Thursday, January 28, 2016

Build a Line Challenge from B'Sue Boutiques Part One! Showcasing Elisabeth Wilks of Wearable Art by Lizzie



 My artisan jewelry adventure began about seven to eight years ago. I created an all-crystal necklace with a matching pair of earrings.


Following this, I experimented using many varied jewelry techniques. I tried beadweaving!



and still love doing it for a good challenge!


Then I moved on to polymer clay.


I still enjoy working with polymer clay, but it is messy and time-consuming.



Beadweaving and polymer clay projects produced fun results but they were not fully satisfying to me.
About that time I began working with filigree, stampings, cabs, crystal, and beads. The light went on and I have loved working with mixed media projects from then on.



The title "Neo Victorian" showcases the feel I want for my line of jewelry. I have already gleaned from Brenda Sue's modules and excercises from our BALC class that this truly expresses what I want for my line.


The title ultimately expresses a combination of the Victorian and Edwardian periods with a dash of Art Nouveau and the Modern periods.

The pictures below are some hints at what I will be developing!




I am excited as to where the rest of this BALC class will takes us. Thank you Brenda Sue Lansdowne for all your hard work on this course.  Visit her online store B'sue Boutiques.com where I acquired these beautiful stampings.
Stay tuned for our next blog hop in February. Thank you for taking the time to read my musings.


The BLOG HOP starts here! Please go on to enjoy the rest of my classmates' blogs!














































































36 comments:

  1. This looks very interesting and using the colors of the stampings is a great idea. Best Wishes looking to see more of your line.

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  2. This looks very interesting and using the colors of the stampings is a great idea. Best Wishes looking to see more of your line.

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  3. That beaded pearl bracelet is a show-stopper! I can't wait to see what you do with the stampings and your line. I can tell it is going to be great! Cheers!

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your past and what inspires your Neo-Victorian theme. I love seeing your newest designs in the Creative Group and am looking forward to watching this line come together!

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  5. Your beaded items are divine.What a great chose in the stamping to see what you're up to.

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  6. You are quite the artist! I loved your black and white poly clay piece, the way you manipulated the cane reminds me a bit of some Jugenstil style patterning....one of the styles we talked a bit about in class. I am so glad you found us and joined us and you have done an excellent job with your post. I can't wait to see what comes next!

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  7. Great BLOG and your reveal looks so exciting .. looking forward to our adventure together :-)

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  8. Your jewelry is lovely! Your new designs will be amazing based on what you have shown already. Enjoy the journey! Ingrid

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  9. I adore anything Victorian. I have admired your polymer clay work for a while. Looking forward to seeing your line.

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  10. I love your bead weaving and clay work, cannot wait to see what you do with those pretty filigrees.

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  11. Love your blog and your jewelry, can't wait to see what your line looks like. Your blog is an awesome color!

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  12. Great blog and love your beautiful jewelry. Looking forwars to your jewelry line Elizabeth.

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  13. Love the hints you gave into your line. Looks like it is going to be a great line

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  14. Elisabeth, thanks for the ride through your evolution in jewelry making. I adore the stampings you are using, and your net-Victorian theme. The pink site is very uplifting too! Chris K.

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  15. I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful pieces you come up with

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  16. Thank you all for your thoughtful praise and encouragement!

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  17. Great blog. Your jewelery is beautiful.The pictures of your new line ideas look really cool. Can't wait to see what you create with them.

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  18. Thank you for sharing with us!

    I'm happy to be on this journey with you.
    I LOVE beadweaving. I have some amazing beadwoven pieces I wear often, but I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life doing only beadweaving.

    I think as artists we really have to expose ourselves to different mediums before we find out what we are meant to work with. You tried beadweaving, moved on to polymer clay – and now are on to the next great adventure. This, is how we grow and learn! This is what the journey is all about. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge!

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  19. Elisabeth, love your blog post. Your theme is fantastic and you have teased me just enough to make me want to see more. Looking forward to your creative journey.

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  20. Beautiful designs that you have already done. I have a bit of polymer but have not ventured far...yet! LOL....cant wait to see your line! I love the way that you separated the list of the blogs, it made it really easy to see and click on!

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  21. looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product line!

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  22. looking good! Can't wait to see the finished product line!

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  23. Hi Elizabeth, I'm happy to be sharing this class with you. I'm learning so much from Brenda, you and the rest of the fantastic jewelry artists in the class too. I can't wait to see your finished pieces, I'm certain they'll be gorgeous.

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  24. Love all the pieces you chose! Can't wait to see the finished pieces.

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  25. love your colors and filigree that you are going with! beautiful!

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  26. Love all things Victorian so Neo is right up my ally! Will be fun to see how you construct/deconstruct these pieces.

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  27. That is quite a journey through a variety of media. Looks like the filigree will be a staple for your theme. Looking forward to seeing the outcome.

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  28. What a wonderful theme..its going to be awesome!

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  29. Great blog post and I love your theme, looking forward to seeing more of those lovely components transformed into jewelry!

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  30. WOW, and WOW!!!! Love it! Love the stampings, love the mixed metals, love the style, LOVE everything!

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  31. You have certainly come a long way and developed many skills throughout your journey. If the rest of your line looks anything like your teasers-WOWZWA Can't wait to see 'em!

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  32. I love your idea for your line, and the 'sample' is wonderful! Victorian is my favorite, and I can't wait to see how your line develops, especially with the mixed metals. I'm happy to be in the BALC with you! ;)

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  33. Intriguing line description and your pieces have me curious...can't wait to see more

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  34. Intriguing line description and your pieces have me curious...can't wait to see more

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  35. Thank you all for your lovely comments!

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