Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Znetshows Pearls and Crystals Used in a Holiday Set and Giveway Offer

Znetshows Pearls in Silver, Gold, and White, Crystal, and Morning Glory clasp

Being a design partner with Znetshows I was able to select some of their pearls, crystals, and findings for some holiday bling.  I love the components that I got from Znetshows.  I picked out 10 mm gold, silver, and white pearls and was confident that I made a good decision.  I knew exactly the size and colors that I wanted to work with.  The necklace, bracelet, and earrings are an early Christmas present for my daughter.  She has several dressy holiday parties this year as well as several weddings this spring.  All occasions that call for some pretty jewelry.  In addition to special events, I had some personal considerations for my selections.  Being tall, she can wear larger beads than a tiny, petite woman.  Gold, silver, and white go with just about everything so I hope she will be able to wear the jewelry frequently.. 

Selecting the strand of crystals was a bit of a shot in the dark.  It is hard to get an idea of the size of irregular shaped beads and colors are sometimes difficult to judge.  I couldn't have been more excited when I saw the crystals I picked in person.  The gold, silver, and white pearls were exactly the same as what I had selected.  The tiny crystals were gold and the larger crystals had lots of sparkle.  I was tempted to use the strand of crystal in the exact order that they came, but I knew there were too many and I wanted to use some of the crystals in a matching bracelet and earrings.

When making a necklace, I figure out the length of it first.  My daughter wanted a 20 inch necklace so that decision was easy.  I cut  25 inches of wire.   I then put on a crimp bead, threaded the wire through a wire protector and put half of the Znetshows morning glory clasp on.  I used Beadalon 49 strand wire  because the pearls and crystals have some weight; it is a fairly long necklace and my daughter is hard on her jewelry.   I laid the pearls and crystals on a bead board to work with the design.  I wanted to use crystal between the pearls so I pulled a pack of 48 Swarovski crystal bicone Xilion 4mm black diamond AB beads from my stash.  You can never have too much sparkle!

Steps 1 through 4 in making the necklace are pictured above

In step 1 as pictured above I started string the beads from the back of the design to the middle after attaching half of the clasp along with a wire protector and crimp bead.  You can see in my photos that I used a pattern of color.  When I got to step 2 which is the middle of the necklace, I wondered why I selected a smaller crystal than one that I had put aside for a bracelet.  Step 3 shows I decided to use the larger crystal in the center.   I find that for some reason I often change a design when I start stringing it.  Step 4 shows the end of the necklace where the other half of the clasp, wire protector and crimp are attached.   I let it sit overnight without putting on the other half of the clasp.  I did this to make sure that when I had afresh eyes the next morning, all of the beads are in the correct order and pattern. I also wanted to email my daughter a photo of the necklace and see if she liked it.  I knew she would.

Pearl and Crystal Necklace by Bay Moon Design

This necklace is fairly inexpensive to make, put it looks like it cost a fortune! 
In addition to the beading wire and 48 Swarovski crystal bicone Xilion 4mm black diamond AB beads which cost $4.28, the materials that I go from Znetshows cost as follows:
BD1620-14S  golden pearls $2.00
BDS1620-22  off white pearls $2.00
BDS1620-08  gray pearls $2.00  
ZMX-56-02  chinese crystal designer glass Beads faceted,Caramel Mix  $6.00
M0314-AS M pkg. of 5 antique silver tone morning glory vine toggle clasps $1.50
Add a couple of crimp beads and wire protectors and you have a matching set of a necklace, bracelet, and earrings for under $20.

Matching Pearl and Crystal Bracelet by Bay Moon Design
I had plenty of materials left to make a matching bracelet and earrings.

White Pearl and Crystal Earrings by Bay Moon Design

I still have pearls left which makes me happy and my daughter is thrilled with her special jewelry for all of her upcoming special events and holiday occasions.

Keep Znetshows in mind when you are creating jewelry.  The company has great prices and beautiful beads.  Most importantly, as a customer Znetshows is wonderful to work.
Znetshows Morning Glory Clasps
I am giving away a package of 5 Znetshows Morning Glory clasps to a lucky person who wins a random drawing for it.  Anyone who comments on my blog can earn an entry.   Following my blog earns another entry.

The winner will be announced Thanksgiving Day 2013 on my blog.

Another bonus for my readers!  I am offering Free U.S. Shipping in my Baymoondesign etsy shop on all orders of $20 or more.   Just use the coupon FREEUS in November when checking out!
Happy Holiday shopping!


  1. What pretty jewelry. Your daughter should love it. And you're right. You can never have too much bling. I'd love to win those clasps. They're so cute.

  2. I'm a blog follower, too.

  3. the jewelry you made for your daughter is lovely! Lucky girl! I plan to give my daughter some Jewelry I made with her in mind, as a part of her Christmas too, she loves "shopping" in my stuff I have made up, so I will have to hide set I am making for her!

  4. Beautiful work! You're right, that color palette can totally work with anything. I'm sure your daughter will wear this set with pride.

  5. What a beautiful necklace! I love the color palette. Such a great impact, for under $20!

  6. beautiful colors and design! love how you mixed the pearls with the crystal

  7. You did a fantastic job on your daughter's jewelry! So glamorous! Pretty please count me in for your amazing giveaway! Thanks bunches!

    Angi Mullis