Saturday, July 5, 2014

ZNETShows Summer Challenge Blog Hop

Back in April I was notified that as part of the ZNETshows Design team I was part of a new challenge. This one was a Summer challenge.  The theme was 'Summer Days and Nights' and focused on their Cultured Sea Glass. We were to go to ZNETshows website and pick out the 2 colors we'd like to design with to design a daytime 'casual' set and a nightime 'dressy' set.  We were also sent a few other colors, beads, findings to go along with the sea glass we chose. I was interested in working with their red and black seaglass, so sent off my choices.  I thought I had a picture of the stash I received, but I can't seem to find it on my compurter. But what I received in the following pieces was the red sea glass, black sea glass and purple tube beads. The other beads I had received from previous ZNETshows challenge.  But these are the beads I used:

For the Dressy set these are the products I used :
Purple barrel nugget beads found here:

Jet Black Barrel beads here:

Glass pearls, Clear crystals and Oval Purple and Black beads (a type of dyed jasper).

For the Daytime set:
Sand dollar beads in red, here:

Hourglass beads here

Small concave square here

Fish here:

These were all fun to play with. I hope you like what I made for my Dressy Nighttime set and my Casual Daytime set. 
Daytime (casual): This is 'Fun in the Sun at the Beach'

Nightime (dressy): This is Evening Mystique

Be sure to check out ZNETshows website for great sea glass and other beads, the ZNETshows blog for more about the design team and the other participants and the new ZNETshows magazine that has more about the design challenge and participants also.


CraftyHope said...

Both of your designs are so great! The daytime one reminds me of fishing net for some reason. And, your nighttime one is classy and beautiful. Lovely!

Ann Schroeder said...

Both your sets are lovely. My favorite is the beachy red set. It's just so fun!

Tammie T Everly said...

Neat choice of colors, I like the use of the fiber with the glass, it's very natural and earthy. Great Job

Unknown said...

You and I were on the same page when it came to the use of fibers with the sand dollars and fish theme. Love what you made ... very wearable jewelry.

coolmoon said...

Love that POP of red in the daytime pieces; and the pearls really do add some drama to the deep dark night time look.
Lovin' these challenges!

Shai Williams said...

Wow! Great designs. I really like how you incorporated the cord (twine?) into your daytime design. Perfect for a day on the beach.

Chrissy said...

Kay, your creations are just lovely.... I really like your first set with the red beads...very fun!

lamplight crafts said...

Great job on both looks. But I am partial to the first set.

Chris said...

Nice work! To me nothing says summer quite like an ankle bracelet and you pulled it off so well. And I can see the other piece with just the right dress for a night out.

Anonymous said...

Your fun in the sun and the beach made me feel ready for a good time! A fun piece indeed.

Donetta said...

Ooh, your red, white, and blue set reminds me of 4th of July fireworks! So lovely and creative!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Kay, The red hourglass sea glass add great texture to your first design. I really like your nighttime necklace. The long tubes make a wonderful focal. I used the same black beads in my night time piece but it looks very different. It is interesting to see how different the same beads can look when someone else uses them.

Christine said...

Love the bright red and black for daytime and the lavender and black nighttime set is very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love both your sets, Kay. I especially like the nighttime set colors and style.