Friday, February 20, 2015

Build A Line Challenge from B'sue Boutiques, Coral Law of ab:coraldesign,Part Two

Design Process
While many participants of this challenge is on the way to build their lines, I am kinda stuck at how to build a cohesive line which is very crucial.
As mentioned in the last post, my concept of this line is to use engraving Chinese to express my thoughts through the arrangement of stampings. Before I started, I didn't have any idea about how to make a real cohesive line. I looked for all the stampings in pairs from the box where I keep all B'Sue products. 

From what I have, I picked the connectors as the first trial so for the second design, in order to be cohesive, I used the silverware one and engraved "珍惜" which means "to treasure".  

We all know many natural resources are reducing, animals are extincted, forest is getting less, ice is melting and etc. Yet, many people are still not aware or ignore the situation. As parents, we want to give the best to our kids or next generation but not many think about what our ancestors left to us are environmental problems. All of us need to change our habit by reducing energy use and waste and treasure what we have. 

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Back to the difficulties I encountered. In the past few weeks, I saw many participants are creating their lines with components of the same theme/materials in one or different color. The video about disassembling a statement piece into smaller pieces, shared by Brenda is very inspiring. However, the more I see how others create their lines, the more lost I feel.

Should I stick with these connectors to create bracelets and necklaces as well?
Should I use one color only but with different stampings?

I hope I will figure this out soon.

New insight about one-of-a-kind design
I always like to make unique design as I don't like duplicate my design unless customer requests. I thought this could add more value on my jewelry. From my experience, it does but it also has shortages. One of the problem is time. Every design needs to be described and photographed for my online shop, which took a lot of time for my design. If I create a cohesive line that can be duplicated, it could gives my customers an impression of my style and also saves my time in post-design. Will this affect those customers who like one-of-a-kind? I hope not as I can still alter each design within the line to create a unique design for these customers. As the line can be duplicated, the other advantage is that it can reach more potential customers who may help promoting my jewelry. Instead of one customer wearing one design, it could be several customers wearing one design.

Stay tune for the final hop on March 20th.

Before you leave, check out other participants of this challenge. 

Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
1. Marcia Tuzzolino
2. Jann Tague
3. Judy King
4. Linzi Alford
5. Cynthia Wainscott
6. Carole Carlson
7. Lynn Stinten
8. Marica Zammit
9. Catherine Shattuck
10. Michaele Collie
11. Mary Craig
12. Lee Koopman
13. Erin Whitacre
14. Monica Casady
15. Leila West
16. Cindy Peterson
17. Leila Belcher
18. Gloria Allen
19. Pamela Anger
20. Tammy Adams
21. Lynda O'Mara
22. Elizabeth Hildreth
23. Dana Hickey
24. Janet Calardo
25. Maria Clark
26. Lori Beekman
27. Jennifer Kroeger
28. Amy Jorgensen
29. Robin Reed
30. Ingrid Anderson
31. Louise O'Shields
32. Susan Killam
33. Mary Katherine Deis
34. Nike Bottalico
35. Susan Bowerman
36. Kristy Le
37. Jan Peters
38. Mitzie Crider
39. Gina Hockett
40. Linda Anderson
41. Alexandra Sefton
42. Melida Boman
43. Teresa Shurter
44. Melissa Latimer
45. Renee Hong
46. Nadine Edris
47. Lori Meyer
48. Jennifer Merrill Williams
49. Denise Lussier Poirier
50. Renee Allen
51. Autumn Adams
52. Elizabeth Owens
53. Kat BarronMiller
54. Sandra Ballard
55. Coral Law
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