|Chinese Crystal Bling Ball in Olive|
bottle lip-style P28 (P28-B30)
2) Sponge Coral twig beads
3) Glass Pearls BDS1617
4) Synthetic Calsilica Donut
I call these Boat & Buoys. Can you see why? And I added the sponge coral twigs and glass pearls because they just seemed to work. (that's how I roll!)
Wreath Charm M0111 (M0022-AB)
2) Syntheti Calsilica Donuts BDS1746
3) Chinese Turquoise Barrel Beads - bamboo
shape w/rondelle spacers TQS24 (TQS24-04)
This is Turquoise Skies. The only part that doesn't come from ZnetShows are the washers in back, there. I hammered the bejabbers out of a couple washers, dabbed them with "Stream" alchol inks and buffed them with Ren-Wax to seal. I like how these turned out. I am having a hard time not keeping them. Of course, I have more of these components so I could always make myself a pair!
twigs and Chinese glass pearls for this
Those of you who follow me know I can make earrings all day long and no problem. But I can never make a necklace and leave it at that. The necklace MUST be accompanied by a pair of earrings. So, here's a set I call Silver Beaches using the sponge coral and glass pearls. I wire wrapped the pearls to the coral and hung it and some gorgeous recycled sari ribbon from a washer I hammered. I'd actually worked on the washer for another project but had set it aside. The hammering on it just made me think of a sandy beach (don't ask why.... did I mention I'm not really a beachy person? I am much more a mountains and forest person... Saner Sister is the beachy person) Anyway, paired with the ribbon it just all seemed to go well together. The necklace is approximately 18" long and the earrings not quite 2" long. I also added a blue glass bead from the sea glass to the earrings so it had that touch of blue in the necklace.
And there you have it. I still have plenty of beads and glass left so I'm sure there will be more stuff coming. I also finally bought my ferric acid and have plans to try some etching soon (for why I've been absent, check out my previous post here). To see what my partner in crime, Suzette, did go here and be prepared to ooh and ahh over her jewels! Also be sure to check out the ZnetShows Blog as they are having a give away! With all the yummy stuff they have available, you'll want to be sure to hop on over and enter as well as see what other pairs have come up with in their challenges.