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 bsueboutiques.com, 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
http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com


Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio
http://butterflyemporium.indiemade.com/blog

Irene Hoffman, Heart's Dezire by Irene
http://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com

Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick
http://www.craftingmagick.blogspot.com

Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not
http://www.afrayedknot.net

Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs
http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me

Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie
http://wearableartbylizzie.blogspot.com

Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time
http://www.onecanvasatatime.com

Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation
http://lnreeve00.blogspot.com

Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks
 http://voguerocks.blogspot.com

Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry
http://thejourneyofjewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
http://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann
http://janntague.wordpress.com

Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs
http://slgdesigns.wordpress.com

Susan Bolton, Fern's Place
http://www.fernsplace.org

Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets
http://noodlepiebracelets.com

Barbara Kelley, Angels' Keep
http://angelskeepbandbdotcom.wordpress.com

Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks
http://woodsidewireworks.com/

Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs
http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com

Joan Donovan, Hailey's Cottage
http://haileyscottage.com/

Alison Huie, Ally's Baubles
http://www.allysbaubles.blogspot.com

Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
http://www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com

Erica Olmos, Beeb's Closet
https://beebscloset.wordpress.com

Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry
https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front
https://sittonupfront.wordpress.com

Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs
https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com

Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels
http://www.lovelylaylabugjewels.com/Blog.php

Mary Deis, The Rose Sword
http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design
http://smallstuffdesign.com

Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts
http://www.artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com

Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens
http://christinecravens.blogspot.com

Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs
http://www.adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com

Donna Parry, JewelryDonna
http://jewelrydonna.typepad.com

Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures
http://tanglestwistsandtreasures.com/blog/

Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments
https://wingedwisdomenchantments.wordpress.com/


















52 comments:

  1. Beth, you are nailing this! I love how your travels are the inspiration behind your line and the finishes you've done for your components are exquisite. Oh I am sooooo looking forward to seeing this come together! Very, very, very nice!

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    1. Thank you Susan! Coming from you, I'm honored!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful blog. I love the aged and rustic pieces that you are creating. Thank you for sharing your pictures of your travels, I can see how this would be inspiring to you. Looking forward to seeing your finished pieces in your line. :)

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    1. Thank you Belinda; the ironwork is amazing. Little did I know that when I took those pictures I would be creating jewelry around it!!!

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  3. Beth, your treatment on these metal stampings and filigree are outstanding. What a gorgeous job. Can't wait to see your finished line at the Final Reveal on April 1st.

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    1. Thank you Irene. Swellegant is soooooooooo much fun! Love it.

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  4. Another great post, Beth! Keep those pictures of your granddaughter coming - I could just eat her all up, she's so cute! Btw - I think it was a great idea to recap from the previous post, and you did it in such an interesting and concise manner that the transition between topics was almost seamless. REALLY good job, there - wish I'd thought to do that - it really makes the reader feel part of one continuous journey. The pieces are coming along beautifully, btw. I'm not into the rustic look so much, but these are really resonating with me. Going to be GORGEOUS!

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    1. Thank you thank you Gina-Marie! I'm glad you like them, particularly if you don't really like a rustic look. And our granddaughter is cute, isn't she? She's a love. Those were pictures at her birthday party, which we couldn't be at because we live across the country from her (sad face).

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  5. I really like what you did with the pictures!

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  6. Gosh, those hints are interesting. The inspiration from the gates and statues is a great place to start.

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  7. ANOTHER great post, Beth. Sure do love your pictures of all the historic things. They are amazing inspiration! And don't worry that you don't like pastels. Many people don't, and many would prefer earth tones and verdigris...I do! LOL You will find an audience for it, just takes working with it and proper presentation. That's what the class is all about!

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    1. Thank you Brenda for your kind and supportive comments, as always.

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  8. Love the pieces so far.....beautifully done! Your photo's certainly make me want to put Russia on my travel list :)

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  9. Your pictures are great! Rustic are great colors, you will do well.

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    1. Thank you Paula for your encouraging comments.

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  10. Addie is the cutest! I love the verdigris patinas you are playing with on your pieces. I can definitely see those gates coming to life in your new line. Looking forward to the next post to see it all!!! :D

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    1. Thank you Christine! I think Addie might be a 'regular'. And thank you for your kind comments about the patinas. I sure am having fun with them.

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  11. great inspiration .. looking forward on seeing your reveal .. Jann

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  12. Great post Beth! Love your teasers. "I see lots of goo, pond slime and algae"...as Christie would say. That peek of blue looks amazing!
    Your line is going to be gorgeous!

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    1. hahaha, pond slime, you bet!!! Thanks for your kind comments!!!

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  13. I am really intrigued by your teasers. Your use of Swellegant is amazing. I can't wait to see the total reveal. I've enjoyed both of your blogs - being able to visit St. Petersburg! I'm envious.

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    1. Thank you Susan for your kind words. And St. Petersburg was a trip of a lifetime!

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  14. I love your colored brass, looking forward to see what you do with it.

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    1. Thank you Jeanette for your kind words.

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  15. Beth, Swellegant is the perfect way to add the patina to make new brass look like those amazing timeworn fences and gates. I am thrilled to see your "featured Patinas"! And looking forward to seeing how they will morph into stunning wearables!

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    1. Thank you Barbara for your kind comments. Swellegant is awesome stuff!! It does make things look timeworn. So many options!!!!

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  16. I loved every minute of your blog and am anxiously waiting to see your work revealed. ..great job

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  17. Beth, really looking forward to seeing your reveal!

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  18. LOVE what you're doing with the Swellegant, looking great, can't wait for the reveal!

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  19. I love the patina! I think it captures you theme perfectly!

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  20. Beth, I am right there with you sister, with the patinas and the lovely original tints and hues that nature paints on weathered metal. The wrought iron inspiration photos are thought provoking. My favorite is the one with the gold insets within the gray iron. Go with what floats your boat!!

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    1. Thank you Fran for the encouraging words!

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  21. Beth, those iron gates and fences are absolutely gorgeous. I'm certain no camera could really do them justice, its a must see to add to my bucket list. Waiting patiently to see how you combine everything learned into your new line.

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    1. Thank you Shari. It's been fun hasn't it?

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  22. Wow Beth love the sneak peeks you are giving us and I love your patina work! Very excited to see your finished line.

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    1. Thank you Elisabeth! I'm having a blast making all sorts of patinas.

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  23. I love the look of your little peeks a pieces. Can't wait to see this line revealed as your inspiration of wrought iron gates draws me.

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  24. Thank you Sue for visiting and your kind comments.

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  25. Oh everything is so pretty in your reveal. The patina pieces are awesome! Really looking forward to seeing your line.

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  26. That gate!!!! Oh, is that amazing or what??? I wanna go there and stand by it. And eat candy. You have your personal style. I am confident that your line of jewelry will be recognizable as Beth Trubman's!! I kept thinking, I love those colors. They are the colors of peace.

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    1. Awwwwwww, thank you Donna! What a wonderful thing to say!

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  27. What a great post, and amazing photos! How inspiring they are! I love Swellegant and therustic look too, and I'm really anxious to see how your line turns out ... it'll be fantastic! ;)

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