Like all good things, this one has come to an end (for me) too! November is the very last edition of Echo Creative Club I participate in... and since Jeannie is changing the program next year... I'm just a tad on the sad side.
On the bright side - I had 5 wonderful opportunities to both work with Jeannie's gorgeous pieces and be in excellent company while doing so. Since polymer clay is not really my medium - her pieces always stretched my skills and made me think outside of the box. Thank you, Jeannie, for the opportunity and for your generosity (she's offered her components 100% free of charge!) - I had so much fun with your pieces!
This month I worked with one of her spiny leaves ~ you can see it here and buy it here :)
For a little while I was unsure of what should I make; I hoped to be able to use it as a bracelet focal, but it's not the curvy one, so that idea got scratched quickly. Then I decided simplicity is the word for me right now and this is what happened:
First, I took one of the brass components my mom sent me - it looked very yellow and I knew I will not use brass wire :) luckily for me I just figured out this past weekend that brass is a copper alloy - well, I always knew that, it just sank in my brain suddenly... how do I get the copper to show? A light pass-over with the torch, a quick pickle and I ended up with a very pink element. That wouldn't do either (I knew I was going to use the antique bronze as a wire) - so I brushed it with some LOS and ended up with this beauty:
I really like the patina on it now - and everything is matching perfectly!
I had these irregular cut stones - please don't ask me what they are, as I have no clue whatsoever. It's stone, that's all I can tell you.
Simple links were made and connected together - including with Jeannie's leave:
I hear you - brass would have worked very well, see the gold on the leaf? Yes, I see it - however I refuse to use the brass wire I still have in yards and yards around here :) So antique bronze it is!
A few more views - I really like it :) It's not too heavy, not too light - the chunky stones give the necklace the perfect weight, the leaf gives it the 'aha!' factor, while the brass focal both gives it softness and brings everything together just nicely.
I'll have to find it a name - it's in the 'no name' stage right now :)
Thank you, again, Jeannie - it was a pleasure and my honour to be part of your very exclusive club!
Thank you, my friends & visitors for stopping by!
Please make sure you check what the November group has created with Jeannie's beauties:
Our generous host: Jeannie K Dukic
Alicia Marinache <- you are here