Today is the reveal day for the Echo Creative Club.
I received 5 - 16mm Fractured Art Beads with white inlay from Jeannie Dukic of Jewelry by Jeannie
These beads are a great large size which might be intimidating to some (I know I used to be afraid of big beads) but these are super lightweight so they are not scary at all.
I knew I wanted to use them separately so I made a pair of earrings and a necklace.
I started with the earrings first. I cut 2 pieces of heavy gauge copper wire, hammered the heck out of it and made the sticks. Then I wire wrapped the beads onto the sticks I just made. I added ear wires and now I have the perfect pair of earrings for pairing with anything and everything in my closet. I love yellow and love to pair it with everything so these are the perfect pair of earrings to throw on with shorts, dresses, jeans, whatever.
Then I tackled the necklace. I found this cool chain at Michael's on clearance so I bought 2 strands. Each strand has 4 links and I wanted a beefier necklace so using big 'ole jump rings I used both chains right in the front.
Then I added 2 of the art beads and a vintage lucite bead to one side and the remaining art bead to the other. Up the back of the necklace I wire wrapped white vintage lucite oval beads.
I wanted to keep the look mono-chromatic so I used white and red in the beads and gray wire which goes perfectly with the red and gray meshy chain I found.
Hope you like what I made, stop by the rest of the group to see what beads they received and what they made.
Hope you are having a great Monday!