BALC 2016 Presents, Conversations with Birds…

Welcome to my Blog! What a thrill to have so many family, friends and colleagues drop by for a visit! This is our first of 3 blog hops. I hope you’ll visit all my classmate’s blogs too.

I have finished my first piece, for my new line of jewelry. I have chosen to do a line of bracelets. I’m doing them in the assemblage style. I really love designing them. Making something totally new always inspires me. Though that doesn’t always end well though…

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I find artistic inspiration everywhere on our island. Something that always inspires me is BIRDS! Their song and flight are amazing. Their glorious freedom. I LOVE feeding, watching, sketching and photographing them. And yes, I talk to them. Doesn’t everyone? Their beauty is unsurpassed. I live at the base of Mt. Tolmie. Every type of local bird lives or hunts literally in my backyard. Our teacher and mentor, Brenda Sue Landsdowne, carries all kinds of beautiful metal bird stampings in her store. I was so thrilled to see so many! I just knew I had to start creating with them. Here’s a picture of some of the birds in my  collection :

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I have my first Bird Bracelet done. What a blast! I am very new to making these cuffs. I look forward to learning from each new cuff I make. And from all the stupid mistakes I make too! It’s amazing how many goofs ups you can make on such a small piece. Plus me and glue, are not the best of friends. Below is a picture of my first piece. We will be making a minimum of 5 pieces for the Build a Line Master Challenge. Our classes have exceeded my imagination. I adore the topics we get to study each day. I am truly blessed. I love to learn, and I love school!

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Well, I’m off to meet some new local  birds. I’ll have to see if one of them whispers to me. You really have to listen!  Thanks VERY much for stopping by. Below is the list of my classmates blogs. Please visit them too! I know I’m excited to see what everyone’s been making. We haven’t been allowed to know each other’s theme till this blog hop. I love surprises….See you on the second blog hop!

 

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Brenda Sue Lansdowne Jewelry Making Outside the Box

http://www.bsueboutiques.typepad.com

Diana Buynak Butterfly Emporium Ceramic Studio

http://butterflyemporium.indiemade.com/blog

Irene Hoffman, Heart’s Desire by Irene

http://heartsdezirebyirene.wordpress.com

Clare Wells Nemeth, Creative Magick

http://www.craftingmagick.blogspot.com

Mary Reckmeyer, Afrayed Not

http://www.afrayedknot.net

Marcia Tuzzolino, Aurora Designs

http://auroradesignsjewelryblog.me

Elizabeth Wilks, Wearable Art by Lizzie

http://wearableartbylizzie.blogspot.com

Jeanette Rose Belmont, One Canvas At A Time

http://www.onecanvasatatime.com

Lyn Joy Reeve, A Journey From Jewels To Jubilation

http://lnreeve00.blogspot.com

Belinda Reed-Ingle, Vogue Rocks

http://voguerocks.blogspot.com

Beth Trubman, The Journey of Jewelry

http://thejourneyofjewelry.blogspot.com

Carole Carlson, Bead Sophisticate

http://beadsophisticate.wordpress.com

Jann Tague, Clever Designs by Jann

http://janntague.wordpress.com

Shari Gardner, SLG Jewelry Designs

http://slgdesigns.wordpress.com

Susan Bolton, Fern’s Place

http://www.fernsplace.org

Chris Kemp, Noodle Pie Bracelets

http://noodlepiebracelets.com

Barbara Kelley, Angels’ Keep

http://angelskeepbandbdotcom.wordpress.com

Susan Bowerman, Woodside Wireworks

http://woodsidewireworks.com/

Pamela Anger, Novegatti Designs

http://novegattidesigns.blogspot.com

Joan Donovan, Hailey’s Cottage

http://haileyscottage.com/

Alison Huie, Ally’s Baubles

http://www.allysbaubles.blogspot.com

Sharon Palac, Sharon’s Jewelry Garden

http://www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com

Erica Olmos, Beeb’s Closet

https://beebscloset.wordpress.com

Erin Whitacre, Shattered Time Jewelry

https://shatteredtimejewelry.wordpress.com

Fran Sitton, Sitton Up Front

https://sittonupfront.wordpress.com

Ginger Hammond, Lynn Leigh Designs

https://lynnleighdesigns.wordpress.com

Paula Gaskill, Lovely LaylaBug Jewels

http://www.lovelylaylabugjewels.com/Blog.php

Mary Deis, The Rose Sword

http://theroseswordmdeis.blogspot.com

Renee Webb Allen, Small Stuff Design

http://smallstuffdesign.com

Valerie Tilghman, ArtJewelsandGifts

http://www.artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com

Chris Cravens, Vintage Cravens

http://christinecravens.blogspot.com

Leslie Carver, Adorn Divine Designs

http://www.adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com

Donna Parry, JewelryDonna

http://jewelrydonna.typepad.com

Gina-Marie Hammer, Tangles, Twists and Treasures

http://tanglestwistsandtreasures.com/blog/

Kelly Wymer, Winged Wisdom Enchantments

https://wingehttp:dwisdomenchantments.wordpress.com/

 

Sponsered by: B’Sue Boutiques

With thanks to our Teacher; Brenda Sue Lansdowne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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