Showing posts with label Echo Creative Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Echo Creative Club. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Echo Creative Club Reveal - January 2014

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.

I hung the pendant from a small, stamped circle and used filigree balls, dyed freshwater pearls, stamped puff beads, crystal beads with filigree tubes, delicate raw copper chain and a toggle that mimics the pendant, with the Acanthus pendant and Polarity beads.

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.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Echo Creative Club January 2014 Beads

When there was a call out for jewelry designers to participate in the Echo Creative Club - I jumped at the chance! I have always been in awe of the amazing beads and the designs that the creative jewelry designers have made with them - I'm so excited for this opportunity!!

Jeannie Dukic of JKD Studio made the beautiful Acanthus pendant and Polarity beads that I received. They came in a lovely handmade envelope that was wrapped in pretty paper - such fun to open!

I love the detail and rich colors in the Acanthus pendant and the Polarity beads have just a hint of gold - gorgeous!

Reveal date is January 25 - please check back to see what I create!