Thursday, February 19, 2015

2nd Blog Hop For the Build a Line Challenge, Melida Boman with The Journey of Pens and Things

Hello and welcome to the second of three installments of the "Build a Line Challenge" Blog Hop. I have learned a lot and I am one of those that have banging my head on a wall. When I fist revealed my thoughts on a line, I thought I could do wedding head jewelry. I have since decided that this is too broad an idea, which is why I am hitting the wall. I thought to do 5 different styles that were simple but elegant. I keep going for the over the top look which I realize before I put it all together for the final time but that does not help me with concept. This picture is what I have got together so far.

I am not sure if this mermaid one will work, but it has given me an idea on a new one to try to make. I think I will try some charms and make it similar to a charm bracelet. I am waiting for some stuff to come in to see if that will work. Here is to hoping! LOL

I am a steampunk/refurbish girl at heart, which has made me decide to do another line while working on this one. I was having a huge mental blockage so I worked on this next piece for a couple of days (I still need to add a couple of pearls and crystals) You know how it goes.... as you are working on something totally different, that is when you get an idea that works with what you were trying to do in the first place. I feel that I that I can make this work but I am going to end up doing this in stages.

The other thing that I realized during this trip is that I have a been sticking my head in the sand when it comes to fashion. I have never been one to follow what people are wearing or what is "IN". My eyes have been opened a little in that I am going to start paying attention to what colors are in fashion but I am still wanting to stay true to me, so we will have to see if I can do it.

Thanks for coming over and rumbling through my head a little bit. See you next time!

Won't you come Join us on this adventure:

Marcia Tuzzolino

Jann Tague

Judy King

Linzi Alford

Cynthia Wainscott

Carole Carlson

Lynn Stinten

Marica Zammit

Catherine Shattuck

Michaele Collie

Mary Craig

Lee Koopman

Erin Whitacre

Monica Casady

Leila West

Cindy Peterson

Leila Belcher

Gloria Allen

Pamela Anger

Tammy Adams

Lynda O'Mara

Elizabeth Hildreth

Dana Hickey

Janet Calardo

Maria Clark

Lori Beekman

Jennifer Kroeger

Amy Jorgensen

Robin Reed

Ingrid Anderson

Louise O'Shields

Susan Killam

Mary Katherine Deis

Nike Bottalico

Susan Bowerman

Kristy Le

Jan Peters

Mitzie Crider

Gina Hockett

Linda Anderson

Alexandra Sefton

Melida Boman (You are Here)

Teresa Shurter

Melissa Latimer

Renee Hong

Nadine Edris

Lori Meyer

Jennifer Merrill Williams

Denise Lussier Poirier

Renee Allen

Autumn Adams

Elizabeth Owens

Kat BarronMiller

Sandra Ballard

Coral Law

Monday, February 9, 2015

Middle of Febuary already?

Oh my were did the time go? Has it really been three weeks since I last blogged? The weather has been beautiful and inspiring. Hubby has been working on a segmented bowl that he hopes to be able to make more of. This the what it turned out like...

I have been trying to figure out what I am going to do with my line for the Challenge. For some reason it is fighting me so I figured I should turn to making some things to sell at the show we will be at towards the 3rd week of March. Here are some earrings I made...

As you might know I am a little bit influenced by the Steampunk style. I love gears and the elegance that combining them with the new age stuff. Here are several pendents that I made this weekend that I hope to figure out what chains to add to finish then up this week to add to the shop.

Next Friday I will be doing the second of three blog hops. I hope to have another one or two finished to show, so I hope you will come join us!