Sometimes you make stuff and it just lays around. These are three pieces I made that just didn't quite reach out and scream, BUY ME!
What to do? Should I simply let them languish.....or should I re-think them and re-do them?
Well, let's go with common sense! It's time to put on thinking caps and DO SOMETHING...
Which is exactly what we are doing at the Creative Group for the rest of January and for the whole month of February! Our challenge is New Year/New Look. Re-make your own work!
What would YOU do with this necklace?
It has a nifty focal, but it's just LOST on that long chain. I think it might be better as a baubly centerpiece in the middle of a flash and trash sinker piece, maybe only 20-22 inches long, closer to the face, full.
I COULD use that chain to do that, too. If I did, I'd probably have enough left to make another charm bracelet. This wonderful bead and link chain from B'sue Boutiques is just one of my all time favorites!
Then what about this cool floral pendant?
Probably not a stroke of genius to just throw it on this ball chain and let it go at that. It would be amazing on a gypsy-beaded neckline with eye-popping colors! Hey, I could use some Spectra Beads They would be perfect.
OR it could be the centerpiece on an inset cuff blank Spiffy!
What's the story on this one?
Well, I like the way I composed the motif, but I put in on a purse pull and slung it on some ball chain. Nothing wrong with that! But I've had it over two years and no one has purchased it, so I think it's time to take it apart and let it become something....or! some THINGS, else!
I'm not gonna be able to get to just now, though. As you know, the Build a Line Challenge has BEGUN!
Last Thursday I read applications and typed responses for eleven hours straight! Finally til Tuesday we filled up to FIFTY NINE APPLICANTS. I had hoped for 60, but we came very, very close. Many wanted to participate but the timing was wrong for them. Those who did reach out for the opportunity understand that they have the responsibility of working out three blog hops and carrying through on the entire project...
And they are STOKED!
I am thrilled. This week I got them all into their 'classroom' and we are working out their questions about blogging, being in a blog hop, and what is required for the first hop.
SO, upshot is....I haven't time to do the re-do on these three pieces for the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group any time soon!
Every week we have a new big giveaway at B'sue Boutiques
Here is this week's:
Now THAT'S a bunch of LOOT! Over 200.00' worth!
And I'm throwing in those three necklaces. If YOU win them, I would love to see what you did with them.
January is the month for new beginnings.
For artists of any kind, it's the time to think back to what's been done and figure out ways to make it BETTER. For our pals at the Creative Group there is the challenge to brighten up, straighten up, rethink their Etsy shops, show inventory, etc....and make it talk! .... when perhaps, it was only whispering.
What can you do with YOUR unsold inventory? Well, perhaps you need an infusion of some new inspirational material! YOU could win this large giveaway....all you need is a 35.00 order at B'sue Boutiques this week to qualify for the drawing.
The drawing takes place on Sunday afternoons around 3 pm or a little later (Ohio time). Even if you don't win, you DO win, because working on a project like this re-routes old thinking and unearths creative discovery.
And that qualifying order from our place might contain JUST the right stuff for you to pull your work together....and get it SOLD!
Come on over.....through Friday at midnight, January 16, our FIVEBUCKS coupon which you can use to get 5.00 off an order of 50.00....
BECOMES TEN DOLLARS! Be sure to enter that code into the coupon box if you have a 50.00 order!
Have fun with this one! And come and join us at the B'sue Boutiques Creative Group, if you haven't, already.