Friday, May 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club - May

Welcome once again to the ECC Reveal!  You know wherein I reveal what I have done with the gorgeous beads Jeannie has sent me.

Remember this package?

Well yeah who wouldn't want to get their groove on with these.......I shall call them Blueberry Cream goodies.

So Here is what they told me they wanted to look like.  Really I am not kidding.  I got them in the mail and that night it came to me.  Although I did not get to start it till last week.

Stunning Gin Blossom made by Jeannie
 Oh and this bail!  Yep it is made with twin beads too!  I really like how this turned out!

Peeled Paint beads made by Jeannie

Polymer clay buttons made by Jeannie

Yes my sweet friends that is what it looked like in my dream.  So let me tell you a bit about it.  I beaded the chain using a twin bead spiral.  Yes twin beads in the spiral.  I haven't seen it before either.  Since I wanted to showcase all the beads in this piece I choose to make it......are you ready for this.....Asymmetrical....yes I really said that.  Those of you who know me know that this is WAY out of my comfort zone.  The chain is about 22" long and the pendant drops another 2".  As you can see in the picture I have used that cute as ever button as the closure with a very simple but strongly reinforced loop.  The whole color pallet reminds me of swirling blueberry juice in vanilla yogurt. 

So why have I given you the particulars that I do not usually give.  Well I have been told that some would like me to start selling not only my tutorials but finished pieces as well.  So here you are my friends your chance to purchase it or tell one of your friends about it.

I did want to post my Lark books review but I am still trying to get a real good special photo to include in it.  Look for it next week.
Meanwhile please visit all our other club members and see what came out of their beady brains.
Cindy Cima Edwards
And our newest member

Hugs and Blessings


  1. You're right!!! It is blueberry yogurt! Except, I couldn't eat anything that pretty! The necklace and bail set those beads off to perfection! Great job girl!!

  2. So luscious! Your bead work is divine. I love the button and twin beads! Of course, Jeannie's Gin Blossoms are the best.

  3. I love this necklace, Kristen! The colors are beautiful and I love the asymmetry! Great job!

  4. This is GORGEOUS Kristen! The color match is spot on and the craftsmanship is amazing! Beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous! Such soft colors and perfect match between beads and pendant. Great work!

  6. I, well, umm,su,ga,hoyta..ok lets start over. GUUUUUUUUUUUURL you are the schzel. You're bead work is always amazing, but I love how you worked all the beads and button in. I was not expecting that. I'm so happy you are giving the world a chance to own one of your beautiful creations! Thank you my sweet friend!xo

  7. Kristen darling, this turned out beautifully. Yes it's slightly asymmetric, but not completely askew. The finished piece is so soft and romantic... whomever buys it will surely get oodles and oodles of compliments on it!

  8. I was wondering what you would do with those - what a beautiful necklace! The colors blend wonderfully! Fantastic!

  9. Oh.My.Goodness!!!! This is stunningly gorgeous! Love the asymetrical design! Truly a beauty!

  10. It's gorgeous! I love the colors, but mostly I love the way you designed this piece - it's perfect!

  11. This is gorgeous. I love the spiral with the twin beads and the color matching is perfect. Beautiful job!

  12. Absolutely - blueberry yogurt! Good enough to eat! As always, your design blows me away. I love the asymmetrical design of the necklace, and the beaded chain perfectly compliments Jeannie's beads. Beautiful!

  13. Yes yes YES!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad you've offered it for sale, and I am SO loving this necklace, you just hit it right on the nail!!!!!!! I am also in love with the spiral rope, you KNOW I am - and I hope you decide to show the world how to make one of those some day!! :) Huge hugs and lots of love to you, my designer friend!

  14. Beautiful but worth way more the what you are charging :-)

  15. Kristen - as I've said before, your designs amaze the daylights out of me and this one is no exception - well, it's exceptional, that's for sure! Love the design, the textures and the colors. The way you make those tiny seed beads do what you want and what you see in your dreams is completely beyond me!! Love this!


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