Welcome to the ZnetShows New Arrivals Blog Hop!
As a Znetshows Designer, I was given the opportunity to select some of Znetshows new arrival beads to use in designs. I picked the new cultured sea glass to use. I selected their two-hole button clothing beads. I have always had a thing for buttons. I have been collecting them for years. In fact on a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, I added to my button collection when shopping at a few antique shops.
For this challenge I selected cultured sea glass flat freeform two-hole cherry red and royal blue button beads. Take a close look at the red cultured sea glass beads and you will see why they are called two hole button clothing beads.
|Southwest Colored Bracelet by BayMoonDesign|
|Red and Blue Gunmetal Bracelet by BayMoonDesign|
In an earlier summer blog, I selected a patriotic theme for my jewelry so that it could be worn especially on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Olympic Games celebrations. I made a couple of bracelets with red, white, and blue color theme. I used some vintage beads that have the US flag on them that I took off a bracelet that I had for years. The beads on the original bracelet were held together by elastic and was stretched out. It was just crying out for a make over. Since I sold both bracelets for that design challenge and still have a few flag beads left, I thought I would make another patriotic bracelet in a third design. I combined red and blue cultured sea glass two hole button clothing beads with trending black gunmetal links. The bracelet is available in my shop HERE.
|Cherry Red Button Earrings by BayMoonDesign|
|Silver Fish Necklace by BayMoonDesign|
When I was in Key West, Florida this winter, I picked up a few silver fish focals. I paired one of the large silver fish with royal blue faux sea glass button clothing beads, black chain, and a white and blue ceramic to create this multi strand necklace. The outer strand of the blue and black necklace is 20 inches around. This fish pendant necklace is versatile enough to wear with jeans as well as a little black dress. It makes a great gift for someone who appreciates contemporary jewelry.
Now, grab a cool drink and enjoy seeing what the other designers in the challenge have created. Just click on their names to view their blogs about the designs with the same beads I selected as well as other beads from the new arrivals. Enjoy! I know I will.
Karla Morgan (revealing on )
Kathy Lindemer (here)