Thursday, July 4, 2013

ZNETshows Partner Picks Summer Challenge and Giveaway

Once again, I've been fortunate to be chosen as a designer for ZNETshows. This time it was a little different, though.  We were partnered up and the partner chose beads from a list to send to us and then we were challenged to design something with them. I was partnered with Rachel Baron, who has been nursing a broken hand for the last few weeks. But she's hoping to have something created for the reveal and hop. Please check out her blog RBaronDesigns and see what she created.  I didn't get the memo to her in time though, that I DON'T DO BLUE!  LOL, so as you can see, most of my beads were Blue.  I'm becoming pretty proficient at designing with blue though, since my last several challenges have included Blue.  This is what I received:
 Blue Square Cultured Sea Glass Nuggets, code S45
Khaki Round Glass Pearls, code BDS1618
Labradorite Oval Pendant Grade AAA, code PT513
Meridian Blue Chinese Crystal Rectangle Glass Beads, code RS176
Blue/Turquoise Bay Cultured Sea Glass Conch Shell Beads, code S29
Antique Brass Base Metal Conch Shell charms, code M0078-AB  and
Antique Brass Base Metal Starfish charms, code M0477-AB   Aren't they all great and very Summery and Beachy?  In fact that was the theme for this challenge.  We were to think 'The Beach' for our designs.  So here's what I created. 
First with some freeform Blue Cultured Sea Glass beads I had for another challenge, I created my Beach bracelet, using the Antique Brass Starfish and Conch Shell charms. I think it turned out great.

Next, I used the Blue Square Nugget Cultured Sea Glass, the Meridian Blue Chinese Crystal and the Khaki Glass Pearls to string 3 strands. Then I used some Silver Plated chain I had, took it apart and made links to attach links of the Blue Chinese Crystal and Khaki beads and the Blue Sea Glass and Khaki beads. I also used the Labradorite Pendant as an extra focal in between all the chain and strung a long necklace. 
 Finally I used some Wine cooler bottle caps I had that seemed very beachy to me with the Palm trees on them and hung a Blue Conch Shell bead along with a Starfish and Conch Shell charm from them to make some fun Beach earrings. 

I still have a few beads left and will be creating more beach item with them later.  Hope you like my Kreationz.  Be sure to check out ZNETshows.com for their great wholesale beads. 
And now for the GIVEAWAY!  Run to ZNETshows blog to see all the participants on Saturday, July 6th and to enter the contest for some of their beads so you can make your own Beach Kreationz.
If you're looking for these pieces or more of my Wire-wrapped, Bead jewelry or Stained Glass, Mosaics and Fused Glass Kreationz for your Home and Garden, check out my shop, KayzKreationz.

14 comments:

Andrea Trank said...

I was chosen as well. I love what you made, especially those cool earrings. If you want to check my stuff out its at www.heavenlanecreations.com

Mischelle said...

I love all your pieces but really love the earrings. way cool. Have a great weekend

Becky Pancake said...

Good job using blue even if you don't like it. Your earrings are My favorite.

Cindy Cima said...

You got a pretty selection of beads! Love that necklace and those earrings with the bottle caps are super cool! Love them all!

CraftyHope said...

You don't do blue. . .whatever. You did a fantastic job with the blue. I especially like that first bracelet. It's just perfect!

Amy S. said...

TOTALLY.LOVE.THE BOTTLECAP.EARRINGS!!!!!!!! Great work and use of your partner's picks!

B.R.Kuhlman said...

Those bead caps are so cute! I love them. Your jewelry designs all came out wonderfully. Good job!

Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're said...

I agree love the selection you got. Love the colors. Great pieces.

Donetta said...

Everything is lovely...and extremely "beachy"!

gretchen said...

I think you're going to have to change your comment about not doing blue, because you did a great job here!

Christine said...

Lovely designs!! Your long necklace is great and I love your fun earrings!!

kmorgan said...

Howdy Kay, You've done it again! Taken you least favorite color & made some really wonderful creations! The bottle cap earrings are sooooo cooooolllll! I love the little charm bracelet, too. :)

Rachel said...

For someone who doesn't do blue, you certainly did a fantastic job designing with it! That three strand necklace is to die for!

Freestyle Elements said...

Beautiful blue pieces!! Love the bottlecap earrings the best, just perfect! Gina H