Hi, we are here again with our second blog hop. The first blog hop is thankfully behind me and I feel a little less jittery on this one.
We have studied our designs and learned about different designers and time periods of great jewelry. The designers I like and am influenced by past and present are Erte', Alphonse Mucha, Lalique, Mariam Haskell, and Brenda Sue Lansdowne.
I took a look at quite a few of my collages from my past work and observed that I have a definite bent toward the Victorian/Edwardian style of jewelry. Here are a few pictures to illustrate.
I also learned that I am in the hobbist camp at the moment. A hobbist is a person that is content with creating jewelry from pretty things that have been purchased or found, whenever the time or inclination is there. I do have some aspects of the maker in me, though, as I do need to sell my jewelry to be able to keep on pursuing my hobby. The maker is a person who creates a small line. Income from their creations is important. They go to shows and have plans to boost themselves into a greater level of work. These definitions were given to us by Brenda Sue as a help to figure out where we are headed.
Moving on to the exciting reveal of my first piece from my line "Neo-Victorian"!
Here are a few pictures of the ideas of how my necklace was coming together.
This picture is of the first ideas that were coming into my head!
Here I am trying to figure out how the chain will come together.
I have decided where everything will sit and I have started the gluing process.
It was great fun to put everything together and to end up really pleased with the outcome! Here are the pictures of the finished necklace.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to read my blog. Stay tuned for our last blog hop in April. Visit www.bsueboutiques.com to get "the good stuff," beautiful jewelry making supplies.
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