Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club - January Challenge Reveal

Welcome to my first Echo Creative Club Challenge reveal post! 
Are you excited? 
I know I am.
Oh you don't know what the Echo Creative Club is.
A group of artists were sent a bead by the very talented Jeannie Dukic of Jewelery By Jeannie and asked to create something with that bead and to show off what we made by a certain date.
That day would be today :-)

 I was so excited to find out that I was picked to participate in the club and even more excited to receive one of these bea-u-ti-ful polymer clay focal beads to work with.

I tore open the envelope in the driveway and then got right to work.
This beauty told me exactly what it wanted to be right away.

What was that you ask?
It told me it wanted to be a multi strand bracelet. I was like, huh? You only have 2 holes, that won't lay right AT ALL. Nope it won't. 
I was frustrated because I wanted this little guy to be happy.

The next day it yelled at me as I played with a porcelain round with many holes. 
 I was turning this porcelain focal into a multi strand bracelet, why couldn't this guy have more holes? Argh. 
That's the ticket! More holes!!
So I got out a drill bit (not the drill) and I slowly drilled 2 more holes on one side.

I grabbed some Vintaj bead caps, wire, and some glass pearls and got right to work.
About an hour later I had made this beauty:

Thanks so much Jeannie for this fun challenge, I love the focal I was sent.
 I hope you like the bracelet I made with it.

Now check out the other participants did with their beads....

Cindy Cima Edwards



Malin de Koning said...

Shannon! I love what you did with your Gin Blossoms link. I think the multi-stranded-ness works perfectly. In fact you had me so inspired I went straight on to Jeannie's site to get me a couple of those beautiful beads myself :-) Thank you so much!

jeanniek said...

Thank God you did not have a drill realated injury. Polymer clay is hard to drill. I do make my Gin Blossoms with four holes.

Love the bracelet. Multi-strand-I'm in LOVE! My fav. What kind of beads did you use? I love the color of them and they pair so beautifully with the copper Gin Blossom.

Thank you for creating such beauty.

Barbara Lewis said...

I just love seeing how you all have treated this focal in a wonderfully different way. Love the bracelet, Shannon!

Kristen said...

Well Shannon as always you have a special relationship with your beads and they totally work for you. I was so glad to be part of this with you!

Shel said...

Shannon, this is awesome! What a statement bracelet - it's beautiful. The beads truly highlight the Gin Blossom and your designs style is fantastic!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

I freakin' love it Shannon! What a GORGEOUS bracelet!

Cillaw said...

You did a great job Shannon and how apropos for the January birthstone color too!

Courtney said...

Big sigh, wow! I love your bracelet. The color and texture of with wire with her Gin Blossom is wonderful!

Molly Alexander said...

As always, your design is simply stunning! I love the multi-strand look, and the beads you chose to compliment Jeannie's Gin Blossom work perfectly. Gorgeous! :)

Cindy Cima said...

Wow - it's gorgeous! Love the colors, love the beads and brass, love that you thought to make more holes!!!

KayzKreationz said...

Turned out great. Hadn't heard of this club or challenge, but love what you did with it.

Bead Lola Bead said...

I don't know that I would have been brave enough (or creative enough) to drill additional holes, but I love that you did that! Your bracelet is awesome!