Friday, January 25, 2013

Nina Designs blog partner

A couple of months ago I contacted DeAnna at Nina Designs about being a blog partner of theirs. I had seen another blog I follow mention this and it sounded exciting. They told me they were't accepting partners at that time, but they would keep me in mind. At about the end of December they contacted me about being their blog partner for January. I was so excited. They would send me some of their wonderful products and I was to do a blog post about them. I could make things with them, do a giveaway, whatever I wanted. I just needed to write about it, show pictures and what I would do with their wonderful products. This is what I received. Isn't it great? Doesn't it just get your creative juices flowing?
 
Unfortunately, about the time I received their product, my neighbor decided to shoot and kill my sweet dog, Cheyenne. We don't know why as he has denied doing it. But it left me in a bit of a funk and I just couldn't seem to get anything created or accomplished.
But I've gotten past it a little and have been having all kinds of ideas for their products they sent me. For instance, with the adorable little branch beads, I can totally see a little owl bead/charm peeking out from some acrylic/glass leaf beads.  Now I just have to find some little owls or birds to go with them.  
With these brass leaves I decided they should be a pair of earrings with some little berry beads and glass leaves accentuating them.  And these little teardrop pieces were just calling to me to put a pearl inside each of the three teardrops.  So here's Berries and Leaves Earrings and Teardrops of Pearls Earrings.  What do you think of them?

I can't wait to get started on the rest of my ideas for their components.  Nina Designs has so many other great components and pieces. Plus there's this great purple silk and green leather, that I haven't decided how I want to use it yet.  The leaves can be found here, the branches are found here, the teardrops are here. You really need to check out their site to see what you can't live without. LOL
Stay tuned. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll have the rest of my ideas/pieces finished for you to check out. The 2 pair of earrings will be listed in my Etsy shop, KayzKreationz shortly.  To close out, here's my sweet Cheyenne.


(The materials above were provided as part of the Nina Designs blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.) 

3 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

OMG!!! I am so sorry about your wonderful dog. I had the same thing happen to me many years ago. It is a difficult situation. My heart goes out to you.
Nicole/Beadwright

Shirley Moore said...

I'm so very sorry about your furbaby sweetie. I know it's got to be very hard to move past it.
I'm thrilled for you to be a design partner for Nina. They have lovely pieces, and the earrings you designed clearly show that. Such beautiful, delicate designs. That leather is great, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Cindy said...

Kay, I am so sorry about what happened to your sweet Cheyenne. How absolutely horrible. I am thinking of you and sending you a virtual hug.

Your Nina Designs creations are beautiful - I love both pairs of earrings, especially the first ones! Great minds think alike when using the teardrop component, eh? :-)