As you may remember, the challenge was to pick two colors from the Cultured Sea Glass collection from www.znetshows.com, then create a day/casual piece or set, and a evening/dressy piece or set.
These were my color choices:
S79-B161 Cultured Sea Glass barrel beads in opaque purple
P23-B37 Cultured Sea Glass bottle curved diamond square pendants in medium amethyst
S62-B37S Cultured Sea Glass oval ring beads in medium amethyst
P23-B16 Cultured Sea Glass bottle curved diamond square pendants
PMX7-B16 Cultured Sea Glass fancy ring Pendants free form large hole
P51-B16 Cultured Sea Glass fish Pendants in desert Gold
P49-B16S Cultured Sea Glass sand dollar pendants in desert gold
S77-B17 Cultured Sea Glass teardrop round beads in amber
What I received:
PMX7-B82 Cultured Sea Glass fancy ring pendants free form in teal
PMX5-B82 Cultured Sea Glass free form flat pendants in teal
S76-B82 Cultured Sea Glass hour glass beads in teal
Cultured Sea Glass 37x8mm Teardrop Round Tip Drilled Pendants--these unfortunately have been out of stock since the first time I spied them, but I keep checking, because I really like them.
And of the pieces I chose for my entries for the Creative Spark E-Zine:
For casual/day pieces I decided a pair of barefoot sandals were in order, I love walking through the grass or digging my toes in the sand, and my niece absolutely loved these. I asked her to model them for some photos and she refused to take them off after, they do look pretty awesome on her. She's only nine, the same height as me, yet wears a shoe size three sizes larger than me, so I was really checking to see if they'd work for her as well as they did for me. I put all of the weight of the beads at the front and used a lightweight material and clasp, so while it was loose on me, it was still very comfortable and stayed in place at my ankle.
And these earrings are part of my evening set, I wanted to keep the sea glass as my focal, but give it a little bling treatment. The Chinese tiaria crystal rondelles are from www.znetshows.com also.
And more to come, a preview of the pieces I worked on, but weren't what I considered up to Creative Spark standard:
The hourglass beads are wrapped in a hemp cord, and glued in place. I thought I'd like them strung with some of the opaque purple barrel beads, but I didn't much. I do like the long teardrop earrings, and I like the chain on it, but I can't seem to get the placement right, the fine sterling silver chain just doesn't move the way I wanted it to.
To see better pictures of my pieces please check out the Summer 2014 edition of Creative Spark, the Znetshows.com blog, or the link that will be on the right hand side of my blog shortly.
Also, this is a blog hop, so please check out what all the other designers received and what beautiful pieces they imagined with the always delightfully challenging Cultured Sea Glass from www.znetshows.com.
Amy Severino http://amybeads.blogspot.com/
Andrea Trank http://heavenlanecreations.com/
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/
Bobbie Rafferty http://beadsong.blogspot.com/
BR Kuhlman http://mixedmayhemstudios.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog/
Christie Murrow http://www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/
Christina Miles http://wingsnscales.blogspot.com/
Christine Stonefield http://sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com/
Cynthia Machata http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Cynthia Riggs http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com/
Donetta Farrington http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/
Hope Smitherman http://www.craftyhope.com/
Kashmira Patel http://sadafulee.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Kelly Patterson http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/
Lee Koopman http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com/
Lisa Lodge http://gratefulartist.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Sandra Washington http://tothemoonandstarsandback.wordpress.com/
Shaiha Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Sheryl Stephens http://www.babblebead.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com/
Tammie Everly http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/