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Saturday, July 5, 2014

ZNET CHALLENGE REVEAL!

Helllllo ZNetShows Summer Sea Glass Challenge Reveal!   WHEW!   That’s a mouthful! 
This challenge was a really different one for me.  I have only done just one other ZNet challenge in the past, and it featured more crystal than sea glass – girl gotta love the sparkle!   But this one – this one is ALL about the sea glass, something I haven’t really worked with that much in the past. ZNetShows has a huge and beautiful assortment of seaglass – all sorts of shapes and sizes.   When we were contacted a few months back about doing another challenge, we were asked to create a daytime casual SET, and also a nighttime DRESSY set – SOME of which would appear in the magazine, and some which we would reveal in a really fun blog hop - and that’s why you’re here!  We did get to have a little bit of say in what colors we received – but once again – ZnetShows far outweighed my expectations with the assortment that they sent!  
So without further ado – since I’m sure you would like me to stop teasing and get on with it, HERE is the link to the newest issue of Creative Spark for ZNet Shows:


  
You’ll find each artists best challenge pieces featured in this beautiful publication, and some extra bonus fun things too.    ALONG WITH those pieces – there were other pieces created as well – and those are being revealed here on the blog.  First – here’s a second daytime casual piece – this was actually the very FIRST thing I created – and I got a little carried away with the seaglass!  I love it though – very casual (you can’t be much more casual than denim!), and very ‘beachy’.   This is “Wave Length” – a trendy multiple wrap bracelet using the most fun thing I’ve ever used in jewelry making yet – upcycled denim!

 “Enlightened Denim© - denim made better! – is a fun concept I came up with in hopes of participating in an art fair later this year that is solely devoted to artists who use recycled/upcycled/reusable materials in their artwork.  Still don’t have the details of that event yet – but I’m not waiting!   These are turning out very cool – and selling like hotcakes!    The Creative Spark feature contains yet another Enlightened Denim© Bracelet, as well as earrings to match – made from denim BELT LOOPS!  FUN!

The second part of our challenge was a nighttime dressy set – for which I chose the theme of a sunset beach wedding, followed by a dance party reception full of sparkle!   The necklace portion of the piece is perfect for just such an occasion – the portion revealed in Creative Spark can be changed  - the bottom portion of the necklace is removed from the S shaped hooks along the side, and is replaced with big time night time sparkle!    How cool is that!??
HERE is the big sparkly  blog reveal portion of “White Sand Beaches”:  


A big, firey colored Swarovski Drop pendant, accented with the same colors and style as the more subdued, and somewhat vintage looking piece she wore for the big I Do’s. 
This was a really fun challenge – and I hope I’m asked to participate again at some point.  Now it’s time to go “hop” over to the other girls blogs, and see how they challenged themselves with their selection of ZNetShows seaglass beads.   Here’s the list:  


HAVE FUN!   Peaceful beading,
TTFN

15 comments:

Ann Schroeder said...

Great pieces! The wrap bracelet is so much fun, and the denim pieces in the magazine are inspired!

coolmoon said...

Thanks, Ann! These challenges are so much fun - and then to include more of my own imagination into it made it even MORE exciting! I think that multi wrap bracelet belongs to ME! The rest will be available to my faithful followers at my shows this summer.... thanks for stopping by!

Bobbie said...

Ooh, I got some of the lavender matte barrels, too -- don't they have the loveliest texture? I really like the colors you paired them with, and how you added the sparkle to that evening piece!

Andrea Trank said...

Well you wouldn't know that you haven't worked with sea glass before. You look like a pro at it. Both designs are beautiful.

CraftyHope said...

Oh, I love that you had additional designs. They are lovely! The . . .wavelength one is really beautiful, just my colors for sure! Excellent job and TWO reveals!? Awesome. :)

Shaiha said...

I just love the bracelet! That is one piece of jewelry I almost always wear and yours looks so fun and comfortable to wear.

Renetha said...

Those denim pieces are so "rock star" worthy! Your pieces are all wonderful.

L. K. said...

Really pretty pieces! Love the wrap bracelet.

Tammie Everly said...

Great pieces, you are so inventive! :-D

AntiquityTravelers said...

gorgeous pieces and lovely bead work with these!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Sheryl, Your white sands beaches necklace is beautiful. Perfect for a wedding.

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Sheryl, Your "White Sands Beaches" is beautiful. It is perfect for a wedding.

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

I love the White Sand Beaches necklace! The wrap bracelet is nifty also!

Christine said...

Your pieces are beautiful - I love all the bead work!

Lori Anderson said...

I'm glad Znet chose you!