Showing posts with label Earrings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Earrings. Show all posts

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 ZnetShows.com.

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!

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.



Saturday, May 10, 2014

8th Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal

The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party is on! A great big Thank You to Lori Anderson of Pretty Things for all of the hard work she puts into her pride and joy, the Bead Soup Blog Party!!

My ever-so-talented partner, Christina Miles of Wings and Scales, made me two - yes 2!! - or her amazing pendants!! They are little pieces of artwork - I feel so lucky that she sent me two!! She made the clasp and connectors, too!! It's too bad she doesn't live a couple states closer because I'd definitely take a roadtrip to visit her so I could learn how to make them!


I started with the lovely sun pendant and wire wrapped some of the beads that Chris sent me - they go perfectly with the pendant! I wanted to highlight the amazing pendant, so I only added a few beads on each side, used the handmade clasp and some of the sari silk she sent.



Another close up of the pendant, copper clasp and connectors that Chris made


          I made a pair of earrings to go with the necklace - I chose silver because I like to mix metals when I wear them.


I wanted to make a bracelet with some of the beads Chris sent me, so I found the bird focal in my stash and started adding beads to it. I used flower beads and a small Humblebeads pendant that were in my stash.


I was having a hard time deciding how to make the sweet bird pendant shine - I finally got inspired yesterday. I used beads and connectors from the soup that Chris sent and added blue beads from a rosary that was my Mom's which I feel is fitting since this is Mother's Day weekend. I knotted a bit of sari silk to the pendant and added some copper chain from my stash.



I really love the pendants Chris sent me and hope I did them justice! I'll definitely cherish them!! I can't wait to see the beautiful jewelry she made with her soup!!

Thank you for stopping by!! Please check out all of the participants in the party - here's the link to the party - all wonderfully talented designers!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Creative Spark Magazine ~ Spring 2014

I was chosen as one of the "lucky 13" ZnetShows design team members whose designs would be in the spring edition of Creative Spark magazine!! I always love working with the beads I receive from them!!

Here is the 2014 spring edition of Creative Spark magazine!!




I went to work on the earrings first. I made a beachy pair of earrings using the concave coin pendant, turquoise bay (P31-B28S) along with my own coin puffed beads, peridot (S15-B23SFIV) and shell charm.


I wanted to make a beachy bracelet, so I started with the sea glass oval ring, peridot (S62-B23S) and added to it. I used some of the thrifted chain and spacers I received from the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party and added some of the sea glass pebbles, aquamarine (BDS1926-03) and my own sea glass rondelles, light green ceramic rounds and a starfish charm.



I made a swingy, springy pair of earrings with the Chinese crystal cubes, tangerine (RT250-83A) , rondelle beads, lemon (RS126-84AB), and rondelles, clear (RS127-01) along with my own fuschia Swarovski crystal bicones.


I love the colors in these Chinese crystal elongated oval beads, sahara green (RS249-122L) and matching diagonal drilled glass cube, sahara green (RS271-120).



I used the lovely Chinese crystal glass axe beads, sunglow (RS106-10), glass axe beads, grayish champagne (RS115-69L) and diagonal drilled glass cube, crystal AB (RS271-01AB).



I wanted to make a simple, long, blingy necklace that can be worn with a T-shirt and jeans or a night on the town. I used a Chinese crystal nugget faceted bead, tan (RS267-69) along with a gold faceted coin bead, square glass nugget bead, light yellow (RS202-68) and clear teardrop.




The last piece is completely blingy and fun! For the first row, I used the Chinese crystal glass oval beads, jet black (RS228-02S) with some of my glass cube beads, jet black (RT255-02). The second row is the diagonal drilled glass cubes, crystal AB (RS271-01AB) and my glass rondelle beads, crystal clear (RS152-01). For the third row, I used glass bicone beads, crystal AB (RS270-01AB) and my jet black faceted teardrops.




To be able to work with ZnetShows and all of the amazing designers is always such an honor! Everyone involved is so wonderful and helpful that it makes it a fun venture every time I'm asked!
Please check out the new spring issue of Creative Spark!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Echo Creative Club Reveal - January 2014



I am the lucky recipient of the January Echo Creative Club beads handmade by Jeannie K. Dukic of JKD Studio. So what is Echo Creative Club? I'm looking for experienced jewelry designers to use my art beads and pendants for FREE. 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.


I received the Acanthus pendant and matching Polarity beads  - the rich purple and fuschia with just a hint of gold are gorgeous!! These pendants were inspired by Jeannie's love of Greek and Roman mythology and architecture.When I saw the pendant, I knew I had to design with it! When I was a child, I wanted to be an architect and I still love taking pictures of the decorative ornamentation and fretwork on buildings.


I kept the necklace simple and added some decorative, architectural- like elements to highlight the beautiful Acanthus pendant.


I hung the pendant from a small, stamped circle and used filigree balls, dyed freshwater pearls, stamped puff beads, crystal beads with filigree tubes, delicate raw copper chain and a toggle that mimics the pendant, with the Acanthus pendant and Polarity beads.


For this pair of earrings, I wire wrapped a set of Polarity beads with silver flower bead caps and leaf dangles.


To highlight the gold in the Polarity beads, I wire wrapped a leaf bead cap and tiny balls to the beads and gave them a bit of swing hanging them from twist jump rings.


I want to thank Jeannie and Kara for this amazing opportunity - it's been an honor to be able to design with Jeannie's beautiful pendant and beads!!

Mallory Hoffman is the January Echo Creative Club Featured Guest - please check out her blog and Etsy shop.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Into the Forest Blog Hop Reveal

The lovely, Lisa Lodge, of Pine Ridge Treasures had a sign-up for another of her fun blog hops - this one with the "Forest" theme.  We were sent a bead kit and were asked to use beads from our own stash and asked not to go out and buy additional beads.


                                                                           I received the Tiger Eye kit


When I decided to sit down and get to work on my kit, I remembered that I had recently bought a pendant that would go perfectly with my beads. It's a dark brown metal puff bead that has a great texture and is very light-weight.


I strung most of the bigger beads with the metal pendant and added some of my beautiful green recycled sari silk.


The toggle I used has a texture that reminds me of bark.


This morning, I thought I'd make the earrings I had in mind - I love how they turned out! The teardrop and gold beads are from my kit and I added the silver disc from my stash.


Thank you for stopping by! Please hop over to all of the other jewelry designers to see their beautiful creations!


Your hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Janine Lucas, Esfera Travel Blog
Jasvanti Patel, Jewelry by Jasvanti
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Janet Bocciardi, Honey from the Bee
Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Elizabeth Engriser, Bead Contagion
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Kay Mallery,TBD
Catherine Yvonne King, Catherine's Musings
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs