Build a Line Challenge from B’Sue Boutiques, Erin Whitacre of Shattered Time Jewelry Part 1

Hello!  My name’s Erin Whitacre from Girard, Ohio!  Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my new line as part of the B’Sue Boutiques Build a Line Challenge!  Over the next three months, me and several other participants will be taking part in a master class aimed at creating, designing and refining an original line of jewelry.

It all started with this fabulous order I received from


The theme of my line is A Steampunk Trip Through the Looking Glass.  My inspiration is Lewis Carroll’s timeless literary masterpiece, Alice in Wonderland.  The story is, of course, a journey of imagination and wonder–and I hope to capture some of that magic with the pieces I’ll be creating.  I picked this theme because it connects with my jewelry concept of Shattered Time.

In Wonderland, nothing is at is seems.  Many of the characters, concepts and themes of the story will be evident in my line.  While the final pieces will share similar traits, all of them will be unique and different in their own way.

Here is the first piece I conjured up in my head.  This is a larger necklace concept, which incorporates several of the element from Alice, as well as utilizing a few of my own Shattered Time creations.


And I’ve also started a scaled down version, which will be a smaller necklace once completed.


Both of these items are incomplete, but are coming along quite nicely.

Over the next few months, I hope to develop more pieces and diversify the line–with the help of the rest of the members in my creative group, and B’Sue!  Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions, and DEFINITELY enjoy the rest of the blog hop!


GREETINGS and WELCOME to the first of a trilogy of blog hops for the BUILD A LINE challenge and master class!

This blog hop is sponsored by B’sue Boutiques



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

Marcia Tuzzolino
Aurora Designs

Jann Tague
Clever Designs by Jann

Judy King
Apt to Wander Studio

Linzi Alford
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales

Cynthia Wainscott
Exotic Peru

Carole Carlson

Lynn Stinten

Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies

Catherine Shattuck

Michaele Collie
The Vintage Gem

Mary Craig
Jewelry Alchemy

Lee Koopman
Strega Jewelry

Erin Whitacre
Shattered Time Jewelry

Monica Casady
MJCasady Copper Works

Leila West
Leila Nicole Designs

Cindy Peterson
Howling Dog Jewelry

Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs

Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads

Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard

Lynda O’Mara
LOmara Creative

Elizabeth Hildreth

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Designs

Lori Beekman
B. Accessorized

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder’s Corner

Robin Reed
Artistry: Handcrafted Bead Designs

Ingrid Anderson
Lilis Gems

Louise O’Shields
Desire Divine Jewels

Susan Killam
Killam Creative

Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry

Nike Bottalico
Nike Bottalico

Susan Bowerman
Woodside Wireworks

Kristy Le
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs

Jan Peters
Stylized Vintage

Mitzie Crider
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog

Gina Hockett
Freestyle Elements

Linda Anderson
From the Bead Board

Alexandra Sefton
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

Melida Boman
The Journey of Pens and Things

Teresa Shurter
TreeZ’s Treasurs

Melissa Latimer
Smithed Up

Renee Hong
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art

Nadine Edris
Moondance Jewelry

Lori Meyer
Parisienne Girl

Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes

Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry by Denise

Renee Allen
Small Stuff Design

Autumn Adams
Autumn Dawns

Elizabeth Owens
1996 Shabby Lane

Kat BarronMiller
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry

Sandra Ballard
Mama San’s Mojo

Coral Law

47 thoughts on “Build a Line Challenge from B’Sue Boutiques, Erin Whitacre of Shattered Time Jewelry Part 1

  1. stregajewellry

    Good morning Erin! Wow! I love your idea! I’m certainly going to direct my daughter to your blog. We both love Alice and steampunkery. You certainly have the collage type work “down”. These are great pieces! I’m excited to see what else you come up with. I see you love those little hats of Brendas. They are also a favorite of mine. Here is a question for you. Are you familiar with a blog on WordPress called Steampunkapotamus? If not, look for him. He reblogs a lot of steampunk blogs and may reblog yours. Lots of folk follow him. His reblog would get you a lot more notice.


  2. Gina Hockett

    Love your theme, I am such a fan of Alice and the Looking Glass. I know this line will be super successful!! I am really looking forward to seeing more!! Loved your blog post this morning.


  3. MJ Casady Copper Works

    Love your theme, and am looking forward to seeing the rest of your pieces. Aren’t those glass eyes fun to work with?!?!


  4. Tammy Adams

    Wow, you’re off to an amazing start, and quite far ahead of me in assembling your line. I better hurry into the studio or I’ll be late for a very important date. Looking forward to seeing the whole line.



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