Sunday, November 10, 2013

The beautiful work of Jeannie Dukic

A couple of weeks ago, I was gifted some lovely polymer clay beads by artist Jeannie Dukic.  All proceeds from the sale of the jewelry made with these beads will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that is very dear to my heart.

Well, I have made a bit of progress with these lovelies!  First up, these polymer beads are from Jeannie's new line called Polarity. Look at that shine and intense color!

I went all out on these - I had only four Karen Hills Tribe handmade silver barrel beads.  These are so nifty - there is a dimple on each side of the hole of the barrel, so any beads you add snuggle up next to the silver.

Love, love, love this bracelet!

Next up, these incredible little charms.

You would really think that these are antiqued copper - but they are clay and so darn incredibly lightweight!  Though I could have easily slapped a jump ring on these babies and hung them from ear wires, they needed something different.  I wanted a mixed metal look.  So, I made a hoop of sterling silver, and wrapped it together to create a frame for those most awesome charms.

I oxidized the silver first - buffed and tumbled, and then added the charm.  I just LOVE these!  They are large enough to create a statement for your ears without the weight! Win/Win!

Last up is this set of Jeannie's Polarity Beads - again...faux lampwork!!

Purple, Pink, Green, and specs of gold - so pretty!  My eye goes right to the purple, so I paired them with some faceted Amethyst that I have been hoarding for at least 4 years now.  I have a whole strand of them - must.use.stash.!

I added sterling silver bead caps and a single Bali bead to the mix.

Thank you again, Jeannie, for your incredible generosity!

Have you visited Jeannie's shop lately???   If not - click here now!  So much little time!

By the way jewelry designers - Jeannie' is having a give away on her blog - go now to enter!

I would also like to take a moment to thank all the Veteran's and their families for their service - I would not be here today without Thank You and be safe!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a wonderful Monday!



  1. Beautiful jewelry made by a beautiful, talented soul.
    Patti you make my heart sing.
    Thank you for all you do for this cause.

  2. Patti - your pieces are stunning! I love what you did with Jeannie's Polarity beads. Just gorgeous! Also, thank you for your comment for Veterans.

  3. These bracelets are gorgeous, Patti! The beads are fantastic, I love that they have that shine. It makes them look like glass beads! Love the earrings too. I love large earrings but sometimes they're so heavy. It's nice to have statement and light at the same time.
    I wish more people remembered the veterans. Around here, a Navy town, schools aren't closed, most people, if they aren't government, go to work. It's too bad really.
    Have a good week. It's supposed to get really wintery over night. I know you'll love it :)!

  4. Patti - they are wonderful. I love the amethyst with her beads - purple was right where my eye went too - one of my favorites.

  5. Nice post Patti. I really like those polymer beads and how you used them. The silver end caps work especially well in the purple bracelet with the faceted amethyst!

  6. Beautiful beads and I like what you did with them!