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.
double wrap bracelet showing placement of beads and variegated width of bracelet
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.