March 2012 Echo Creative Club Reveal

It's Echo Creative Club time again, and I can't wait to share my projects with you! Remember these lovelies?

(Because so many of you asked, the adorable "danglies" are available by special order through her website.) 

The very generous Jeannie Dukic of Jewelry By Jeannie sent these from her "Peeled Paint" line of beads for me to use this month in my Echo Creative Club piece. 

Well, she sent so many beads, I decided to make a necklace, a bracelet and some earrings. Without further ado, here is "Aztec Beauty":

I knew I wanted to use the danglies in the pendant, and that I wanted to do some significant wire wrapping with them.  I soldered a copper ring and started wrapping away, ending up with this unique focal (it has a little bit of an Aztec-y-ish vibe to it that I'll attribute to having just seen "John Carter" when I was designing the set).

The beads are so beautiful, and I wanted to make sure they were showcased, so I incorporated them into the coiled chain:

I also wanted to add continuity to the design by focusing on the circle shape and coils, and so I created an over-sized coiled clasp to coordinate with the rest of the piece:

The bracelet is made from two 14g pieces of copper wire that are feature more coils, beads and wire wrapping, and are hinged together on either side:

This is one of my favorite styles of bracelets to make, as the size can be adjusted easily by bending the wire, and it allows me to again showcase beautiful beads.

Finally, I saved two of the danglies to use in the earrings, which incorporate circles and coils as well:

So there you have it - "Aztec Beauty":

As always, thank you Jeannie for the chance to participate in your club!  Take some time to check out what these other talented and creative ECC members did with their beads this month:

Jeannie Dukic (hostess)

Birgitta Lejonklou

Cindy Cima Edwards

Molly Alexander (you are here!)

Also, these creations and more can be seen in the Echo Creative Club Flikr group:

Thanks for stopping by!
steufel said...

Wow - the blue qith the copper - divine!

JeannieK said...

Holy Hell! Honey you DID ROCK IT! Right now I can't find the right words to type. My minds eye is full of your beautiful imagines and I can't think straight.

The pendant is so dang unique and the wire work...WOW! You should teach a class.

My beads looks so happy cradled in that chain.
These are some pretty rockin' creations. Thank you Molly

Kristen said...

Good Golly Miss Molly! I have no words. All that wire work and how you made it all blend soooooo spectacularly. OMG you ROCK!!!!!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Molly, I LOVE what you do with wire! That set is rockstar quality!


Birgitta Lejonklou said...

Amazing !! I love all of them and the way You played with wire to show the beads ...woowww

TesoriTrovati said...

What Jeannie said... and more! I love that clever focal. Never would have occurred to me in a million years to do what you did. I think a class or tutorial would be divine. And all that wire work makes my hands ache. You always astonish me Miss Molly with your inventiveness and fun! Enjoy the day.

Courtney said...

I am not even sure that I have words! Those danglies are so awesome and how you wove the pendant together, amazing. I love the copper and the blue! Really amazing pieces, all three of them.

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

wow! I would never have thought to do all of that with those beads, stunning work!

Cindy Cima said...

The name is so perfect! I love your necklace, bracelet and earrings! Your wire work is fantastic!

Lola said...

THAT! IS! AWESOME! Seriously, WOW!

CraftyHope said...

That necklace is super cool! I adore what you did for the focal and all the wrapping on the chain. It's inspiring!

Rachel said...

Awesome! I love the volume of the pendant. My favorite though is the earrings. How tired were your wrists when you finished all the wrapping?

indigo heart said...

beautiful work, miss molly, as always. truly inspired and moving.

Pretty Things said...

I'm up this month and I'm scared to death after seeing how you ROCKED this!

Initial Charms said...

The copper wiring has been very effectively used to make this lovely piece...nice and innovative design.