Creative Spark Hot Summer Days, Cool Summer Nights REVEAL!
I am fortunate to be part of the ZnetShows Creative Spark E-Magazine Design team. The latest issue for summer can be seen HERE. We were presented the challenge of using the beautiful pieces of sea glass in a bounty of shapes from the ZnetShows vast product line. Our theme for this magazine issue was Hot Summer Days, Cool Summer Nights and we were asked to create two pieces for day wear (casual and fun) and two for evening wear (more dressy).
This was the bead design package I received. Aren't they lovely! I was thrilled with the variety of shapes and colors.
My Daytime Designs:
Next up, Citrus Summer.
Day at the Beach
My Nighttime Designs:
Vintage Seaside Glamour
My Final Design (I saved the best for last)~
This piece was just fun to make. I used a bunch of sea glass in this one. You will find rondelles, long drops, and curved bottle neck dangles. I added a bit of Czech glass and Chinese crystals. The bottle neck pieces were a bit of a challenge due to the fact that my jump rings were all the wrong sizes to make them into dangles. So I improvised. I did a bit of wire wrapping on all of them and the long teardrops as well. I left the wire as a design element and I was able to add them as dangles with wire wrapping. I used a 22 or 24 gauge wire on them. The earrings had to use the fun, funky bottle pieces and again I used a Czech glass teardrop in a lime matte finish. I love this piece, it has movement, makes a bit of noise, and is funky! I see this with a long but simple black dress, which could be casual for daytime, but dressed up for evening with this set!
Well now that you have seen all my designs, be sure to hop over and visit the other Creative Spark Designers! Extra special thanks to Hope Smitherman for all of her hard work in putting all of us together in ONE magazine!
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