Creative Spark Magazine Winter 2015 Challenge

As a designer for ZnetShows Inc. it has been my pleasure to work with so many talented people. We are given the opportunity to design with such great products. There are times when we do NOT know what beads we will be given and what the theme might be. Other times we are allowed to choose whatever we want to work with.  I am not really sure which I prefer. Both are such fun.  As many of you beaders know, finding new beads to work with can be a challenge or at the very least expensive. I find new and exciting things each and every time I shop from ZnetShows Inc.

Please take the time to look at all the wonderful work done by so many designers. We love designing for you. Visit their blogs and pages. My work can be found on pages 24-26 .cover-2

You can see more about ZNetShows here: www.facebook.com/znetshows & www.znetshows.blogspot.com They also sell Wholesale .

In this challenge, we were given the theme “ICY”. Here are the beads they sent me.IMG_0157

I looked through my FaceBook posts and found these pictures. They were my inspiration
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This is my husband Larry.  Last year when Atlanta was shut down for several days due to ice, snow and 18 wheeler traffic jams, he was caught in the storm overnight.  I called him every hour to make sure he was ok.
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My car had these “ICY ALIENS” on all four wheel…My Inspiration !!!

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I used these ZNetShows Products in this design I call it “Alien Ice”
S84-B88 – Cultured Sea Glass double hole cone beads Light Aqua `Coke` bottle Seafoam

RT127-28 – Faceted Chinese crystal glass rondelles in Turquoise Bay

BDS1926-03 – Cultured Sea Glass pebbles in aquamarine

I wired the cones into a star shape and made a handmade clasp and ear wires.

 

My next challenge was to use the beautiful Cultured Sea Glass pebbles in Tangerine.  Hmmm?????  Orange and Icy.  Aha , as a former bartender I decided to call this one “Tequila Sunrise on Ice.” I added a handmade gold clasp and ear wires.  TA DA !!!!!!!

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I used ZNetShows’ S50-B83FIVE Cultured Sea Glass freeform button spacer Beads in Tangerine. I added a bone focal,  some beautiful Orange Agates and well as a handmade silver clasp. The earrings have handmade silver ear wires.  Thirsty Yet?

 

My next creation was fun to make. You see the glass beads I used were “glow in the dark”  The beads reminded me of the new grass under the ice.  I call this “Glow Worm”  I added a Tibetan Hand Carved Ohm pendent.  I matched this with some copper beads and a hand made copper clasp.

I used S03-20-ONE-Cultured Sea Glass rounds 4mm 2-0 in Light Olive and S81-B23-Cultured Sea Glass tube beads in Peridot.

                                      

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A special thanks to Bill and Hope for everything they do and everything they let us do!!!!!!

Please check out my other sites for more jewelry designed by me, made by me and for sale from me !!!
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ZNetShows Spring Challenge Reveal

My designs can be found on pages 45-48. You ill want to check out all the awesome designs.

My designs can be found on pages 45-48. You ill want to check out all the awesome designs.

I call this necklace Daffodils because it reminds me of the first flowers we see when Spring finally arrives. I used the beautiful Chinese Crystal Axe in Sunglow & a beautiful green Rondelle. I added a few vintage jade beads for accent.I call this necklace Daffodils because it reminds me of the first flowers we see when Spring finally arrives. I used the beautiful Chinese Crystal Axe in Sunglow & a beautiful green Rondelle. I added a few vintage jade beads for accent.

Earrings to go with the necklace. I used the green Rondelle and added small yellow crystals and vintage jade.

Earrings to go with the necklace. I used the green Rondelle and added small yellow crystals and vintage jade.

These earrings are so much fun. I added the half bottle lip Cultured Sea Glass and Cultured Sea Glass spacers to make these funky Spring dangles.

These earrings are so much fun. I added the half bottle lip Cultured Sea Glass and Cultured Sea Glass spacers to make these funky Spring dangles.

 Tangerine Summer This bracelet made itself. I added gold spacers to the tangerine cubes. One of my favorite pieces.

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This bracelet made itself. I added gold spacers to the tangerine cubes. One of my favorite pieces.

 Earrings made with Cultured Sea Glass Disks and loops with crystals.

Earrings made with Cultured Sea Glass Disks and loops with crystals.

ZnetShows, Inc. cultured sea glass conch shell beads.

When I found out about the new, beautiful cultured sea glass conch shell beads from ZnetShows, Inc. I knew I had to get my hands on them. Imagine my delight when my package arrived with so many beautiful colours. 

I wanted to make something different. A necklace  I could wear to a Pow Wow or to the television station. I decided to use a fluke made from bison bone as my focal. I added date seeds and round  bison bone beads. A few hair pipe beads and Greek leather. Image

Next, I needed earrings to complete my set. I added date seeds with bison bone disks and some Greek leather. Thank you ZnetShows, Inc. for letting play and create. I had a blast !!IMG_8772