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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
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! 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! 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.
small antique purse,
image from the internet
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. 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!
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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