I am the lucky recipient of the January Echo Creative Club beads handmade by Jeannie K. Dukic of JKD Studio. So what is Echo Creative Club? I'm looking for experienced jewelry designers to use my art beads and pendants for FREE. What does the name, Echo Creative mean? Echo is something you put out there and it comes back. I put my beads out there and they come back in a creative design from you.
I received the Acanthus pendant and matching Polarity beads - the rich purple and fuschia with just a hint of gold are gorgeous!! These pendants were inspired by Jeannie's love of Greek and Roman mythology and architecture.When I saw the pendant, I knew I had to design with it! When I was a child, I wanted to be an architect and I still love taking pictures of the decorative ornamentation and fretwork on buildings.
I kept the necklace simple and added some decorative, architectural- like elements to highlight the beautiful Acanthus pendant.
For this pair of earrings, I wire wrapped a set of Polarity beads with silver flower bead caps and leaf dangles.
To highlight the gold in the Polarity beads, I wire wrapped a leaf bead cap and tiny balls to the beads and gave them a bit of swing hanging them from twist jump rings.
I want to thank Jeannie and Kara for this amazing opportunity - it's been an honor to be able to design with Jeannie's beautiful pendant and beads!!
Mallory Hoffman is the January Echo Creative Club Featured Guest - please check out her blog and Etsy shop.