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

 

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

  1. Egyptian … now there’s a very cool theme. I’ve got some Egyptian style stampings here and never knew what to do with them. I’m really excited to see what you come up with, Nike! 😉

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  2. What a wonderful theme you chose Nike. Love it! And I love the colors you’ll be using too.

    Excited to see some of your creations in the next blog hop.

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  3. Art Deco is one of my favorite periods, and I’ve always been a fan of ancient Egyptian history, so I’ll be interested to see what you come up with.

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  4. I love the theme you are working with, and I think it goes well with your style. I have always admired your work, loved the seeing the pieces you have done. It is going to be a great journey!

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  5. HI Nike! ~Not only do I LOVE your blog but I LOVE your creative, mixed media approach! ~ I too am very much mixed media rooted so I really love watching to see where you are going in your work and this build A Line challenge! ~Good Stuff Nike!! 😉

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  6. One of my favorite historical areas to read, Egyptology. I’m excited to see how you merge this with Art Deco, another favorite of mine!

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  7. Nike–Wow, I finally found how to leave you a comment! Your Egyptian theme is inspired and the components you showed us so far will fit in beautifully. I’m really looking forward to seeing your new unique line!

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