Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bead Table Wednesday-Brainstorming Znetshows Sea Glass

Bead Table Wednesday Is Sponsored by Heather Powers of Humblebeads
I thought I would give you a glimpse of what is on my table this week.  It is another pile of beads!

Znetshows Sea Glass that Bay Moon Design Just Received
 I just received these sea glass beads from Znetshows.  I am one of their designers.  I am challenged with making one daytime (casual) design/set AND one nighttime (dressy) design/set with the sea glass I received.  A set can include a necklace, a bracelet, earrings, an anklet, and/or a brooch, etc. that all go together.  The deadline is for submitting photos of the pieces is June 13.
 The first task that I have to meet this deadline is to brainstorm what I am going to make with these beads.  I usually put all of the like pieces together on my table as you see in the photo.  I could choose any 2 colors that I wanted and I picked black and white.  Znetshows also included a few blue and purple beads.  We will see how all this plays out.

Day Time Design Ideas:  I am thinking I will make some jewelry for a day time graduation party for my cousin.  My jewelry will include:
  • Bracelet with Sand Dollar as focal, use blue sea glass
  • Necklace with Sand Dollar as focal, use blue sea glass or other blue beads in design
  • Matching Earrings-white squares or white circle beads

Night Time Design Ideas:  I need some jewelry for an evening wedding

Necklace with sea glass and crystals-Black circular sea glass as focal
Matching Bracelet-Black circular sea glass as focal
Matching Earrings-black square sea glass with white square sea glass layered in top and round black sea glass
I will try to work the purple beads into this design.

I hope this gives you an idea of how I go about making jewelry out of a pile of beads!  Of course, these creations will end up in my Bay Moon Design Etsy Store since I am using these scenarios as my mental inspiration for creation.


  1. Oh, I like the way you're thinking this through! I've got to start working on mine too and I think you've inspired me some. Thank you! :)

  2. Sounds like a great plan, Kathy! I love the black sea glass.

  3. I love your plans! I only wish I was that organized. I just sat down and started playing with them.