What’s New!!!! Exciting new looks are happening at the Howling Dog Worktable this week.
Making of a Rose Jewelry line that will also tie into my Love Beetle Rocks jewelry line,
I learned at a very young age from my Aunt to make roses with clay. She made ceramic roses in the same colors I like to use. Her Roses were made into earrings, and brooches. They were the white, pink with the green leaves I have used in my own jewelry designs. The sales of her roses paid for her trips to the West coast to see my Grandmother. My grandmother always had us doing some kind of craft to keep us busy for the summer. So when my Aunt came one summer she sat my twin sister and I down and taught us how to make her ceramic roses. It was a lot of fun and I still have those days with fond memories.
50 yrs later I find myself looking back at those memories and applying what I had learned. I now make roses from Polymer clay. A very versatile clay which I love working with today. I can create all kinds of colors to make my roses. As I live in Portland Oregon known for their Roses and referred to as THE CITY OF ROSES, I decided to make a new line of simple pendants, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings using my roses. I am using old stampings and tooling of brass from the US and Germany, as I Love the vintage looks and mixed media . The quality of these pieces are just wonderful. \7
Here are some of my Roses and works in progress. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this new line of Rose jewelry from Howling Dog Jewelry. Below is my Etsy shop where you can find more jewelry designs by Howling Dog Jewelry.
The girls are my daughters friends for the past 10 yrs. They love coming over to my house and visit. For the past 5 yrs they have watched my jewelry line evolve into what it is today. These girls are a great group of kids who are taking pride in what they are doing. I have always had a soft opening heart when it comes to kids. I think they feel they have another home and feel apart of my family. I started out just doing Intel holiday shows where my husband worked. Then about 3 yr ago I started with B’Sue and Cindy Lietz making jewelry. Some of the girls have made jewelry with me. I would have to say they are my biggest fans.
Even when they are not selling they are always asking how we did as they take part ownership because they are the setup crew. I have been using these teens for this outdoor market going on 4yrs. And this year I literally do not have to setup or take down. So this is why I am adding a new element, The girls get to design the layout, pick out the jewelry they like and now two of them are selling. Layla who designed the booth this week was so pumped that her displays were helping sales. Elizabeth and Ashley were pumped that they worked together making sales.
The girls are learning so much and are having fun. It comes them a sense of purpose and something to look forward to in the summer. My crew even gives me feed back on how the booth looks. But they are really excited about having more input with the displays.
Hello, to all my Love Beetle Fans!,
I would love to thank you all for visiting and commenting on my new blog about my new jewelry line. It has meant a lot to me. I am so glad this new line was so well received by everyone who commented.
I am always working on creating my jewelry and have some great new imitation simulated Turquoise necklaces and Bell Flower Charm earrings to add to my line.
This one is 20″ long and the other one is almost 24″ long. The earrings run anywhere from 2″ to 3′ in length.
Some of the earrings are at my Etsy site NOW! https://www.etsy.com/shops/howlingdogjewelry
Other earrings and turquoise necklaces will be added soon. Just give me a message if you need something now. Thanks again for visiting and taking a look at my offerings of jewelry.
I must say there are a lot of talented people in this group. Some of the jewelry focal’s that I’ve been seeing just lately are just beautiful. The designs the flowers the other bugs and the colors are awesome. I feel very honored to be in this group working with all of you and thank you Brenda for your leadership.
I want to see more pictures, I love pictures. My dad said I couldn’t read a book elicit had pictures. I guess that means I’m a visual learner. And right now I am thrilled with how my a get some my turquoise and my faux stones are turning out.
In part of my creativity with my bugs is finding the right body for each bug. You would think that any old faux stone would look good, that’s not the case. I am actually looking at each stoned in trying to find the right body for each bug. So know when you see my bugs there was a lot of thought put into how I wanted them to look. I feel like I am dressing my bugs.
So today I went through all my boxes and looked for all the leaves that I could find in all of my bezels and now they’re all grouped together in little containers so I can find them easier.
I just want to share a little bit of what I’m doing today and admiring all of your work and how you inspire me with my bugs. Some of the newer bugs are going to have cane work is bodies and that’s can create a whole new challenge because I’ll have to decide again what body with which bug.
I’m sorry I talk more when I use my Dragon speak software I can say more, take care and have a great weekend.
- And remember the “LOVE BEETLE ROCKS!”