onsdag 25 april 2012

Eco Creative Club April Designs

 This is a blog hop so do not forget to look at the other designs for this month!

  This is the second time I am in this monthly design team for  Echo Creative Club hosted by  Jeannie Dukic  and received one of her polymer clay  lovely Gin Blossoms pendants

I was thinking of something more feminine and not so ethnic this time
but I suppose what was waiting to be done was this.......
more feminine than last one but very tribal  for sure :)

I felt the need of something dangling  on the pendant  (Ginger blossom in mint-chocolate)    and decided to solder  a rustic bail from copper to glue on instead of drilling some more holes....turned out very nice and black in color with copper shiftings..

The closure is one very new shank  button matching the focal well with the floral style just out of the kiln 
 (made a bunch and I like them very much all diff patterns.)

and added many different lovely Czech glass beads in their new anscient looking style
pearls for femininity and bunches of faceted shimmering mint Czech glass...

The tassel is made from the same silk in shifting browns with some sparkle from "wired on"  Czech glass beads

I am afraid the pictures are not so good this time as those colors are hard to capture even though I think the light was rather nice  to me

my daughter Sara  with the Black foot Princess around her  neck
(changed picture here)

Jeannie K Dukic                 http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog
Birgitta Lejonklou               http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/
Cindy Cima Edwards         http://www.cindycima.com/
Kristen Stevens                  http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com/
Lola Surwillo                     http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com/
Lori Anderson                   http://www.prettythingsblog.com/
Michelle Buettner              http://www.misheldesigns.blogspot.com/
Molly Alexander               http://www.beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com/
Shannon Chomanczuk       http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com/

You can find these flower pendants  and more from Jewelry by Jeannie!
Check out the Echo Creative Club Flickr page where we will upload our designs each month.

Thank You for taking You time to look around


fredag 13 april 2012

Some of the new designs for the show this weekend

I have been making some new jewelery for a small show in my village this sunday
I am working on pieces with my own ceramic parts mostly
like those ethnic style necklaces

a lot of goddies in this one like a BIG faceted GARNET and  lots of recycled glass
ancient glass and bauxite beads

and this with a more feminine touch  from color of violet jasper and pearls, 
antique glass and bone beads

I  love those leaves that look like old leather from my special glaze :)
simple design with vintage Mary charm and a few faceted agate beads

and this garden bracelet  I actually made a year ago but has not decided for sure to let go ......;)

and a necklace with pendant in one of my favorite black clays / feather
+ earrings with tiny birds

Thank You for stopping by
and I do love comments .......


söndag 8 april 2012

One Crayon Color Challenge

I felt very lucky when I found this mail in my box this morning
...... going for black and have some beads waiting for this....

Welcome to the
One Crayon Color Challenge/Blog Hop
Creating art in a monochromatic color scheme!
Monochromatic colors
are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue.
Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue, and extended using its shades, tones and tints.
As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of contrast of hue.

Thank you for jumping in and signing up to challenge your creativity by creating art, whether it be jewelry, collages, art beads, mixed media or another medium with different hues of one crayon color! 
Here's the details of the Hop:
1.  There are 67 participants!
2.  Your name is listed below in one of the eight groups, you will create in
     hues/shades of this color
3.  You will be creating a monochromatic design
4.  Blog Hop is Saturday, May 5th, 2012
5.  If you have any questions please email me at sallyrussick@gmail.com
6.  For original blog post CLICK HERE
7.  Have FUN!!!

Hosted by:


Bobbie Rafferty   http://beadsong.blogspot.com


Rebekah Payne   http://treewingsstudio.com



Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache  http://allprettythings.ca
Charissa Sloper   http://blog.obsidiansoda.com
Sandi Volpe   http://sandivolpe.com


Melissa Meman  http://melissameman.com
Jenny Davies Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Elizabeth Auld  http://beadsforbusygals.com


Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com


Diana Ptaszynski   http://suburbangirlstudio.com


Birgitta Lejonklou  http://lejonklou.blogspot.com/

 I'm so excited about the possiblities of this hop and can't wait to see what everyone creates! 
Sally Russick

fredag 6 april 2012

Happy Easter or is it Christmas again ?

have to say it   IS  a typical Swedish Easter over here now on Friday

some Easter Bunnies from the kiln

It use to be summer weather and really nice for barbecue and such
or like this
 almost snow storm

So this Saturday  morning when I woke up
 ( had to stop trying post on blogger Friday as it did not work ) 
it looks like Christmas outside

my garden Buddha got a big white hat during the night 

 those Pansies will have to wait a while before moving  to the urns outside
they better stay in the garden room for some more days

Picture below was taken when snow started
now the ground is covered with about 5 inches of white coat

It is a great thing we can not  do anything about the weather
just like it as it is...

have a great holiday 

torsdag 5 april 2012

Eco Creative Club design bead for April is here

 Gin Blossom pendant in mint chocolate !

This is the second  time I participate in this event
and  got my new  beautiful bead some days ago..
not very different from the one I used in March as I do love those pendants
but the result will be totally different I hope :)

 You can read more about the polymer clay artist who made this beautiful  bead  ,  Jeannie,  and this club  HERE

 she wrote this about the Eco Creative club:
"What does the name, Echo Creative mean?  Echo is something you put out there and it comes back.  I put my beads out there and they come back in a creative design from you. "

Reveal day for this month is April 25
welcome back to see what I and all other participants made then !!

below a picture I did not show before of the necklace from my March design 

I know I should not mix things in the posts but I just want to share a pendant that recently came out of the kiln and i am so in love with it
no no sale :)

Thank You for stopping by
and hope You can all enjoy the spring  (even if nights are really cold up here in Sweden)