Saturday, August 20, 2016

ZnetShows New Arrivals Blog Hop


As always it was a huge treat to receive my package from Znet Shows!!  My package contained two types of new arrivals: flat freeform two-hole clothing button beads and graduated center cut freeform regular center drilled nuggets.  Each set of beads was in the color: light aqua 'coke' bottle seafoam.  It reminded me of the color of sea glass I see when I visit the beach on the Atlantic coast.

Just a few days before my Znet Shows package arrived, I came across some photos of a beach in Fort Bragg, California.  It's claim to fame is the sea glass on its beach from trash that was dumped there over half a century ago!



It looks absolutely beautiful, and it inspired me when it was time to start working with my cultured sea glass! I gathered up various colors of Czech fire polished beads and got to work!  I worked up a right-angle-weave strip and affixed the two hole button beads!









When it was time to work with the large hole freeform nuggets, I leaned towards a more traditional sea glass look featuring the sea glass along with sand colors.



After gathering my beads that I thought would work well with this idea, it seemed that freeform bead weaving was the way to go!



The light aqua 'coke bottle' sea foam color worked perfectly with the sand colored beads!



Some earrings with some free form embellishment nuggets were the perfect match for the free form necklace!


Check out this group of designers who received some new arrivals from ZNet Shows for this challenge:
(you are here: Amy Severino)
Karla Morgan (revealing on 8/22/16)

14 comments:

  1. Your jewelry is just beautiful. I love how you used the seed beads to attach the sea glass. Well done!

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  2. I love, love that sand color with the seafoam, but the bracelet steals my heart - as anything with buttons does. It's so cool the way you are able to incorporate the cultured sea glass in with bead weaving techniques. Such inspiration!!

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  3. Great job! I too love the sand color with seafoam. Looks very "natural" almost like you rolled the beading wire in sand and then attached the sea glass. Cool way to use the button beads, hadn't thought of using them that way. And I have never heard of Glass Beach in CA. Will have to put it on my bucket list!

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  4. I love the colors in your right angle weave cuff! They are such a fun interpretation of your photo of Glass Beach (a place I've definitely put on my 'must visit list!). The light aqua buttons are the perfect accent - it positively sparkles. And is such an interesting contrast to your second piece with its muted palette and freeform construction. Beautiful.

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  5. I felt like I was in the ocean looking at your lovely designs. Great combinations of subtle colors and designs.

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  6. Great inspiration... I was just there a couple of weeks ago...Glass Beach at Fort Bragg...it was cold and foggy LOL, but I loved every minute of it! And now its quite busy since they added the boardwalk and a nice parking lot. Anyway..your creations are very beautiful!

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  7. OMG! What incredible pieces. The necklace/earring set really reminds me of a walk on the beach and that bracelet is flat out incredible.

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  8. These are both gorgeous Amy! The buttons are so sweet in that bracelet and the cluster strands for the necklace is just a knock out as a pallet for the sea glass! just beautiful

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  9. Hi Amy, your pics of the Fort Bragg sea glass were amazing. I want to go there. The bracelet is very pretty. Your necklace and earrings definitely say ocean. I really like aqua ans sand colors together. My favorite necklace is in that colorway.

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  10. Love all of these! Especially the bracelet! Great scenery photos!

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  11. Amy - That bracelet took my breath away - and when I regained it....I said in my most whiney voice "I waannnnt that bracelettttttt" ;) It's BEAUTIFUL and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE what you did with the necklace. You've inspired me to get some seeds and not be afraid to use them.


    Linda A.
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://CherryOnTopDesign.co

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  12. Gorgeous pieces! I love that bracelet but the necklace is also spectacular! You've inspired me to get out the seed beads & bead! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I've been to Glass Beach 3 times in the 90s. They don't let you take glass anymore cause it's being loved to death. I only dug for some special pieces. I didn't bother with the white, green or brown unless they were unique.

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