These are the two pieces I worked on in my last two video classes.
Do you know about my video classes? They are free and posted at YOU TUBE. Here is the link to my channel:
And of course, everything you need to get started making pieces like these is available at our website, B'sue Boutiques
These two pieces are also for sale on the website, you will find them in this section:
For those of you considering being a participant in our BUILD A LINE CHALLENGE:
What would you think about making a line of cameo collage jewelry?
Well I have been thinking about it. Just thinking.
As a point of guidance, since many have been writing me to ask me what I thought about their ideas (and I don't like to say TOO much as I would like what they decide to come from THEM).....something you have to think about is:
Can I create this to sell inside an impulse pricepoint?
An impulse price point is generally 10-45.00. Being honest, even if I sell my assemblage work on the low end of things, there is no way I would want to do a whole line of work like this and let it go for 45.00.
So while you don't HAVE to come up with something for your line that's at a impulse price point, you do need to realize that unless you have a ready clientele for work like this or live in an area where there is a great deal of disposable income, these are pieces that would
a---attract MANY people
b---get a lot of attention
c---really dress up a selling booth or website
d--require more work from you to sell
e--require time to make
f--in the event that you were to wholesale them, you'd need just the right boutique. Honestly, pieces like these in areas where there is money, or in a gallery or upscale boutique should go for 135-195.00
In actuality, most people can really only afford to pay what I have on them, so you could not wholesale them. (Shopkeeps want to pay half)
g--would be difficult to reproduce exactly.
Does that mean you should not make them? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
It means that either you better make a whole lot of them so that people are simply overcome by beauty and tell all their friends about you...
Or you make some over the top ones and dumb the rest down. Meaning not that they are dumb, but that you streamline them and take about 1/2 to 2/3 of the work out of them by finding a way to make them that requires less investment in time and components.
A line of this work might be an interesting experiment, but you'd need, I'd think to make 3-5 of each design in different colors. Each piece would only be one part of your five pieces for the line. So you would need some repeats in colors, and then three more go-with items.
What's good about cameos is that they are personal to people. Cameos are classic. So if you do something with cameos, think hard about theme. Some may opt to do cats only. Maybe only dogs. Maybe only horses or pretty ladies.
I might do them all if I took this on, each theme, several pieces, different colorways.
But they wouldn't sell as well as something that had a cool gimmick, was less fussy, smaller, and about 25-30.00.
As for your artist's heart, though, if you like busy assemblage, that might be a real big challenge for you to meet.
Think about how you might do that.....I think *I* know....but you gotta figure it out.
THAT'S THE CHALLENGE!