The BALC class sponsored by B’Sue Boutiques is coming to an end. The knowledge we have gathered from Brenda and each other I believe will continue to bolster each of our creative paths. I know for myself the informatiom about cohesion, supply chains, inventory, scheduling and so much more has taken a major burden off my shoulders. Thank you Brenda for offering this great class.
The theme I chose based on visual stimulus received at my day job was significantly more broad than I had anticipated. Once I started mapping it out with my mind mapping software (thank you high school science teachers for pushing me to develop that skill) ideas for “Sparkles and Steel Toes” came flooding in.
I had to accept that for my class micro line I could not go in more than one direction and still hope to present cohesion. The elements in these five pieces are symbolic of things and people I encounter when I am lucky enough to see the inside of one of the breathtakingly beautiful theaters here in Boston.
Many of the stampings at B’sue resemble the interior architecture inside a theater. The iced enamels color antique ivory, the dark metals and of course the black are colors I think of when I think about the unpolished parts of a theater.
The hand stampings represent all the many people I have come to know and respect whose hard work goes into all aspects of a show. I smile at the Ivory enameled hands. It reminds me of the plaster color and the people whom may as well of been installed with the foundations of these venues as if they are part of the architecture themselves.
Tubular net stitching is a symbol of how every little tiny part (like the seed beads) comes together to make something more significant than the parts themselves.
Sparkling faceted crystals and semi precious stones to me are the end product, they are the shiny things that the world sees. (Also can you really think of theater without thinking crystal chandeliers?) There are other references as well but these I believe are the main ones.
I hope you will enjoy looking at the hard work of my classmates and our instructor Brenda of B’sue Boutiques. Happy hopping!
1. Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box
2. Diana Buynak – Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio
3. Irene Hoffman – Heartsdezirebyirene
4. Clare Wells Nemeth – Creative Magick
5. Mary Reckmeyer – Afrayedknot
6. Marcia Tuzzolino – Aurora Designs
7. Elizabeth Wilks – Wearable Art by Lizzie
8. ♡ YOU ARE HERE ♡Jeanette Rose Belmont – One Canvas at a time
9. Lyn Joy Reeve – A Journey from Jewels to Jubilation
10. Belinda Reed-Ingle – Vogue Rocks
11. Beth Trubman – The Journey of Jewelry
12. Carole Carlson – Beadsophisticate
13. Jann Tague – Clever Designs by Jann
14. Shari Gardner – SLG Jewelry Designs
15. Susan Bolton – Fern’s Place
16. Chris Kemp – NoodlePie Bracelets
Metamorphosis, my Line is Born.
17. Susan Bowerman – Woodside WireWorks
18. Pamela Anger – Novegatti Designs
19. Joan Donovan – Hailey’s Cottage
20. Alison Huie – Ally’s Baubles
21. Sharon Palac – Sharon’s Jewelry Garden
22. Erica Olmos – Beeb’s Closet
23. Erin Whitacre – Shattered Time Jewelry
24. Fran Sitton – Sitton Up Front
25. Ginger Hammond – Lynn Leigh Designs
26. Paula Gaskill – Lovely LaylaBug Jewels
27. Mary Katherine – The Rose Sword
28. Renee Webb Allen – Small Stuff Design
29. Valerie Tilghman- ArtJewelsandGifts
30. Chris Cravens Vintage Cravens
31. Leslie Carver http://www.adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com/
32. Donna Parry, JewelryDonna
33. Gina-Marie Hammer – Tangles, Twists and Treasures
34. Kelly Wymer Winged Wisdom Enchantments