Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer Days and Nights Jewelry Blog Hop


 
Znetshows beads received by BayMoonDesign


Welcome to a Znetshows sea glass challenge blog hop. The theme is “Summer Days and Nights”.  The challenge as  Znetshows designers was to make at least one daytime (casual) set and one nighttime (dressy) set with the sea glass beads we received.

Daytime Graduation Party Jewelry needed
My Daytime Design Idea was to make a set of matching jewelry for a graduation party for my cousin.  My jewelry includes an aqua blue necklace with a beautiful sand dollar, matching sand dollar bracelet, and white and aqua earrings.

Aqua Sand dollar Necklace by BayMoonDesign

I made a pair of matching handmade clasps for both the necklace and bracelet.
Sand dollar bracelet by BayMoonDesign

White sea glass bead earrings byBayMoonDesign
If you would like to make a set like this, I have created this shopping list from ZnetShows .
For the earrings I used:
 P31-B42S - Cultured Sea Glass concaved coin Pendants 18mm 42-Opaque White concaved - earring size   

For the bracelet:

P49-B42S-Cultured Sea Glass sand dollar Pendants 42-Opaque white
For necklace:P49-B42S-Cultured Sea Glass sand dollar Pendants 42-Opaque white 
Cultured Sea Glass teardrop round Beads 42-Opaque White Cultured Sea Glass hypnotic Pendants 28-Turquoise Bay freeform
Cultured Sea Glass double-hole flat freeform mix Pendants two hole 28-Turquoise Bay    
I don't know about you, but I love the sand dollar beads!

The graduation party was a lot of fun.  It was great seeing lots of relatives and friends.   The weather was magnificent.  The location of the party on the Severn River in Maryland was perfect for a late Spring day.
Graduation Party in full swing
The food was fabulous!  One of my favorite treats there were chocolate graduation caps and cupcakes.  What a great idea!
Reese's Graduation caps
My next event that calls for some special jewelry is an evening wedding.

Evening Garden Wedding
For this wedding,  I wore my go to little black cocktail dress with purple heels and purse.  I created some pieces that tied the purple and black outfit together. The Znetshows crystals that I used in the pieces are perfect for special, evening events.

Black and Lavender Evening Necklace by BayMoonDesign

Black and lavender evening bracelet by BayMoonDesign

For the necklace and bracelet, I used matching morning glory clasps sold by Znetshows.  They are my favorites.



If you would like to make this set of jewelry you need the following Znetshows pieces:
Necklace:
Cultured Sea Glass fancy ring Pendants freeform large hole 02-Jet Black   -PMX7-B02
Cultured Sea Glass barrel nugget Beads 0 -opaque purple color(13-pc-str)   -S79-B161
Cultured Sea Glass barrel Beads 02-Jet Black (7-pc-str)(about 8-in-str)  -S74-B02
Chinese crystal designer glass Beads faceted 25x9mm 121 - Half Heliotrope -elongated oval
M0314-AS-1 - Base Metal Alloy Finding 20x14mm antique silver tone morning glory vine toggle clasps
Bracelet:
Cultured Sea Glass fancy ring Pendants freeform large hole 02-Jet Black   -PMX7-B02
Cultured Sea Glass barrel nugget Beads 0 -opaque purple color(13-pc-str)   -S79-B161
Cultured Sea Glass rondelle Beads 02-Jet Black -black color (8-in-str) - S24-B02
Earrings:
Cultured Sea Glass barrel nugget Beads 0 -opaque purple color(13-pc-str)   -S79-B161
Chinese crystal designer glass Beads faceted 25x9mm 121 - Half Heliotrope -elongated oval
M0314-AS-1 - Base Metal Alloy Finding 20x14mm antique silver tone morning glory vine toggle clasps    
Of course you can buy all of the pieces in my BayMoonDesign online store!

As always, I appreciate you taking time to read my blog and I love to read your comments.  The other participants would love to have you visit their blogs and leave comments also.  I know I can't wait to see what they have created for daytime and evening.  

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16 comments:

  1. I love how your beautiful handmade clasps in the graduation set echo the gold swirls in the blue beads! I also don't think I have seen those little concave discs in before, and I love how you used them in the earrings. The wedding set is very elegant!

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  2. Your pieces are so pretty! I love the fact that you made and wore them for actual events! I bet they looked stunning on you.

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  3. I love how you layered the pieces for your day set and your night set was so elegant. It was cool that you had a deadline and a place to wear them.

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  4. I love that we both chose evening weddings for our night time themes - and yet our pieces are a different as NIGHT AND DAY! LOL! Cute daytime pieces, too.

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  5. Both sets are perfect! I love how you made them around events you were attending. I might have to try that for my next design as it would give me a different focus.

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  6. Very pretty creations...I bet you got tons of compliments on the pieces you wore to your cousins graduation. And your evening wear..wow..loving the black and lavender together, its such a rich combination!

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  7. I love the evening designs!

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  8. These are so lovely Kathy, you really captured the spirit of the sea, especially in that first set, nice job!

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  9. what elegant designs! I just love your evening set - and would wear those often!

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  10. The sand dollar set is beautiful- I imagine you'll be wearing this ( and receiving compliments) often! I am in love with the evening earrings.So very pretty

    Christie

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  11. Isn't it great to be able to design your own things to fit the events in your life? Great inspiration and very lovely results!

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  12. love that first set, it's so pretty and girlie girl! Great work.

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  13. I love that you had specific events in mind for your designs. I adore the sand dollar set, and I'll bet you get many, many compliments on every piece!

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  14. Hi Kathy, I agree that the sand dollars were fun to use. The graduation set is my favorite. I choose aqua, turquoise,or teal beads most often. They look wonderful with the white. I haven't seen the small concave rounds before. Now I have another new beads that I need to buy.lol

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  15. Both sets are lovely! Love the white and aqua blue - very summery, and the black and lavender look great together!

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  16. You really nailed the Summer mood for these sets, Kathy! My favorite is the aqua and white. I like the handmade clasps also!

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