Friday, January 23, 2015

Build A Line Challenge from B"Sue Boutiques, Melida Boman of The Journey of Pens and Things, Part One

Hi! I am Melida Boman, one half of the team of Pen and Things. I am so excited to be a part of the first Build a Line Challenge from B'Sue Boutiques. This challenge is a master class of sorts which should take three months and has three different blog hops, which today's is number one. There are 54 of us and we will be working hard to flesh out a line of jewelry that is hopefully cohesive and true to ourselves. At the end we hope to have a minimum of 5 pieces to show a the last blog hop.  

I am a 35ish wife, mom, full time hospital worker and part time jewelry/ pen maker. I have only been making jewelry for a couple of months but I have been doing different crafts for most of my life, like quilting. Here are a couple of my dragon art quilts.


These are some of the pieces of piece that I have made up.


I don't really have a place to work on making my jewelry. (I have to take over the dinning room table with I am ready to get to work). While siting there my Tanker likes to sit next to me and give his opinion.

So I know you all are dying to know what I have decided to work on..... so here is a pic, Can you guess what it is??

Yep I am going to be making Wedding Head Accessories. This one is a really simple one. I plan to make 5 that similar but different. I plan to do other simple things but you never know (I am know for going over board and it was hard for me to stop with this one). I figured I would show more on the second round so I hope you all will come back!

Thanks for Joining me on this Hop. Please hit us all by hopping to the next person on the list after me!

1. Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
Jewelry Making Outside the Box

2. Marcia Tuzzolino
Aurora Designs

3.Jann Tague
Clever Designs by Jann

4. Judy King
Apt to Wander Studio

4. Linzi Alford
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales

5. Cynthia Wainscott
Exotic Peru

6. Carole Carlson

7. Lynn Stinten

8. Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies

9. Catherine Shattuck

10. Michaele Collie
The Vintage Gem

11. Mary Craig
Jewelry Alchemy

12. Lee Koopman
Strega Jewelry

12. Erin Whitacre
Shattered Time Jewelry

13. Monica Casady
MJCasady Copper Works

14. Leila West
Leila Nicole Designs

15. Cindy Peterson
Howling Dog Jewelry

16. Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs

17. Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads

18. Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs

19. Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard

20. Lynda O'Mara
LOmara Creative

21. Elizabeth Hildreth

22. Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios

23. Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs

24. Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Designs

25. Lori Beekman
B. Accessorized

26. Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm

27. Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder's Corner

28. Robin Reed
Artistry: Handcrafted Bead Designs

29. Ingrid Anderson
Lilis Gems

30. Louise O'Shields
Desire Divine Jewels

31. Susan Killam
Killam Creative

32. Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry

33. Nike Bottalico
Nike Bottalico

34. Susan Bowerman
Woodside Wireworks

35. Kristy Le
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs

36. Jan Peters
Stylized Vintage

37. Mitzie Crider
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog

38. Gina Hockett
Freestyle Elements

39. Linda Anderson
From the Bead Board

40. Alexandra Sefton
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art

41. Melida Boman (THIS IS ME!)
The Journey of Pens and Things

42. Teresa Shurter
TreeZ's Treasurs

43. Melissa Latimer
Smithed Up

44. Renee Hong
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art

45.Nadine Edris
Moondance Jewelry

46.Lori Meyer
Parisienne Girl

47. Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes

48. Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry by Denise

49. Renee Allen
Small Stuff Design

50. Autumn Adams
Autumn Dawns

51. Elizabeth Owens
1996 Shabby Lane

52. Kat BarronMiller
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry

53. Sandra Ballard
Mama San's Mojo

54. Coral Law

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fun on a sunny weekend in January.

This past weekend was such a great weeken that hubby was able to turn a couple of pens! He got an order for a segmented wooden pen using these 2 wood blanks.

He then cut them, glued them, waited, and then glued again. (He thought he was going to turn to dust due to all the waiting he had to do.) When all the glueing was done he then sliced them up and glued them one final time and he got this...

After these finally dried he was so ready to turn them into a fountain pen.

I think this pen came out pretty neat.  It was a good weeken all around.  

I will be doing a blog hop  for  the B'Sue Challenge on Friday. I hope you will come join us!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I did it!

So for the last month the Facebook group that I am a part of, B'Sue Boutique creative group,  has been talking about doing a 3month build your line challenge. I had been thinking about whether or not I had the experience to do this. I went to work this past week and was showing some pictures to a couple of coworker who were like "you so have to try this!"

My original idea was squashed before I could write it up but I fhought of something else that I hope will turn out to be fun. We will be doing a blog hop soon and that is when I can show what I thought up. Here is to hoping that people like it.

On other news I was working on a couple steampunk ideas.
I really like how the earrings came out
Now I just need to figure out what I want the chains for the necklaces to look like. I am a big dragon fan and I hope to be able to add more to my work 

Hubby has been complaining that the weather is too col to work on pens this week. I wonder what he is going to say next week when it is colder? 😊