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/