7/5/13

Znet Shows Partner Picks Summer Challenge

Today we reveal our designs for the 

 ZnetShows “Partner Picks Summer Challenge” it's the latest challenge for the ZnetShows Design team. The design team was split up into pairs, and each partner was asked to choose the beads for the other partner to create with. My partner is  Andrea Trank We submitted our picks to Znet and they sent all these beads to me. Follow this little post and see what I created. 



Chinese Crystal Meridian Blue RS101-123
Glass Pearls 4 mm Khaki BDS1617-38 Five
Fire Agate dyed green BDS1591-14
Aqua Terra Jasper 6mm BDS1886-01 
Aqua Terra Jasper 10 mm BDS1885-03
Brass base metal coin bead M0205-AB
Cultured  Sea Glass marquise spindle pendants P09-B28S

















I designed a collection using beads from each category and added art beads, fiber, and glass from my stash to create a beach collection in my style. I really enjoyed this challenge and designed quite a few individual pieces and a couple sets. I have more ideas with the balance of the beads and plan to keep designing for this collection. 

Jamaica Blue.......This necklace features the Chinese crystal, Aqua Terra Jasper in 6 and 10 mm and the sea glass pendants. 
I added a large boro bead from Sea Shore Glass Sea Shore Glass and a pillow square lamp work from Sea of Glass. Sea of Glass
I also added the beach sea glass in the dark blue from my purchase when I first joined the Znet team. Copper chain, a large copper sand dollar, Czech glass, copper spacers and I made a hand forged wire wrapped link and S clasp with jasper. 







Sunny Sea Horse....I hand tied this chunky boho beach necklace with linen cording that looks like leather and combined the fire agate and glass pearls with handcrafted art beads from artists including a Boro Glass bead by Sea Shore Glass, Ceramic by Gaea, a Sea Horse focal from Tesori Trovati, Recycled African Glass, an African Brass bead, wooly wire, bronze wire, brass chain, a brass toggle and brass  beach charms by Vintaj Brass. 


The reverse side of this sea horse focal from Tesori Trovati is has this message
"The waves caress my soul"


By the Sea........This necklace started out a bit simpler and it just kept evolving. I used two of the 
Fire Agate beads and everything else came from my stash. I started with beautiful focal and stoneware beads by Clayworks NHClayworks NH, Miss Fickle Media,  patina chain and toggle link, Wooly Wire, Irish Waxed Linen, Sari Silk, Czech glass, Copper rings, Copper wire.




Sun Shine.......I love the colors in this bracelet. I hand tied with 2 colors of Irish waxed linen the Fire Agate, hand crafted ceramic beads by Gaea, lamp work by Bubby and McGurk, a gorgeous toggle by  Starry Road Studios, A stoneware bead by Clayworks NH, wavy copper disks, a brass fan bead, brass chain  and Czech glass tied on the ends of the waxed linen. 













Bali..... This necklace is using a hand tied silk cording in a light aqua and sand color. I loved using the glass pearls in this design. They gave it beautiful light, I also used sea glass from my earlier purchase from Znet and the jasper beads in both sizes. Czech glass seed beads and brass beads with a bronze toggle. 






Champagne Silk Set ......
in this necklace I hand tied baby blue and sand colored silk cording. I used the glass pearls, brass coins, Czech glass, and bronze toggle. 

I got the idea to make earrings for go with 
this and ended up with a charm bracelet and earrings using the glass pearls. 














The charm bracelet has two of the brass coins, and glass pearls, and Chinese crystal which really added light. Along with Czech glass, rutilated quartz, a very cool double link brass chain connected with a large lobster, and beach charms from Vintaj Brass. 
 The earrings include glass pearls, rutilated quartz and Czech glass on the same color of delicate brass chain as the bracelet. 




 


The Reef ......I looked at the beads left on my tray and decided to make another set. These gorgeous stoneware focal, beads and buttons by Clayworks NH has been in my stash for too long just waiting for my inspiration. I hand tied it with two colors of Irish waxed linen and included  ceramic beads by Gaea, the 
Aqua Terra Jasper and brass coin bead




 The bracelet has a stoneware button bead by Clayworks NH and the Aqua Terra Jasper and Gaea ceramics with Czech glass and a Vintaj chain, lobster and Vintaj Brass starfish. The earrings feature stoneware beads from Clayworks NH and a mat colored crystal, along with the glass pearls and Czech glass on copper chain with a Vintaj Brass sea horse. 

As you can see I had a bit of fun with these beads. I love the challenge of seeing how many ways I can take a bead into a beautiful design. Please check my etsy shop En La Lumiere to find these listings and many more beach designs including sea glass from Znet shows. 

Thank you to Bill at Znet and Hope Smitheran of Crafty Hope for organizing this project. 
Be sure to check out Znet Shows at Znet Shows

I love hearing what you think of my designs. Have a wonderful July. 

39 comments:

  1. wow you were busy... And your designs are gorgeous. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Mischelle, Yes I was busy and I really enjoyed this challenge/project. I love to incorporate my art beads and I think this collection worked well with the beads I was sent.

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  2. WOW! I am droooooooling over this collection of spectacular, gorgeous jewelry! I love how you took your Znet beads and combined them with the art beads (love that seahorse pendant)and really made them shine. Beautiful work!

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  3. Wow Cherie you were busy. Great designs. The last bracelet is my favorite. The Sunny Seahorse comes in a close second.

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    1. Thanks Becky, I have not checked everyone else's blogs yet. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. You created so many amazing pieces. They're all so very dreamy too!! I love the way you incorporated the wooly wire into several of them as well. Your "By the Sea" necklace is my favorite, but all of your designs are really wonderful.

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    1. Thanks Hope, I appreciate all your hard work and the opportunity. This was a very enjoyable few weeks.

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  5. OH MY..I knew you would do some amazing creations. I LOVE starfish, seahorses...and all of your bracelets and necklaces...WOW is not enough to express... I want them all...hehehe!

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    1. Thanks Christina, I appreciate it. Everything is in my shop and on sale through tonight.

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  6. Wow! So many beautiful, detailed designs! I love them all so much. Everything looks so amazing. I could definitely imagine wearing these sorts of creations to a beachy destination.

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  7. Thanks so much, I will check everyones post soon, I promise.

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  8. Your designs are gorgeous!! As I was going down the page, each one became my favorite!!

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  9. Um...what Christine said! Each piece is spectacular. You did an amazing job, and perfectly showcased these beautiful beads!

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  10. Thanks Donetta, I appreciate your stopping by. I had fun.

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  11. Wow! you created some really beautiful pieces here. It would be difficult to chose a favorite, but I really love how the sari silk colors set off the beads. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Gretchen, I appreciate it. I love the sari silk too. I really love fiber and art beads.

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  12. Wow, you're work is so beautiful! I absolutely love all of your pieces!

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  13. Beautiful work! I loved all the different elements that you incorporated into your pieces, and there were many! Each one just as beautiful as the one before, so I cannot choose a favorite. Love them all! Gina H

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words. I love what I do.

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  14. Your style is so unique. You are incredibly productive and I would wear all of your creations. Great job Partner!!!!

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    1. Thanks Andrea, I appreciate your choices. It is funny, I would not pick those out of the long list and now I think I might reorder some more. I love the little pearls. I am making another hand tied silk piece this afternoon. Great partner. Lets keep in touch.

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  15. Wow, so many wonderful pieces. I kept thinking, "Oh, this one is my favorite" then I'd see the next one and the next. Although I really am drawn to the necklace with the sari silk. And I love those fire agates. Great pieces. Love your work.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Love hearing this. I had fun.

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  16. Wow. I really love what you made. Especially the sea horse necklace. Lovely!

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  17. Thank you Pam, I love that one too. I love Tesori Trovati focals.

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  18. you've really captured that beach boho look! these are just beautiful!! so sorry for the delay in hopping, I'm traveling with no connection!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. With a name like Antiquity Travelers you should be traveling. I appreciate your comments. Enjoy a beach for me if you get the chance.

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  19. You have such a distinctive style, Miss Cherrie! What a lot that you created! You have been mighty busy! I am partial to the necklace with my seahorse, so happy to see it all grown up! I love that chain you used on that. Very intriguing. Enjoy the day! Erin

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  20. Thanks so much Miss Erin, You are part of my design style by creating beautiful pieces that give me inspiration. It all starts with an amazing art bead and friendship and encouragement from my artist friends. Thanks for stopping by.
    "Follow the light!" Cherrie

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  21. OMGosh!! Cherrie! I can't stand it!! These are all so beautiful!! <3 Seriously, I am in awe, almost speechless! lol

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  22. Well thank you Miss Marie, I appreciate your enthusiasm. I left a message on your beautiful designs too. Good company. I did really enjoy this little project. Looking forward to working on this collection a little more.

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  23. Cherrie, you have been busy creating such beautiful designs! I am just so impressed by your work. My favorite might have to be By the Sea - it has so many details and simply gorgeous. I love the ocean-inspired themes throughout - right up my alley!

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  24. Cindy, thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate our sweet comments. Mutual respect for your designs and I love your website. This was a fun project and I look forward to more designs in this collection.

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  25. Love them all, but your "Sunny Seahorse" necklace is just incredible! The color palette is perfect. I can almost see the shimmering reflection of the tide pools cast on the rocks by a golden setting sun. This takes me back..... camping by the beach @ Big Sur back in high school :) Thanks for the memories.

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