Thursday, March 31, 2016

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



I am back again with my third and final blog for the BALC course. I have learned so much interesting information about the business of jewelry making. Also I personally have learned allot about myself and how I was able to rise to the challenge of this fun journey I have been on in the last three months.

Before this course I was sure I could never develop a line, let alone make the same piece more than once. I found if I could see an ending in sight and if I could create small doable lines and sub-lines, I would get excited.
 In forcing myself to think through coming up with a cohesive collection it has helped me focus and actually come up with more ideas because my mind was less scattered.



A few highlights of what we learned were different time periods in the history of jewelry and fashion trends and how they pertain to the art of jewelry making. We created collages of our past jewelry and analyzed them. I learned I have a definite bent one way. We also learned that social media plays a big part in the business of jewelry. Brenda Sue did a wonderful job with teaching this course. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to go further in their jewelry business.
 All in all, this course has been a great learning process for me.  I am so glad I had the opportunity to participate in it.

 


Moving on to the exciting culmination to this course. My complete practice line "Neo Victorian"!



The reason I picked " Neo Victorian" for my line is I love everything Victorian/Edwardian! I am always drawn to any kind of style, fashion, jewelry, and decoration that has even a little bit of a Victorian vibe to it. For many years I had a subscription to "Victoria" the magazine. At the same time I also like some Modern style and decor. So I decided to mix them and create my own version of Victorian/Modern jewelry.


    Here are a few pictures of the process of creating my line.

I am using American made brass stampings in different patinas and swarovski stones and pearls.
 







These are some pictures of the finished pieces. I hope to create a salable line out of this practice one.







 













Thank you so much for following me on this three month journey of discovery into the joys of jewelry creation.



Please take the time to read the rest of my class mates blogs.

The blog hop starts here!










































27 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful Elizabeth. I love the mix of metals and the rivolis. And the way you made the backs interesting as well. I am really drawn to that bracelet.

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  2. I agree with Ginger! Each piece is just a stand out on it's own! I honestly don't know that I could pick a favorite!! Love the mixed metals, and the rivoli colors! A very well designed line for sure!

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  3. Elizabeth, you line came together beautifully. Every piece is gorgeous. Wow. Wow. Wow. And your photography showcases your pieces perfectly. Nice job, my friend. Nice job indeed! I just have to say this again before I hop on...your pieces are elegant and wonderful. So very, very nice!

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  4. Thank you all for your wonderful praise! I have to say this has been quite a journey of discovery for me. I have learned so much. I had a great time designing this line and the best part(at least for an artist) is I am very happy with how everything turned out. The pieces came out the way I wanted them to and that does not always happen.

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  5. Beautiful line! I would for sure wear all.

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  6. I love each and every piece of art you created. You certainly captured the neo-Victorian look quite beautifully! I want them all!

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  7. What a beautiful line, Elizabeth! I really like how everything came together in your line. The black really ties the look up and the books are terrific photo props. My favorite piece is the bracelet - it is amazing!!!

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  8. So pretty Elizabeth! I love the intricate detail of all of the components that you chose. The backs are just as lovely. Great props too :)

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  9. I am loving the filigree layers. Very, very pretty

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  10. I am loving the filigree layers. Very, very pretty

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  11. WOW .. love your jewelry line .. beautiful work

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  12. Love the mixed metals, mini assemblages of your Neo line, Fabulous!

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  13. Great blog post Elizabeth. You line is absolutely gorgeous. You have done a fantastic job!!

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  14. Very pretty classy line Elisabeth. I adore your layered pendants with the rivolis. I would choose very similar pieces to what you've chosen.
    It's been a pleasure being in class with you, and your line is gorgeous! Congrats!

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  15. Since you and I had similar themes, I was interested to see what you came up with. I like it - you have some many nice golds in your pieces - like that beaded chain! That was the trouble I ran into - a lot of dark and not enough to lighten it up a bit. I hope you enjoyed the class and learned as much as I did - see you around on the creative group!

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  16. I enjoyed reading your blog and loved seeing your jewelry. I love Victorian so well. You did a beautiful job marrying the two. Well done! I know you are going to do well now and in the future. ;D

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  17. Love the line! You did a great job, everything is lovely. I would say though that your journey is just beginning as you take the things you have learned and build many more lines!

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  18. Great looking line! Love the crystals that you featured with the stampings. The mixed metals looks great.

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  19. Thank you all for your lovely praise and encouragement.

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  20. I love your line. It is beautiful

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  21. Lovely line! I really like how you mixed the metals in your pieces. Ingrid

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  22. Very elegant Elisabeth. The filigree is so delicate and the colors you chose go together beautifully.

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  23. I absolutely LOVE everything about this line! The mixed metal colors, and layering, and they look as good on the back as on the front! Very beautiful Elisabeth.

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  24. Such a beautiful line, Elisabeth! I just love the layering of the filigrees and the mixed metals ... these are gorgeous pieces!

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  25. Beautiful pieces in this line. I love detail that you achieved by layering all of the filigree.

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  26. Love the mix of metals! Well done. Wishing you success and joy as you continue on your journey!

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