January Bohemian Vibe Challenge
That pretty much sums me up when I am making jewelry and being a part of the Build a Line Challenge . Please visit the other artists blogs under B’Sue Boutiques Blog Hope Page . My Beetle jewelry line is called…. Wait for it…. I know the suspense is killing you… but it will be worth it. …
The Love Beetles Jewelry
Oh know!!! I have a bug invasion in my blog!!! What am I going to do?
This is just a hint as to what I making for my jewelry line. And the Bugs are running amok as my Mom would say. Today is the day for the First Blog Hop with bsueboutiques.com Brenda is offering a group of artists a Master class on how to build a jewelry line. She did it with $20.00 in her hand and became very successful for many years and now is teaching our B’Sue Boutiques Creative group. There are 56 artists in this first Blog Hop lasting 3 months.
Part one…….. Let me start from the beginning….
We had a Oregon Duck/Ohio football party and were sadden at the loss. But I am still proud that the Ducks made it as far as they did. They should be proud as well. Ohio’s Quarter Back was just awesome. Very talented young man and I see him going places.
New Cuffs online retreat with Polymer Clay Adventure
This was my first Cuff and I gave background a tooled leather look.
My next bracelet was the extruded half round tubes. I changed the color to bronze and added turquoise to change it up.
I made two different sizes with this one, I am using a 2″ brass blank I purchased from B’Sue Boutiques.com for my base.
I back the bracelet on the brass blank for a half hour. Then I take it off the brass blank and bake another half hour.
This was a technically challenging piece getting the look just right. But after 3 tries I finally got it. Looks a little industrial for me.
I am usually the pretty looks. I going out of my little box and experimenting with new looks.
This is a soft pink/purple color cuff accented with crystal cup chain. 2mm,
This was my vision challenge cuff. Trying to get things lined up straight. When I am looking this close at something and trying to focus I see very little. So even though the bracelet is only 2 ” wide I am only seeing about an inch at a time.
I still love it and is very pretty.
So far 2015 is going to be busy with learning new techniques both in my mixed-media jewelry and polymer clay.
My first endeavor is being approved for a three month challenge of Designing my own jewelry line. I will be sharing my artistic process, the reason why I picked this thing, and share photos of my progression. The challenges from January to March and I’m so excited to be a part of this with Brenda Sue boutiques.
My second endeavor they share this with Polymer Clay Adventure. This is an online course for the year with 24 projects and 22 teachers from all over the world. I have just completed my first lesson about making dangles five different ways. I am currently in the process of standing buffing and polishing and will share these pictures when they are done. The classes are not all jewelry related which is fine it will expand my knowledge of how to work with polymer clay and I know I will learn new techniques. I will also be sharing the photos from this challenge as well.
I am also involved with Bohemian vibe and Christie Friesen through Brenda Sue boutiques creative group. These are monthly challenges with polymer clay. Christie gives us the ideas for the month and this is also a challenge. January a spring garden necklace and I’m so excited to get into this as I can make it my own.
I will be sharing more of my learning experiences classes, photos, and stories along the way. Thank you for being a part of my journey.