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September Blog Hop Reveal-Change It Up!

Blog Hop Badge

Blog Hop Badge

It’s here! The “Change It Up” blog hop reveal, sponsored by Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques!

Participants were invited to create a jewelry design choosing from a selection of components. The photo below depicts the components we could choose from. I selected the leafy scroll style one shown in the top left of the photo. It is one of my very favorite stampings that B’Sue Boutiques carries. It is shown here in raw brass, but I used one with a brass ox finish because I like the way Vintaj patinas look over this finish.

B'Sue Components

B’Sue Components

Another twist was that we had to use it in a way that we normally wouldn’t. We could choose to cut it up, turn it upside down or inside out. Which is what I did, even turning the middle section upside down!

MY PROCESS:

So, the first step in my process was to cut it up into three pieces, the middle section to use as a pendant, and the two smaller sections to incorporate as earrings. After cutting the stamping apart, I used a dremel to smooth down rough edges. I also selected a vine-like motif component and cut it apart as well. I felt that it mimicked a scrolling rose vine, which is exactly what I wanted.

Components Coming Together

Components Coming Together

Once I did the prep work for the components, I went on to the fun part, colorizing! The media I used were Vintaj patinas, regular acrylic paint, and Lumiere metallic paints. Next came the drilled holes for suspending the pendant and earring beads. I then sealed all the pieces for long wear.

Now, as I had previously mentioned, the name I chose for my project is “Summer’s Last Rose”. As you can guess, the name came from these lovely artisan lampwork glass, Rose motif beads. I’ve had them in my stash for some time and purchased them when we first set up the Internet. At that time I discovered luscious floral, glass lampwork beads! Oh my, what would I do with these beautiful miniature gardens in the palm of my hand? These were just waiting for the right project!

Beautiful Artisan Lampwork Beads and Neckpiece Beads

Beautiful Artisan Lampwork Beads and Neckpiece Beads

As I was working on this project, I couldn’t help but think of my dad. I believe he is the one I inherited my love of flowers from. I recalled that as a little girl, I watched him tend to his beautiful roses climbing up the tall trellis alongside the wall of our house. He was so proud of them. I also remember him planting bulb flowers in the flower bed. I love bulb flowers in the spring! So, Summer’s Last Rose can be an ode to my dad. 💕

My Mom and Dad

My Mom and Dad

The final touches include an altered resin rose and various coordinating beads that will make up the hand beaded Neckpiece. The little roses on the neckpiece are resin which I also hand painted and gave them a patina look. And I decided to make the earrings post earrings.

INTRODUCING!

Drum roll, please . . . introducing SUMMER’S LAST ROSE!

Summer's Last Rose Necklace and Earring Set

Summer’s Last Rose Necklace and Earring Set

Summer's Last Rose Post Earrings

Summer’s Last Rose Post Earrings

Close-up View of Focal

Close-up View of Focal

Last But Not Least, Beaded Neck Chain

Last But Not Least, Beaded Neck Chain

List for Blog Hop September 25, 2015:

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Mary Deis

The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com/

Jann Tague

Clever Designs

https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Lori Beekman

B.Accessorized

https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Renee Hong

Fine and Dandy Jewelry

http://www.fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Wainscott

Exotic Peru Jewelry

http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com/

Dana Hickey

Magpie Approved

http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com/

Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker

Q Settings

https://qsettings.wordpress.com/

Karen Eaton

KJewelry Creations

http://kjewelrycreations1.blogspot.com/

Shari Gardner

SLG Jewelry Designs

https://slgdesigns.wordpress.com/

Alison Huie

Ally’s Baubles

http://allysbaubles.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

http://www.novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Carole Carlson

Beadsophisticate

https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com/

Cindy Peterson

Howling Dog Jewelry

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Marcia Tuzzolino

Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me/

Charlotte Smothers

Sea Horse Ranch Life

http://seahorseranch.blogspot.com/

Catherine Shattuck

Victorian Rose Boutique – You are here! 😉

https://vrbrose.wordpress.com/

Clare Wells Nemeth

Papercrafting Magic

http://papercraftingmagic.blogspot.com/

Erin Whitacre

Shattered Time

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com/

Lynda O’Mara

Lomara Creative

http://www.lomaracreative.com/

Ginger Hammond

Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com/

Ingrid Anderson

Lilis Gems Artisan Jewelry

https://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Deb Beechy

Beetique

http://www.beetique56.blogspot.com

Harry Wood

Oscar Crow

http://oscarcrow.blogspot.com/

Delyssa Maxwell

Past Time Fancies

https://pasttimefancies.wordpress.com/

Paula Gaskill

Lovely Layla Bugs

http://lovelylaylabugjewels.weebly.com/blog

Irene Hoffman

Heart’s Dezire by Irene

https://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com/

Alexandra Sefton

Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Leslie Carver

Adorn Divine Designs

http://adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com/

Blog Hop and Participants

Just a quick reminder! The “Change It Up” Blog Hop, sponsored by Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques. And it’s  right around the corner! All participants were invited to create a jewelry design choosing from a selection of her components. BUT, the twist is we had to use it in a way that we normally wouldn’t. We could cut it up, turn it upside down or inside out, just wherever our imagination takes us!

Double Rainbow
Double Rainbow

But here’s a rainbow to remind us that summer showers bring pretty flowers!

Shabby Roses Necklace

Shabby Roses Necklace

Shabby Sky Blue Leaf Earrings
Shabby Sky Blue Leaf Earrings

Please see the list below for all the artists participating in this month’s Hop. Click on the links to check out their work!

List for Blog Hop September 25, 2015:

Brenda Sue Lansdowne

Jewelry Making Outside the Box

Mary Deis

The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com/

Jann Tague

Clever Designs

https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Lori Beekman

B.Accessorized

https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Renee Hong

Fine and Dandy Jewelry

http://www.fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com/

Cynthia Wainscott

Exotic Peru Jewelry

http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com/

Dana Hickey

Magpie Approved

http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com/

Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker

Q Settings

https://qsettings.wordpress.com/

Karen Eaton

KJewelry Creations

http://kjewelrycreations1.blogspot.com/

Shari Gardner

SLG Jewelry Designs

https://slgdesigns.wordpress.com/

Alison Huie

Ally’s Baubles

http://allysbaubles.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger

Novegatti Designs

http://www.novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Carole Carlson

Beadsophisticate

https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com/

Cindy Peterson

Howling Dog Jewelry

https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/

Marcia Tuzzolino

Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me/

Charlotte Smothers

Sea Horse Ranch Life

http://seahorseranch.blogspot.com/

Catherine Shattuck

Victorian Rose Boutique – You are here! 😉

https://vrbrose.wordpress.com/

Kelly Wymer

Winged Wisdom Enchantments

https://wingedwisdomenchantments.wordpress.com/

Clare Wells Nemeth

Papercrafting Magic

http://papercraftingmagic.blogspot.com/

Erin Whitacre

Shattered Time

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com/

Lynda O’Mara

Lomara Creative

http://www.lomaracreative.com/

Ginger Hammond

Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com/

Ingrid Anderson

Lilis Gems Artisan Jewelry

https://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Deb Beechy

Beetique

http://www.beetique56.blogspot.com

Harry Wood

Oscar Crow

http://oscarcrow.blogspot.com/

Delyssa Maxwell

Past Time Fancies

https://pasttimefancies.wordpress.com/

Paula Gaskill

Lovely Layla Bugs

http://lovelylaylabugjewels.weebly.com/blog

Irene Hoffman

Heart’s Dezire by Irene

https://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com/

Alexandra Sefton

Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Leslie Carver

Adorn Divine Designs

http://adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com/

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Go to Jail – Go Directly to The Build a Line Blog Hop!

WIP

WIP

525331_10151352271135598_967290793_n[1]Hello! My name is Catherine Shattuck of Cate’s Emporium on Facebook, aka Victorian Rose Boutique on Etsy. My new journey arises out of an old path. Several years ago after sustaining an injury from an auto accident, my bed held me hostage for some time.  I soon realized that I needed to do something to help me maintain my sanity. At first I tried painting with acrylics while in bed, but as it turned out, not the best idea. Ha ha! It didn’t take me long to turn to beading, a hobby that I had enjoyed as a teen. Soon, I was playing Pick-up-sticks with beads!

Long story short, the Internet = more beads = Etsy = Facebook = B’Sue Boutiques = this new journey. The journey? Fighting my fears to start a blog and design a new line of jewelry for the Build a Line Challenge sponsored by B’sue Boutiques! You can find B’Sue’s website here: http://www.bsueboutiques.com. She carries the loveliest components that fit right in with my design style, shabby and old world. IMG_0806

SO, I’m very excited to share with you my first installment as a participant in the Challenge! There will be three Build a Line series of blog hops and today, Jan. 23, 2015, is the first in the series. The other two reveals will be on Feb. 20, and Mar. 20, 2015. With each milestone my confidence grows. With over 50 participants, everyone is so excited to see each other’s line that we  are presenting! We’re all working hard on our blogs and creating a cohesive line of jewelry for the challenge. Our complete line should be ready by the third reveal!

Getting Started: I’ve always been drawn to softer shades and feminine inspired “things”, whether clothes, furniture, art, or jewelry. The Shabby look embodies that. So it wasn’t difficult for me to go with this style for the Build a Line Challenge (or BALC for short). The soft colors and hues of shabby style also happen to fall in line with Pantone’s 2015 Spring Fashion Color Report! Just perfect for the challenge as well. I also found a lovely palate on Pinterest that I drew color inspiration from. Here’s the link to Pantone’s color report: http://pantone.com/downloads/support/FCR/PANTONE_FCR_Spring_2015.pdf (You know I did a happy dance when I discovered that about Pantone’s report!)

Colorized and Patinated Components

Colorized and Patinated Components

And the prolific sales that some Etsy shops enjoyed caught my attention! What did they offer? Personalization, i.e. for brides, MOH’s, bridesmaids, etc. So, I decided to incorporate that aspect in my line as well.  I used polymer clay to cast a few prototype monograms. Polymer clay is amazing! You’re only limited by your imagination! I was introduced to it last May when I enjoyed participating in a class with world renowned clay artist, Christi Friesen. She is so personable and a ton of fun! And sooo very talented! The class was sponsored by none other than our beloved mentor, Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’Sue Boutiques. It was quite an experience!

Reveal No. 1: With that said, here’s a peek at some of the work I’ve been preparing for my shabby line. I’ve colorized or patina’d most of them myself.

Shabby Necklace/Brooch in Progress

Shabby Necklace/Brooch in Progress

And last but not least, my right hand man and right hand fur baby, Meep (aka Meepie, Meeps, The Meepster).

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple

Please check out my fellow participant’s blogs in the Build a Line Chall-enge. Makes for a good read!

The Blog Hop List of Participants: Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B’sue Boutiques Jewelry Making Outside the Box Marcia Tuzzolino Aurora Designs Jann Tague Clever Designs by Jann Judy King Apt to Wander Studio

The Meepster
The Meepster

Linzi Alford Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales Cynthia Wainscott Exotic Peru Carole Carlson Beadsophisticate Lynn Stinten Dragonzwench Marica Zammit Bead Lovelies Catherine Shattuck – You are here VRBrose Michaele Collie The Vintage Gem Mary Craig Jewelry Alchemy Lee Koopman Strega Jewelry Erin Whitacre Shattered Time Jewelry Monica Casady MJCasady Copper Works Leila West Leila Nicole Designs Cindy Peterson Howling Dog Jewelry Leila Belcher Leila Bee Designs Gloria Allen Wings and Beads Pamela Anger Novegatti Designs Tammy Adams Paisley Lizard Lynda O’Mara LOmara Creative Elizabeth Hildreth MadScientistsDesigns Dana Hickey Wind Dancer Studios Janet Calardo Jan Lea Designs Maria Clark Sweet Willow Designs Lori Beekman B. Accessorized Jennifer Kroeger Relic Charm Amy Jorgensen Hoarder’s Corner Robin Reed Artistry: Handcrafted Bead Designs Ingrid Anderson Lilis Gems Louise O’Shields Desire Divine Jewels Susan Killam Killam Creative Mary Katherine Deis The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry Nike Bottalico Nike Bottalico Susan Bowerman Woodside Wireworks Kristy Le Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs Jan Peters Stylized Vintage Mitzie Crider Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog Gina Hockett Freestyle Elements Linda Anderson From the Bead Board Alexandra Sefton Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art Melida Boman The Journey of Pens and Things Teresa Shurter TreeZ’s Treasurs Melissa Latimer Smithed Up Renee Hong Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art Nadine Edris Moondance Jewelry Lori Meyer Parisienne Girl Jennifer Merrill Williams Artists of All Stripes Denise Lussier Poirier Jewelry by Denise Renee Allen Small Stuff Design Autumn Adams Autumn Dawns Elizabeth Owens 1996 Shabby Lane Kat BarronMiller Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry Sandra Ballard Mama San’s Mojo Coral Law ab:coraldesign