Build A Line Challenge from B’Sue Boutiques, Carole Carlson of Beadsophisticate, Part One
I’m Carole Carlson of Beadsophisticate. Welcome to the first of three blog hops in the 2016 Build A Line Challenge from B’Sue Boutiques. There are 36 of us participating in the challenge, which is a master class in building a jewelry collection. We’ll spend three months working on figuring out our look. In the final hop, we will each reveal a complete line of jewelry, at least five pieces, in our chosen style.
I started out as a beader and still love working with beautiful glass beads. I’ve taken classes in metalsmithing, wireworking, bead weaving and mixed media. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. Here is some of my past work.
Two years ago I took a workshop with Christine Damm and fell in love with polymer clay, from the perspective of decorating the surface of the clay. Last year I participated in the Build A Line challenge and created a line starring polymer clay. Here are a couple of those pieces.
This year I gave more thought to what my customer might like, and decided on a theme of what I call “vintage modern”. I want to take some of the elements of vintage jewelry – the scrollwork, the flowers, the lushness – and lighten it up a bit. There will be polymer clay, there will be brass stampings from B’Sue Boutiques, there will be pearls (lots of pearls!) and there will be chain.
These are some of the B’Sue pieces I’m working with right now. The peacock stamping will be turned into a mold to use with polymer clay. I’m thinking that bows and scrolls are going to feature prominently in my line. I also have some sweet little earwires with bows on them that I got from B’Sue that I plan to use, but forgot to photograph. Next time!
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