Monday, March 17, 2014

Znetshows Spring Creative Spark Glossi is here!

Znetshows Spring Creative Spark Glossi is here!
Wow! That cover shot is sooooo pretty - but it's not my design. But I am the first featured designer!! Click the link below to view the entire magazine.

Here's the direct link to the Glossi:


*although, it snowed over night last night, so it doesn't really feel like Spring around here yet. I'm really hoping these are the last snowflakes we'll see this season.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

More green stuff (mostly)

A couple blog posts ago, I showed my latest package of beads from Znetshows. I created several designs for the "Spring Surprises" challenge, and sent the photos, to be used in the upcoming Spring Creative Spark Glossi (digital magazine). After the deadline passed for that, I continued to put some more designs together. These were made with some of my enameled pieces that have been lounging around on my bead desk for a while. It was high time they got put to work!

First up, that flower has been perched on that leaf for a long time. I had offered it for sale, and was glad when it didn't sell. I'm in love with it, and am keeping it. I know, I don't need another green necklace, but MINE!
The Kelly green crystal bead is from Znetshows, all the other beads are Czech glass, but I don't remember where I got them.
 I love the color variations I got on the flower petals.
 This very green necklace was partly inspired by St. Patrick's Day (see previous post). I had the Kelly green crystals out already, so I used them, along with the oval sea glass rings, also from Znetshows. The smaller green AB crystal are from my stash, no doubt a Beadfest purchase.
 A closer look at the enameled focal.
 This simple little necklace was made with a vintage jewelry part, from Artthob Supply (on etsy). All I did was glue the coral chaton (from Nunn Designs) in the hole in the middle, and put it on a delicate chain. It reminds me of a vintage lavaliere. When I used to go to the auctions to buy antique jewelry, I was always on the look out for jewelry that looked like this - now I just troll etsy for the parts, and make it myself!
 A closer look - the patina on this is so lovely!
That's it for now. The Spring Creative Spark Glossi will be out soon. I'll post a link on this blog when it's available, so you can see the other things I made.