Thursday, March 31, 2016

Build A Line Challenge Final Reveal: The Birds and the Bees

It's been a long, crazy ride through this challenge featuring components from  B'Sue Boutiques. We've learned and discussed many topics in class, including just what the heck IS a line? Now I know through the guidance of Brenda and my classmates. A jewelry line consists of cohesive design elements, such as focal, theme, color, and era. I discovered my era is neo-Victorian. I love the feminine design elements of that period combined with a modern sensibility, so vintage modern, if you will.

I chose birds and bees because the brass stampings not only possess personality, they evoke the natural world combined with whimsy. If you read my last BALC blog post, you will notice that my style changed from shabby chic to neo-Victorian. My newly styled necklace is done in soft, muted cream and gold, the chain is lovely vintage rosary chain.

The focal and charm I chose for my bracelet is different, yet still encompasses the bird and bee theme, and the vintage chain is repeated for cohesion:

My second necklace and bracelet set is done in soft copper and pink colors and finished with an aged brass rollo chain:

Again, the same bird and bee in different hues as my first bracelet and the same brass chain as the necklace for cohesion:
And lastly, a coordinated pair of earrings:

This was a great learning experience for me, both fun and frustrating at times, but the end result is pure joy. Thanks so much for checking out my blog; I love comments! Please visit my classmate's blogs below to discover their new jewelry lines and leave them a friendly comment!

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

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

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


  1. absolutely LOVE your colorizing of the components! Each one is a work of art!

  2. Sharon, these pieces are exquisite and your work is wonderfully clean. I truly like each piece--they are all beautifully done. And I enjoyed reading your blog, too. Thank you for an enjoyable visit!

  3. I love your line, Sharon! The gold and cream look so nice together and make your collection unique. Nicely done!

  4. Everything is lovely, Sharon. I know this is a trying time for you right now but hopefully you enjoyed the exercise and discovering the new designs you made. Well done!

  5. Oh, my fellow bird did a great job. I especially love the bracelets.

  6. Oh, my fellow bird did a great job. I especially love the bracelets.

  7. Lovely pieces Sharon. Love them all, especially the bracelets.

  8. Absolutely goegeous line Sharon. You've done a beautiful job with the birds and bees. Well done.

  9. Still cant get the song out of my head ! love the way that you presented these. They are beautiful!

  10. Beautiful pieces. Love the way you used the birds and the colors are wonderful. Great job!

  11. Lovely pieces Sharon. Understated elegance, where you let the beauty of the stampings, combined with simple colouring schemes shine through. Congrats on a great job!

  12. Beautiful pieces, congratulations on completing the challenge, lovely post.

  13. I really like your theme. Your pieces are beautiful! Assemblage can be tricky and sometimes it's way overdone but yours is a spot on perfect example of how beautiful it can be without going over the top!! Love your line!

  14. Sharon, your new line is really wonderful and very pretty! Love the hummer you chose for your focal!! Great job on your blog post, too. Marcia

  15. Your line is Beautiful! The white and gold necklace is especially striking. Great job!

  16. Beautiful line, Sharon .... simple, classic, and gorgeous colors! Love the bird bracelet with white beads especially!

  17. Sharon, your jewelry line is simply lovely! Your colorization is fabulous. Best wishes for the future.

  18. what a fabulous idea.great work and i really love all your collection.

  19. Your designs are very pretty, and I love your color choices. You did a wonderful job! Best wishes for the future!

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