Welcome to Blog Hop Number 2! This is the second of three blog hops for the B’Sue Boutiques Build A Line challenge, hosted and taught (for free!) by the fabulous, knowledgeable and very generous Brenda Sue of B’Sue Boutiques.
In Blog Hop Number 1, I introduced myself and my Etsy shop, Ameme Designs, and I showed the evolution of my design skills since I began making jewelry. I also gave a quick view of my ideas for my line, and the components I was considering.
Fast-forward to Blog Hop Number 2, and my line is shaping up in my mind if not actually on the work table. I’ve dropped the ribbon, added in rhinestone chain around the cabochons and I’ve started giving serious thought to chain – a necklace has to hang from something, after all.
The move away from using ribbon in my line changed the aesthetic slightly, and as I experimented with adding the rhinestone chain, the name of my line came to me – “Simply Luxe” – the designs are simple, but they look quite rich due to the custom-finish brass cameo stampings with turquoise and gold cabochons, the rhinestone adds the bling they need.
In addition, I’ve been joining into conversations with my classmates, and reading and watching videos that cover all aspects of fashion and jewelry design and marketing. I’ve learned so much. One of the things I’ve learned? That I need to learn so much more! But now, thanks to this class and challenge, I know what I need to learn more about.
While I had hoped to have one piece to show you today, real life had other plans for me this week. So you’ll need to pop back next month for the final reveal – Blog Hop Number 3!
I hope you enjoyed my second blog hop article, I hope you have a little time to “hop” around this list of blogs below, and give them a like or a comment.