Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Nike Bottalico of Objects and Oddities, Part One

Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Nike Bottalico of Objects and Oddities, Part One

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Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques, Nike Bottalico of Objects and Oddities, Part One 

Hi my name is Nike Bottalico from https://www.etsy.com/shop/Objectsandoddities.  I am participating in the Build a Line Challenge with B’Sue Boutiques (http://www.bsueboutiques.com/) which will span over three months and three total blogs. I am very excited to be included in this wonderful master training class, taught by Brenda Sue Lansdowne  and learning how to build a cohesive line of jewelry! I chose to participate in the challenge so I would become more clearly defined as a jewelry artist in my designs and style. I would like to start to develop “Limited Editions,” of my work for my customers.

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I am using 1920s Egyptian Revival / Art Deco Jewelry as a design style to begin my artistic journey. I have always loved to read. As a child I  poured over each month’s the National Geographic. I have always loved Egyptian Art.

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Many of B’sue Boutiques Brass and Filigrees are perfect to use for any design,  and of course for what I hope to achieve in this process! Of course I will have my own personal spin for my jewelry collection. Some of the items you may see in my completed collection are below:

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Also, I will be making at least 5 items for the collection and an example of my line is of a B’sue Filigree (is below) plus a scarab beetle which was popular during the 1920s when when King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922.

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I am very interested in using color in a special way.  I will be using colors from the Spring 2015 Pantone Colors and will be including some of the colors in my collection of jewelry.  An example is the of the Spring Classic Blue:
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This is some of the work I have made in the past:

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Russian Gold Plated over Brass.  High Quality USA made filigree.  Choker Length, real pearls, Czech beads, Rhinestone Rondells, with matt Gold chain.  Large Russian Gold Plate Spring Clasp.
Russian Gold Plated over Brass. High Quality USA made filigree. Choker Length, real pearls, Czech beads, Rhinestone Rondells, with matt Gold chain. Large Russian Gold Plate Spring Clasp.

I am very eclectic with my style and hope through this challenge to hone my skills!

Places to find me!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Objectsandoddities

https://www.facebook.com/ObjectsAndOddities?ref=hl

 

Thanks so much!

~nike bottalico

 

How Exciting!

How Exciting!

I have been accepted into the B’Sue Boutiques THE BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE ! I am excited and have been researching information like crazy. I want to give this my all. My research has gone from what was to what would be hot today!

Will I choose from these items? It was a wonderful gift I won from the Creative Group!
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Or something like this?

Russian Gold Plated over Brass.  High Quality USA made filigree.  Choker Length, real pearls, Czech beads, Rhinestone Rondells, with matt Gold chain.  Large Russian Gold Plate Spring Clasp.

To something like this– hummm what do you think… it is anyone’s guess but the parts will pretty much all come from below B’Sue Boutiques!!