Friday, February 26, 2016

Blog Hop 2 for B'Sue Build a Line Challenge (BALC) Class


Come See US at The Rose Sword Exclusively on Rubylane


So, here we are back for Blog Hop 2 of B'Sue's Boutiques Build a Line Challenge.

        While we have been looking at a lot of areas in the BALC this past month, some of those have been about what brings us inspiration in creation of our line or what sparks us!

For me, color has always been an inspiration.Much of the color combos in jewelry that are different really inspire me. Besides Mirian Haskell, Ian St. Gellar and Stanley Hagler have been two of my favs. I am especially in love with the baskets and butterflies.












These types of compositions in color and style really show me what I like.  I tend to stay with the monotones or the bohemian mix of colors.

Another artist who inspires me, especially with color mix is Barbier, a designer often found in women's magazines of the 1920's. Definitely Parisienne.  The counter balance of color is sometimes subtle, sometimes stark but always provides a counter balance.  I am fiend for Deco anyway.







Within this line, I am hoping to loosen up my designs a bit.  When I cage, I am too tight with the way I design not allowing for the freedom of flow.  And I want these babies to flow.  I am finding I am having to do, undo and redo for a looser form.

Onto the next place!  Have a fun time a do drop me a note!



List of Participants for the Blog Hop

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

Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks
 http://voguerocks.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

Barbara Kelley, Angels' Keep
http://angelskeepbandbdotcom.wordpress.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

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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/

33 comments:

  1. Hi Mary, thanks for refreshing me on jewelry history, your examples are stunning! I never realized that our jewelry lines have been influenced by past designers until I took this class. I look forward to seeing your caged designs!

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    1. Hi Sharon--not so much history but a lot of examples. I want to be able to do this ype of work. Hope I can pull it off!

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  2. Loved seeing all the pieces, Mary Katherine. I am a little stumped on the Workshop project and the pix helped me out! Thanks so much for your post! It's all a work in progress!

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    1. I want to work on trees that use one of the filigrees from your store as a base while use your flower basket bases as a bottom--like a overgrown topiary.

      I wanted to do a brooch and a necklace in that motif and then do a charm bracelet with the leaves and flowers and another necklace using the silver plate heart as caging base for a heart shaped base. The last will be a brooch that will use a filigree for an oversized pieces kinda Chanel-esque.

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  3. Those pieces you shared were stunning. Can't wait to see your line!

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  4. The pieces I showed are not mine but examples I want to follow! If only. . . .thank you for stopping by, Susan!

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  5. Wow I am impressed , Love what you have put together, I am looking forward to seeing your reveal

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  6. Mary, the photos you shared are wonderful and so colorful and inspirational. Art Deco appeals to me, too, and the photos of fashion are great! Looking forward to seeing your line.

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  7. Mary, the photos you shared are wonderful and so colorful and inspirational. Art Deco appeals to me, too, and the photos of fashion are great! Looking forward to seeing your line.

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  8. Art Deco is my favorite too...looking forward to your designs. I feel the need to loosen up some of mine too...I am always overthinking!

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  9. Your "inspiration" pieces are to die for. If your line is anything like those, it is going to be spectacular

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  10. Your "inspiration" pieces are to die for. If your line is anything like those, it is going to be spectacular

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  11. I am always enthralled by your caging expertise Mary! I can't wait to see your final reveal. Congratulations on your journey......it is marvelous!

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  12. Beautiful inspiration pics. The beaded cage work is so special. I look forward to seeing your final designs.

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  13. Wonderful post, Mary! I love the Deco illustrations you included by Barbier. They have terrific lines & colors. I can't wait to see your line in April!!! :D

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  14. Love your post Mary! I can hardly wait to see your cage work pieces. I too love cage work and would one day like to perfect that style. Can't wait to see your line at the final reveal on April 1st.

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  15. Great work Mary. I can hear your passion for what you do. I can't wait to see your collection.

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  16. I love your blog. Looking forward to seeing your completed line.

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  17. I love your blog. Looking forward to seeing your completed line.

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  18. Gorgeous blog! I haven't learned the fine art of caging. Beautiful work. I adore the butterfly! Looking forward to your final reveal!

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  19. Very nice blog Mary. A breath of fresh air!
    I love the examples of jewelry and fashions you have. Especially the bright jewelry of Hagler and St.Geller. They remind me a lot of Betsy Johnson's work, and I imagine they inspired her too.
    You are in great company!
    I am also too tight with my work, and struggle to loosen up. It's not easy.
    I can't wait to see your line!

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  20. Love the photos you shared, Mary ... I'm a big fan of Haskell and Hagler jewelry as well. I'm looking forward to seeing your new line inspired by beautiful vintage jewelry. ;)

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  21. Wonderful pics, loved those! Can't wait to see what you make for the reveal!

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  22. Beautiful blog post Mary looking forward to seeing your finished pieces in April.

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  23. The examples you used were unbelievable Mary. I know everyone says they are looking forward to seeing your finished product, but I am really looking forward to seeing your finished product!!!

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  24. Such beautiful pictures in your blog. Can't wait to see how they inspire your line!

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  25. WoW .. love what I see .. great blog .. looking forward to April 1

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  26. Loved the pictures you included in your blog. I am a hobbyist and have not done research into the vintage side and so glad you included these types of pictures. Looking forward to seeing your finished line.

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  27. Luv the Historical post and pictures. Practice makes perfect I know you will get that loose flow your striving for.

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  28. Can't wait to see how you tighten up the designs and make them yours!

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  29. Can't wait to see how you tighten up the designs and make them yours!

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  30. Visiting your blog was such a joy.I also checked out your Ruby Lane store. It made me feel confident that ordering from you would be a positive experience.

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  31. Hi Mary, what wonderful pictures you have included...just beautiful. Can't wait to see your finished designs.

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