Sunday, November 24, 2013

November Reveal for Echo Creative Club

Welcome to my reveal for the Echo Creative Club November Blog Hop.  I was so excited when I opened the package from Jeannie Dukic (Jewelry by Jeannie) and found this pretty curly pink and gold paisley and pink button inside.

As you can see, I pulled a lot of beads and wire out to work with. Pink is not a color I work with very often, so that added to the challenge.  

I love the delicate look of the paisley and didn't want it to be overpowered by any stones or beads. In the end, after a lot of experimenting I decided to create a viking knit necklace to hag the paisley from.  I sewed tiny pink freshwater pearls to the  length of the viking knit. I created two brass wire connectors that mimicked the genera shape of the paisley and wrapped those in the pink freshwater pearls. 

One of the connectors is also part of the clasp - the pink button fits perfectly into it.
My sister has already claimed the necklace - because she "has the perfect sweater to wear it with". Well, it DOES make the perfect birthday gift!

Please check out the other blog entries for this months Echo Creative Club:

Monday, November 18, 2013

More Musings on a Pretty little Pink and Gold Paisley Focal (and a button!)

I have been working with the November focal from Echo Creative Club - trying all sorts of colors and metals with it - I may have hit upon a winner!

Just now have to figure out how to incorporate that adorable pink button................
This truly is a lot of fun!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Echo Creative Club - November

This is my second month of participation in the Echo Creative Club.  The piece that I make will be revealed on November 25th - but until then I wanted to show you the gorgeous creation by Jeannie Dukic (Jewelry
by Jeannie) that I will be using in my piece.

There is this pretty little scalloped ice pink swirl outlined in antique gold

and this cunning little button.

I have started playing with beads and wire and colors but I can see I am far from finished going through ideas of how to incorporate these lovelies in a piece. 

An idea or two might come out of this collection - but then again I may end up swittching them all out for a completely different idea.

Reveal date is November 25th.......y'all are invited of course!