The latest challenge is "Diamonds in the Rough" -- I was invited to select beads and other components that have gone under-appreciated in their catalog, and make something that might spark ideas for other jewelry makers. So I chose some things that would challenge me and played! In case you're interested, the ZNet catalog numbers are included in the photo captions.
The first is a pair of earrings made with some Murano style glass puffed squares. I dangled some red crystals from gold plated chain, and added them to a jump ring behind the Murano squares. Easy peasy, but lots of swingy fun.
|PT472 Gold foil Murano pendant|
chain and beads were my own
|PT466 Silver foil Murano donut pendants|
cultured sea glass nuggets
|PT472 Gold foil Murano diamond pendant|
SCBDG47 sky blue glass quartz oval puffed beads
ZNet antique copper spacers and green crystals
Finally, I must subconsciously want to go to the beach, because this necklace makes me feel like sand and surf. The Murano style teardrop is paired with a shell rectangle, knotted simply on waxed linen and highlighted with sea green matte crystals. Can you hear the roar of the ocean?
|SCPDG256 black lip shell pendant|
PT471 Gold foil Murano teardrop
ZNet matte crystals