Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December Echo Creative Club Reveal

Welcome to my reveal for the Echo Creative Club December blog hop.  I would like to thank the very talented Jeannie Dukic (JKD Studio) for allowing me to participate.  It has been a very positive experience - one which stretched my creative muscles a lot more than I had anticipated.  It's an honor to have an artist send you their creations and put their trust in you to create something from that.  I was ever mindful of the fact that I was not only making a piece of jewelry but I was being given an opportunity to make another artists creation shine in the process.  Thank you for that Jeannie - for the experience I have gained and for the chance to work with your art.

Now on to the reveal.  I was given some pretty little half lotus blossom charms to work with this month.  

From the very beginning, when I pulled them out to take a picture for the first blog entry, I knew what I wanted to do with them.  I had purchased some beautiful hand dyed silk ribbon at the Bead Fest in Philadelphia earlier this year.  The colors were perfect for these little cuties. 

I used some 12 gauge brass wire to create a bangle, which I then wrapped with the silk.  I secured the silk with some 26 gauge brass wire and wrapped some delicate little micro faceted amethyst beads with the brass wire.  

I added some yin/yang charms and some sun charms to accent the half lotus blossoms......they add to the overall bohemian feel of the bracelet.

Thanks again Jeannie! 

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Anonymous said...

Maureen, you did make them all shine. Thank you so much for being on this journey this year and creating such beautiful things. This bracelet included. Love the fiber, it makes it so rich with texture.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Love this bracelet! I have not plunged into the world of fibers yet - this looks so beautifully wrapped - love the charms you have used. Such a pretty design!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I would wear this bracelet a lot! Nice job, Maureen!

Shaiha said...

What a gorgeous bracelet! The silk gives it such a luxe look.