Monday, June 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club - June

Happy Monday!
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.

Shannon Chomanczuk <--That's me :-)
Jeannie K Dukic  
Cindy Cima Edwards
Sonya Ingersoll-Stille
Hope you are having a great Monday!


Alice said...

What great pieces! I love those sweet yellow earrings which are perfect for summer! And that necklace is fabulous! The modern looking chain goes so well with the vintage ovals and the art beads.

Cindy Cima said...

These earrings are too cool! I love the idea of the hand made sticks.
The necklace looks terrific! Wonderful job with both!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

What simple but beautiful earrings, love them. That is really cool looking chain and you did a great job on the necklace.

Malin de Koning said...

The necklace is super nice. That chain is cool. But it could easily have looked so cheap. The way you used it together with Jeannies beads and those white ones is perfect. Classy! Did I mention that Jeannies beads are beautiful? And the earrings super nice too?

Alicia said...

The earrings are gorgeous! The necklace is too - I like the chain combined with everything else.

Shirley said...

Ok, you always blow me away with your designs! I love how you used the chain, it really shows off Jeannie's beads. But I would be just like you, wearing those earrings everywhere! You awesome woman, you!

JeannieK said...

Malin you make me blush.

Well Shannon these are incredibly beautiful. I saw the earrings and this HUGE smile came across my face. Then I saw the necklace and my smile was gone because my jaw dropped to my keyboard. It even looks more stunning on. I have to agree with Malin, "that chain is so cool."

Kristen said...

Super Duper cool chain and the way you set Jeannie's beads off is gorgeous!

Lola said...

Shannon, those earring are so cool ... I can see them becoming an accessory staple! Love your necklace too ... versatile and perfect for summer!