Friday, July 5, 2013

Znetshows Design Team Beachy Theme Partner Challenge

The newest Znetshows design team challenge was a unique one.  Each of the Znetshow's designer was paired with another and we each chose beads from Znet's extensive stock of beads, pearls, stones, sea glass and metals for each other to design with, using the them "Beachy."  I was paired with Cynthia Machata and she had Bill at Znetshows send me a beautiful selection.

The first piece that I created, Sunset Beach at Sunset, used the pearls (BDS1923-07), crystals (RS144-123) and antique copper base metal spacer beads (M0191-AC), plus a copper toggle that I had in my stash.
This necklace, the second piece, Mermaid's Memory, is made of the two different colors and sizes of cultured sea class (S03-46FIVE and S04-B47FIVE), wired into links with the beautiful aqua tera jasper (BDS1886-02), and made into a long 24" chain, which closes with a beautiful morning glory and vine clasp (M0314-AS).  For the pendant, I used one of Znet's mini-conch beads in blue, one of my shell pendants in polymer clay and enamel, a silver sun and wind charm and a tiny bottle filled with mermaid's tears (ok, seed beads).

This was a really fun challenge, as I really like to design with beads that others have chosen for me.  I hope that I have done my partner and Znetshows proud, this round, and am looking forward to the next.

Head on over to Znetshows or click on any of the product code links to go shopping.  Znet's website is like going to a bead show from your computer.