5/25/12

May Echo Creative Club Reveal

Back in this post I shared my beautiful beads from Jeannie of Jewelry By Jeannie from her "Peeled Paint" line of beads. Now I'd like to share the jewelry pieces I made with them:

The first piece is a necklace made using the Gin Blossom focal:


I haven't done a piece like this one for a while (lots of wire wrapping and dangling bell flowers), and I thought that the heavier links would give visual balance to the large focal. I used patinaed copper wire and Czech glass rounds and bell flowers, and made long bead sticks with flower groups dangling from the connectors.

The second piece I made is this leather and glass bracelet, using Jeannie's cute button for the clasp:


The flower button, available by special request from Jeannie's shop, is the focal of this fun bracelet. I have been wanting to learn how to make this type of bracelet for a while now, and found a really great free tutorial on FusionBead's website. I used green glass beads and brown leather to compliment the patina on the button.

The final piece I made with the beads Jeannie sent me is one of my favorite bangle bracelets:


The bright teal of the beads looks great with the copper beads and wire. I made a handmade clasp to close the bangle in the back.

As always, thank you Jeannie for the beautiful beads and the opportunity 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: 

Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com






Molly Alexander http://www.beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com (you are here!)

19 comments:

JeannieK said...

I'm speechless! These are ALL making me weak in the knees! Your wire work is always amazing. Molly it has been my pleasure to have you participate these last five months. You have a talent and eye for design and like no other.

Lola said...

All three designs are beautiful Molly, but that last bangle is quite stunning! I agree with Jeannie ... your wire work really is amazing!

steufel said...

Oh my, love them all!

Kokopelli said...

I'm absolutely in love with those two bracelets!!!! Lots of leather here in this Echo Creative Club round.

Courtney said...

Beautiful pieces! I am loving your necklace with the Gin Blossom. Such great colors and I love the wire and use of fiber!!!!!

Shirley said...

All gorgeous pieces, but I just adore that last bracelet! You are such a great designer!

Kristen said...

I am in total awe of your wirework and creative mind! Spectacular!

Cindy Cima said...

I love this necklace!!! Love the wire work, the colors, the dangles, everything about it!
The bracelet with the button clasp is very cool and the other bracelet is gorgeous - great job on all!

Patti Van said...

I ALWAYS admire your work! You are so creative with your designs! Love all of them - I am having trouble choosing which bracelet I would wear first...one on each arm!!!

Malin de Koning said...

Molly! Lovely lovely lovely! And I wanna see more photos of that necklace. I suspect it is gorgeous. Please!
:-)

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Beautiful work! The bangle is my favorite.

Alice said...

Such beautiful pieces you made! I love the necklace, and the colors in the last bracelet are amazing!

Alicia said...

Beautiful pieces! Simply beautiful!

Dawn Doucette said...

Oh Molly, I'm drooling... that copper and turquoise bracelet is screaming my name! It's beautiful! All your pieces are truly stunning! Job well done!
{Hugs!}

TesoriTrovati said...

Great designs Miss Molly! I have never made a bracelet like that second one. You make me want to try.

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Pretty Things said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

These are all gorgeous! I love the middle bracelet for everyday wear and the bottom for "special occasions" for sure!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Wow so pretty loving all those flowers!

Shel said...

Okay - I'm not sure which is my favorite! Your designs always look so stunning. I love the beaded wrap bracelet w/the button - those are a favorite of mine to make and to wear, but that bangle is just too yummy for words and your necklace is so pretty!! You did such a fabulous job with all of the goodies that Jeannie sent you - love them all!!

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