Friday, April 1, 2016


 
 
Blog Hop #3:  BALC  Reveal........YAY!
 
Welcome to the culmination of our Build a Line Challenge class!!  It's been three months in the making, and I'm so happy to be here to show you my prototype line of  jewelry.  I have had so much fun, and learned so much these last three months, and I am so looking forward to debuting the jewelry that I have worked hard on this last three months.
 
We were tasked with creating at least 5 pieces of jewelry that spoke the same voice.  My inspiration was the beautiful, ornate iron fences we found on our trip to St. Petersburg, Russia in 2012.    I had taken pictures of three very different iron fences that we came across, which can be found in my previous posts.  I am using only one for this initial endeavor.  Maybe  the other two will make an appearance later???
 
Here's a few more pictures from that trip:  

 





....and yes, this is the real thing!
 
I only have about 600 more pictures of this trip!!!!!  But instead, I will show you........
 
 "Rustic Grace"
 
Each of our prototype lines of jewelry were to include items from BSue's four-level pricing pyramid. 
 
 The first level is the $25 and under range, which might include items like this: 
 
 
 
Simple rustic cameo necklace with patina

 
Rustic 30x40mm cameo ring

 
Rustic cameo brooch with darkened silver patina
 
Rustic cameo brooch with blue patina




Items from the $25 - $50.00 price range might include:

 
Simple rustic bracelet
 



Rustic cameo earrings
 



 
Rustic darkened silver brooch 
 

Simple rustic necklace with blue patina


Tulip bead earrings with patina
 
Tulip bead earrings with darkened silver patina
Simple rustic necklace with darkened silver patina


 

Items from the $50 - $125 price range:
 


Rustic  necklace with cameo, tulip beads, and beaded chain (bronze)


Rustic  necklace with cameo, tulip beads, and beaded chain (copper)
 



Rustic bracelet with cameo and bead dangles

 
And lastly, items from the $125 plus price range.  At this time, I have not created any items in this price range. 
 
All of these items will be for sale in my etsy shop within the next few days.
 
As mentioned on previous posts, this challenge was sponsored and taught by Brenda Sue Lansdowne of bsueboutiques.com, where you get "the good stuff".   I first came across Brenda a little over a year ago on YouTube.  I was browsing, looking at jewelry tutorials, when I came across a couple of wacky ladies named B'Sue and Donna.  They were showing their viewers a jewelry technique, which one I can't remember.  But what I do remember is that I thought they were pretty wacky.  On closer inspection, I discovered that B'Sue had well over a hundred tutorials on technique, colorization, responsible repurposing, you name it.  It is because of B'Sue's videos and her support and the support of the B'Sue Boutiques Creative Group on facebook that I am where I am today:  building a line of jewelry and learning to build a brand.  She has not only taught me what I know, but has given me the courage to 'get out there'.

Addie says, "Please check out my grandma's Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/myloveandme and like her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myloveandme/?ref=hl, and check this blog often to continue to follow her journey.  She would love to hear what you think, and hopes that you visit the other participants below.  Oh, and the first picture at the top of this post, that's the "Lady in the Window".  A sub-line????  Maybe.  My head is spinning.


(Check out the sandals!!!)

 
 
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

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

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/