We've seen some great work in the Five and Dime Style Challenge. In fact, I worked on the permanent album for B'sue Boutiques for several hours today.
I did expect to see turns in the road, and alot of repurposing.
Andrea Dalen offered us some photos of her work today and they just touched my heart. Maybe it's because, if I'm being very honest, they remind me alot of the line I produced with blood, sweat and tears in the early to mid 90's and sold to over 500 store accounts.
So I suppose you'd like to see? SURE!
This one is a delightful collage, simple, wearable, yet full of layering and texture.
This collection combines Steampunk Style and Novelty. Novelty jewelry was widely sold in the 50's and 60's Five and Dime Stores, and much of it was made from stampings just like these. We sell them at B'sue Boutiques
Another piece that was added to the album today was a very interesting cuff by Kate Conway.
I think the base is repurposed, but the front ornament, pie crust bezel, art bubble and prong mount are all from B'sue Boutiques. In fact, you can buy a kit to make it complete with directions:
The artwork under the bubble is Kate's.
Here is the whole album, by all means please visit and leave your comments. I know what I like; but what you like may be different. Most of all, I am looking to take us all on a journey of discovery and learning. I have always believed the highest inspiration for jewelry making was looking at the work of those who have gone before.....getting a feeling....and making it your OWN.