BALC 2016 Blog Hop - Part 3 of 3
BALC 2016 Blog Hop – Part 3 of 3
This is the third part of a three part blog hop for the Build a Line Challenge by B'Sue Boutiques. The focus of the Build a Line Challenge is to get artists to create a minimum of a five piece jewelry line in 3 months. Part three of this blog hop is the final reveal of the lines created by all the participants.
If you have not yet had a chance to explore part one of this blog hop, you can start here.
If you would like to follow along you can visit the artist's blogs at the end of this post. This blog hop took place Jan. 29th, Feb. 26th & Apr. 1st of 2016
Hey all & Welcome!
It's that time already - time for the great reveal of my jewelry line. I have come up with over a hundred potential future designs since the beginning of this challenge (pretty soon I will need a new sketch book!) and I am eagerly looking forward to creating all of them in the future.
As I mentioned in both part one and part two of this blog hop, this challenge is a diversion from what I normally create. While my style tends to be folk art inspired, this time I chose to work completely out of my comfort zone with a vintage / retro 1960's theme. This theme was not the earthy, organic, hippie style of the 60's but rather the geometric, minimalistic, futuristic Mod style of the 60's.
Remember these beads? Starting this afternoon I will begin listing some of these beautiful beads I have been sharing on my Etsy Shop. Yes, you can get in on the action too!
It was fun! It was challenging! It was good to try something new!
If you paid attention to my intro picture - I was wearing it! With 60's 'do and makeup to boot ( go ahead scroll back up - I'll wait)
For my final challenge pieces I have chosen to go with a minimalistic style true to the 60's with an authentic 60's color palette. Narrowing it down was hard!
For me this is a no fuss line. Every bead is interchangeable with any other shape or color bead. Mix and match the pieces to fit your taste!
For someone who is not primarily a jewelry designer, a no fuss line is a perfect starter line.
For these challenge pieces I took into consideration the pricing pyramid and tailored pieces that would fit at everyone's budget.
From simple earrings to an elaborate long length necklace - there is a little something for everyone.
What would I wear most often? Any of the earrings and the long necklace definitely.
I like jewelry that can be thrown on quickly but has a big impact.
Over the last three months I have tried many interesting designs and failed, as well as happily came up with the designs needed for this challenge and other amazing pieces I am not including in this challenge. No one said it was going to be easy, did they?!
I am so proud of myself and all who participated in this challenge with me. We are awesome!
I will be writing a blog post later this month focusing on the trials and tribulations I faced during this challenge and showing a more in depth look at the work I have been creating - the BALC challenge may be over today, but the challenge as a designer never ends.
For a behind the scenes look of my jewelry line - updates, giveaways & deals from my studio - sign up for my Bead Club Newsletter.
I invite you to come check out all of my ceramic beads
Use Code BALC16 for 16% off
at Butterfly Emporium on Etsy
To pick up some of your own awesome components from B'Sue Boutiques click here.
Follow along with the hop!
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