Friday, January 23, 2015

Build a Line Challenge from B'Sue Boutiques, Elizabeth Hildreth of MadScientistsDesigns, Part One


Brainstorming!


Hello, I'm Elizabeth Hildreth, owner of MadScientistsDesigns. Welcome to the 1st in a series of 3 blog hops for the Build a Line Challenge from B'sue Boutiques. In Part 1, I'll reveal the inspiration behind my new jewelry line (and a sneak peek shhh!). 

The Build a Line Challenge is a three month class on designing a cohesive line with 50+ participating jewelry designers and we'll be having THREE blog hops to show off our designs in progress and at the 3rd blog hop we will reveal our entire new line with a minimum of 5 individual pieces (but I bet a lot of people will have more than that!). Should we start a betting pool?

I have decided to go in a new direction with this line (see my other jewelry here) and I'm really excited to show off the 1st piece I'm working on! 


*****Drum roll, please!*****

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My inspiration is: 




Middle Eastern jewelry. I love the bold colors, intricate designs and rich, exotic history.


I started the whole process by picking my main component, this versatile filigree.

Planning the hand bracelet design...

This is the base of my hand bracelet. Original color.



Then I added red accents.


Time to bring on the bling!

Wow! That really did make a big difference! So, on the finished bracelet, there are 10 4mm Swarovski crystals.
So, what do you think of the 1st piece? Leave me a comment and tell me what colors YOU'D like to see in this line. See you soon! ~Elizabeth :-)

Don't forget to give my Links some love!


Callie is watching you!

PS: Come back and check out Part 2 on February 20th
and Part 3 on March 20th. See you there! :-)


Hop on over to the next blog!


Brenda Sue Lansdowne, B'sue Boutiques
Marcia Tuzzolino
Jann Tague
Judy King
Linzi Alford
Cynthia Wainscott
Carole Carlson
Lynn Stinten
Marica Zammit
Catherine Shattuck
Michaele Collie
Mary Craig
Lee Koopman
Erin Whitacre
Monica Casady
Leila West
Cindy Peterson
Leila Belcher
Gloria Allen
Pamela Anger
Tammy Adams
Lynda O'Mara
Elizabeth Hildreth -- That's me!
Dana Hickey
Janet Calardo
Maria Clark
Lori Beekman
Jennifer Kroeger
Amy Jorgensen
Robin Reed
Ingrid Anderson
Louise O'Shields
Susan Killam
Mary Katherine Deis
Nike Bottalico
Susan Bowerman
Kristy Le
Jan Peters
Mitzie Crider
Gina Hockett
Linda Anderson
Alexandra Sefton
Melida Boman
Teresa Shurter
Melissa Latimer
Renee Hong
Nadine Edris
Lori Meyer
Jennifer Merrill Williams
Denise Lussier Poirier
Renee Allen
Autumn Adams
Elizabeth Owens
Kat BarronMiller
Sandra Ballard
Coral Law

89 comments:

  1. Nice post, Elizabeth .... Middle Eastern jewelry sounds so pretty! ;)

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  2. What a fun theme. I am really excited to see your line. The bracelet looks wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! What colors would you like to see the bracelet in? :-)

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  3. Absolutely lovely. I adore the look of this style. It's just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Lori! What color do would you like to see the bracelet in? :-)

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  4. Beautiful design and theme, Elizabeth. So opulent and exotic! Can't wait to see the rest of your Line ��

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  5. Beautiful! Sounds like a fun challenge. :)

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  6. Great Blog and Design .. looking forward to seeing your progress .. Jann

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  7. Wow what a difference that red made! Gorgeous, can't wait o see the rest!

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    1. Thank you! What other colors would you like to see? :-)

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  8. Great idea. The red with the dark brass is very rich looking. I'm partial to blues, especially turquoise.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! Blue is definitely on the list. :-)

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  9. Really great blog and great choices! Cannot wait to be on this journey with you!

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    1. Thank you, Nike! What is your color preference? :-)

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  10. Looking forward to the rest of your creations. Love the idea and that red color!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty partial to the red myself. What other colors would you like to see? :-)

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  11. awesome choice, love the design, very creative! blue of course, it's the 3rd best color seller at least around here ( clear cyrstal and balck being 1 and 2)

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    1. Thanks, Kat! Blue is definitely in the picture. Hmmm crystal or black... We'll see. :-)

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  12. Love love your theme! and Callie's pretty spiffy too! Brava ~ Sandie B.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! Callie was supervising from the top of the hutch. :-)

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  13. Well you've sold me! I desperately want this slave bracelet. I fear I will be in trouble when your line is complete! Lol.

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  14. One other thing. I think a rich Topaz or even a Cobalt blue would look scrumptious.

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    1. I colored my 1st blues today and they look stunning against the brass. :-)

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  15. That is so clever! I like the red but if I have to pick another color, then I vote for green.

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    1. Thank you Carole! Colored my 1st green pieces today, great choice. :-)

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  16. I really love the mix of the luscious red with the richness of the brass pieces. Two of my favorite color mixes. I would keep up w/ the rich jewel tones to mix with.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! I definitely plan to stay with jewel tones. :-)

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  17. Wow--you really are doing something different from what you had done--very exciting! Really like the hand bracelet with the beads and crystals! Can't wait to see the rest of your design! :)

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    1. Thank you! It really is a departure from what I usually make. :-)

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  18. Love your theme and the bracelet is beautiful.

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  19. Now that's a gorgeous theme! How unique and how different than your usual work too.

    I just LOVE that slave bracelet. I can think of lots of B'sue pretties that would go well with your theme.

    Oh I can't wait to see your whole line now :-)

    Marica
    Bead Lovelies

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    1. Thank you, Marica! So glad you were finally able to comment. :-)

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  20. Love your theme and the color you choose for your first piece!!

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  21. Exotic choice for your line and the deep red is a perfect choice. Can't wait to see more.

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  22. How genie was to put this 3 stampings together to make that bracelet! I love your idea of middle eastern jewelry!

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! Wait until you see the next pieces. :-)

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  23. I really love that type of jewelry and I think you nailed it! Really really beautiful!! Can't wait to see what else you make for the line! Be Blessed!

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  24. I love the Indian wedding jewelry. The bling really added a lot to your piece.

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    1. Isn't Indian wedding jewelry gorgeous! My job is to give the same feel for an affordable price. :-)

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  25. Great idea, Elizabeth! The red looks great. I think more jewel tones would be great, like your cat's pretty eye color!

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  26. Now I see why you need so many of those filigree! GREAT IDEA and great post! Thanks just bunches for joining us on this adventure!

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    1. Yep! I actually had NO IDEA how many I would be using in each piece! :-)

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  27. Hi Squirrel! I love your idea and want to see GREEEEENNNNN. Can't wait to see how you finish up your line!

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  28. Elizabeth, absolutely stunning hand bracelet and seeing the transformation as you added elements was neat to see. Looking forward to the line.

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it amazing what little changes can make to a piece? :-)

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  29. Nail polish is such an simple way to achieve color, great idea! Looking forward to seeing your other pieces.

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  30. I love it!! I'd like to see a carnelian or citrine, or possibly peridot! Love the nail polish use - I have so much that I don't use, I might have to look at them differently now!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Nice color choices. I painted the filigrees using a toothpick. :-)

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  32. Love your theme one of my favorites so far. I love the jewel tone colors and richness of middle eastern jewelry. Can't wait to see more.

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  33. Beautiful choice of filigree and theme. Gorgeous Calico.

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  34. I too love that filigree piece and I love your concept for the challenge, love Middle Eastern jewelry it's so ornate and beautiful, can't wait to see all your pieces. loved your blog too, here's to happy creating.

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    1. Thank you, Kristy! Happy creating to you too! :-)

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  35. Leave it to you to come up with the MOST unusual and creative concept!!! Looking forward to seeing more, more, more....

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    1. Awwww! Thank you, Judy! More coming right up! :-)

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  37. I love the exotic feeling from middle east jewelry. Look forward to see your designs.

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  38. Wow Elizabeth what an awesome blog page!!!!!!! OMG your 1st piece is beyond exceptional!! I am crazy about all of your work all of the time!! Thank you for your exceptional eye for detail and your zeal for more!!! Warm Regards Louise

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    1. Thank you, Louise! I was a little worried to join up because my style is so different from most of the creative group's. :-)

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  39. fab hand bracelet. i think a midnight blue or lapis blue would be striking but i love your red one ! looking forward to seeing your line. Linzi

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  40. Elizabeth--What a great idea. Very unique and the filigree will work great. I love your bracelet. Purple for me please! Callie looks like a sweetie. Glad she joined in!

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    1. Thank you, Lyda! Purple coming right up! Callie says hi. :-)

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  41. Wonderful!! I love the new direction, middle eastern styles have always been a favorite of mine too. The class sounds like fun!

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    1. Thank you, Gari Anne. I'm having fun with it. :-)

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  42. Middle Eastern jewelry is beautiful, and I think you may have a hit on your hands. The red hand bracelet is just beautiful! Anticipation awaits! Gina H

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    1. Thank you, Gina! Glad you like the bracelet. :-)

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  43. Brilliant! Love it love it! Right off the bat I can see it with several different styles of clothing. I would lean toward deep green, purple or blue. The red is a gorgeous choice though.

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