Hi All, I'm Maria Clark of Sweet Willow Designs. Welcome to Part One of the B'Sue Build a Line Challenge hosted by B'Sue Boutiques. I was encouraged by new Facebook friends to join the Challenge when I posted some of my polymer clay jewelry. In part one of a three part series in this master class, I'll tell you a bit about myself and my jewelry making journey as well as share my process and progress as I, and my classmates, create a five piece line of jewelry.
Each of the 57 participants in the master class has identified a theme for their jewelry line which won't be revealed until the last blog hop in March. So, the suspense will build as we share our thoughts, design decisions and our final pieces. For my line I'll be combining polymer clay and the great filigree and stampings from B'Sue Boutiques. I'm not entirely sure how this will turn out!
My studio in Colorado is in the basement I share with my musician husband. We're at opposite ends but can see each other which makes pursuing our individual creative outlets a kind of together time. I can hear the lilting sounds of his music and he can sometimes detect the wafting scents of burning clay - just kidding, that rarely happens :)
Here are a few pics of my studio. You'll note how tidy and organized it appears as thankfully you can't see the mess on the floor and the hazard cones that mark off my space. I made my own photo box from a plastic box and some rip stock cloth which works well. Learning to use the camera is really where I need to spend more time to get great quality photos.
I can't wait to see what all the participants create for their jewelry lines. Below are the links for each participant. Be sure to stop by, leave a comment, ask questions and encourage the artists.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. On to the next!
Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
Mary Katherine Deis
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier