New Designs coming to Objectsandoddities~

New Designs coming to Objectsandoddities~

Come see my new site Bridal Jewelry at my Etsy site on Objectsandoddities .  I am very excited to be creating for the bride and her bridal party.

You will find that I am going to lean toward Woodland style, Bohemian, Romantic,  and Unique Wedding Jewelry and items for a Bridal party!

The coffee is percolating in our brains now, do let me know if there is anything you would love for us to make for you as this is a family affair!  My family and I are so excited to pull together all our artistic resources!

 What style would you love to see on our new site?  Do you have a wedding coming up or have a family member?  Do let us know.  We are most excited to work for you and your needs.  Coming soon are items that we will be offering and as we grow there will be more!

charm-bracelet-1 We will offer dainty silver charm bracelets to Art Deco and Art Nouveau pieces with a little vintage here and there as we find it to add to our collections.

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Or do you love the straight lines of a Grace Kelly look?

Or is this image from Google more your idea?  We love Dia los de Muertos more your style?  Let us know and visit often as you will see as our collections develop!

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We will be making wedding cake toppers too!  We are so excited.  I will be blogging on this site as well as you can find out about the goings on over at Etsy.  Please leave comments!  We will be waiting to hear from you!  We are wanting to start and email list for info on all things bridal and jewelry related.  I have opened a Mail Chimp account and am itching to do a give away!

Thanks Peace & love

nike

Pantone Color of the year

Pantone Color of the year

Every year I wait for the Pantone Color of the year!  I begin to plan my jewelry designs, purchases of supplies and how to come up with a 10 piece jewelry collection… even my art boxes will be in the colors chosen….

 

This year the colors seem to want us all to calm and be tranquil… all of life appears out of control with what is happening in the world.  Maybe the colors will help us see peace in all areas of life.

 

Pantone Color of the year!

 

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I am also going to focus my thoughts on Doves of Peace for the world…

 

I will write soon about my progress with my new line of jewelry?  Is there something you would like, post in the comments!

 

xo

nike

 

 

All Souls Day

All Souls Day

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I am working on some Art Boxes for the Winter Holidays.   I just happened to start working on them near Halloween, Day of the dead, Día de Muertos and All souls day… do you practice or celebrate one or all of them?  I am an Anglican / Episcopalian by belief but also believe many things as I age.

 

All Souls Day Anglicans view All Souls’ Day as an extension of the observance of All Saints’ Day and it serves to “remember those who have died”, in connection with the theological doctrines of the resurrection of the body and the Communion of Saints.[7][8 (Wiki)

 

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My box is a collection of things I love, I love Frida and what she represented to other women and how she told her own truth.  She lived her own truth too, politically, as an artist, as a lover, as a person who lived in severe pain throughout her life.  I honor her life.

 

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Back View

 

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Today, as I make art I celebrate all the lives that came before me…

xoxox

nike

 

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Dia de los muertos or Day of the dead:

Most people celebrate Day of the Dead out of love and commitment to their loved ones (Wiki)

Frida Kahlo

 

Image of Kahlo for Day of the Deadat the Museo Frida Kahlo

“Coyoacán día de muertos 08” by Guillerminargp – Own work.

 

 

 

“I’ve reached the point where I hardly care whether I live or die. The world will keep on turning without me, I can’t do anything to change events anyway.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Is Christmas Near?

Is Christmas Near?

 

I thought it was just Fall — you know Autumn… Halloween is tomorrow!  Now I am hearing that we need to have all holiday items in our web-based  shops… eek!  Oh my goodness.  I have maybe two items made up!  I will need to get busy on this.  How are you doing, do you have Holiday items made up?

 

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I need new and better photos!  Yikes and I need to build some new items for the Holiday Season!  I put together some new boxes and will be working on them starting today!

 

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Happy Friday to you all!

 

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I think I will make some Mary Altar Boxes too!

 

Have a Fantastic Weekend

 

xo

nike

Mixed Media Necklace – Hand-Made Soldered Beze l- Nautilus Beads-

Mixed Media Necklace – Hand-Made Soldered Beze l- Nautilus Beads-

Mixed Media Necklace – Hand Made Soldered Bezel – Copper Resin Pendant – Vintage Rhinestones- Czech beads-handmade copper jewelry, nautilus necklace

 

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Working on a New Jewelry line for Fall 2015… and Winter too.  This is a small sampling of that is happening in my studio right now!!  Hope you like them.  I am having great fun working with these materials

Happy Friday!

nike

objectsandoddities@etsy.com

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/246286714/mixed-media-necklace-hand-made-soldered?ref=shop_home_active_16

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

 

I am busy making Jewelry today!  What are you doing?  I am designing new product today and enjoying my work.

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

I am working on new soldered pieces to place in my Etsy shop.  Be sure to check and and visit my Etsy shop!  Objectsandoddities.etsy.com

 

New to the shop!

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Hand Crafted Pendant by me!
Hand Crafted Pendant by me!

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I have been working on some new pieces for my collection of jewelry.  I just the metal and used a non lead solder to build this piece made out of copper, and brass.  Some of the Beads used are Vintage blueberry beads.  They are lovely and when you hold them in the light you can see speckles.  The other beads are all Czech!  There are some lovely spacers that are brass.  I will be making a bracelet to go with to complete this collection!

 

Lots of Love

nike

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

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

New Jewelry Russian Gold Plate — 18 Karat Gold bath 3 times over Brass

New Jewelry Russian Gold Plate — 18 Karat Gold bath 3 times over Brass

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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.

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

Get Ready for the Holiday Seasons of gifts and parties, perfect with that little black dress.  Sent me an email at my Etsy site or on my Objects and Oddities Facebok page for prices or if I can make you a custom items for your special someone!

xo

nike

B’Sues Boutique Pinterest Boards and New Website!

B’Sues Boutique Pinterest Boards and New Website!

Check out my friend B’Sue or Brenda’s Blog and her Jewelry Supply shop.  She is an angel and has awesome USA made products, not something you see everyday!  Have a look, you will be pretty pleased with the quality and wonderful customer service!

http://bsueboutiques.typepad.com/bsue_boutiques_jewelry_su/2014/10/hey-look-what-i-got-from-bsue-boutiques.html#

http://www.bsueboutiques.com/

She also has a great You tube Channel to check out