Friday, October 4, 2013

Lightening Round!

My latest design for Znetshows was a quick-turnaround lightening round to showcase the beautiful crystals and silver-plated findings that are available from Znetshows.  They had each designer choose two crystal strands and we were sent those choices plus some really nice silver-plated keychain clasps.  For this piece, I used the truly more beautiful than could be photographed, Chinese crystal, glass-nuggets in Sahara green (it seems like that color is sold out, but you can see all of the rest of the lovely colors and treatments for these crystals, here).  The minute I saw these crystals, I thought "macrame!"  I used some waxed linen thread and metal "e" beads in bronze to complement the crystals.  The crown charm that I added at the bottom is an antique that I was given by a friend that I have been waiting for the perfect piece to use on.  I think this is it!  I also choose another crystal, but you will have to wait until next week to see the pieces that I made with those.  If you haven't already done so, go check out the selection of beads, findings, crystals and other pretties on the Znetshows website.  Their prices are fantastic and their customer service, superb!  You won't be sorry.