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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club - July

Today is the reveal for the Echo Creative Club.
I was going to burst with excitement over the beads I got this month. I immediately made 2 bracelets and have been dying to show them off since.

I started with this bracelet. I has a Tom Holtz number tag, hand wire wrapped crystals and the polymer beads I was sent by Jeannie. I loved the mix of purple, gold and silver.




Then I made this bracelet. I love it because it is simple. There are 10 purple beads and a cross so this could be worn as a prayer bracelet or just as a reminder of your faith. 
The cross is from Fallen Angel Brass.





Then came this necklace and earrings set.
The earrings are very simple chain and gemstone drops.


The necklace features the same gemstones and chain. Jeannie sent me this cute bird bead which I had to wrestle away from my 3 year old a few times. I wanted to give the little bird a house so I etched a piece of copper with the word loved and forged a piece of copper wire into a house shape and soldered the 2 pieces together. I then wire wrapped the polymer clay egg, from Secondsurf, onto the house.
This necklace is extra long measuring almost 30 inches






I love how this necklace turned out. It reminds me of the picture frame my sister bought for me when I was pregnant, which holds a sonogram picture of my daughter. It says - So Little, So Loved. 
~Shannon





Here are the other participants:
Cindy Cima Edwards  http://www.cindycima.com/
Jeannie K Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog <--- our fearless leader
Shannon Chomanczuk  http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/  <--you are here

13 comments:

Niky Sayers said...

All beautiful but completly love what you did with the necklace!

Patti Van said...

Adorable necklace! These are all beauties!

Shirley said...

Girl! You were very busy!! I love all those pieces, especially the first bracelet, and the bird necklace. You made beautiful jewelry, and Jeannie's beads are gorgeous in every one!

Kristen said...

Purplishous gorgeousness!!!! I especially love the bird with the brass etched piece! Yes Loved you are!

Alice said...

I love how you made so many different pieces, each with their own personality. My favorite is that sweet bird necklace! It's darling!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Shannon - I LOVE the necklace with the purple bird. Very happy and colorful. All of your pieces are just lovely.

TesoriTrovati said...

Love the diversity of what you created Miss Shannon! I especially am smitten with those little ombre earrings and the sweet birdie from Jeannie. I am in awe that you etched and soldered. So cool! Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and mad skillz with us! Enjoy the day. Erin

Cindy Cima said...

Terrific bracelet with the #14 tag!
I also love the simple yet elegant bracelet and the earrings. The bird necklace is wonderful as well - love the colors!

JeannieK said...

Oh my, these are brilliant! All of them. The bracelets are so fun and different. The bird house is perfectly amazing! My little birdie has a happy home.

Courtney said...

Beautiful, all of them. I am in luv with the 14 bracelet! Love purple and 14 is my lucky number! Perfection on a wrist. :)

Kokopelli said...

The bird necklace is so cute and I love the graduated colors of the gemstones.

CraftyHope said...

I can see why you couldn't wait to show these off. They're all FAB!! I especially love the necklace with the little birdie and its house. Ingenious!!

SueBeads said...

Yep, all gorgeous too, but I do love the birdie necklace! It's so cute!