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.



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