Sunday, May 25, 2014

Echo Creative Club with Jeannie Dukic

                             Echo Creative Club
Last year I was pleased to have been chosen to participate in Jeannie Dukic's Echo  Creative Club and be part of a bead exchange with Jennie.  She sent me a lovely set of red beadswith gold and black highlights that I picked out from her website.  In return I sent her some of my work.
Now it is May and it is my month to share what I made on my blog.




Here is a picture of the beads that I chose from Jeannie's website.  They are  called polarity beads.  They are handmade from polymer clay by Jeannie.  I love the depth of the gold and blacks on and  in the reds.  I received a set of 6 beads.



I decided to make a double wrap bracelet with Jeannie's beads.  I made it differently than I have before and did a sort of free form peyote style bracelet.  I  varied the width of the bracelet and arranged the beads so that they would be shown off to their best advantage.  I gave the button clasp a bright red color to bring attention to the beads and I made a handmade ceramic button.  For the button I hand painted the flowers red and the background a yellow green.  I think it goes so well with the seed beads and Jeannie's beads.


                                                               Mary Harding
           double wrap bracelet showing placement of beads and variegated width of bracelet




When the bracelet is wrapped around the wrist twice, it shows off the beads at the top of the wrist, as planned




                                           Overview of my double wrap bracelet.

Thanks so much Jeannie for this opportunity to work with your beautiful beads.  I loved trying out a new double wrap style.  Best of all it was a pleasure getting to know you and your work.











5 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, I love free form, it's such a great way to show case beads and combine all those gorgeous colors.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Karin. I am so pleased you like the bracelet.

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  2. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love. Jeannie's beads, and this bracelet is awesome! I always marvel at your muti-talents, Mary!

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    1. Thanks so much Patti. I have enjoyed getting to know Jeannie's work. I love the multi-layers of colors in this bead series. Your kind words are so appreciated!!

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  3. I wish I had a talent for jewelry making. All of your stuff looks so cool. It's really unique and different than what you would find in stores.

    http://www.fleetwoodjewellery.ca/en/jewellery.html

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