Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blog Hop #2
Build a Line Challenge
February 26, 2016

"Rustic Grace"

For those of you who were with us at the last Blog Hop, welcome back!  For those of you starting here, let me give you a little synopsis of what was in my first post:

The purpose for the Build a Line Challenge is to create a prototype line of jewelry that speaks one voice; a line that is recognizable as 'mine'.  This is not easy, as it seems that it all has been done before. 

My inspiration for this line is the beautiful ornate decorative iron fences my husband and I saw in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Another object of inspiration was this gold statue.  Isn't she beautiful?

There are as many styles of preference as there are participants in this class.  For me, I have trouble creating something with pastel colors.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy and admire what others create in pastels, but personally I haven't been able to do so.  Not good that the Pantone colors of the year are pale pink and pale blue, haha.   My preference is for the rustic, more muted colors, definitely aged and worn.   During one of our discussions it was pointed out that, because I have lived in the desert all my life,  the more subtle colors of nature resonate with me.  Bingo!  However, probably not everyone likes this look.    But this is a journey of discovery for me, and I want to take it as far as I can.  For this rustic, aged look, my go to item is Swellegant.  I want to Swellegant everything I come across.  It amazes me.  Embrace the chaos as Christi Friesen would say. 

To give you an example of where my line is going, here are some hints:

Addie says thanks for visiting.  Please visit each of the other participants' blogs, and comment if you can.  It means a lot to us to know that you have visited.  And if you are inclined, please visit, the sponsor of this challenge, and maybe join us at the Bsue Boutiques Creative Group on Facebook.  And please stay tuned for the next blog hop on Friday, April 1, 2016 for the final reveal of our jewelry line. 


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