|This is my favourite place in the woods, 5 minutes from my home.|
The primeval greenery and reflections in the water are inspirational!
|This is ME! Totally NOT asleep- just engrossed taking photos.|
Pic Credit Danny Fowler
I'm Linzi Alford of MagPie In The Sky, and am "proper chuffed " to be here with you for the first of three blog hops that will be the Build a Line Challenge from B'sue Boutiques.
Firstly a bit about the challenge, (click to read Brenda's Blog post about the challenge- opens in a new window)
The challenge is really an education from Brenda Sue of B'sue Boutiques where she will give us all (and we number nearly 60 from all over the world! ) the benefit of her considerable experience in the business . There will be 3 Hops that span three months .
All of us will be working hard to create a line of jewellery and have a coherent thought process . Coherent ? Me ?
At the end, we will reveal a complete line of jewellery with a minimum of five pieces all individually designed and constructed from start to finish by US .
So let me begin by talking about ME - a bit about myself and my background, and why I decided to be part of this challenge.
I am from the NW of England, Miss Potter country for those who have seen the film- I live on the edge of the English Lake District ,beautiful lakes and mountains.
I am lucky enough to have been making jewellery for 6 years now and write regularly for UK jewellery magazines.
Am EVEN more lucky to have had my first jewellery making project book published. <insert shameless plug HERE >
I am also very appreciative to be part of the B'sue Design Team and have written a few tutorials there if you look next time you are on the site.
I love nature inspired pieces but also like the
weird quirky and Steampunk too. I am a notoriously messy worker- like to be surrounded by LOTS of stuff - sometimes my 3 cattens "help" by rearranging things for me. Without me even asking. Occasionally onto the floor- see previous post the Importance of Putting lids on - a cautionary tale!
|hard at work! photo credit Danny Fowler|
|Here I am sat at my GINOURMOUS desk|
As a designer I think we are NEVER done learning- and Brenda has a LOT to teach us. So I decided to participate in the Challenge to give myself a boot up the backside and get on with making some jewellery lines to sell.
So without further ado- this is what I am working on for the Challenge.
I am developing an idea that I have used before- but always intended to expand a LOT on as there is so much scope for it.
Here is a bracelet I have made in the past- this one is called Dappled Light - using segments of my own photographs under resin and components from B'sue Boutiques.
|Dappled Light Bracelet .Photo credit Danny Fowler|
So.. here are some photos I have been cutting up ..................
Looks like something is occuring here ........................
To see what I make remember to come back in a month for Hop 2!
And now please go and see what everyone else has been up to, remember to try and leave a comment so we can all see who has been visiting !
Here is the list- Get Hopping!
Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
Mary Katherine Deis
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier