Hola everyone! I can't believe it's time for the second blog hop for the " Build a line challenge" Hosted by the amazingly knowledgeable and my friend Brenda Sue from B'Sue Boutiques.
In the first and introductory blog hop I revealed my first piece: my cuff bracelet "Always" for my " Always and Forever " bridal line, you can read all about it here.
When I started creating this line I thought of the kind of bride that will buy my jewelry, how will her dress would be. I imagined lace, vintage romace, delicate beauty, a piece that would complement her look. All this was my inspiration.
Thinking of the bridal trends and talking to different brides I found out that they are more likely to wear on their special day an statement bracelet, earrings and a very simple necklace or no necklace at all. Because of the response of my customers and wanting to create pieces that would not compete with the dress but will give the bride that "unique" something to complete their look I decided that my line will have just bracelets and earrings.
Meet Mrs. Lodder! She is wearing my first prototype for my "Always and Forever" line: an always bracelet!, isn't she gorgeous? (I also designed her mother's jewelry)
Most of the findings for this line come from B'Sue boutiques.com (did you know I have the honor to be a design team member?) and a constant element is resined paper, I just love the transparency and the romantic touch that adds to my creations. I used book pages, scrapbook paper, even old magazine papers and of course the best Jeweler's resin: ice resin.
Now for the reveal... I have two more finished pieces:
I used the backless floral bezel, cut a blank that will fit and added the resin paper. The focal is embellished with Preciosa rhinestone chain, two little leaves and a beautiful silver plated bee. Rhinestone silver disk and a floral lace stamping cut in half make the sides of this lovely design.
I started with the large Victorian Frame bezel, added the Resin paper, the Preciosa rhinestone chain, I cut and altered a floral stamping for one end and the other side has many fun trinkets.
I hope you enjoyed reading and taking a peek of my creations, to all my fellow "Build a line" designers I promise to visit each one of your blogs :) and to all my visitors don't forget to check out the rest of the awesome designers that are part of the class:
Brenda Sue Lansdowne ( "the amazing host of the hop and master teacher)
Jewelry Making Outside the Box
Clever Designs by Jann
Apt To Wander Studio
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales
The Vintage Gem
Shattered Time Jewelry
MJCasady Copper Works
Leila Nicole Designs
Howling Dog Jewelry
Leila Bee Designs
Wings and Beads
Once Upon a Line
Mad Scientists Designs
Wind Dancer Studios
Jan Lea Designs
Sweet Willow Design
Handcrafted Bead Designs
Desire Divine Jewels
Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry
Objects and Oddities
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog
From the Bead Board
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art
The Journey of Pens and Things
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes
Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry By Denise
Small Stuff Design
1996 Shabby Lane
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry
Mama San's Mojo