BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE FROM B’SUE BOUTIQUES, NIKE BOTTALICO OF OBJECTS AND ODDITIES, PART TWO

BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE FROM B’SUE BOUTIQUES, NIKE BOTTALICO OF OBJECTS AND ODDITIES, PART TWO

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An Egyptian Story

Collection by Nike E. Bottalico of Objects and Oddities

Build A Line Challenge from B’sue Boutiques,  Part Two 

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The online class  I am participating in the Build a Line Challenge with B’Sue Boutiques (http://www.bsueboutiques.com/) is continuing and this is the second blog!   It is a wonderful Master Class being lead by the remarkable Brenda Sue Lansdowne.  The class is being taught so the participants will understand how to build a cohesive line of jewelry!  Since I look at making jewelry akin to making art,  I have found the class to be challenging for me as I am questioning my own beliefs regarding how I go about making art.  However, for anyone to learn from a class, one needs to be open to learning new information!  I have learned to be much more open! The funny part for me in this challenge as prior to my retirement, I was a trainer in my job. It was oftentimes difficult for the new hires to learn new things and as it has been difficult for me to learn new ways of thinking about how I create! pyramid-of-khafre I inserted an image above of a pyramid as part of what my jewelry focus is,  along with one of the core concepts of the class to build a line of jewelry by laying a foundation of your jewelry line in tiers, lowest in price to the highest! IMG_1846 If you did not read my first blog on this subject, for my jewelry line, I chose a childhood love of ancient Egypt, and my desire to be an archeologist.  I also knew I would be able to acquire the jewelry components from Brenda’s website http://www.bsueboutiques.com/ needed for this challenge~ Throughout time humans have created adornment or jewelry.   Brenda’s shop carries a plethora of jewelry components that have been made over and over since the 1900s.  The 1920s  had a time called the Art Deco Revival era that included Egyptian Jewelry.

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small antique purse,

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Since I wanted to start with the lowest tier of the pyramid for making my jewelry, I chose to experiment with Earrings that would go with all the other pieces of my “line,” of jewelry.  I painted a lot of raw brass and some Brass OX to fit with Pantone’s Spring colors, and I have chosen a few colors to use from ancient Egyptian Times.   bug_earrings_3   bug_earrings_2   To Mid-range of the Pyramid playing with some bracelet shapes with colors, beads, or possible sayings!  I still have some items on my work table that will be shown during the final blog next month!

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  007   Finally during the last blog I will reveal the full collection An Egyptian Story in March.  We are expected to have at least 5 separate pieces to fulfill the challenge.  Here is a sneak peek at my top level design!

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Thanks and visit each artist listed below in our blog hop, leave a comment for them also!  Everyone loves to know that you read us!   Best wishes xo nike

59 thoughts on “BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE FROM B’SUE BOUTIQUES, NIKE BOTTALICO OF OBJECTS AND ODDITIES, PART TWO

  1. Oh Nike I am loving those earrings! Great job my friend.

    Also love the bracelet. I hope that you’ll be making some cuff bracelets – I think that Cleopatra used to wear lots of cuff bracelets 🙂

    Really looking forward to seeing your finished line now.

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  2. I am still loving this theme of yours and the sneak peak at your top tier line has me wanting “more” right now! The earrings are great and traditionally Egyptian in color theme Well done!

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  3. thank so much Marica! you are a sweetheart and I have some cuffs I am planning on using! So much to choose from as I did the same as you — purchased a lot beforehand! I hope to use it!!! Look forward to your entire collection also!
    xoxo

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  4. STREGAJEWELLRY (LEE!!) thanks so much! I am so happy you want to see more! I am working hard on choosing the right things for my collection. I am off to read you now, cannot wait to see what you have made!
    xoxo

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  5. Thank you for the history of Egyptian jewelry I had no idea. And good minds think alike, I painted my little Beatles with in patina and I used the little hearts with the pearls of the flowers part of my line. And you used the little Beatles in a totally different way which gives us both unique earrings. But the piece I really like is the one you haven’t finished I love that black matte with the silver beetle. Or maybe I should call it a scarab. I can’t wait to see what you do with that one.

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  6. Cindy, I am so honored by your comment! I am also intrigued that we are working with similar components and coming at it differently! I cannot wait to see yours either! These are exciting times! And yes, Ancient Egyptians called our little beetles scarabs! xoxo to you dear heart!

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  7. I love insect jewelry and Egyptian Revival as well so your line is right up my alley. The earrings are great and can’t wait to see that last piece completed. ~ Ingrid

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  8. Beetles look so different colorized! I love that you’re using super beetle (he reminds me of superman lol) Looking forward to seeing the full line, I really want to see what you do with him 😀

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  9. Ooh, the scarab earrings are lovely. I could definitely see them drawing people in to your line. They’re accessible and wearable. And all the colors make it hard to choose just one pair. And the bracelets are looking great. Can’t wait to see the big finale piece.

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  10. I love the earrings. For obvious reasons! LOL 1 they are beautiful!!! @ I love the colors 3 you don’t have to like Egyptian jewelry to like your earrings. i love your bracelet and your top of the line focal!!! Great job!!! Have a Blessed Day!

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  11. Love your inspiration and the history, and your line! The earrings are gorgeous, and I am eagerly awaiting the reveal of your top level beetle!

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  12. Oh Nike your artwork is just masterful!! I love the regal beauty of your work so very much! Your blog takes us on an adventure of amazing possibilities with your jewels!!! I love the wings on your jewels they look so rich for sure! Your reveal will be phenomenal and I can’t wait to see your more!!! I am truly honored and thrilled to be your classmate for sure. Warm Regards Louise

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  13. Love the look and theme of your line. Your earrings were really cutr and I liked the way you laid out your i fo about your line. I look forward to seeing the end results.

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  14. Nike–Great inspiration for a great theme. Including words in your design is a great idea! Maybe you could use some Egyptian hieroglyphics an/or charms in them. That would be pretty cool and pull things together even more.

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