Echo Creative Club!

As an artist, it is such a great feeling to be able to feature other artists and their artistic handiwork.  Jeannie Dukic of Jewelry By Jeannie is a very talented bead maker and jewelry artist who decided to put together a design team to feature her handmade beads, and I'm one of the fortunate ones who is in this group of artists called the "Echo Creative Club".  I am joined in this club by Jeannie herself and these very talented artists:

Why did Jeannie name it the Echo Creative Club?  In her own words:
"What does the name, Echo Creative mean?  Echo is something you put out there and it comes back.  I put my beads out there and they come back in a creative design from you."
This is the first month of participation, and I received one of Jeannie's beautiful Gin Blossom pendants to work with:

I have had this beautiful pendant on my workshop table for a few weeks now, and have been deciding how to feature it in a design.  Last week, I received these paper beads from Sweet Paper Love on etsy, and I knew I had the other piece of my design:

So I added some wire wraps to the paper beads and made some rustic handmade links:

...attached a coiled clasp and some bell flower charms:

and a piece of bougainvillea branch for a bail, and voila:

my first Echo Creative Club piece!

I was really going for a rustic and organic feel in this design, and am really pleased with the results.  Thanks so much, Jeannie, for including me in this creative venture!

To see what other creative club members have made, check out the Echo Creative Club Flickr Group!
Malin de Koning said...

Love it Molly!

JeannieK said...

You can add Malin de Koning to the design team.

Awesome pictures. Even before I read you were going for a rustic, organic feel, that's exactly what I thought.

I'm absolutely crushing on the balled head pins? and your wire work is stunning.

It's my pleasure Molly to have you be apart of my journey this year.

Thank you for creating such beauty,

Barbara Lewis said...

This is amazing, Molly! I love all of the "vining" wires which beautifully complement your twig! Just great!

Courtney said...

I love your piece. You did achieve the "rustic" feel. Your wire work is outstanding and I love the colors.

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Wow, what beautiful work! I love the rustic feel, it works perfectly with the focal you got.
Shannon C

Shel said...

Beautifully rustic!! I love this Molly - the wire wrapping with those head pins - fantastic!

TesoriTrovati said...

Marvelous! I love the way your mind works, Miss Molly, the connections you see between materials and the way you put things together. And I love Miss Jeannie and her idea for this club. Brilliant! I am off to hop!
Enjoy the day!

Stephani Gorman said...

Wow MOllY!! Awesome work! Love all the color you put into your designs.
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! I really apprieciated seeing you there.;} Hugs, Stephani

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

I really like the funky aspect of this necklace Molly! I totally did using the stick connecting us back to Mother Earth. Beautiful!

Cindy Cima said...

What a great idea with the use of the twig!
Rustic feel achieved and beautiful!

Libby Leuchtman said...

Such a beautiful piece.

indigo heart said...

molly, i love this! it's just beautiful. my favorite parts are the twig and the balled head pins.

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous piece, Molly! Jeannie must be thrilled with how you showcased her pendant.

Bead Lola Bead said...

I love the mix of elements and the wire wrapping of this piece! So creative and beautiful!

Shirley said...

Molly! What a beautiful necklace! I adore the wrapped beads, what a great idea.

Lori Anderson said...

That is flipping amazing!