Saturday, December 26, 2009

Week Thirty of My Weekly Creative Challenge

Week Thirty of my Weekly Creative Challenge is Here!

Well we have made it to Week Thirty. I want to thank all of you for following me and my creative process for these past 3o weeks in 2009! This process has definitely help me with my designs and I cant wait to see what we can do together in 2010. This was one of my favorite pieces this past year. I made for the "63119 Art Gallery Crawl" and I sold it that same weekend which was great but I only got to take a few photos of it before it was gone. " Welcome my last entry for 2009 "Poppy on the Side."

I will be taking a two week break from blogging so that I can come up with some new pieces. This break will also give me the time to finish developing a line that I have been chopping at the bit to show you all so I can get your feedback. I love developing new lines and creating new concepts to share with you all. I hope this blog encourages us all to be creative and I truly look forward to 2010.

Take care, God Bless and have a Wonderful New Year!!!!!!

Allison B.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Week Twenty Nine of My Weekly Creative Challenge

Week Twenty Nine has an "Icy Touch" to My Weekly Creative Challenge

I cant believe there is only one more week left for 2009 Weekly Challenge. It will be great to know that somehow we will make it up to Week Thirty for the end on year. Well this week I wanted to keep it cool and so I went for the "Silver Touch". This is the week of Christmas and I found it only fitting to have my featured piece something that could bring a "Chill to the Air" . I love Fretwork and I love working in Silver. I don't get to create as many pieces in silver because of the cost but when I sketch something up that screams "Silver," I just have to do it. I added the Swarovski crystals to this design to add just a touch of shimmer. The pendant is light weight but definitely makes a statement. Well "Drop of Dew is this week's entry. So Enjoy and have a Wonderful Christmas!!!!

Take care and Keep Creating !
Allison B.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Week Twenty Eight of My Weekly Creative Challenge

Week Twenty Eight of My Creative Challenge has some of that "Old World Charm"

There are only 2 week left in 2009 and we are coming to the end of a very productive year. This year was full of exploring different styles and techniques. One of the things I discovered is my love of fretwork and the intricate designs of different eras such as "Victorian", "Art Nouveau" , and the "Art and Craft" movement. I love the swirls and nature oriented details of many of the fabrics, interior furniture & accessories and fine art of those times. All of these wonderful areas of style and creativity has influence my style as well and "Victorian Bloom" is just one of those pieces that show that influence. I loved working in copper and I love combining different styles of chain. The lampwork beads in this piece were just that added something which was needed to pull this design all together. These types of pieces make me look forward to what coming in 2010. Well here is this weeks entry "Victorian Bloom" Enjoy

Take Care and Keep Creating!!!!

Allison B.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Week Twenty Seven of My Weekly Creative Challenge

I feel all "Linked" together for Week Twenty Seven of my Weekly Creative Challenge

Learning a new technique can be so enjoyable and it is even more fun when the pieces you create actually come out the way you image them. This week's entries did just that for me. It all started when two of my favorite customers came into the store with these great bracelets on. The designs were so cool and Ms. Margie O. and Ms. Debbie S. assured me that I will be able to learn this in no time. So these two wonderful ladies met me on a Thursday morning and in less than two hours later, I created my first chain mail bracelet. I love the combinations of deep red and Gunmetal. The second one is a combination of Peridot with a double AB coating and Indian Red Swarovski Crystal all linked together with antique copper rings. Well I give a special thank you to my two "Masters of Chain mail" Margie O and Debbie S. They are two very creative and kind individuals. Thank you both. I hope you enjoy my new creations .
Take care! and Keep Creating!!!

Allison B.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Week Twenty Six of My Weekly Creative Challenge

Feel the "Chill in the Air" on Week Twenty Six of My Weekly Creative Challenge

The holiday season is upon us and it is time to find that special little something for all those people on our gift list. I know that's where my thoughts should be focused on but all I can think about is what am I going to do in 2010. My mind is on what new lines I will be working on and what will be the focus of my new blog for the new year ( if anyone has any suggestions let me know). Well, I know I need to finish 2009 first and this is one of those pieces that I want to feature before this year ends. So here is my little "Winter Blossom" necklace to start off the holiday season . Enjoy!

Take care and keep creating!
Allison B.