Friday, July 1, 2016

Enjoying Summer 2016 Znetshows Publication Creative Spark

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In addition to celebrating the 4th of July with my family, I am celebrating having some of my jewelry included in a summer 2016 online publication. It is always exciting for me to see my jewelry in a publication. The company sells wholesale beads and metal components. Some of their beads include cultured sea glass, chinese crystal beads, glass pearls. I highly recommend jewelry designers take a look at   This company offers great customer service and products.  They just updated their website .  It is very user friendly and include ideas on how to use the beads in your designs.

Red, White Blue Bracelet by BayMoonDesign

Being a designer for, I knew the publication would be out this summer so 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.  In the above bracelet you can see that I went with a red, white, and blue color theme.  I combined red, white, blue cultured sea glass with trending black gunmetal chain and links. The boho bracelet has red and blue cultured sea glass beads that dangle from the black chain links giving this the motion of a charm bracelet.
Photo credit ::Kevin Morris:Unsplash
You will see some beads that look like they have the  US flag on them. These are vintage beads 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. cultured sea glass beads
These are the different styles of cultured sea glass that I used in all of my pieces.  They are the following:
PMX7-B01  Cultured Sea Glass ring Pendants freeform large hole 01-Crystal
PMX3-B33 Cultured Sea Glass double-hole flat freeform mix Pendants two hole 33-Royal Blue
PMX8-B05 Cultured Sea Glass Beads 05-Cherry Red Medium Pebble Mix with 3mm Large hole  
PMX8-B33 Cultured Sea Glass Beads 33-Royal Blue Medium Pebble Mix with 3mm Large hole 
I only ued 4 types of beads to make all of these designs.

annealed links and chain

annealed wire
I also used some gunmetal ear wires, annealed wire, links, and chain.   

Red and blue earrings by BayMoonDesign
I designed this jewelry so that all the pieces can be mixed and matched to create different looks.  The casual royal blue earrings have gunmetal kidney wires that give the earrings a boho look. I used a different style of ear wires with the red for a different look.

Patriotic Bracelet by BayMoonDesign

This bracelet didn't make it past Memorial Day!  I sold it right off my arm at a Memorial Day Craft Fair.  I really love these 2 hole beads.  They make designing easy!

Long royal blue necklace by BayMoonDesign

I used these 2 hole beads in this necklace. I am enjoying wearing this long royal blue necklace that has cultured sea glass paired with black gunmetal chain. This casual necklace is perfect with summer shorts, jeans or a sundress. I try to wear all of the jewelry that I sell at least once to give it a test for durability and comfort. This is passing the test and it is still available for purchase HERE!

Now, here is a holiday treat for you.  Grab a cool drink and enjoy looking through the online publication Creative Spark. In addition to my jewelry, it has lots of design ideas with lists of  components needed, a great summer recipe, some summer quotes, and bead storage ideas.  You can even view the magazine on the go on your portable devices.  It is well worth your time!

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful 4th of July and enjoy this magazine.

Photo Credit:Gabby Orcutt:Unsplash


  1. I love the annealed wire, it adds a very worn in feeling to the pieces

  2. Great post! I'm so glad I was able to get the magazine up just in time for the 4th so your pieces help make that punch this weekend! They fit in perfectly. You really know how to work those Znet beads to their best potential! Great job with it all!!

  3. Lovely pieces! I especially love that first bracelet.

  4. Hi Kathy, Long time no talk to! I just love your bracelets! I'm not surprised you sold the one right off your wrist! I think you did a wonderful job with the annealed wire as well! :)