Mystery Challenge 3 – Allegory Gallery Design Challenges

This is my my 4th attempt of Andrew Thorton monthly challenges and mystery challenges. Really loving this. This was my first design I made for this challenge.

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I made these heart leaves about 2 years ago.  I didn’t know what to do with them or how incorporate into a piece of jewelry. It was the technique I had learned at the time.

So while I was searching for some others beads to use for this challenge  of salmon, pink, and light greens, I found my leaves in the exact colors of the Mystery challenge.

Back side of how I connect the heart leaves to the necklace.  I am always curious how others connect the polymer clay pieces so I thought I would show you how I did this one.

 

My next design was my love of the vintage looks.  And the light pink salmon colors went perfect with my vintage filigree from B’Sue Boutique’s.   I used seval different styles and types of beads with this necklace design.   It really gave it more interest and detail.

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I think this style is one of my favorites to do.

 

 

 

 

I just love how the focal with all the dangles turned out.  So classy and vintage looking.

 

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Cindy Peterson

Howling Dog Jewelry

http://www.howlingdogjewelry.etsy.com

Follow your artistic passions even with vision issues

Roses and Roses, Love making Roses

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.5-DSC_7961 6-DSC_7962 7-DSC_7963

https://www.etsy.com/shop/howlingdogjewelry

The following artists are part of the Change it up Blog Hop hosted by B’Sue Boutiques

Source: The following artists are part of the Change it up Blog Hop hosted by B’Sue Boutiques

The following artists are part of the Change it up Blog Hop hosted by B’Sue Boutiques

Blog Hop in itself has been a challenge for me this time.  I have been dealing with a lot of medical issues. first my ankle injury when moving the jewelry work area to the garage.  I love it now and I have more room.  But I am still healing from that injury.  Then the issues with my 16 yr old daughter these past couple of weeks as been a shock and overwhelming to Duane and I.  We are not sure how to help a depressed, stressed out teenager.  She is a over achiever and wants to do it all.  We are seeking help for her.  So I have been distracted at times during the preparation for this HOP.

I have been able to work on a few pieces for the HOP and the piece I chose in itself has always been a challenge for me as to what I am going to with it.

MagPie Approved: Wind Dancer Studios / B'Sues Change it Up Blog Hop Choices

I chose the Cuff has I had several of them.  I had changed this cuff in the past and had forgotten until I was looking through pictures .  Here are some oldies I have done with this piece. Blast from the past a year ago!

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For awhile I was known as the Tie Lady.  I loved making necklaces using the Tie.  I had made several and used the blank to color with ice resins, paint, and made mini collages.  Here is one of the last ones I made from a year ago.

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I used one of B’Sue Boutiques flower stampings and birds for this spring time necklace.  I did not pick this one as I have made about 10 ties in the past.  I still Love this stamping as it has so many possibilities for transformation into all kinds of looks.Back to this large cuff.  I used the Silverware version and the raw brass version for the cuffs.  I am making them into cuffs.  The raw  brass cuffs have been painted using the INCA GOLD and MIca powders as taught to  us in one of B’Sue Boutique videos.  Love the look.  I used Silver Inca Gold with elements mica powders in pink and green.  I know it is Fall but I still love these colors. The silverware plated cuff I did not corlize but did had somethings to it that are colorized and layered using B’Sue Boutiques stampings and filigrees.

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Made three different cuffs using B’Sue Boutiques supplies, except for the Polymer clay Pink Rose.  I made that, LOL!

I still think I can add something to the Vintage Butterfly stamping, just haven’t found the right thing yet. Thought maybe stringing some pearls through the filigree. They all still need a chain and I will be using the book chain from B’Sue Boutiques.

My friend and co designer with Howling Dog Jewelry Marie Roozen is helping design a satin matte gold line.  Here is her bracelet completed and my necklace I am still working on using the leaf stamping.

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Well like always with B’Sue Creative group I keep learning new techniques and pushing myself to improve on my jewelry designs.  You will be amazed as you go visit all the artists in this Change it up Blog Hop. The use of these 4 stampings is awesome and so creative.  These artists have really worked hard at changing the looks into to something wonderful and fashionable.

 

 

Blog Hop Artists  

Take a look and make sure you read their story and make a comment

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Mary Deis

The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com/

Jann Tague

Clever Designs

https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Lori Beekman

B.Accessorized

https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Renee Hong

Fine and Dandy Jewelry

http://www.fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Wainscott

Exotic Peru Jewelry

http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com/

Dana Hickey

Magpie Approved

http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com/

Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker

Q Settings

https://qsettings.wordpress.com/

Karen Eaton

KJewelry Creations

http://kjewelrycreations1.blogspot.com/

Shari Gardner

SLG Jewelry Designs

https://slgdesigns.wordpress.com/

Alison Huie

Ally’s Baubles

http://allysbaubles.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

http://www.novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Carole Carlson

Beadsophisticate

https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com/

Cindy Peterson

Howling Dog Jewelry

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Marcia Tuzzolino

Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me/

Charlotte Smothers

Sea Horse Ranch Life

http://seahorseranch.blogspot.com/

Catherine Shattuck

Victorian Rose Boutique

https://vrbrose.wordpress.com/

Clare Wells Nemeth

Papercrafting Magic

http://papercraftingmagic.blogspot.com/

Erin Whitacre

Shattered Time

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com/

Lynda O’Mara

Lomara Creative

http://www.lomaracreative.com/

Ginger Hammond

Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com/

Ingrid Anderson

Lilis Gems Artisan Jewelry

https://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Deb Beechy

Beetique

http://www.beetique56.blogspot.com

Harry Wood

Oscar Crow

http://oscarcrow.blogspot.com/

Delyssa Maxwell

Past Time Fancies

https://pasttimefancies.wordpress.com/

Paula Gaskill

Lovely Layla Bugs

http://lovelylaylabugjewels.weebly.com/blog

Irene Hoffman

Heart’s Dezire by Irene

https://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com/

Alexandra Sefton

Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Leslie Carver

Adorn Divine Designs

http://adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com/

 

Working on New Focals for Necklaces and earrings

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I am workings on Focals and pendants/  I have a new line of flowers all handmade with rings and vintage lockets.   I love making assemblage or collage jewelry.  My new earrings are hats with a silver pocket watch and howling dogs in earth tones.

Mentoring 5 girls in Handmade Jewelry, Merchandising, and selling at a local Market for the Summer

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.

Tuesday Market UPDATE July 21st 2015

This Weeks Tuesday Market NEWS!!! It was Dogs on Parade and a lot of dog owners out with their furry kids. I had been canning and freezing produce so much that my hamstring was really hurting along with the knee that needs replacing. Whole leg hurt. So was not sure how I would handle the Market this week.

Well my lovely teens came to my rescue. They not only setup the booth, I assigned one of them to handle the display and what jewelry to display this week. Layla did the display and picked what jewelry she would use. So she had a glam theme. Elizabeth and Ashley volunteered to man the booth and make sales. Within a half hour they sold $77.00. When Marie Roozen came to help the girls did not want to stop selling. By the end of the night they had made a list of customers request, made an observation that customers liked the smaller looking necklaces,made a couple of jump ring repairs, and sold over $185.00 by the end of the market. They were pumped and always pleased when I do well. Layla was happy with herr display and choices. Next week Elizabeth Roozen will make the display and merchandise. She has already decided to display my copper and pink jewelry. The black and white display necks are really catching peoples eyes as they are highlighting the necklaces.

The girls are lining up now to display and sell as I do pay them a little more so it is like a job. I have always given them money got their dinner as they stay for setup at 3:30 and take down at 8:30 every Tuesday. Teens are great helpers as they want to learn and feel that they are needed. Plus they earn a little. I am so proud of my crew. Well I have made enough sales so far to pay for my summer booth now.

 

 

Tuesday Night Marketplace is opening in a week

This will be my 4th year at this 12 week summer market. Dog friendly, great music. food, artisans and course the HOWLING DOG JEWELRY

http://www.hillsborotuesdaynight.org/

Retro Jewelry (1940s-1950s)

Wartime austerity curbed the whims of fashion and taste, as materials were hard to come by. Masculine, square lines were counterbalanced with bold ‘cocktail’ jewels, which were striking and dramatic. Designs substituted small and sparse precious gems with large semi-precious alternatives such as aquamarines and citrines. Broad expanses of polished gold in all its colors replaced platinum. Diamonds were very rare. Jewelers revealed a fresh approach to themes of flora and fauna and created naturalistic fantasy amid the devastation of war.

I love Flowers

Made a new batch of flowers for earrings, brooches and pendants. Some will have my little beetles on them.  I have made poppy earrings, colorful leaves, Dogwood Flowers (in pink and white) crocus in two colors and some white tear drop flowers.

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