Monday, May 20, 2013

Featured :: ZnetShows Sea Glass

I'm a little late to the party, but I'm so glad to finally get a chance to try my hand at some of the sea glass that ZnetShows has been sharing through the beading community. 

I love sea glass, and this 'cultured' glass is wonderful. If feels exactly the same as the pieces I've picked up along the shore and comes in such amazing colors and shapes!

Bill Zhang of ZnetShows sent me beautiful blue glass and orange. I've got projects going in every direction at the moment and I'm just lining them all up to show you what I've done with his glass. This first piece uses a glass hoop as a toggle along with a beaded bar (more Russian spiral!). Bill also sent accent beads, which I used here with matching blue faceted cut glass. The center focal is also from ZnetShows; a large white faceted bead which I added a few strands of beads to. Somehow it gives it that deep sea look to me like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! I am just loving this sea glass, and can't wait to show you all the pieces. So be sure to stop back by over the next week (or maybe two - Bill sent me quite a stash!)

18 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Now I'll be waiting for Captain Nemo to show up.

Christine Altmiller said...

lovely and soothing...the sea on a calm day :-)
great toggle bar!

Therese's Treasures said...

Just one word Cynthia, Gorgeous! I love everything about it.
Therese

Gloria said...

PRETTY! Captain Nemo- made me chuckle, good one.

Bobbie said...

You'll have a blast working with the ZNet things -- I've had lots of fun with them so far!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Lovely and elegant, Cynthia... love that peek-a-boo focal!

Caron Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous colour, love, love, love!!!

Caron Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous colour, love, love, love!!!

Patti Van said...

I do so love that handmade toggle from the bead - such a pretty bracelet!

BeadedTail said...

Love, love, love the toggle! The color is so cheerful too!

Kathy Lindemer said...

I love the design and colors together.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful work and a beautiful shade of blue!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Oh! Me like! ; ) Love the colors and that toggle bar is perfect

Duni said...

Another amazing piece, Cynthia! So inspiring :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I love this bracelet! I love the color! It is so pretty!

Marisa Garcia said...

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Becky Pancake said...

Awesome Cynthia. Aren't Bill's beads fun to work with?

jelly andrews said...

Wow! I love the colour and the style. It is really adorable. So beautiful! And it seems to bring a feeling of being in the beach when you wear something like this.

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