Monday, June 17, 2013

Znetshows challenge!

I received an email from Hope at Znetshows Beads, asking if I'd be interested in joining several other jewelry bloggers in a design challenge...and of course I said "sign me up"!  Hope teamed each participant with another blogger, and we chose beads for each other with the idea of creating pieces with a "beachy" aesthetic.  Similar to a bead soup, but instead of using beads from our stash we were allowed to choose beads from the Znetshows "stash"!  I was teamed with lovely Andra from Delaware. I looked at Andra's blog and chose some beads for her, and Andra did the same for me. 

Here were the requirements from Znetshows: pick 1 stone item, 1 sea glass item, 1 glass pearl item, 1 base metal item, 1 Chinese crystal item, and 2 items of your own choice (for a total of 7 items).  There was an extensive list to peruse, and I have to say that it was definitely a challenge to narrow down my choices for Andra.  We did communicate before choosing for each other, which helped immensely.  I'll let Andra show you what I chose for her...but here's what Andra chose for me:

Oh, I can SO work with this!  Beautifully polished citrine pebbles, jade green sea glass coins and conch shells, peachy round glass pearls and some raspberry rice-shaped glass pearls, antiqued brass leaf chain, and some beautiful Chinese crystals in the  "apple blossom" colorway.  Let me show you the beads in greater detail...
Just look at the crystals!  Beautiful, delicate colors, and so much sparkle!  You can also see a tiny bit of the beautiful jade green sea glass coins in the corner.
Here are the peachy glass pearls, and the fabulous antiqued brass leaf chain.  The little leaves are connected to the chain along the entire length.  Freaking adorable!
The citrine nuggets are in the top left corner, and here you can see the cultured sea glass conch shells. 
Oh yes, I can definitely work with this selection of beads!  Our challenge reveal will be July 6th, so stay tuned for the excitement.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Bill from Znetshows for giving me the opportunity to participate, Hope from Znetshows for being a wonderful facilitator, and my partner Andra for choosing such lovely beads on my behalf.  I will try to make you proud!  


  1. Oh wow.. what an assortment.. Can not wait to see what you make with them :)

  2. Really lovely collection in a soft color palette. It will be fun to see what you come up with.


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