Thursday, February 19, 2015


Kristy Le Trendy jewelry Designs : Part II Build a Line Challenge

 





     
Hello again my  friends I can not believe how the time has flown since are last Blog hop. There has been great participation in our workshop and great informational video's, links, and articles  throughout the the first month. Thank you Brenda Sue and all the others who shared all this great information to all of us.

I would like to say that I myself have really rethought how I'm going to make create my jewelry from now on.  I think making particular lines of jewelry can be more economical in the sense that you can chose only what you need for that particular line. I like the the pyramiding plan of action and basing your jewelry line off one larger statement piece and branching off from your main idea to make smaller piece that may appeal to your buyers who like less elaborate pieces. I absolutely loved Brenda Sue's video that thought us this plan of jewelry creating.

I have since starting this challenge through a very helpful tread we all talked about were is the best online options to sell and I'm happy to say I've started to look back into my Etsy store and have decided to get brave and open it back up because of this helpful workshop. Loved the Etsy article on how to properly promote yourself and the discussions on use SEO'S to your advantage. I will seek help from someone on on how to better understand how to use this more efficiently.

Now i would love to show you what I've been working on from the first challenge up to now.

Of course some of you have already seen this finished bracelet from my Vineyard Collection.



Now I will show you some other pieces I'm working on for this Challenge.  first remember their are going to be five main piece to my Vineyard collection : Necklace, Earrings, Bracelet, Brooch, and rings. I will however have more than one variation of those main bodies of work, but within my main theme.


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Here are some necklace and ring selections I am pondering.


This is quite a large piece will it be a brooch, a pendant, or perhaps both, and give it a duel quality about it.


Ah yes and earring I will have more than one to go with my line.


Oh and yes I forgot this necklace scenario!


Of course there's no reason why we can't have more than one bracelet style either as long as it fit's with my main idea. I hope you enjoyed my little tour of what is to be expected in the end and finial Challenge. What I hope you get from this fabulous journey is this that I have a better understanding of what it take to be a more successful designer, marketer, and hopefully a successful handmade online jewelry shop seller. I have one last thing to show you for this post this is what has been born from this same line, but with slightly different design details, and is also a Vineyard Collection. it's the Pastel Vineyard collection that I will  be presented at my first craft show of the year. I hope you like this subline as well it is still being refined in color anbd make up.



Well I hope you have enjoyed my second blog post and I look forward to reading all of your.


Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Jewelry Making Outside the Box
http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com/


Marcia Tuzzolino
Aurora Designs
http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me./

Jann Tague
Clever Designs by Jann
https://janntague.wordpress.com/

Judy King
Apt To Wander Studio
https://apttowander.wordpress.com/

Linzi Alford
Magpie in the Sky, Spoil Heap Tales
http://magpieintheskyspoilheaptales.blogspot.co.uk/

Cynthia Wainscott
Exotic Peru
http://exoticperujewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson
Beadsophisticate
https://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

Lynn Stinten
Dragonzwench
http://www.dragonzwench.blogspot.com/

Marica Zammit
Bead Lovelies
http://www.beadlovelies.com

Catherine Shattuck
VRBrose
http://www.vrbrose.wordpress.com

Micheale Collie
The Vintage Gem
http://thevintagegem.blogspot.com

Mary Craig
Jewelry Alchemy
http://jewelryalchemy.wordpress.com

Lee Koopman
Strega Jewelry
http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com

Erin Whitacre
Shattered Time Jewelry
http://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

Monica Casady
MJCasady Copper Works
http://monica-casady.squarespace.com/blog/

Leila West
Leila Nicole Designs
http://leilanicoledesigns.blogspot.com/

Cindy Peterson
Howling Dog Jewelry
https://howlingdogjewelry.wordpress.com/
Leila Belcher
Leila Bee Designs
http://leilabeedesigns.wordpress.com


Gloria Allen
Wings and Beads
http://www.wingsandbeads.blogspot.com/

Pamela Anger
Novegatti Designs
http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com/

Tammy Adams
Paisley Lizard
http://www.paisleylizard.com/blog

Lynda O'Mara
Once Upon a Line
http://www.lomaracreative.com/Blog.php

Elizabeth Hildreth
Mad Scientists Designs
http://madscientistsdesigns.blogspot.com

Dana Hickey
Wind Dancer Studios
http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com

Janet Calardo
Jan Lea Designs
http://janleadesigns.blogspot.com/

Maria Clark
Sweet Willow Design
http://www.sweetwillowdesigns.blogspot.com

Lori Beekman
B.Accessorized
https://baccessorized.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Kroeger
Relic Charm
https://reliccharm.wordpress.com/

Amy Jorgensen
Hoarder's Corner
http://amemedesigns.wordpress.com

Robin Reed
Handcrafted Bead Designs
http://artistryhcbd.indiemade.com/

Ingrid Anderson
Lilis Gems
http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/

Louise O'Shields
Desire Divine Jewels
http://desiredivinejewels.blogspot.com/

Susan Killam
Killam Creative
http://www.KillamCreative.blogspot.com

Mary Katherine Deis
The Rose Sword: Artisan and Vintage Collectible Jewelry
http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

Nike Bottalico
Objects and Oddities
http://nikebottalico.com/

Susan Bowerman
Woodside Wireworks
www.woodsidewireworks.com

Kristy Le
Kristy Le Trendy Jewelry Designs
http://trendyjewelryle.blogspot.com/

Jan Peters
Stylized Vintage
http://stylizedvintage.blogspot.com

Mitzie Crider
Needful Luxuries Occasional Blog
http://needfulluxuries.blogspot.com/

Gina Hockett
Freestyle Elements
http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson
From the Bead Board
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Alexandra Sefton
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art
http://wilywolverine.blogspot.com/

Melida Boman
The Journey of Pens and Things
http://thejourneyofpensandthings.blogspot.com

Teresa Schurter
TreeZ'S. Treasurs
http://treezstreazurs.com

Melissa Latimer
Smithed Up
http://smithedup.blogspot.com/

Renee Hong
Fine and Dandy Jewelry and Art
http://fineanddandyjewelry.blogspot.com

Nadine Edris
Moondance Jewelry
http://moondancejewelrymaine.blogspot.com

Lori Meyer
Parisienne Girl
https://parisiennegirldesign.wordpress.com/2015/01

Jennifer Merrill Williams
Artists of All Stripes
http://artistsofallstripes.blogspot.com

Denise Lussier Poirier
Jewelry By Denise
http://jewelrybydenise.wordpress.com

Renee Allen
Small Stuff Design
http://www.smallstuffdesign.com

Autumn Adams
Autumn Dawns
http://autumndawns.com/

Elizabeth Owens
1996 Shabby Lane
http://1996shabbylane.blogspot.com

Kat BarronMiller
Midnight Kat Productions Art Jewelry
http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com

Sandra Ballard
Mama San's Mojo
http://mamasansmojo.blogspot.com/

Coral Law
ab:coral design
http://abcoraldesign.blogspot.com

76 comments:

  1. This is so wonderful! I love your theme! Keep up the great work. ~love, Melissa

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  2. I love your foxes and grapes! You really have a lovely line--way to fly!!! :):)

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  3. Oh I am loving your vibrant colors Kristy. They're going to make whoever wears your jewelry very very happy :-)

    Great job! That fox focal is gorgeous!!!

    Marica Zammit
    Bead Lovelies

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  4. Kristy I starting to see the unique look that characterizes your vineyard line, I love the colors and your fox brooch to be xox

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  5. You've been busy girl! All that gorgeous color. Wowzer! It is so fun to be part of this group with you Kristy. See you in class, dear lady!

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  6. Kristi your colors are awesome my favorite piece is the box the grapes. I can tell you is that this line through and it can go many different directions like you and I am discussed in the past. And you're right you can have more than one bracelet design. Thank you for sharing your design process and where you are in the challenge your friend Cindy

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  7. I I love your blog and your jewelry even more! Such an inspiration!

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  8. Kristi I love your colors! Everything is working so well together and adore the large focal with the fox in the center..can't wait to see what you do with that! ~Ingrid

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  9. Love your vineyard collection! The colors are grand and your designs go so well together. Great blog post!

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  10. That fox is so cute! Loving the direction it's going and am very much looking forward to seeing it's completion!

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  11. Great post, Kristy, and your vineyard collection is coming along wonderfully ... great job! ;)

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  12. Love, love, LOVE!! I have a fox den in the small 5 acre patch of woods behind my house. Literally, house ring the entire patch but we have such a diverse bunch of wildlife in that small space. My favorite of which are the foxes. My immediate neighbors have a pact not to tell the others because we don't want them killed. So, needless to say I love your fox jewelry.

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    1. Thank you Leila and I love your little fox story, they are beautiful creatures arn't they. XOXO!

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  13. Your colors are so lovely and this is coming together so well for you. Congrats!!! Can't wait to see more.

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  14. You are doing such an amazing job colorizing all those tiny details. Everything is looking lovely.

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  15. Beautiful colors, I enjoyed the tour. Look foreword to seeing your finished line!

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  16. Wonderful Tour! I love the colors and the design are beautiful. I really like the pastel version as well!! Great Job!!! Be Blessed!

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    1. Thanks so much Robin and I went to your blog post it was gorgeous as well i couldn'y leave a coment there so I hope your getting this.

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  17. you do the painting so well!!

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    1. Thanks Kat I do love you paint. Actually I used to paint and draw a lot and would like to get back to that again some day.

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  18. Loving your designs and am so impressed with your use of color! Can't wait to see the end result :)

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    1. Thanks sweetheart, I love to paint, draw, and would love to get back to that some day.XOXO!

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  19. You've used the vineyard theme really well and the coloring is fantastic. Looking forward to the final reveal.

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  20. You've used the vineyard theme really well and the coloring is fantastic. Looking forward to the final reveal.

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  21. Kristy, this is an awesome line you've created, and I love all the pieces with grapes that you've incorporated. Your color scheme and theme is wonderful. Looking forward to seeing all of your line in a month, my friend. Happy you're reopening your Easy shop, too!! I'm sure you'll have great success.

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  22. Great job of incorporating theme and color palette! I can't wait to see the big reveal!

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  23. Kristy the fox and the grapevines have come full circle and they are beautiful!!!!!!!! Yes, yes, yes to the necklace and brooch idea just awesome. Awh I feel like your new line is our first baby because you presented your concept early on in class and now to see just how beautiful it is all coming out is phenomenal! I am so glad to be apart of this great adventure with you!!! Great job classmate! Outstanding!!!! ~Louise

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  24. Kristy the fox and the grapevines have come full circle and they are beautiful!!!!!!!! Yes, yes, yes to the necklace and brooch idea just awesome. Awh I feel like your new line is our first baby because you presented your concept early on in class and now to see just how beautiful it is all coming out is phenomenal! I am so glad to be apart of this great adventure with you!!! Great job classmate! Outstanding!!!! ~Louise

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    1. Thank you so much Louise for your kind words of inspiration. XOXO!

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  25. Love the fox with grapes - it really pops! Keep up the great work!

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  26. What wonderful pieces of jewelry and story! I am so excited by your work! You are a great artist and I love working along side of you in this class~
    Best wishes and lots of love to you dear heart~
    xo
    ~nike

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    1. Thank you sweet for your kind words of praise it's so appreciated. XOXO

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  27. Kristy--Your pieces are lovely and your coloring is exquisite! I'm so impressed! Your theme and story are great and I'm looking forward to seeing your final reveal!

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  28. Thank you so much love and I can't wait to see everyone in the groups finished work. We have a group of very talented artist in this group of awesome people. XOXO!

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  29. Exquisite work as always Kristy Le. You've probably noticed I really love grapes & vines & purple & green & boy have you nailed it! You've made the little fox so appealing too! This is going to be lovely & your addition of the pastels will obviously be just as pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa and I enjoyed Your line as well. XOXO!

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  30. Enough to make me want to sit down with a glass of wine and hold and look carefully to decide which piece to buy

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    1. Thank you so much that means a lot to me. XOXO!

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  31. Excellent idea and great post. I am sure you will do well with these ideas and they will only lead to more and more!

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    1. Thank you sooo much Brenda Sue your words of encouragement mean the world to me thank you for this learning journey, you are my muse. XOXO!

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  32. I too love the fox and grapes--my favorite one of your inspirations. I think your sub-line of pastels will be beautiful as well Good luck at your show! Gina

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  33. I too love the fox and grapes--my favorite one of your inspirations. I think your sub-line of pastels will be beautiful as well Good luck at your show! Gina

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    1. Thank you so much for your words of inspiration. XOXO!

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  34. Yummy colors Kristy .. I love the theme and looking forward to seeing more finished pieces from you .. GREAT JOB sweet lady .. Hugs

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    1. Thank you sweetie and I hope you can come to the May retreat I'd love to see you in person. XOXO!

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  35. Kristy - your line is coming along so well! I love the intricate painting on the fox. Just wow!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  36. Great line you have coming along Kristy and such gorgeous colors. Can hardly wait to see your finished line sweet lady.

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  37. Love your designs and the way you colorized your stampings is beautiful. Really love the one with the fox. Can't wait to see your full line. Hugs to you my friend.

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  38. Love your theme Kristy- looking forward to seeing the whole line at the final reveal :) Linzi

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  39. Fabulous work, Kristy! Thanks for sharing your insight on the economics of having a line. ~ Catherine S.

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  40. Kristy, your colorization looks excellent. It looks like you are having fun making those foxes and grapes come to life. I'd love to sit and paint with you! Your finished bracelet looks pretty as well as comfortable. Keep up the great job! I hope you do fill your Etsy shop back up with your new line!

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    1. Thank you Renee for you complements, and I'm putting the Vineyard Collection in the antique mall because they sell locally produced wines there. XOXO!

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