Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Birds and the Bees

Welcome!  This is blog hop number two for the Build a Line Challenge brought to you by Brenda Sue Lansdowne, of B'Sue Boutiques fame. I've never worked with brass stampings before so this is a new learning curve for me, but to my surprise, I found myself calming down when applying Lumiere paint and colorful patinas to the raw brass. It became a soothing meditation in the Zen Zone! Here are the components I chose to use this time around:


I spray painted the brass filigree in cream, but oddly it looked quite gray, so I switched to Lumiere Pearlescent white, and then patinaed the dogwood flower, bird, and bee with Vintaj Patinas. I added a brass flower cap and inserted a crystal chaton, and voila!


I am quite pleased with the overall effect of shabby chic vintage. The vintage rosary chain from my own stash complements the pearlescent highlights on the filigree.

Please hop on over to our blog participants beginning with our hostess with the mostest, B'Sue!
Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box


Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio

Irene Hoffman, Heart's Dezire by Irene

Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick

Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not

Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs

Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie

Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time

Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation

Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks

Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry

Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate

Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann

Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs

Susan Bolton, Fern's Place

Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets

Barbara Kelley, Angels' Keep

Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks

Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs

Joan Donovan, Hailey's Cottage

Alison Huie, Ally's Baubles

Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden

Erica Olmos, Beeb's Closet

Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry

Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front

Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs

Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels

Mary Deis, The Rose Sword

Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design

Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts

Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens

Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs

Donna Parry, JewelryDonna

Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures

Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments

31 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, Sharon....love the colors. I am so happy to know that while taking the class, you are branching out to use findings that interest you but haven't worked with before. Colorization is a wonderful thing, one of my fave ways to spend an afternoon!

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  2. Sharon, this turned out so lovely. I can't believe it is your first. Well, well done. So looking forward to seeing your other pieces. Congratulations on a beautiful piece!

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  3. That is a pretty piece. Your color work is beautiful.

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  4. Sharon, I am so happy you are taking this class , I love your first piece beautiful. Looking forward to seeing some more of your work
    Erica

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  5. I have to agree with the painting being very meditative. I love to paint....I still have some Christmas ornaments ( not packed away yet ) that are waiting for a little love from the brush! This turned out lovely .....cant wait for the rest.

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  6. Nice piece. Your line will be beautiful!

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  7. Sharon your necklace is so pretty. I really like the way you used your patinas. Look forward to seeing the rest of your pieces. I would never have known this was your first time working with stampings.

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  8. Sharon your necklace is so pretty. I really like the way you used your patinas. Look forward to seeing the rest of your pieces. I would never have known this was your first time working with stampings.

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  9. Very nice blog Sharon, your necklace is beautiful. Those lumiere paints are wonderful, I love working with them also. I can't wait to see your finished line.

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  10. I LOVE your necklace. Cant wait to see more

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  11. I LOVE your necklace. Cant wait to see more

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  12. Nicely done Sharon. You are going to have some very pretty pieces when you're finished. See you at the final reveal on April 1st.

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  13. Such a beautiful piece, Sharon! I like where you are heading and am looking forward to seeing your line in April :)

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  14. I really like the components you chose, they flow together so well. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your collection

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  15. I enjoy your work and reading about your process

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  16. Loving your shabby chic so far. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  17. Love your first Birds and Bee's piece Sharon. It is very calming, and would feel wonderful to wear. That grey look is lovely.
    I'm sure the rest of your line will be amazing!

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  18. Nicely done, Sharon! Sounds like you had a little " AHA " moment!

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  19. Oh, I like this so very much! The shabby chic appeals to me very much and the rosary chain is the perfect simple accent to it. Beautifully done!

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  20. Love where this line is going! The necklace is very pretty! Looking forward to the next pieces!

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  21. Lovely first piece Sharon! So glad to be sharing the class with you.

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  22. Beautiful piece, Sharon, and I can't wait to see the rest of your line! I'm so glad you discovered brass stampings ... aren't they so fun and versatile! ;)

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  23. Beautiful piece! I love the shabby chic look!

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  24. Love the colors you are using and the bird and bee combo is really cute. Look forward to seeing the complete line.

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  25. LOVE what I see so far! You have great colorization techniques and an amazing ability to weave them together into a single piece. Looking forward, greedily, to seeing the rest!

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  26. LOVE what I see so far! You have great colorization techniques and an amazing ability to weave them together into a single piece. Looking forward, greedily, to seeing the rest!

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  27. What stood out for me when I read your blog, was the beautiful way you added interest to your piece with color. Great Job!

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  28. Beautiful Sharon! Can't wait to see your finished pieces. So far it looks like you've nailed it.

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  29. Loving all of your designs and Blog .. wishing you much success

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  30. I love your theme, it makes me chuckle. Your work is well done and I really like the color combinations.

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