Nature is the Key to Happiness – Grande Finale!!!

This is me working in the living room floor so I could hang out with the boys on movie night.  My Studio moves around.


This has been a wonderful experience and learning opportunity for me.  My name is Leila Belcher of LeilaBeeDesigns and I have always loved making charm jewelry.  During this Challenge I discovered that I love it more than I realized.  I love finding unique beads and turning them into lovely,one of a kind charms that can then be added to bracelets or necklaces. We all like to have something unique.  I discovered that I could make a cohesive Jewelry Line and still make one of a kind pieces.  While all my Jewelry will have the same feel, flow and color scheme,no two will ever be exactly alike.

Please visit my Etsy Shop.for new listings.  This line will be posted soon for purchase.  Many components of this Line came from my favorite Shop, B’Sue Boutiques  and the Sponsor/Teacher/Mentor of this class, Brenda Sue Lansdowne.  Be sure to visit.  You won’t regret it.

I plan to let the pictures speak for themselves on this blog post.  I have created a seasonal nature themed line of jewelry with four pieces in each seasonal collection for a total of 16 pieces in the Nature is the Key to Happiness Line.   Each collection includes a long charm necklace with a skeleton key focal and a seasonal focal which was my inspiration for the line, a charm bracelet, a leaf cuff bracelet and leaf themed earrings..  They are as follows:

Winter – Hellebore – Colors of green, wine and cream with flowers and leaves.


Spring – Tulip-with pastel colors of pink, blue, yellow and purple with flowers, bees, butterflies and dragonflies.


Summer – Guillardia (Blanket Flower) with bright cheerful colors of Red, yellow, blue, orange and green with butterflies, dragonflies, bees, flowers, and  ladybugs.


Fall – Maple Leaf – with Fall colors of browns, greens and reds with pinecones, acorns, flowers and leaves


I already have expansion ideas for this line and I am very excited about its debut next week at the Master Gardeners Conference in Cullman, Alabama.  Price points are as follows:

Charm Necklaces- $70

Charm Bracelets- $35

Cuff Bracelets-$28

Earrings – $15

I have thoroughly enjoyed this Master Class/Contest and have learned more than I ever dreamed possible.  May everyone have success with their lines and may all our dreams come true.

Please see below for your next blog hop.

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques: Jewelry Making Outside the Box

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Jann Tague: Clever Designs by Jann

Judy King: Apt to Wander Studio

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Carole Carlson: Beadsophisticate

Lynn Stinten: Dragonzwench

Marica Zammit: Bead Lovelies

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Lee Koopman: Strega Jewelry X You are here

Erin Whitacre: Shattered Time Jewelry

Monica Casady: MJCasady Copper Works

Leila West: Leila Nicole Designs

Cindy Peterson: Howling Dog Jewelry

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Gloria Allen: Wings and Beads

Pamela Anger: Novegatti Designs

Tammy Adams: Paisley Lizard

Lynda O’Mara: LOmara Creative

Elizabeth Hildreth: MadScientistsDesigns

Dana Hickey: Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo: Jan Lea Designs

Maria Clark: Sweet Willow Designs

Lori Beekman: B. Accessorized

Jennifer Kroeger: Relic Charm

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Robin Reed: Artistry: Handcrafted Bead Designs

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Louise O’Shields: Desire Divine Jewels

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Gina Hockett: Freestyle Elements

Linda Anderson: From the Bead Board

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Teresa Shurter: TreeZ’s Treasurs

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Nadine Edris: Moondance Jewelry

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Denise Lussier Poirier: Jewelry by Denise

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My 4 boys are my entire world. Everything I do, I do for them. I began making Jewelry so I could spend more time with them after my Husband died. I quickly learned that making Jewelry made my Soul happy. I love doing it. Everyone should love what they do. My goal is to let that love shine through in my designs.

43 thoughts on “Nature is the Key to Happiness – Grande Finale!!!”

  1. Leila, I’m sure that these will be a hit at the Master Gardeners Conference, a perfect venue for your launch. Everything works well together and you have great colors. I especially love that Fall charm bracelet. It’s awesome with that maple leaf, but Leila, I would expect to pay more for all that work! I make similar bracelets for my daughter, who loves LOTS of clicking and clacking on her wrist and I know for a fact that there is a great deal of time involved. Maybe it’s a matter of perspective. You say you love making the charms and I do not have so much patience. anyhow, well done Leila. Good luck at the conference.


    1. Thanks! I have a special tool for making charms that really changed my life. I can make 1 or 2 a minute and usually work on them when I’m watching TV with the kids. So, they aren’t much of a problem. I’ve made buckets for each Season and then putting them together just doesn’t take long. We’ll see how these do. In Alabama, folks just don’t pay much for Jewelry. But, if I start selling well on Etsy I may raise them a bit. But there’s enough profit margin. That was part of my challenge. Becoming more efficient so I could charge prices people could afford!

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  2. Leila, wow! Such a pretty line. And so timely. I have a hunch that you are going to sell out at the master gardener’s conference. They are going to adore these pieces. Well, well done my friend! I wish you every success.


  3. Now how are your hands from making all these charms I know it’s a lot of work to figure charm bracelets are adorable. And a lot of people like that style where it moves and flows and all the detail you have added to it is great thank you for sharing


    1. I really love making them. I usually sit in the living room with the boys and my beads and go to town. I love charm jewelry so it’s what I really wanted to do. The most charms I’ve made in one sitting were 275 and then my hands were sore from twisting wire. Lol.


  4. Wow, wonderful line Leila!

    I love all your pieces. The necklaces are especially unique. You definitely have a recognizable, cohesive look going.

    Bravo! And all the best for your upcoming show 🙂

    Bead Lovelies


  5. Wow, a lot of time, energy and love went into each of these. I love the photo of you working on the floor during movie night with the boys. You’re a strong woman, great mom, wonderful jewelry designer, and an inspiration!


  6. I absolutely adore your Fall and Winter lines! The fact that you were able to streamline production times speaks volumes as to your abilities. I’m sure you’ll do well!


  7. Nature is indeed beautiful-and so are your designs! I agree though, your prices need to be higher on etsy than locally. There is a lot of work involved in all that wire work, not to mention the “charm” in your charm bracelets. Best of luck t oyou!


    1. I do increase prices on Etsy. I’m hoping one day I can sell locally for what it’s truly worth. I have relatives in California and they’re appalled at the prices as well. But locally, they’re on the higher side. I’m going to keep searching for my Market and I believe I can find it. My Etsy Shop has started to sell so that may be the answer. Going to work hard on that Shop and get this going!! Thanks so much for your support.


    2. Thanks so much! I’m having technical difficulties today with replies so in case mine didn’t post I LOVE your line. Awesome job! A lot of work and love go into these designs. I’m pleased with how mine turned out. Exactly as I envisioned from the beginning.


  8. Lelia your designs are gorgeous. I really love your beaded designs. They are so unique and the larger flowers really look great on these. You really have a wonderful cohesive design line of jewelry.


  9. Like most of us said, it’s a lot of work. But I understand if you are passionate about something, you won’t mind how much effort to put. Your line is so organized too. Ready for wholesale.


  10. Wonderful Line and Great work! Congratulations for you other venture also! You will do very well, happy sales and good fortune to you always! It has been great to be in the class together!


  11. Leila, Your works of art make such a unique statement! I love them all!! I am also glad you had a chance to be with your children while you were doing something you enjoyed. Time with children is not recoverable and is precious. the fact that you have juggled those responsibilities and still were so creative is admirable. We are among a group of remarkable women and I am proud that I am connected with talented people such as yourself.


  12. Wow Lelia just blazing beautiful!!! I love all of the juicy colors in your design, just awesome!! You have such a great design gift and I love all of your creations that you bear. Just fantastic!!! ~Louise


  13. great job, I can tell you are really buzzed by what you made and you enjoy it, and really when that comes through your jewelry ( and it does) you will be a success!


  14. What an exciting line, Leila! I’m a big fan of charm and dangle bracelets, and you’ve done a wonderful job bringing that to necklaces and more! Wonderful! It’s been a great time being in the challenge with you! ❤


  15. Leila–Now is see how you used all of those charms you made and showed us as a tease! I love four seasons themes and your line nails it. You used some of the stampings in different surprising ways. Very unique. Your prices do seem low, especially for the big charm necklace, but it sounds like you know your market and are planning accordingly. Great job! Congratulations!


  16. Wow–I was going to say your prices for your charm bracelets and necklaces should be higher but others have already said it and you mentioned your local market! I love your seasonal line with the many colors that can go with anyone’s different outfits, dressy or casual–so wise of you. My all time fave is the silver maple leaf fall set–I never thought of the silver with the fall colors and that is SUPERB!!! What is your special tool you use for dangles? I make a lot of wire wrapped dangles for loaded cha chas and it takes me a loooooong time! :):)


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