B'sue Boutiques Build A Line Challenge, Blog Hop Three
Micheale Collie, The Vintage Gem
The Big Reveal
I spent the last week of February and the first week of March frantically getting ready for my second show. My daughter helped during the show, where I debuted three of the pieces from my line.
I find it almost surreal how the past three months have seemed to fly by. I began the Build A Line Challenge (BALC) with a vague idea of what I thought could make an interesting line. Many thanks to Brenda Sue Lansdowne of www.bsueboutiques.com who accepted me into the challenge and provided support, guidance, and encouragement throughout this process. I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the amazing women who've also been a part of the Challenge. The camaraderie in the Build A Line Challenge classroom has been second to none. I've learned so much from these talented artists and designers, developed friendships and simply don't want this to end!
While preparing to write this post, I found this photograph from my first BALC blog post.
These pieces represented the kernel of an idea that would become more than I ever dreamed possible. I'm not, nor will I ever be, finished with my line. I've realized the infinite possibilities that lie ahead for this line and any others that I begin.
In February, one of our Classroom discussions centered on where each of us identified ourselves, a hobbyist-who makes pieces for herself, family and friends; a jewelry maker-who puts components together to create pieces; and a jewelry designer-the true artist, with vision. If there's a middle ground between jewelry maker and jewelry designer, that's where I see myself. I'm planning to take more classes, do more research, learn as much as I can about design elements and hope to become a jewelry designer.
Enough of the chit chat, I hear you-get on with the big reveal!
Those of you who've read my blogs will recognize some of these pieces, but I've added more and even have pieces still to complete. I've already sold one of my first dragonfly necklaces-woo hoo!! My pricing pyramid is still a work in progress, particularly at the higher end. I have earrings in the $12-15 range, a bracelet that's $20, and necklaces that start at $25 and go up to $40. I'm still trying to work out pieces at the high point on the pyramid.
Without further ado, here are my completed pieces:
The top necklace sold after the last blog hop
|Blue Gold Butterfly Bib Necklace Set|
I have a lavender and gold necklace similar to this, but need more beads to complete the chain!
|Fuschia Dragonfly Set|
Michaele Collie---you are here!
Mary Katherine Deis
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier