always, but my favorite is the Tulp, just stunning!

  6. love it...all three lines have something that caught my breath....sheryl

  7. Oh my simply beautiful .. I love each and everyone of your new pieces .. You are a great designer Pamela ..

  8. DENISE PEPIN DE VINASApril 1, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Wow! Pamela! You outdo yourself! I remember when I first met you on FB and starting purchasing your jewelry. Those of us who have been following you for a number of years see the leaps and bounds you have made and keep on improving your skills and jewelry making. Love this new line of yours! There are no limits in what you can create. Thank you!

  9. You nailed it, Pamela. Every single piece is beautifully elegant! Every.Single.One! Great blog, too. So visually appealing and well written. Wow! I wish Toby would train Skittles to help this well! Seriously, I knew from the minute you announced your line I was going to love it and I truly do. Well done, Pamela. You've created some genuine beauties here!

  10. Simply beautiful designs - well done!

  11. Great work, a beautiful line. Congrats, all your hard work really paid off, with all these beauties.

  12. Loved all your designs! My favorite would have to be the Romance line. Great job!

  13. Absolutely beautiful. Live like e the pearls. Stephanie Godley

  14. Absolutely beautiful. Live like e the pearls. Stephanie Godley

  15. Beautiful designs. I love your theme. so glad your Toby is on the mend.

  16. Love your blog post and the incredibly beautiful pieces in each of your sublines, Pamela! Outstanding!

  17. Wow, just wow! What a stunning line, Pamela! I love all of the pieces, but especially like the Open Heart necklace with all of the dangles. Your golden glow patina is fabulous, too, and everything goes so well together. Wonderful job!!!

  18. Hi Pamela, loved reading your blog post and looking at all the photos of your jewellery. The designs really are timeless and could be worn for any occasion. You have done yourself proud.

  19. Oh my gosh, woman...your line is simply beautiful. So elegant and classy. I love everything!

  20. Oh my gosh, woman...your line is simply beautiful. So elegant and classy. I love everything!

  21. Wow Pamela I love your line(really three lines in one) all of it. I want one of each. Everything was so elegant but not to busy. I really liked your vintage bracelets in your Forever Flora part.

  22. Pamela this line is absolutely beautiful. Rich colors, "timeless" designs, and soooo romantic!! Elegance once again! xoxo

    1. So lovely I agree! Rich looking and elegant! Victorian!

  23. Girl, i think you knocked it out the park with this line! Absolutely beautiful!

  24. I am speechless (well, almost... almost never). Each piece is fabulous. I adore how you found a way to make the brass glow and shine. Your use of pearls and filigree pieces is so enticing! What wonderful ways to use so many pieces I already love.

  25. Absolutely in love with your line. Very cohesive and elegant, rich, and sophisticated. You are so talented! Gina H

  26. Wow Pamela, what a beautiful line you have created. You certainly cant go wrong with pearks. Your pieces are all gorgeous. Beautiful job.

  27. Oh wow, beautiful work, Pam!! Love how you kept the same neckline throughout to keep the line cohesive. Good job!!

    Best wishes going forward!! ;)

    Catherine S.

  28. A gorgeous line, that's for sure! Love the golden glow of all your pieces.

  29. So pretty!! The open hearts are my favorites in this collection. All of these pieces work so well together :)

  30. What a lovely line - "timeless" pretty much sums it up. Bravo!

  31. What a lovely line - "timeless" pretty much sums it up. Bravo!

  32. Pamela, everything here is so elegant and beautiful. Each piece looks unique. Congratulations on a very successful endeavor. Charlotte

  33. Hey Pamela and Toby, you've made an amazing line. I appreciate the challenge of not using color. I'm sure it allowed for a whole new appreciation of shapes, textures and shades. It came out beautifully, and all the pieces are very wearable. Very well done! Congrats.

  34. Thank you so much, everyone, for all of your lovely comments! I appreciate them so much! <3

  35. just so lovely!!! adore what you created!

  36. Great post Ms. Pamela, luv all your work. Congrats on yet another beautiful line.

  37. Love your line and all the names you have for your pieces. Can't believe you created so many pieces! Fun reading too. :):)

  38. Your work is beautiful as always. I really do admire gold and pearls together but my skin tone doesn't. I really miss out. I love your new lines or sub lines as it may be; your brain has been working overtime.

  39. Pam, your jewelry line is stunning!!! Everything about it epitomizes the word 'timeless'. Great job and best wishes.

  40. Wow Pamela you sure have been busy! Your jewelry is beautiful. Definitely timeless! Ingrid

  41. Let's give this another try, LOL I grabbed pix for the newsletter and read your post twice....but I guess my comment didn't go through. LOVE LOVE LOVE the beading element, our styles are so similar but you make things look so easy....who wouldn't love to have a piece of this line to call their very own? You've got a winner on your hands, Pam!

  42. Beautiful pieces that fit together perfectly!

  43. When I was finished reading your blog, and seeing all of your beautiful designs, I felt so happy for you. I can see all the effort and hard work you have put forth through the years shining bright. I wish you continued success and joy in all that you do. Donna