Now without futher ado, this is the kit Donetta chose for me:
Stone -- Jasper Marquis
Sea glass-- 23 mm aqua rings
Pearl-- 3mm white pearls
Metal-- antiqued silver leaf chain
Crystal- Mint julep mix
Extras- gemstone triangle beads
and seafoam green sea glass pebbles
Oh my goodness, she did a fantastic job picking out for me. I love the colors and got so excited to start designing. I knew immediately that I wanted to incorporate a spiral stitch using the crystals, pearls and pebbles, but Donetta threw me for a loop with the aqua rings. I kept looking at them trying to imagine them with the seafoam pebbles and the crystals. I fiddled with the some more then it dawned on me I had the perfect crystals from ZnetShows last challenge and hmmm the metal leaves then hmmm a pair of earrings were born.
The jasper marquis called to me and said "I want to be a bracelet." I figured that if stones were going to talk to me I had better answer so the bracelet was formed, but it seemed to be missing something. After taking it apart five times I realized that they needed the crystals and leaf charms from the leaf chain so I started taking apart the chain and wrapping the crystals. I just love the bracelet and can't wait to show it off.
Finally, I finished my first idea-- the spiral necklace using the crystals, pearls ,and pebbles.From my stash, I found mother-of-pearl chips, seafoam sea glass nuggets, and the perfect seafoam green seed beads.
A closeup of the spiral
The finished necklace
Special thanks to Bill and Hope for giving me this opportunity to design again for them. Their web site is awesome and their products are fantastic with very excellent prices. Please visit ZnetShows, Inc. you will not be disappointed! Be sure to visit their blog ZnetShows.blogspot.com to see all the participants in this challenge.