Sunday, November 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club Reveal

Today is the reveal of the Echo Creative Club November blog hop.
I love this necklace so much I wore it to work last week.

I wire wrapped a wood, smoky quartz, and a lampwork glass bead to the leaf.

I attached this to a Vintaj donut which I used as a toggle.

I discovered that as a toggle it did not want to stay closed so I changed it from a toggle closure to a lobster claw closure at the back of the neck. Much better!

bad cell phone picture :-)

I love this simple long necklace. It is earthy and fun and can be worn with anything. 
The lampwork bead has green and purple in it.
Thank you so much to Jeannie for this beautiful leaf. I found this necklace to be wonderfully tactile and I really enjoyed this months challenge. I find it more difficult to make simple pieces. My motto of more is more sometimes makes me not know when to stop. I kept saying to myself (yes I talk to myself) beaded chain? leather? Does it need more? No, STOP! So I did and I left it simple. Now I will have to make some more of these I just loved it so much!

Check out the other bloggers:
Charlie Jacka
Cindy Cima Edwards
Donna Martin Bradley
Jeannie K Dukic <---our and="and" bead="bead" fearless="fearless" leader="leader" maker="maker" var="var">
Kristen Stevens
Shannon Chomanczuk <---me :-=":-" div="div">
Sonya Ingersoll-Stille

Have a great day!


Kashmira said...

That is indeed a very pretty necklace, I would be tempted to wear it right away too :)

JeannieK said...

Shannon the simplicity is stunning and it does not need anything more, it's perfect! I love the contrasting dark and light. Thank for joining me this year and making some beautiful jewelry.

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful Shannon! I love the simplicity of the necklace.

Cindy Cima said...

Lovely! Love the toggle clasp in front. It is simply a terrific necklace!

Karen Williams said...

I had to smile because I regularly talk to myself as I design as well. It really can be difficult to know when to stop can't it? :)

Great work.

Alicia said...

Shannon, you have such a lovely piece here, I completely understand how you'd wear it right away: I would too!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Great necklace, love how simple yet pretty it is.

Charlie said...

A simple everyday necklace. Love it!

Jessica said...

I've had to make the same edit before too. I actually think it looks cleaner and better without the toggle bar in the way anyway! Nice job, love it!

Shel said...

Oh Shannon! I LOVE this one! I like that you kept it simple, it speaks volumes just like it is and I would wear this all the time girl! I talk to my myself too - glad to know I'm in good company! I liked it with the toggle but if it doesn't stay closed, well, you don't want to loose it, that's for sure! It's just so perfect!

Kristen said...

I am so glad you talk to yourself too!!! I love this piece! I do believe it is so much harder to create simple and elegant.