Fallin’ Leaves Spectrum
Welcome back to the BALC 2016, second Blog Hop, sponsored by B’sue Boutiques! Here at AURORA DESIGNS JEWELRY, I’ve been challenged for various reasons while creating my new line, “FALLIN’ LEAVES”. But, I finally got my act together and began creating a few pieces.
Before I show you a sneak peek of some works in progress, I want to share with you a few things I’ve learned from our benevolent instructor, Brenda Sue Lansdowne, during the past month. For instance, we made MANY collages of our previous work to see if we created pieces that had anything in common, since most of us love to do OOAK (one of a kind), pieces. The two collages below told me that my creations have several things in common. Color and nature themed pieces, for sure, but also, LOTS of roundness, curves, as opposed to hard angles or industrial look pieces. I learned that I am influenced by the Art Nouveau style, which is considered more modern or contemporary. Yep, that’s me! Can you see it?
Variety of Brooches
Variety of Necklaces
Art Nouveau Style Brooch
Art Nouveau Style Brooch
One of the other things we were asked by Brenda, to consider is whether I am a “hobbyist”, a “maker”, or a “designer”. I came to the conclusion that I am all three, at times. I am a hobbyist when I get bored and just want to learn to make something new and different, just for fun. It doesn’t fit into any of my lines, but I like doing it. For instance, these pieces that I made recently;
Red and Matte Black bib style necklace and earring set
Matte Black, White, and soft pink necklace and earring set
I am a maker when I get into a groove, and work on many pieces at once, that may, or may not, fit into my lines, as seen below, in the resin cabachon pieces I made. I definitely want to make more and I want to sell them.
Custom colored Resin Cabachon Necklaces
Custom colored Resin Cabachon Brooches
Custom colored Resin Cabachon adjustable Rings
I am a designer when I work exclusively on creating new pieces for one of my lines, and I will sell them wholesale to a boutique, as seen in the next pics.
Recently created this Cuff, Tassel Necklace and Earring set to fit into my Bloomin’ Tulips line from last year
Now it’s time to show you some photos of what I have done so far for my new “Fallin’ Leaves” line. Nothing is finished yet, but you’ll get the gist, I think.
Works in progress for Fallin’ Leaves by Aurora Designs Jewelry
Close up of a finished piece on the third level of my pricing pyramid
Lastly, my new tumbler, inspired by Leila West, of Leila Nicole Designs, for efficiently washing many components at once!
That’s it for this Hop. Thanks, once again, for visiting. I’d love it if you will leave a comment in the box at the end of the classmate list, gimme a like, and share with your friends. See you again in April, when we have our final REVEAL, and you get to see everything we have all created for our lines.
Please, follow along below, with my very talented classmates. I know they will appreciate that you took the time to read their posts and leave a kind comment.
Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box
Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio
Irene Hoffman, Heart’s Dezire by Irene
Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick
Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not
Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs
Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie
Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time
Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation
Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks
Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry
Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate
Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann
Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs
Susan Bolton, Fern’s Place
Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets
Barbara Kelley, Angels’ Keep
Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks
Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs
Joan Donovan, Hailey’s Cottage
Alison Huie, Ally’s Baubles
Sharon Palac, Sharon’s Jewelry Garden
Erica Olmos, Beeb’s Closet
Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry
Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front
Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs
Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels
Mary Deis, The Rose Sword
Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design
Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts
Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens
Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs
Donna Parry, JewelryDonna
Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures
Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments