This is the third and last of a series of posts about the Build A Line Challenge from B’Sue Boutiques. After three months of learning, thinking and designing, my classmates and I are ready to reveal our line of at least five pieces. All our lines have a theme and are cohesive.
My theme was vintage modern (a term I made up). I started out with lots of ideas and many components I wanted to use. If I had to pick one thing I learned from this challenge, it would be editing. Each month I found myself paring down the selection of parts I was going to use, and this month was no exception. I went through my pile of stuff and ruthlessly pulled things out, no matter how much I loved them.
My final selection revolves around bows, pearls, and floral designs. I did sneak one little scroll back in (love those scrolls!), but that is not a focus.
What I ended up with is just the beginnings of a line. These simple pieces can be dressed up, have parts changed out, dangles removed or added. I can change colors or metals and finishes.
For example, this necklace has endless possibilities, just by changing out the cabochon. And the plain cabs can be decorated.
For that matter, the cabochon pieces can be used for brooches. Pins and brooches are in style again, so I included two in my line, with the knowledge that either of them could just as easily be turned into a pendant. Besides, I personally like to wear pins. I’ll be wearing these on cardigans, coats and maybe even a hat.
I think I need to work on the highlights in the bow on the rose pin, though.
During the class we talked about the importance of having things at multiple price points. Easy lower-priced items are earrings. They are quick to put together and the supplies are not expensive. I whipped up three pair in no time.
I did not include a show-stopper this time. I had a great idea for one, but alas, my assemblage skills are non-existent, and I realized that this was not the time for displaying my first attempt. Maybe you’ll see it during Work Table Wednesday or (dare I say it) Finished Up Friday at the B’Sue Creative Group on Facebook.
Here is everything I made using the silverware findings.
To give a taste of the versatility of this line, I added a few pieces using satin matte gold findings from B’Sue Boutiques, mixed with some treated brass pieces.
Please click on the links below to see what the other members of the class came up with for their lines.