WELCOME BACK TO MY “COUNTRY CHIC” JOURNEY
Today is February 26th and this is our 2nd Blog Hop for the Build A Line 2016 Challenge .. Our next Blog Hop will be on Friday, April 1 and I will be revealing my new Country Chic Line on that day ..
I have learned more about myself as a Designer in this class & finally understand what it takes to build a jewelry line. I want to thank our instructor Brenda Sue Lansdowne of B’sue Boutiques for showing me the ropes. Brenda is an outstanding designer, business owner, instructor and mentor .. Thank you again Brenda for this journey ..
The list below is a few of the discussions we have had ..
- Design Influences
- What type of maker are you, Hobbyist, Maker or Designer
- Your Desire to move up or down in jewelry making
I subscribe to a magazine called Cowboys & Indians thinking I would find a Designer that I could connect with .. I’m still searching for that connection.
I love the designer Miriam Haskell .. Her style is over the top Gorgeous .. I have made a few necklaces that were influenced by her designs .. Take a look below ……
Miriam Haskell Design Above
My Designs Below
I love collages .. I use PicsArt and PhotoGrid to do my editing .. I’m still learning .. Examining my previous pictures to my current pictures I have gotten better .. I still have problems with lighting .. If I only had more hours in the day or if I could split myself into two .. Ha Ha !!!!!!
Here are 2 different Collages that were made recently ..
During the month of February we had a long discussion on what we felt we are as a jewelry maker .. A Hobbyist, Maker or Designer ..
- A HOBBYIST is someone content with dabbling and doing their own thing.
- The Jewelry MAKER is more serious about the business end of things. They may very actively honing their craft and experimenting with ‘what works’.
- The Jewelry DESIGNER has developed a brand and a recognizable, cohesive look. They have done all the things that the hobbyist and the maker have done
I started out as a Hobbyist, making jewelry for myself, family, friends, contest and a few sales .. I have developed myself into a Designer but with still a small amount of Maker in me ..
Another question was asked .. “Do you have the desire to convert up or down” .. It’s taken me several years to get where I’m at and I sure don’t want to go backwards at this time in my life .. It only get’s better .. I sale my jewelry at Etsy, FaceBook and Pinterest ..
- Etsy .. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleverDesignsbyJann
- FaceBook .. https://www.facebook.com/JewelsByJann/
Below are a few pictures on what’s going on at my design table .. sorry I can’t show you any completed pieces right now .. stay tuned in for the next Blog Hop on April 1 ..
Here are a few components I’m using for my Country Chic Line .. yes I do have more
Waiting to be revealed on April 1
Something sweet dangles from the chain
Thank you for reading my blog and I would appreciate your comments .. please go all the way down to the bottom of my blog to find the comment section ..
The list below are all participants, be sure to visit their Blogs and you can start following them also .. see you soon .. Jann
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box
Diana Buynak – Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio
Irene Hoffman – Heartsdezirebyirene
Clare Wells Nemeth – Creative Magick
Mary Reckmeyer – Afrayedknot
Marcia Tuzzolino – Aurora Designs
Elizabeth Wilks – Wearable Art by Lizzie
Jeanette Rose Belmont – One Canvas at a time
Lyn Joy Reeve – A Journey from Jewels to Jubilation
Belinda Reed-Ingle – Vogue Rocks
Beth Trubman – The Journey of Jewelry
Carole Carlson – Beadsophisticate
Jann Tague – Clever Designs by Jann …………… YOU ARE HERE
Shari Gardner – SLG Jewelry Designs
Susan Bolton – Fern’s Place
Chris Kemp – NoodlePie Bracelets
Barbara Kelley – Angels’ Keep
Susan Bowerman – Woodside WireWorks
Pamela Anger – Novegatti Designs
Joan Donovan – Hailey’s Cottage
Alison Huie – Ally’s Baubles
Sharon Palac – Sharon’s Jewelry Garden
Erica Olmos – Beeb’s Closet
Erin Whitacre – Shattered Time Jewelry
Fran Sitton – Sitton Up Front
Ginger Hammond – Lynn Leigh Designs
Paula Gaskill – Lovely LaylaBug Jewels
Mary Katherine – The Rose Sword
Renee Webb Allen – Small Stuff Design
Valerie Tilghman- ArtJewelsandGifts
Chris Cravens Vintage Cravens
Donna Parry, JewelryDonna
Gina-Marie Hammer – Tangles, Twists and Treasures
Kelly Wymer Winged Wisdom Enchantments
HAPPY TRAIL’S TO YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN