Thursday, July 11, 2013

A little Znet Shows Style!!

Sometimes I just feel so darn lucky!! This is one of those times. I was contacted by Znet Shows about making some samples! How fun! I have been buying from these guys for at least two years and just love their products and prices! I never have trouble finding enough stuff to reach the wholesale minimum! lol
 I received a lovely little box full of treasures the day before I left to visit Heather Powers in MI. So, I packed up the treasures and took them with me!! lol
 So while I was at Heather's I created this necklace and thus discovered my love for Annealed steel wire!! Where have you been all my life!!! I used the starfish and clear crystals from Znet and transformed them into this!
 I then decided to gift this to my sweet surrogate niece Hannah <3 Love those two girls!!
 I also fell in love with making clasps out of the steel wire. OMGosh!! New love!! Made a bunch more after getting home. Did not know where I could find this wire before I left MI so I stocked up from at least 3 shops while down there! What a trip right Heather? I plumb tuckered her out, thanks Roseanne for driving us around! lol
 Everything else I made when I got back. The peanut beads were a gift from Heather, she had a ton and did not care for the colour. <3 What a great friend!! Our theme might be said to be "One man's trash is another man's treasure" ;)
 I made a series of these bracelets. I used buttons for the clasps, got those in MI too. All the crystals in these are from Znet Shows whether they came in the sample box or not.
 Love these dark blue ones! They went perfectly with these funky lampwork I got ages ago. {Trying to use some of my older stash before it really gets out of hand! Oh wait! Too late!}
 More of the Annealed Steel wire mixed with Znet's amazing dark blue round crystals and one of the faux seaglass beads I have come to depend on! This has been sealed with Ren Wax to keep the patina of the wire.
 I am certainly putting these peanut beads to good use! lol! This bracelet is very delicate and feminine. These are a great seller for me at my shows. Looking forward to seeing these fly off my table at the next market!
I did make a few simple earrings with these frosted dangles, I have some more complex ones I am thinking up for later.
I love that they sent me a few pairs. I still have so much to work with! So much fun!!
This one has a whole series of Znet starfish! I just had to put them together and they stand out so well! I used one of the starfish as a clasp, they are almost like a shank button at the back, making them easy to use this way.
These are my favourite of the earrings I made. I used the discs and added some simple seashell charms over them. They are delicate and sweet!
This is one of two strung necklaces I created. I really love these!! I used the seaglass and a Conch shell and used one of the funky lampwork beads in the center to bring the green and blue together. More annealed steel for the side clasp and a nice secure end for the peanut seed beads to attach to.
If you have stayed with me to the end, Thank you! I know it is a long post, but I hope you have gotten some inspiration from it all.
This last necklace I used another shell for the pendant and wire wrapped a mix of crystals and seaglass with another focal lampwork. The little chain of pearls is also from Znet Shows. Loved this one so much I gave it to my wonderful mother in law to thank her for being there for me and my family throughout this last difficult year. She has really pretty blue eyes and this necklace just looked wonderful on her!!
So last but not least, I created a simple blue linked bracelet with these frosted oval rings and wore some chain through it. I added a dangle from a short length of chain for fun.

So make sure you check out Znet Shows for a wonderful selection and pricing! You won't be sorry! I have tons of their beads and I use them in so many things! You won't be sorry!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Skye Jewels at "Dang Blessed"

My first serious wholesale order! I am so excited!! This is why I create!! I am just finishing all the packing up and I am almost ready to ship it off! This happened very fast, but I seem to be more creative under pressure.
 I am showing you images of some of the pieces that will be on their way to the sweetest little shop in Driggs Idaho!! It is called "Dang Blessed" and you can find them on Facebook! I hope you will take a moment to go give them a like!
 I am very pleased with the selection I am sending down. I think some may even be my best work yet! I adore this top necklace with one of my new Butterfly pendants, it is a really unique piece.
 I have some wonderful new lentil lampwork beads that I made that I am including in some of my new designs. Above is a mix of a few of my favourite artisan beads ;)
 Jerri, one of the owners of the shop, really liked the idea of my handmade pendants, so most of the necklaces I am sending have those as the feature. I hope the folks in Idaho love my wood pendant jewelry as much as the locals here!
 These new bracelets I have up so far all have my new lentil beads. I have a few I can list but I am thinking I will just use them. I really love the way they turned out :)
 I added some favourites to the mix too. Birds and trees and such. I think these will sell quickly! (fingers crossed)
 Jerri Loved my Sunrise bracelet, so I made a similar one for the shop. It's one of my favourites too, so you may see another one pop up in my shop or on my newly redesigned website.
I need to make inventory for my own website after this, but for now you get to enjoy seeing what will be available at "Dang Blessed" So if you live in the area, stop by and say hello, pick up a piece or two and share this new shop with your friends!
 Last one for today, there are many other pieces including a boat load of earrings making their way down, so don't miss out!! Nothing better than owning a handmade piece of art!

I hope to see it for myself some day, Idaho is not that far away...

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