Wings and Beads

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Friday, February 20, 2015

BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE BLOG HOP PART 2




I am late to the gate posting today.  This building a line has been really challenging for me as well as the other Artist involved.  Some are having problems with what direction to go.  Like me they are used to making large glorious pieces, sometimes these artist don't even make earrings.  So to now include these items in a line, jussst a little stressful.  Some Artist always create tiny delicate jewelry so to make a larger statement piece is a challenge.  Brenda broke it down to us their are tiers to our makering. Always good quality, but low tier inexpensive,a middle tier of  moderate and top of the line.  I started creating and didn't feel like I had chosen enough design elements.  Then an Aha moment. Wait, one of my design elements is color.  The colors will change according to the season but definately a design element.
Colorizing Bsue Boutique Brass
Now that Aha moment began to help me along. First tier is earrings even though the more decorative the more the price; they are still tier one

These Tiny Tulip bead caps and my wire wrapping make for a pretty and delicate tier one purchase.

These Brass hearts Little larger still delicate cost a bit more at about $15 still tier one.

More Brass and detail these lovelies are still at tier one. Next on my Agenda was  Bracelets.  I have a couple in mind but I will share one today.  It has all my elements, color, sparkle and shine, wings with my humming bird and a Heart. Comes in at Tier 2

Matching Pendants in Spring colors.  After all this is the Spring line of Wings and Beads. One of the thoughts that came up in class discussion "Are we creating specialized Branding for our line.  For me the answer is yes.  I am ordering new biz cards and I have my own jewelry tags being created, OMG I am so excited.  I will tell you more abought the packaging in the next hop.  Necklace / Pendant one Hangs 13 inches to the tip of the bird.


The second Pendant/Necklace hangs 17 inches and the clasp for both are located on the side near focal for easy off and on. Brass Heart, pearl Chain all from Bsue Boutique


Now I really have to get to duplicating these pieces and finishing a few more tier 2 pieces.  One of my work spaces (cause I am a pink girl, lol)
I also have a Steam punk Heart you will have to come back to see the completion but here is a preview
I have enjoyed my time with you and hope you did too.Grab your tea and visit the other Artist, and  Remeber to wear Vintage it's new again.
Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
Marcia Tuzzolino
Jann Tague
Judy King
Linzi Alford
Cynthia Wainscott
Carole Carlson
Lynn Stinten
Marica Zammit
Catherine Shattuck
Michaele Collie
Mary Craig
Lee Koopman
Erin Whitacre
Monica Casady
Leila West
Cindy Peterson
Leila Belcher
Gloria Allen
Pamela Anger
Tammy Adams
Lynda O'Mara
Elizabeth Hildreth
Dana Hickey
Janet Calardo
Maria Clark
Lori Beekman
Jennifer Kroeger
Amy Jorgensen
Robin Reed
Ingrid Anderson
Louise O'Shields
Susan Killam
Mary Katherine Deis
Nike Bottalico
Susan Bowerman
Kristy Le
Jan Peters
Mitzie Crider
Gina Hockett
Linda Anderson
Alexandra Sefton
Melida Boman
Teresa Shurter
Melissa Latimer
Renee Hong
Nadine Edris
Lori Meyer
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier
Renee Allen
Autumn Adams
Elizabeth Owens
Kat BarronMiller
Sandra Ballard
Coral Law


62 comments:

  1. Gloria I love your heart. I love all the pictures that you shared about your process and and where you've been and where your line is going. By the way who doesn't love hearts in your doing them in awesome colors.

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    1. Trying to step up my color game. I always look for and love colors when the Artist here create. You inspire me all the time. thanks for stoping in.

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  2. I love. These will sell well for you. I adore the wire wrapping you did on the mini tulip cap. If this is the little one, you could also do the same thing for the bigger tulip caps because that pair of earrings has really caught my eye! I love your necklaces too and can't wait to see the finished propeller heart. Great job!!

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    1. Leila I think Ive managed to include a little steampunk with the romance, lol. You will love Steampunk Wings and Bead Heart.

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  3. These are so pretty! Keep going! ~Melissa

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    1. Thank Melissa for having faith that I can

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  4. love the earrings w/ the tulips!

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  5. I'm liking what you're doing so far! I can't wait to see the rest of your line.

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  6. Well I'm glad you're a pink girl cause those hearts are CUTE!
    Loving what you've got so far and really looking forward to seeing the rest!!

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  7. Gloria I just love your line and color pallet of pastels everything is just gorgeous and your post is awesome too girlfriend. XOXO!

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  8. Love your work! Love the blog too!

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    1. Thank you Nike for stoping by luv.

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  9. Fantastic colors and theme, Gloria. Looking forward to seeing your finished line.

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  10. Oh your earrings are so gorgeous Gloria! Loved reading all about your aha moment :-) Sometimes it's right under our nose and we can't see it! lol I've had many similar aha moments.

    Your line is looking great. Will be looking forward to the final reveal.

    Marica
    Bead Lovelies

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    1. Thank you Marica for visiting and compassion, lol

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  11. Gloria, I love your line. Bravo, girl! It is coming together nicely. I still intend to mail you those hearts, by the way. I need it to thaw out around here so I can get to the mail box. Well done!

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    1. Now see, I love the winter, enjoying all this snow in NY. lolThank you so much for visiting.

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  12. Great colors and designs. You've got this SPRING thing going for sure!!!

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  13. What cheerful colors and designs! I really like the red hearts with hummingbirds. Thanks for sharing your latest work, Gloria!

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    1. Hi Renae, Thank you so much.

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  14. Gloria .. I love the heart theme and adding that sweet hummingbird is just precious .. Great job .. looking forward to March 20th and seeing more of your designs ..

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    1. Hi Jan, thank you and I will see you on the 20th!

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  15. Nice colors! Looking forward to the big reveal. :-) ~Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting Elizabeth

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  16. Great colors, and love the designs, Gloria! Looking forward to seeing all of your line! ;)

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    1. Hi Pamela, Im looking forward to seeing the line too, lmbo, thanks for stopping by

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  17. Well done Miss Gloria. I love that heart and use it constantly. keep going, you're doing great!

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  18. Great colors, and your designs are so pretty and delicate.

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    1. Thank you Carole for the kind words and visit

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  19. Great spring line. Love the colors and pearls.Can't wait to see your completed line.

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    1. Oh Thank you so much Janet!

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  20. Such lovely colors and a great idea to change with the seasons!~Ingrid

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    1. Thank you ingrid and thank you for your visit.

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  21. Gloria I adore your color choices! If the image of the Gazebo is what you're trying to invoke in your creations you nailed it darling! That's so much like the border print I've put up in my hallway & girl's bedroom :) It's a very favorite of mine & I can see the color inspiration has really bloomed in your work. The pearls just glow! :D

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    1. Teresa I love that Gazebo I have a surprise about it in hop 3. Thanks for your words and visit.

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  22. Looking fabulous. The colors are all so vibrant. Looking forward to seeing more next month.

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    1. Thank you Tammy, when I think about spring, I feel vibrant and want everybody feeling it with me, lol

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  23. Gloria I really enjoying reading your post! I adore your colors and love that bracelet with the multi chain strands!!!! Can't wait to see your finished line! Your doing fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Sandra for your inspiring words!

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  24. Great fun reading your blog! I really love how there are separate green necklaces but then two can be worn together with their pendants for a spectacular effect! Way cool. Looking forward to seeing these pieces in pinks and purples and everything else you come up with! BTW, I think the tulip earrings should be farther on the period and more pricey! :):)

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    1. Thank you for your comments, your visit and advice. Will do.

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  25. Me again--and I love the red metal with hummingbirds and the bracelet with multi-chains. You have a great knack for chains and dangles! :)

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  26. Yes, yes, yes!!! You hit the nail on the head! Love the cohesiveness of this line.

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    1. Judy, always an Honor, thank you.

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  27. Fab coloured hearts! looking forward to seeing your whole line next time ! Linzi

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  28. Very "Springy!" I like how you used the bird on the heart, nice! You've made great progress so far, looking forward to seeing it all together next month!

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  29. Ms. Gloria you always have such exceptional artwork and these colors and findings are just beautiful!!!!! Your Steampunk heart is just over the top awesome!!! I am so thrilled that to be on this adventure with you Ms.Gloria! ~Louise

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    1. Louise, Likewise glad to be on this adventure with you. Thanks for your kind words

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  30. Wow Gloria you have a great line coming along. So colorful and pretty. Can wait to see your full line in March.

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  31. Gloria--the colors look great. The hearts and hummingbird pull it all together. Looking forward to seeing your completed line.

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    1. Hy Lynda, thank you so much for visiting and comments-much appreciated

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  32. Love your colors, Gloria! Great use of your theme! ;)

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    1. Thank you for the inspiring comments and visit!

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  33. Great theme and colors!

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  34. Your colors and your concept is lovely!!! Thank you for sharing your progress and your designs can't wait to see the whole line :)

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  35. This is a great theme Gloria

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  36. Lovely colors! Very nice theme. I'm loving the finished product. =)

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  37. Very feminine line with such pretty colors. The extra added elements like birds really set the pieces off. Such a privilege to work with you and the other artists during this challenge. Good luck to you.

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