Monday, July 4, 2016

Creative Spark Magazine ~ Summer 2016

The latest issue of Creative Spark from Znet Shows is here! This issue is full of their new sizes and shapes of cultured sea glass with a tiny bit of Chinese crystals thrown in. As always, thank you Hope of Crafty Hope for putting this beautiful issue together!!

1 - Earrings
Base Metal Alloy Teardrop charms in antique brass (M0375-AB)
Chinese crystal faceted rondelle bead in Opaque Pacific Blue (RS274-211AB)
Chinese crystal faceted rondelle bead in Lemon AB (RS274-84AB)

2 - Earrings
Base Metal Alloy Teardrop charms in antique brass (M0375-AB)
Chinese crystal faceted rondelle bead in Lemon AB (RS274-84AB)
Chinese crystal faceted rondelle bead in Crystal AB (RS275-01AB-FIVE)

3 - Bracelet
Cultures Sea Glass freeform large hole Pendant in Pacific Blue (PMX7-B30)
Base Metal Alloy SeaCreature charm (M0614-S)
Chinese crystal faceted rondelle bead in Lemon AB (RS274-84AB)
Chinese crystal faceted rondelle bead in Crystal AB (RS275-01AB-FIVE)
Cultured Sea Glass Sand Dollar Pendant in Desert Gold (P49-B16S)
Cultured Sea Glass nugget bead in Light Sapphire (S39-B31)
Cultured Sea Glass Round Bead in Opaque White (S06-B42-ONE)

4 - Necklace 
Chinese crystal faceted rondelle bead in Crystal AB (RS275-01AB-FIVE)
Base Metal Alloy toggle clasp in antique silver (M0316-AS-1)

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Creative Spark Magazine ~ Summer 2015

I've been given another amazing opportunity to work with ZnetShows, this time, for the Summer 2015 Creative Spark Magazine ~ my pieces are in the sea-inspired section.You can find these sea glass beads at

I wanted the earrings to be very bright and summery, so  used the tangerine cultured sea glass donut pendant (P02-B83XS), yellow cultured sea glass round beads (S03-57-ONE) and Swarovski crystal bicones that I had in my stash.

For my first necklace, I used the same yellow cultured sea glass round beads as above, a teal cultured sea glass fancy shard pendant (P18-B82), with light blue and green beads that I had in my stash. I wire wrapped the yellow beads to my chain and used the light blue and green beads to make the rest of the chain for the necklace.

I wanted to make a statement necklace, so I used opaque royal blue cultured sea glass teardrop (S34-B159), opaque white cultured sea glass round (S06-B42FIVE) and crystal AB faceted Chinese crystal round beads (RS198-01AB) ~ voilĂ .

It's always such an honor to be chosen to work with all of the wonderful design team members, Hope Bill and ZnetShows. Check out all of the beautiful work in the Summer 2015 Creative Spark!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Creative Spark Magazine ~ Winter 2015

I always love working with ZnetShows and the team of designers - this was no exception! The Winter 2105 edition of Creative Sparks' theme is 'icy' - I received an array of beautiful blue sea glass beads to work with!

The first pair of earrings I used vintage glass pieces from a chandelier and a pearl drop with the cultured sea glass sand dollar pendant (33-Royal blue – P49-B33S).

For the second pair, I wanted a simple ombre look.Cultured sea glass button beads (33-Royal Blue - S51 B33), cultured sea glass pebble beads (99-transparent turquoise blue), a crystal sea glass nugget.

I wanted to use one of the large cultured sea glass starfish beads (33-Royal Blue - S27-B30SXT) as the focal of a bracelet. I then added the cultured sea glass barrel nugget beads (28-Turquoise Bay, S79-B28S), pearl, a fish charm, faceted silver spacer beads and toggle.

I  made a simple necklace using the same large royal blue starfish and added smaller pearls and crystals from my stash, that's not in the magazine

I want to thank Hope and the Znet Team for this wonderful opportunity! Now sit back and enjoy all of the lovely deigns in Creative Spark from the Znet Design Team members!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gemstone & Metal Blog Hop

Today's the day for the Pine Ridge Treasures Gemstone & Metal Blog Hop! All participants were send a kit containing a semi-precious gemstone in different shapes and sizes and a variety of plated metal.

                                                           My kit contained Green Line Jasper and brass                              

I was having a hard time deciding what to make - tried a few designs ...... nothing that I liked. So I woke up this morning and started working again - this is what I came up with ......

I used a green line jasper coin bead, a couple of brass barrels and the toggle from my kit, then added some small beads and crystals from my stash.

Please check out all of the fabulous designers jewelry in this fun hop! Thank you Lisa Lodge for putting this together!!

Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist

Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue

Karen Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot

Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera

Katrina Taylor, I Wanna Go Out

Ann Schroeder, Bead Love

Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog

Margaret Pelech, Big Margaret

Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs

Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Shaiha Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings

Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware (May be delayed a few days)

Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life

Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD

Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry

Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill

Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons

Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things (May be delayed a few days)

Marde Lowe, FanciMarDesigns

Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board

Leithleach Alainn Seodra, Alainn Jewelry
Lisa E. Prewitt Knappenberger, LiRaysa Designs
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Roz Savage

“I have learned to accept that, in the present moment at least, things are exactly as they are meant to be, and although I cannot control the future any more than I could control the wind and the weather, I can manage it and influence it in a positive way.”

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Creative Spark Magazine ~ Summer 2014

There was another call out to ZnetShows Design Team members for a Summer Challenge - to make one daytime (casual) and one nighttime (dressy) set for the latest edition of Creative Spark magazine.

Creative Spark Summer 2014

                                            I picked the colors, blue and yellow, and ZnetShows picked the beads.

                My pieces could be worn for Summer Days or Summer Nights - they are casual-blingy enough for either.

For my first set, I used the Sea Glass teardrop, opaque blue (S77-B46), and turquoise and orange crystals from my own stash for the earrings. The bracelet has a Sea Glass fancy ring, desert gold (PMX7-B16), Sea Glass freeform curved pendant (P16-B46) and the same turquoise and orange crystals.

For my second set, I wire wrapped Sea Glass teardrops, amber (S77-B17) and added blue crystals for a little bling. The necklace is longer and has a Sea Glass fancy ring, royal blue (PMX7-B33), Sea Glass sand dollar, desert gold (P49-B16S), Sea Glass conch shell, turquoise bay (S29-B28S) and a Sea Glass fish pendant (P51-B84)

Please check out ZnetShows blog, the Creative Spark magazine and all of the  amazing designers in this challenge.