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Saturday, July 6, 2013

ZnetShows Partner Picks Summer Challenge and Giveaway

Hello everyone!

The official reveal date for the fantastic beads my partner Klaudete picked out for me is finally here. Just as a quick refresher, here's what she picked out from the ZnetShows catalog for me:

I received several strands of tangerine bicone crystals (RS102-83AB), khaki teardrop glass pearls (BDS1867-18), amber large hole crystals (RS139-17), gunmetal animal charms (M0514-MX-GM1), howlite nuggets that have been dyed black (BDS1817-17), green skulls (S64-B80), and seafoam cultured sea glass pebbles (BDS1926-01). All beautiful beads that were a joy to work with. The product codes will link you directly to the ZnetShows website if you're interested in purchasing your own beads. I certainly recommend their products!

So here's the inspiration photo my partner Klaudete used to choose my fantastic beads:

A stormy beach at sunset.
 And here are all of my creations!

First is this very lengthy necklace at about 30 inches long.
Glass pearls, tangerine crystals, and dyed howlite for my dark clouds at sunset.
There's actually a tiny bit of color blocking in this piece.
Next were some very fancy earrings. If you know me, you know how I love earrings!
Quite in love with the earwires I made, too.
Close up to see all the pretty detail!
I couldn't resist this adorable little turtle.
So cute!!!
Added crystal eyes to one of my skulls to make a sort of pirate-y necklace.
Finished off the design with a little bit of leather cord.
A better view of the skull facing forward.

And here we have the fanciest piece of them all with some wire wrapped recycled glass.
Lots of seafoam color, earth tones, and swirls!
Detail of the smaller focals.
And there we have it! Those are all of my designs I came up with. If you haven't already, please be sure to visit my lovely partner Klaudete. If you loved the beads, I'd also highly recommend hitting up the ZnetShows blog. They're having a give away featuring packages of the beads we chose for our partners. Head on over there today and join in on the fun!

Much love,



22 comments:

  1. Your jewelry is very beautiful. I love the wrapping you did on the Sea Glass necklace. It reminds me of the swirls in the water when the waves leave the coast.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was very fun to make. :)

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  2. Love all of your creations! Those turtles are too cute!!

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    1. Thank you! I think they're just precious.

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  3. All of your pieces are so FABULOUS!! I love that you added crystal eyeballs. Too perfect! I can't even pick out a favorite among your pieces, they're all so great. :)

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    1. Aww! Thanks so much. I'm definitely in love with the skulls. I'm thinking I'll have to purchase some more.

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  4. Dang, you did a LOT of work here...Great designs. I dont know if I could work with those skulls...but they are fun!

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    1. Lots of work, but at least it was the fun kind! Thanks so much for stopping by. :D

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  5. Lovely designs!! Your wire wrapped recycled glass necklace is gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you! It's my favorite design I've created from this challenge.

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  6. Love your last piece most. The inspiration photo is a very good add. Your wire work is beautiful.

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  7. Ooh, fabulous! Your finished pieces are dramatic and elegant...and so wearable!

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  8. Kool earrings and a great bracelet. My favorite is the last necklace. It has great color and texture.

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  9. Beautiful work! the wire wrapping really set off the glass in your necklace. Great designs.

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  10. All lovely, but I really love that first necklace! Exquisite!

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  11. Awesome use of the components! Thanks for showing us the inspiration picture. I really love what you did with everything!

    Gina H

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  12. Such dramatic colors. I love the last necklace. You did a beautiful job wire wrapping.

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  13. Love the colors and the inspiration for your beads. You made some great pieces. That wire-work in the last necklace is great. Nice job.

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  14. Oh, am SO jealous that you got skulls! I'd have a BFF who would love that necklace! Beautiful job on all your jewelry;)

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  15. oh wow! just lovely pieces and your inspiration is a gorgeous spot! that last necklace with all the wire baskets around the sea glass is amazing! LOVE it!! so sorry for the delay in hopping, I'm traveling with no connection!

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  16. Love your wire wrap, and your pirate piece. Both awesome!

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