A few weeks ago, I as one of a number of people invited by Bill Zhang of ZNetShows to design some jewelry using his company's cultured sea glass beads. Once I picked myself up off the floor from the dead faint of surprise, I said yes and kept watching the mail for what I figured would be a bead or two.
As I described here, what I got was a veritable treasure chest of goodies to work with!
|This photo doesn't show a couple of packets of base metal components |
that were included -- oops! You'll see them in the final projects.
|ZNet Shows sea glass ovals suspended from peyote stitched loops|
|ZNet Shows sea glass donuts, Chinese crystal, metal barrels in antique copper finish|
|ZNet Shows sea glass with mother of pearl ruffles from my stash |
(these mother of pearl beads were a BEAR to photograph!)
|ZNet Shows sea glass shell shapes dangling from doubled length of copper chain|
|Here's a view of the whole thing - I love how it drapes when worn|
|ZNet Shows sea glass pendant, clear faceted Chinese crystal, |
sea glass rounds,and silver tone beads
(my own fabricated sterling clasp)
|ZNetShows sea glass marquises, sea glass rounds, bead embroidered. |
All suspended from multiple strands of silk rattail,
with my own sterling fabricated clasp.
|ZNetShows sea glass starfish button, Chinese crystal in a couple of shapes and finishes, |
base metal barrels in antique copper finish. I added lots of my own seed beads.
Big thanks to Bill for letting me play with these great beads! I hope I did you proud.