A big thank you to Jeannie Dukic (Jewelry by Jeannie) for this opportunity. Here is a quick recap:
Jeannie sent me the most lovely beads to work with. The 18mm size was larger than I had previously used in my jewelry designs. I had been wanting to use larger beads, so this was a perfect opportunity! Below you will see a picture of the beads in their packaging and out "in the open" for their close up.
When I saw the beads, the first thing that came to mind was to pair them with freshwater ivory pearls. Then I remembered that I had some gorgeous oval ocean jasper stones. Would the combination look well together? I layed out the beads, and liked the look, but it needed a little "pizazz". That's when I went really "out of the box" (for me). Lime green peeled paint beads!! Somehow they just spoke to me. I created a choker with copper chain and a handmade copper "s" clasp.
With the chocker completed, I wanted to make some matching dangle earrings. I love kidney earwires, and the lime green really made them "pop". Here are the earrings:
Please check out the beautiful creations made by the other club members!
Cindy Cima Edwards http://www.cindycima.com/
Donna Martin Bradley http://strandedbeads.blogspot.com/
Jeannie K Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog you’re hereJessica Klaaren http://cellardoorjewelry.blogspot.com/
Karen Williams http://baublicious.blogspot.com/
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com/
Kristen Stevens http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com/
Lisa Lodge http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/
Lola Surwillo http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com/
Shannon Chomanczuk http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/